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Taverna Agora

326 Hillsborough St, Raleigh, NC 27603-1726
+1 919-881-8333
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  • Excellent59%
  • Very good30%
  • Average7%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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“moussaka” (21 reviews)
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Mediterranean, Greek, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
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326 Hillsborough St, Raleigh, NC 27603-1726
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We had an early dinner here. We felt like we stepped into a little Greek village. Greek music filled the air and everyone was laughing and having a good time. We sat upstairs where you can look out over the city. There is an open...More

Thank JoPark
Reviewed 1 week ago

We went to this restaurant because of the reviews and the local recommendations - all said it was very good. I have a different opinion now that I visited the restaurant. I found to servise to be good but the server wanted to push the...More

Thank Tim G
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Relaxing venue. Management was very personable and thorough. Server was very knowledgeable, courteous and proper. The lemon soup was outstanding! Wine was a pleasant adventure. Meals were all delicious. We alll enjoyed and look forward to dining there again.

Thank CtheSea
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Terrific two level restaurant with two bars, family style seating, and outdoor options. Delightful staff, varied menu. Eggplant spread plate is the perfect appetizer. Smooth, creamy roasted eggplant, well seasoned with just the right amount of olive oil. Served with large amount of toasted pita...More

Thank Seacoastbreeze
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Delicious and ample food at this true Greek Restaurant. Seemingly family run and very attentive to the food. The lemon egg drop soup was very good and held up to greek standards as did the moussaka and the greek donuts. Delicious with a little honey...More

Thank John D
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Three of us had drinks and lunch here and loved it! The food was delicious and fresh and the service was impeccable! Warm and attractive atmosphere. We had spanakopita, pork kebab, and a pasta with grilled chicken. All were good, especially the pasta! Would definitely...More

Thank jude48
WeCare-BrandManager, Owner at Taverna Agora, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thanks Jude! Come back again soon!

Reviewed 8 March 2018 via mobile

Absolutely fantastic food, great atmosphere. The service was impeccable! I had their special Risotto with shrimp, crabmeat and scallops. This was my first visit here but it will not be my last! Highly recommend! Parking was easily found and I felt safe.

Thank DScharett
WeCare-BrandManager, Owner at Taverna Agora, responded to this reviewResponded 13 March 2018

Thanks for the great recommendation!

Reviewed 6 March 2018

Chose this since it was close to the hotel upon arrival. Food was bland, meat was overcooked and dry. Serviice was slow and then the waiters seemed not to know what the dishes were and got two mixed up which led to a big delay...More

Thank Cartharas
WeCare-BrandManager, Guest Relations Manager at Taverna Agora, responded to this reviewResponded 7 March 2018

Hi Catharas - We’re really sorry to hear about your disappointing experience. I’d love to know more details about your visit if possible. Can you please email me at WeCare@TavernaAgora.com with your contact info and reference this review? We’d like a chance to make things...More

Reviewed 3 March 2018 via mobile

Taverna Agora has great food and even better outside patio seating on the second floor. There's no view but they've done a fantastic job of creating their own Mediterranean space. Go for early happy hour with a group - you won't be disappointed!

Thank Sharon L
WeCare-BrandManager, Owner at Taverna Agora, responded to this reviewResponded 13 March 2018

Thanks for the 4 stars Sharon!

Reviewed 3 March 2018 via mobile

Excellent service and food, the ambience was perfect inside and on the patio. Unfortunately the patio does not allow dogs..which is a bummer on a nice afternoon and evening.

Thank Mary M
WeCare-BrandManager, Owner at Taverna Agora, responded to this reviewResponded 13 March 2018

Thanks for the 5 stars and the feedback Mary. I will let the team know.

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Yes call the restaurant and give them your credit card info. They will send you a gift certificate.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 15 - US$ 30
Lunch, Brunch, Drinks, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Business meetings, Romantic, Bar Scene, Child-friendly
Open Hours
10:30 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 12:00 AM
11:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 326 Hillsborough St, Raleigh, NC 27603-1726
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  Raleigh
  • Phone Number: +1 919-881-8333
Taverna Agora is an authentic Greek kitchen & bar where friends & family enjoy good wine, eat wonderfully prepared, simple food and relax. The restaurant is reminiscent of gathering places found in Greece, with old world flavors and rustic roots. However, Taverna Agora expands beyond the traditional agora with a few modern flares, including hand-crafted cocktails, a gourmet marketplace and Sunday brunch.
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