Plaka Taverna Home 

410 E Wilson St

Madison WI 53703

(608) 251-4455

 

We thank every one of you for your continued support and

are implementing the state and county Health Department guidelines for COVID-19 as they are issued.

We are open for takeout only (no dine-in allowed for now).


Temporary hours: (call ahead for takeout)

 

--Weekday Lunch Hours:   

Tue - Fri  11am-1pm

 --Weekend Breakfast/lunch Hours:  

Sat & Sun  8am - 1pm

--Dinner Hours:  

Tues - Sat  4pm - 8pm

 **We've added Tuesday & Wednesday dinners for now!!

 (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 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. 

Between Mar 18 and Apr 5, the metered parking will be FREE (i.e. will not be enforced by the city of Madison...LINK)

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

 

Location:

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.  

 

 TAVERNA

 Telly and Nico are serving Greek-style lunches and dinners, plus the traditional "Cleveland's Diner" breakfasts you've grown to love.


  

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.

 

Details on the 4-packs HERE.

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Hours may change.  Please refer to this webpage for the most up-to-date information, or call (608) 251-4455

 

 

  Breakfast & Lunch Menu  

 

  Dinner Menu   

 

  4-pack gyros to go

 

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Bloody Marys


   Enjoy a Bloody Mary for breakfast, or any time!  

  Saganaki

 OPAA!  

Flaming Cheese appetizer

 Spinach Pie

 

  

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Our hidden patio, with some color added to it.

Serving breakfast and lunch to Madison for 25 years. Also serving fantastic Greek/Mediterranean dinners!

 
BREAKFASTPLATE

 gyros

 

  Breakfast & Lunch Menu  

 

Dinner Menu   

 

  4-pack gyros to go  

Moussaka

 

 

Temporary hours: (call ahead for takeout)

--Weekday Lunch Hours:   

Tue - Fri  11am-1pm

 --Weekend Breakfast/lunch Hours:  

Sat & Sun  8am - 1pm

--Dinner Hours:  

Tues - Sat  4pm - 8pm

**We've added Tuesday & Wednesday dinners for now!!

  

 (608) 251-4455

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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.

GreeceTravel

 

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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:

http://www.athensguide.com/plaka.html

 

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