Plaka Taverna | Restaurants
In Greece, a "taverna" is a lively place where friends gather to enjoy drinks, home-style foods, and each other's company. Plaka Taverna is such a place, owned and operated by Telly Fatsis, a native Madisonian, who incorporates many of his Greek mother's recipes into the menu. Transformed from the old Cleveland's Diner on E. Wilson Street (where you still find Telly & brother Nico serving those delicious breakfasts), Plaka Taverna has added Greek lunches and dinners to the menu as well. Enjoy juicy gyros, homemade spinach pie, mouthwatering grilled kebobs, moussaka, hummus, falafel and any of our special combination platters. Plaka features a full bar, with six beers on draft and a nice selection of bottled beers. Want the true "taverna" experience? Try one of Plaka's Greek lagers or a glass of Retsina, the unique Greek wine. If you dare, take in a shot of licorice-flavored OUZO. Or for fun...try one of our creative specialty cocktails, all while listening to live streaming Greek music! Once you try us, you'll be hooked!