Dan and I dined at an amazing restaurant in Athens, Greece last summer – Mystilli. It was my favorite meal of our trip and I still think about it! Mystilli is located very, very close to the Temple of Hephaestus with views of the Acropolis in the background. Mystilli offers indoor and outdoor seating along a pedestrian thoroughfare and, in the summer at least, Mystilli is decorated with bright flowers. Offering modern Greek and Mediterranean fare, don’t miss a meal at Mystilli when in Athens!
While we perused the drink menu, our meal started with grilled bread and an olive paste with lots of olive oil. The olive paste, which I don’t usually like, was fantastic. A great start.
For drinks, we ordered a round of cocktails and then red Greek wine. The cocktails were very good at Mystilli and not sweet at all. They were also photogenic.
For our first course, Dan and I split a Traditional Greek Salad, which was done with carob rusk, samphire, olives and capers, in addition to the traditional ingredients like tomatoes, cucumber, Feta, and onion. The Traditional Greek Salad was totally fantastic. By far the best Greek salad I had on this trip!
For my main course, I ordered the Gyros Pork Meat dish, which was basically a delicious deconstructed pork gyro. The disk was served with the pork gyro meat, pita bread, french skin fries, tzatziki, grilled tomato, and onion. Like the Traditional Greek Salad, the Gyros Pork Meat was fantastic! The portion was also large and could have easily been split.
Dan selected the steak, done rare, with potato puree. The steak was cooked perfectly and it was just as good as it looks in the below photo.
Despite not being hungry, we ended our absolutely delicious meal with a slice of baklava. As expected, the baklava was excellent. All in all, I highly recommend Mystilli for a nice dinner in Athens.
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Mystilli: Adrianou 7, Athina 105 55, Greece, a 2-min walk from the Temple of Hephaestus. Reservations recommended. Indoor and outdoor seating, casual attire. Prices listed with the menu on Mystilli’s website.