80 ossington

416.519.5996 info@mamakas.ca

5:30pm - close

Mamakas Taverna

Mamakas is an elegant 85-seat Greek taverna on Ossington Ave. Owner Thanos Tripi brings a fresh, authentic approach to Aegean food, offering classical Greek dishes against a contemporary canvas. Each plate is thoughtfully crafted to evoke the way Thanos’ grandmother cooked, inviting guests to explore the Greece he grew up with through food, art and music.

Meant to mimic an open market, the room is built of white concrete blocks creating an effect similar to the stucco seen throughout Greece. Mamakas is a nod to heritage, history and family memories – the daily trip to the market for ripe and fragrant tomatoes. Visiting a trusted butcher for fresh paithakia, and the local fish monger for the daily catch.

Recipes passed down through generations. Honest Greek fare with a modern twist. Designed to share. Everything just as Thanos’ family has done through the ages.

News, Press & Blog

September 14, 2015

It had to escape first, across town and out of the living time capsule, away from the tub tzatziki and the Krinos Taste of the Danforth defilements, …

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January 26, 2015

Mamakas, Greek Street, It’s All GRK and Volos are among the new wave of Greek restaurants eschewing Toronto’s well-established zone of Greek dining. The customized road sign …

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January 5, 2015

There’s nothing greater than a mother’s love. But her cooking comes pretty close. As the youngest of my siblings and cousins, the matriarchs of my family made …

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