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Posted: Thursday, September 5, 2013 12:10 AM

It's a little known fact that the Greek language was originally created as a code for secret messages because to anyone who doesn't know the language, it just looks like a bunch of consonants scattered around. However, just because you can't pronounce it, doesn't mean it's not delicious and that's exactly what you'll get Ovelia, mouthwatering Greek eats and a whole lot of consonants.

With an atmosphere that marries organic elements with modern innovations, Ovelia suggests the same refreshing, breezy dining experience you would find in a restaurant in Greece perched atop the Mediterranean. Start off your journey with meze like the famous kolokithokeftedes (zucchini fritters) or the meat-lovers-only pikilia of sauteed sweetbreads, veal liver, chicken, pork and homemade sausage. However, what the restaurant is really known for is grilling. Indulge in the deliciously charred side of Greek cuisine with classic entrees like grilled lamb chops or plump grilled quail. Other house specialties include more lamb skewered with candied fig and yellow squash, Greek coffee steak and olive brine pork with multi-grain potato-bread dumplings and sweet chutney as well as plenty of fresh seafood.

In addition to the updated classic Greek fare, Ovelia also offers a uniquely modern space with plenty of inventive cocktails flowing from the full bar. Get a taste of Greece that can only come from New York's innovative culinary scene at Ovelia.


A taste of modern Greek lifestyle and philosophy, via food, cocktails and environment.
Maintain the core roots of Greek cuisine twisting fresh flavors into new classics.
Decor marries organic elements with modern innovations suggesting a dining experience that is refreshingly familiar.
Village Voice Choice Eats featured restaurant.
Sikatini cocktail is an award winner (NYC Drink Mixoff).
Karpouzo cocktail was recently featured in Plate Magazine.

Ph: (718) 721-7217
Address: 3401 30th Avenue Astoria, NY 11103

Monday from 10:30 am - 11:00 pm, Tuesday through Friday from 10:30 am - midnight, Saturday from 9:30 am - midnight and Sunday from 9:30 am - 11:00 pm. Kitchen hours are as follows: Sunday - Thursday 10:00 am - 11:00 pm; Friday and Saturday 10:00 am - 12:00 am.

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• Location: Astoria, NY 11103, Queens

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