A fresh take on authentic Mediterranean fare comes to Radnor today, August 4, courtesy of brothers Pete and Nick Pashalis and Pete’s brother-in-law John Lois, owners of Estia Philadelphia. Estia Greek Taverna, a casual yet elegant destination, specializes in Greek comfort food, fresh-caught fish and indoor-outdoor dining.
“We’re thrilled to invite long-time fans and first-time diners alike into our new home in Radnor for what we hope will be the first of many memorable meals in a welcoming, inviting setting,” says Pete. To celebrate the opening, the owners and local dignitaries will be on hand for a traditional Greek Plate-Breaking Ceremony at 5 p.m., after which the restaurant will officially open to the public.
The 200-seat restaurant’s wrap-around patio boasts an airy, transportive feel reminiscent of a Greek Island. Diners are encouraged to soak in Estia’s Mediterranean vibe while enjoying a relaxing, superb dinner. “In Greece, the taverna is a place to gather with friends and family over a fresh, delicious meal and a few drinks, and we strive to recreate that same convivial atmosphere here in Radnor,” Pete added.
At the forefront will be the highest quality seafood, including fresh fish flown in from the Mediterranean—a family tradition since Estia Philadelphia debuted seven years ago. Also on the menu will be appetizers including charcoal-grilled octopus with onions and capers; entrees such as Estia’s famous lavraki (a whole Mediterranean sea bass); and daily specials like Short Ribs Stefado, a beef stew simmered with pearl onions and mashed potatoes. Appetizers and salads range in price from $7–$13, with dinner entrees ranging from $15–$28.
Estia Greek Taverna is open nightly Mondays through Thursdays and Sundays from 5–10 p.m., Fridays and Saturdays from 5–11 p.m. Lunch and brunch will be added a few weeks after opening. 222 North Radnor Chester Road, (484) 581-7124, www.estiataverna.com.