Plaka Taverna Home 

410 E Wilson St

Madison WI 53703

(608) 251-4455



We continue to offer takeout only at this time. Our interior dining room is not available currently for seating.

Patio is now closed for the season.

There is a public seating area across the street from Plaka, which overlooks Lake Monona. Enjoy your food there while gazing at the view.  We can provide you with water and condiments if you wish to use the tables and chairs there.

We have convenient pickup inside the front door, and a short-term parking spot right in front of the restaurant for our take-out customers.


Current Hours


--Breakfast/Lunch Hours:   

None at this time

--Dinner Hours:  

Tue - Sat  4pm - 8pm


 (608) 251-4455

 We prefer you call ahead at (608) 251-4455, as it helps with kitchen timing (however walk-ups are allowed too). You can either give your credit card number over the phone or in person when you pick up.  Cash is OK as well.  We're keeping the frequently-touched areas, including the pens, sanitized.  


We offer almost everything on the menu for pickup.   Call us at (608) 251-4455 and we can have the order ready for you, generally within a 10-20 minute time frame (larger orders or peak times may take longer). 

We don't use any 3rd party delivery services however (EatStreet, Grub Hub, etc).  We prefer to hand the food directly to the customer.

There is generally plenty of street parking in front of our place on Wilson Street.  Pickup is inside the restaurant--there is a table set up. 

See the links above for the menu, as well as our Combo Dinners and "4-pack gyros to go" options for feeding multiple people.



We are near the Essen Haus on Wilson St.; go one block up toward the capitol...on the same side of street as Essen Haus.  










  Dinner Menu   


4-pack gyros to go & Dinner Combos


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Spinach Pie


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Introducing takeout combos for 2:

Click HERE for more about family combo meals

The Athenian Combo or the Kastro Combo each serves two.

$32 each or $50 with a bottle of wine.  Click on green button below for more details.


Also, there is a vegetarian option, which is enough for appetizer & dinner for two people.  The Megalo Veggie Combo is $35, or $52 with a bottle of wine.  Click green button below to see full descriptions of all of our combo packs. 

4-pack gyros to go & Dinner Combos

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Dinner Menu   





Check out our

"Gyros 4-packs to go" 

For the family, or the office!

Click HERE for all the details.

Fully cooked, packed in bulk, you assemble them yourself.  Makes 4 meals.

4-pack gyros to go & Dinner Combos



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About Us:

In Greece, a "taverna" is a lively place where friends gather to enjoy drinks, home-style foods, and each other's company.  Plaka Taverna is such a place, owned and operated by Telly Fatsis, a native Madisonian, who incorporates many of his Greek mother's recipes into the menu. 

Transformed from the old Cleveland's Diner on E. Wilson Street (where you still find Telly & brother Nico serving those delicious breakfasts), Plaka Taverna has added Greek lunches and dinners to the menu as well.  Enjoy juicy gyros, homemade spinach pie, mouthwatering grilled kebobs, moussaka, hummus, falafel and any of our special combination platters.

Plaka features a full bar, with six beers on draft and a nice selection of bottled beers.   Want the true "taverna" experience?  Try one of Plaka's Greek lagers or a glass of Retsina, the unique Greek wine.  If you dare, take in a shot of licorice-flavored OUZO.  Or for fun...try one of our creative specialty cocktails, all while listening to live streaming Greek music!

Once you try us, you'll be hooked! 

Offering dine-in, or "to-go."  


Call (608) 251-4455 to place your order ahead of time.


If you are ever on a trip to Greece, look at this helpful website before you leave.  It's full of advice and recommendations from experienced Greek travelers.



Painted Sign

What does "PLAKA" mean?

Plaka is the name of the old neighborhood in Athens that sits directly below the Acropolis.  With winding streets and old buildings, you'll be entertained by the unique cafes, the variety of stores, the museums, and the eclectic atmosphere.

If you're interested in learning more about the Plaka area of Athens, click on the link below:



 Our walls are decorated with carefully curated authentic Greek posters, most which were imported here by our Greek-American friend, Zoe.