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Ranked #32 of 4,509 Restaurants in Philadelphia
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: USD 50 - USD 50
Cuisines: Greek, Mediterranean
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Good for: Business meetings, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, After-hours, Lunch, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: On Locust btwn 15th and Broad
Transit: Septa & Patco
Reviewed 17 September 2017 via mobile

Across from the academy of music, Estia is a convenient location before the opera or ballet. So we eat here often. But we also eat here on other occasions because this is my husband's favorite restaurant in Philadelphia.
His favorite is karavides (sweet langastino) pictured here. We usually begin with Horiatiki salata (Estia has the best tomatoes.). We pay $1 extra to have pita instead of bread with our hummus. I like to try the fresh fish cooked to order (& sold by the pound). Tonight I had the delicious tsipora (Greek dorado) with grilled vegetables. Our favorite dessert is Ekmek (pistachios and phylo dough). All our food choices are in my photos.

Staff is friendly and efficient. We have been eating here regularly since the restaurant first opened (replacing Toto, which succeeded Dillulo Centro).

Downstairs (and at the bar) we can watch slides of Greek sites.

Good selection of wines and great food with friendly efficient service. An excellent combination.

Thank ebfk
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Reviewed 16 September 2017

Some of the best octopus west of the Peloponnese, along with other delights including tzatziki, hummus, flavorful lamb chops,and mouth-watering baklava. Good selection of Greek wines, along with the more familiar choices. A great place to be with a warm, boisterous group of friends.

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Reviewed 14 September 2017 via mobile

Absolutely delicious ! Excellent service ! We had Mediterranean Sea Bass and the lamb chops ! Oh ...:those zucchini chipsCan't wait to come back again

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Reviewed 14 September 2017 via mobile

Loud, slow service and just slow. Made reservations and seated to huge table w businessman and their "friends". Starting to think that trip advisor in Philliy sucks after two bad night.

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Reviewed 13 September 2017

What a lovely atmosphere! We started with the Estia Chips, made with Eggplant and Zucchini, served with Tzatziki .WOW !!! So delicious, when our server Brian suggested them, he was right on, they are full of flavor and perfectly prepared.
We went onto a variety of dishes, all were delicious, grilled octopus, kale salad.
It was a feast and we thought reasonably priced.
Our server Brian made us feel appreciated, he had a great attitude and you could tell he is proud of the food and restaurant.
Compliments to the Chef! We will definitely go back when in Philadelphia.

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Thank travelingmomEngland
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