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Elia Taverna Marblehead, Marblehead, MA

Elia Taverna Marblehead

4.9
4.9
42 Reviews
$31 to $50
Greek
Family owned local Greek cuisine. Serving delicious food with homemade recipes, in a small cozy atmosphere. Hard to find amazing Greek wines that will surprise you. Shrimp Santorini, Mediterranean Grill, grilled octopus, are just some of the amazing dishes we server. Voted 2nd must try restaurant in the Marblehead, Salem, Swampscott area. "Neighborhood Gem"

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2 people

21:30


Booked 3 times today

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Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    Greek, Mediterranean, Bistro
  • Hours of Operation
    Tue, Wed, Sun 16:00–21:00 Tue–Sun 11:30–15:00 Thu–Sat 16:00–22:00
  • Phone number
    (781) 499-5006
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress Code
    Casual Dress
  • Catering
    Our catering menu offers most of our customers favorite dishes. From our famous Greek salad, moussaka, chicken and pork kalamakia, desserts and many many more. We us Ezcatering or you can call us to place an order at 781-499-5006.
  • Private party facilities
    We offer private events for anyone interested please contact us for more information. 6178279186
  • Area
    Marblehead
  • Parking Details
    Private Lot
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Delivery, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Takeaway, Vegan, Wine

What 42 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.9
4.9 based on recent ratings
  • 4.8Food
  • 4.9Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4.6Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Boston Metro North

    Best Overall

  • Boston Metro North

    Neighbourhood gem

42 Reviews
  1. ElaineP

    Greater Boston

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 17 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Never disappointed. Elia’s is absolutely the best. The food consistently “5” stars. And Angelo makes a great martini!

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  2. OpenTable Diner

    Greater Boston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 16 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Crispy chips were awesome, I had swordfish special which was really good and especially the lemon potatoes they were amazing! Definitely will be back. Mike our server was awesome too!

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  3. OpenTable Diner

    Greater Boston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 14 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Every time I eat here, it is even better than the last time. Everyone is so friendly. The food is authentic. The ambience is amazing.

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  4. Bill

    San Francisco

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 11 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always excellent. Great atmosphere. Great Greek music. Friendly and attentive waitstaff and host.

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  5. DonJon

    Greater Boston

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on 11 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Everything was delicious. We enjoyed all of our food. It's small so definitely make reservations. There is a do-it-all all woman that works there. She is the hardest worker there and they are very lucky to have her. She keeps the place running smoothly. We will be back!

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  6. Dishing16

    Tahoe

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 21 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    2nd time going and didn’t disappoint ! Will go on my favorites list!

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  7. TimothyK

    Greater Boston

    29 reviews

    5.0

    29 reviews

    Dined on 21 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Awesome meal, enjoyed by all four of us. Friendly owner/staff.

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  8. OpenTable Diner

    Greater Boston

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 14 January 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Exceptional service. Wine list not so great. Cauliflower app was a little greasy. Salad and kabob excellent.

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  9. Exceptional

    Greater Boston

    43 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    43 reviews

    Dined on 30 November 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food is excellent; staff friendly and knowledgeable. A neighborhood treasure.

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  10. RogerM

    Greater Boston

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 18 November 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    The acoustics were difficult, but everything else was fine.

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  11. OpenTable Diner

    Greater Boston

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on 28 October 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    What a great last minute decision. We love greek food but this restaurant really surprised us. We ordered broccoli appetizer and lamb for main course.

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  12. AnnD

    Greater Boston

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on 24 October 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Second time dining at this wonderful Greek spot. The service was excellent and the food was tremendous. The octopus appetizer was “the best I ever had” in the words of one of our party. The mixed grille for two is enough for three easily. Highly recommended.

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  13. Aaron

    Greater Boston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 20 October 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Simply put, the food was fresh, well seasoned, perfect temperature, and incredibly friendly and helpful service!!

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  14. TaraL

    Greater Boston

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 1 October 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This was our third time going, but this time we brought some first timers and they loved it. Everything from the food, to the wine, music, and ambiance was amazing. We love going here and always look forward to our next return. So great to get a taste of Greece so close to home.

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  15. OpenTable Diner

    Greater Boston

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 30 September 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food with a very attentive staff and nice wine selection. We felt like we were in Greece on vacation.

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  16. MMB02116

    Greater Boston

    12 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on 8 September 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    The food is very flavorful, the decor attractive and the service attentive. I found the portions yo be very large -- in fact the Gyro plate my Father in law ordered was stacked so high with meat he had to request a second pita to assemble his meal and enjoyed leftovers for another meal. I'd love to see the Elia team try to address the noise level as it detracts from the experience and is definitely the loudest place in town.

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  17. Jdgreek

    Washington DC

    36 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    36 reviews

    Dined on 25 August 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great vibe, feels like you are in Greece

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  18. AnnD

    Greater Boston

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on 11 August 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    First time here, definitely won’t be my last. We had a variety of meals and everyone was more than pleased. The service was friendly and helpful. Highly recommended.

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  19. OpenTable Diner

    Greater Boston

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 6 August 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Elia is by far my favorite place to eat when visiting Marblehead. Normally, I get the Bronsini - SO YUMMY This time I went with the salad and a side of the spinach orzo. 😋 We ended up with a party of 10. Dinner was under $600 for Aptz, dinner and drinks. The 🔥 cheese is my mom's favorite. I could eat the bread and olive all day long. The Spanakopita is DELISH! Waitstaff is ALWAYS on point and lovely!

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  20. OpenTable Diner

    Greater Boston

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 30 July 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fantastic authentic Greek cuisine … great service it’s a great addition to MHD restaurant scene

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  21. JenniferW

    Greater Boston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 9 July 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I keep going back. It’s my absolute favorite Greek food!

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  22. TamiS

    Greater Boston

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 6 July 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great Food and service. My new favorite place! Really enjoyed

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  23. Onlyrealfood

    Greater Boston

    20 reviews

    5.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on 2 July 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I felt as if I left the country and went to Greece. Loved everything about this restaurant. The live Bouzouki music added so much to the experience. My favorite

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  24. Chris

    Greater Boston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 30 June 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This was the best meal and best restaurant experience I've had in a few years on the North Shore.

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  25. Heidik

    Greater Boston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 23 June 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Delicious food, attentive staff who made excellent recommendations. Very small space, so feels crowded and can be loud when full.

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  26. JulieS

    Greater Boston

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 18 June 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    We celebrated there on Father’s Day. Great service, Greek menu and vibe of people enjoying themselves. A tad bit loud but not so much you can’t hold a conversation. Will definitely go back!

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  27. Rj1541

    Greater Boston

    154 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    154 reviews

    Dined on 14 June 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    A good enough, low-key neighborhood restaurant serving fresh Greek fare. Only substantive complaint is that they too heavily salted the food.

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  28. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 9 June 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Food was excellent service was excellent. It was a little noisy, but we survived.

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  29. JohnH

    Greater Boston

    17 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on 19 May 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    A visit to this restaurant is like a mini holiday to the Greek islands. They have the absolute freshest ingredients, original and authentic Greek dishes that truly make you feel as though you’ve been transported to Hellas. They also offer an extensive list of wonderful Greek wines. Gone are the days when Greek wines were all super dry. Most of all, the staff makes you feel like a part of the family!

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  30. Andrew

    Greater Boston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 14 May 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Came here for mother's day, we sat in the front window area where there were just a couple tables and at one point i went to the bathroom and was amazed at how crowded the place was. The silence and ability to enjoy our meal and conversation was great! The food, service and drinks were all amazing, couldn't recommend this place for authentic Greek food more! I've been to Greece, and this was incredible in comparison.

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  31. AmandaS

    Greater Boston

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 14 May 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent local Greek restaurant. Delicious food, generous portions. Great service from friendly staff. Very nice decor and ambience. A great addition to the Marblehead dining scene!

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  32. annec

    Greater Boston

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 22 April 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    A tremendous Saturday night dinner with friends. The moussaka is delicious!! Staff are friendly, attentive and knowledgeable about the varied menu. A wonderful evening!

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  33. OpenTable Diner

    Greater Boston

    18 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on 25 March 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    The food is delicious, and the staff is friendly. It does get a little busy, so we had to wait for our reservation.

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  34. Mikaela

    Greater Boston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 25 March 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I have eaten here countless times and it is always the MOST delicious. Elia Taverna transports you to Greece with beautiful decor, traditional music, and a TV that plays footage of the stunning Greek islands. Not only is the food delicious, fresh and authentic, but the staff treats you like family. I highly recommend the Octopus and greek salad (Horiatiki) as starters, and then the Mediterranean Grille (for larger parties as it's quite big), Bronzini, or Lamb Chops for entrees. All of the desserts are delicious and the perfect end to a meal. In addition to their authentic and extensive dinner menu, Elia has an array of wine and ouzo imported from Greece as well as classic cocktails. A must-go for anyone on the North Shore.

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  35. OpenTable Diner

    Greater Boston

    2 reviews

    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 15 March 2023

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 3
    Have been here a few times. Food is decent. We went tonight to celebrate my husband’s birthday and brought a cake with us. We offered some to share with the staff. Upon leaving the restaurant, we asked for the remainder of the cake and we come to find out they had thrown the whole cake in the garbage. The owner did nothing to make up for the fact that they threw the cake away without asking us first if we wanted the rest to take home. Owner responded “don’t know what to tell you guys.” Absolutely HORRIBLE customer service. Would not recommend and will never go back.

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  36. not23anymore

    Greater Boston

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 5 March 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    AMAZING!! This was our third time at Elia and our best experience yet. We tried - and loved - the spanakopita, meatballs, fried calamari, avgolemono, the salmon, the shrimp santorini and …. The winner of the night , the moussaka. I cannot wait to dine here again!!!

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  37. BarLev

    Greater Boston

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on 19 February 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Second time here. We had tried it when they first opened. Meh. Opening kinks to be worked out. We decided to go back and it was well worth it. The food was excellent as was the service. Glad I don't have to schlep to "greek town" in Peabody on Route One anymore . . .

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  38. OpenTable Diner

    Greater Boston

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on 14 February 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We went to Elia Taverna for Valentine’s Day. All who work in service are friendly, informed, and attentive. I needed a slight shift in my meal due to a dietary restriction and it was welcomed with no difficulty and executed beautifully. My husband has the seafood pasta special which arrived with Instagram worthy plating and was equally delicious. My salmon was cooked perfectly. The food is authentic as are the wines. The Greek music and background tv at the bar tuned to Greek TV enhances the ambiance. This was my second time eating at Elia and it will not be the last.

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  39. Bill

    San Francisco

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 3 February 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent experience. Favorite Greek restaurant on the Northshore. Will be going frequently.

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  40. RogerM

    Greater Boston

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 28 January 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Food excellent but a little pricey, service excellent. Difficult acoustics and tightly spaced. Still, enjoyed the experience.

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FAQs

Elia Taverna Marblehead does offer delivery in partnership with Uber Eats. Elia Taverna Marblehead also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (781) 499-5006.

Elia Taverna Marblehead is rated 4.9 stars by 42 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a booking

2 people

21:30


Booked 3 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for Elia Taverna Marblehead

261 Washington St, Marblehead, MA 01945-3335

Additional information

  • Area
    Marblehead
  • Hours of Operation
    Tue, Wed, Sun 16:00–21:00 Tue–Sun 11:30–15:00 Thu–Sat 16:00–22:00
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    Greek, Mediterranean, Bistro
  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Dress Code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking Details
    Private Lot
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Delivery, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Takeaway, Vegan, Wine
  • Phone number
    (781) 499-5006
  • Catering
    Our catering menu offers most of our customers favorite dishes. From our famous Greek salad, moussaka, chicken and pork kalamakia, desserts and many many more. We us Ezcatering or you can call us to place an order at 781-499-5006.
  • Private party facilities
    We offer private events for anyone interested please contact us for more information. 6178279186
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