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Aplez Editor's Pick

aplezE Taverna in Astoria combines authentic Greek village hospitality and a charming, rustic environment enveloped by the aromas of herbs from the Greek countryside.

Actor Anthony Quinns legendary portrayal of Zorba the Greek, transcends both time and trends. This classic, which celebrates the unconquerable spirit of the charismatic Zorba, speaks to every generation of movie fans.

The film's message is moving and effective, no matter what your ethnic background is. Zorba loved life and had a zest for life's simple pleasures. In many ways Zorba was the embodiment of the typical Greek, if indeed, there is such a thing.

If Zorba was around today and visited Astoria, he would want to enjoy the best meal possible. E-Taverna's atmosphere, aroma and food would call to mind his native Greece. Having lunch or dinner here is the next best thing to actually being in Greece. It all starts with the warm hospitality that you're greeted with, from the moment you walk through the door. This is how they do things in small village tavernas. For a few hours anyway, the taverna becomes your home away from home.

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Tapas, Greek Style, at Astoria’s E Taverna

chowGoing small pays off big at E Taverna, which serves well-executed Greek standards in "tapas" portions as well as full plates—all the better for exploring the menu at this inviting six-month-old restaurant. Chowhounds recommend loukaniko sausage, avgolemono soup, stewed okra, and Greek salad, among other things.

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We Heart Astoria

Best of Astoria 2013 BIG WITH LOGOI knew that Foodoni was renovating (the signs indicating that went up about a month ago), but had no idea they were going to totally change their identity! They are now known as eTaverna, serving classic Greek cuisine in both conventional serving sizes and smaller, tapas-sized (small plates) servings. An interesting twist.

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