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 2, 2016

Agora opening across from Trinity-Bellwoods Park this fall Ossington Greek hot spot Mamakas has had more than one Torontonian wishing they could eat there breakfast, lunch and …

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Thanos Tripi
June 24, 2016

That was how I wound up my recent rendezvous with Thanos Tripi, the man behind Mamakas Taverna, Toronto’s best new, and possibly best ever, Greek restaurant. Brandishing …

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February 24, 2016

This Greek spot on Ossington shuns the restaurant industry’s long hours for staggered shifts and a social life for its staff. Not many cooks or chefs work …

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