The people of Thessaloniki are known to be lovers of good food. Be prepared for a never ending procedure of good food tasting, choosing from a tremendous selection of glamorous cosmic restaurants right through to traditional little tavernas and souvlaki (kebab) shops that will make you fall in love with the Northern Greek cuisine.
It is the restaurant of 5* Daios Hotel in Nikis Boulevard and constitutes one of the best choices in the city of Thessaloniki due to its rich menu of authentic Italian recipes and fresh ingredients imported straight from Milan’s Salumaio di Montenapoleone. Try its inspirational cocktail menu too. Open daily from 10:30 in the morning. (59 Nikis Boulevard, reservations 2310 250200, www.daioshotels.com)
High quality gastronomy for expensive appetites, this is one of the most preferred restaurants in the city for a special occasion. Famous for its fresh fish and the creative dishes of Mediterranean cuisine listed in its manu. Prices start at €30/ person. Open daily from 10:00. (10 Kalapothaki street, for reservations call 2310 233173)
Yet another hip restaurant in the town of Thessaloniki known for its creative dishes of Mediterranean cuisine. Do try the Chef’s porchini risotto as well as the liver with curry. Prices start at €20/ person. Open daily from 10:00. (7 Dimitriou Gounari street, Fanarioton square, for reservations call 2310 228520).
Café- bar- restaurant in the area of Kalamaria with a lovely setting, unique views to the Thermaic gulf, a selection of super cocktails and an exquisite Mediterranean cuisine. Equally fine for drinks later on. Prices start at €30/ person. Open daily from 12:00 (2 Argonafton street, for reservations call 2310 416855-6, www.shark.gr)
Located in the area of Diagonios and very well known for its authentic traditional dishes. Delicious meat balls (soutzoukakia) and freshly cut giros are top of the list. Prices start at €10-15/ person. Open daily from 13:00 – 18.00 & then from 20:00-00:00. Closed in the weekends (13 Stratigou Kallari street, for reservations call 2310 260958)
You will come across it in Columbus arcade in Valaoritou street and do try it for its homemade recipes. You will feel spoilt for choice as the menu changes every day. Prices start at €10/ person. Open daily apart from Sunday from 12:00 – 20.00. (19 Valaoritou street, for reservations call 2310 553366, www.mamisio.gr)
One of the oldest restaurants inThessaloniki dating back to 1926. Located in the area of Nea Krini and very well known for its fresh fish. Prices start at €15-20 / person. Open daily from 12:00 – 00.00. (13 M. Gagili street, Aretsous marina, for reservations call 2310 447943)
Make it your choice if you are into cooked meals. For the past 20 years Chryssa has been preparing home-made dishes that you won’t be able to resist. Do try her dolma! Prices start at €10 / person. Open daily from 12:00 – 18.00 apart from Sundays. (2 Proxenou Koromila street, for reservations call 2310 270517)