In the Greek capital, everyone knows Malconi's. Tradition dictates that Athenians get together there at various times of day and night. You go there for a morning coffee, return for dinner, make an appointment with friends for a drink, and go there as a family for brunch on Sunday. In the evening, the restaurant turns into a music bar that will keep you up until the small hours.
It specialises in Mediterranean cuisines with a slight inclination towards that of Italy. The chef Giannis Kosmadakis combines these to create dishes that are inventive and always successful.
Try any of these surprising combinations: linguini with fresh black truffle and foie gras butter and sage, risotto with peanut and mascarpone sauce, chicken leg glazed with white and black sesame. For dessert, try the mascarpone tiramisu soaked with marsala and cocoa. We cannot imagine anything more deliciously nostalgic.
Malconi's Italian Gastropub
Patriarchou Ioakim 43 & Ploutarchou 23
106 75 Athens
+30 210 724 8920
Menu: around 30 EUR