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Em. Benaki 69A &Valtetsiou | Exarheia, Athens 10681, Greece
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+30 21 0330 0237
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Closed
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Mon - Thu 13:00 - 00:15
Fri - Sat 13:00 - 00:30
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Manchester
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38 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Some really nice dishes here. Chickpeas and sardines were good (the salad with sardines was really good). A couple were less impressive hake with a few bones and greens which were fairly bland. Overall a decent place, wouldn't be my first choice for a return trip.

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Thank Fuzz94
New York, NY
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316 reviews
227 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1,072 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 March 2017

On a street with quite a few dining choices, Rififi stands out not only because of its pretty space and ambiance, but also because of the courteous and professional, impeccable really, service. The food is inspired, light, well-prepared and reasonable. We strongly recommend it.

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Athens, Greece
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36 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 January 2017 via mobile

I went to Rififi cause I read about it. The place was nice, it was late noon so there were really few clients there, unfortunately smoking inside. The service was friendly. I had their winter salad which lacked in intensity, and the leek souffle, which had so much cheese that you couldn't taste anything else. The ham neck was the... More 

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Thank dkn77
2 reviews
Reviewed 30 December 2016 via mobile

Delicious meals and very kind staff. Highly recommended. Siddetle tavsiye ederim. Atina ya gelip buraya ugramadan dönmeyin.

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Thank Alper A
Athens, Greece
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457 reviews
152 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 October 2016 via mobile

My friend George from Creta recommended this place and it was great! Unique plates, great variety in our courses and a very kind waitress. Good house wine and reasonable prices. Highly recommended!

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Thank Johnmir13
London, United Kingdom
1 review
Reviewed 13 October 2016

Rififi must be one of the best restaurants in Athens! I found the food outstanding, the ambience really pleasant and the service perfect! What a pleasant experience! I will be visiting it again very soon!! Sygatalego to Rififi sta kalytera estiatoria tis Athinas, xoris kammia ypervoli! Thavmasia kouzina,prototypa kai poly prosegmena piata, exairetika efxaristo perivallon kai apsogo service: alithina i... More 

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Thank KaterinaLondon02
1 review
Reviewed 10 July 2016 via mobile

Had the Greek reimagined Ntako salad, one of the best I ever tasted .Also the main courses my friends had were very good. Excellent location downtown, value for money, pleasant atmosphere.

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Thank Dimitris B
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 5 July 2016 via mobile

My first random choice to eat and I did it very right! Great food, good atmosphere, polite staff and fair value. Totally recommend for all...

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Thank Matheus C
Dublin, Ireland
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 June 2016

Rififi is the perfect place to be if you want to be greeted with a smile and fed with very good (and more than reasonably priced) food! The offer dishes baked in vacuum, which is cool! Lamp, pork, chicken... no matter what you like you'll be glad you chose Rififi for lunch or dinner! What a place@@@

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Thank Superlamno1
London, United Kingdom
1 review
Reviewed 18 June 2016

The food is amazing, the environment lovely and the service excellent! It is always a matter of taste but believe me rififi has enormous variety of different plates and a friendly atmosphere indeed! If you want to have lunch , dinner or even coffee or drink this place is the no1 choice. Just visit immediately and you wont regret it... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 11 - US$ 21
Cuisine
Mediterranean, Greek
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Delivery
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Child-friendly, Kids, Business meetings
Open Hours
Monday
13:00 - 00:15
Tuesday
13:00 - 00:15
Wednesday
13:00 - 00:15
Thursday
13:00 - 00:15
Friday
13:00 - 00:30
Saturday
13:00 - 00:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Em. Benaki 69A &Valtetsiou | Exarheia, Athens 10681, Greece
  • Location: Europe  >  Greece  >  Attica  >  Athens>  > Exarchia
  • Neighbourhood: Exarchia
  • Phone Number: +30 21 0330 0237
Description
Located in one of the most vibrant areas of Athens, RIFIFI loves local ingredients, creative cuisine and an attention to detail. Operating since 2006, RIFIFI has become a local's favourite for both its main menu, as well as its daily dishes. Open daily from 13.00 till late at night, its the ideal spot to taste greek and mediterranean cuisine with a creative twist. With a friendly, feel-like-home and value for money attitude, RIFIFI is a restaurant that real food lovers should not miss.

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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Neighbourhood Profile
Exarchia
Exarchia is in many ways Athens’ best-kept secret, discovered by relatively few international visitors. Located behind the main University and Polytechnic buildings, it is unsurprisingly home to many students, intellectuals and politicos. This is reflected in the area’s vibrant street art and graffiti, which seems to cover almost every inch of wall space. Some of the best Athenian tavernas are located here, as well as its most alternative bars and underground music venues. You'll find political bookshops and quirky stores here, yet it is also a neighborhood inhabited by families and older folk. On Saturdays, punks and grandmothers alike head for Kallidromiou Street, nestled below Strefi Hill, to pick up fresh produce at the traditional laiki agora (street market).
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