If there is comfort Greek cuisine, then it is the one that is cooked in the pot, reminding everyone of homemade food. Here are some selected restaurants in Athens that are famous for their stews and casseroles.
“Strofi” (25, R. Galli)
Here you will enjoy a postcard-like view of the Acropolis, and dishes such as Smyrni-style pork “mastelo” cooked in a clay pot with chickpeas and anthotyro cheese, red giant beans with greens, and Corfiot-style “soffritto” veal with rosemary.
“Economou” (corner of 41, Troon Street & Kydantidon Street, Petralona)
One of the most beloved haunts in the district of Petralona. Its most special dishes include the veal with aubergines, the stuffed cabbage rolls, the rabbit stew and the rooster in wine sauce with thick macaroni.
“Vlassis” (15, Meandrou Str., Ilisia)
“Vlassis” has become something of an institution thanks to its excellent chicken soup. The roast lamb that is cooked with oregano has a homely taste, and the spicy mushrooms are not to be missed.
“Vrasto” (3, Rodon Str., Chalandri)
The classic “vrasto” is a dish of tender veal, potato, carrot, and celery. The veal in a thick lemon sauce, the lamb fricassee, the slowly roasted veal head and the tripe soup are some other classics.
“To Kalosorisma tou Antoni” (41, G. Lytra Str., Kifissia)
The delicious rooster with noodle-shaped pasta comes steaming in a clay pot, the stuffed cabbage rolls are served in a velvety egg-lemon sauce, the spaghetti with goat meat comes in generous portions, and the stew is a showstopper.