Sunday, October 14, 2007

Agnanti - Homemade Greek Food Worth Raving About

Agnanti Meze: 19-06 Ditmars Blvd, Astoria, NY 11105
N/W Train to Ditmars Blvd (last stop)

Agnanti, Agnanti, Agnanti is what I’ve been hearing about from loyal Astorians. The fact that this restaurant got so much hype, naturally made me really curious about it. When sitting outside at Agnanti, you feel like you're in your family's back porch--and the food also tells a similar family-oriented story. The roasted baby eggplant and garlic spread is packed with flavor yet isn't too heavy on the stomach. The tomato and herb croquettes are so different from the usual zucchini croquettes that I order at Greek joints. These are light and airy and a true pleasure to bite into. The choices of exotic Greek cheeses impressed me, especially the cheese saragli (warm cheese served in phyllo dough). While this dish is undeniably tasty, it's also quite salty and you'll need to wash it down with a lot of water. Which reminds me, the service here really lacked luster towards the middle to end of my meal. However, I'd return here anytime, especially with close family and friends.


  1. So Breitman and I went here Friday night--and it was delish! Our server explained how to make our fave dishes, and she even promised to help me find the recipes in that great Greek Cookbook that Foodista bought me for Christmas last year. I can't wait to go back! Oh, and we got a carafe of the house wine (red)...I am convinced there was a little Greek man siphening more wine in from under the table, because we each consumed about 3 glasses each (6 total) for the bargain price of $18. Unreal!!

  2. Great, I am so happy that you both enjoyed this experience and am also glad to know that you had good service! When I went to Agnanti, the service was a bit poor but good to know that it was just a fluke!



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