I don’t have a ton of experience with Greek food. But I can honestly say that Taverna Tony is the best Greek restaurant that I’ve eaten at, so far. I mean no disrespect to the Greek at the Harbor. You guys are great and make us feel welcome whenever we drop in, but the meal I had the other night absolutely knocked my socks off.
Taverna Tony – Just off PCH south of Pepperdine, in Malibu.
The location of this restaurant is great. It’s in a cute little shopping center, full of metaphysical bookshops and boutique clothing stores. It’s quintessential Malibu. Plus it’s just across the street from one of my favorite bookstores and the infamous Malibu Starbucks. It’s down a sidestreet though, so it’s not as susceptible to the noise of PCH traffic. It’s also a fairly large restaurant, with a nice little patio for evening dining.
The best thing about the restaurant, besides the delicious food, is Tony, himself. I’ve never been to a restaurant which said so much about the character and charisma of one man, like this one did. I got the opportunity to meet the man and find out a little bit about what makes Taverna Tony such a special place. One of the first things that I found out was that much of the decor had been hand-picked and imported directly from Greece. This includes the rustic tables and chairs which give the restaurant and authentic, yet comfortable, feel. Continue reading