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Telly's Taverna

2813 23rd Ave, Astoria, NY 11105-2707
+1 718-728-9056
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  • Excellent53%
  • Very good31%
  • Average9%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible4%
Travellers talk about
“grilled fish” (8 reviews)
“greek salad” (14 reviews)
“red snapper” (5 reviews)
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Seafood, Mediterranean, Greek, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
2813 23rd Ave, Astoria, NY 11105-2707
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A rather nondescript store front restaurant with a rather unattractive entrance where you walk by the fish counter-which typically is an attribute for these types of restaurants-but here the fish were displayed in not a very attractive manner-kind of just thrown in on top of...More

Thank RGrochow
Dianna L, Owner at Telly's Taverna, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for your feedback, it seems you were not impressed, service was good but not good enough, food was good, but not good enough. Prices were also not to bad but bad enough? Desserts pretty good , but typical? It is kind of beyond...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Very fresh, delicious Greek food. Best spanakopita we've ever had. Valet parking and terrific service an added bonus.

Thank SennenG453
Dianna L, Owner at Telly's Taverna, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you so much! your great review is sincerely appreciated: )!

Reviewed 5 February 2018

We met friends from out of town at Telly's. First, it was freezing cold in the restaurant. They told us they would mover us away from the cold draft but they took an hour to do so. The service was terrible. They never came over...More

Thank Ron41
Dianna L, Owner at Telly's Taverna, responded to this reviewResponded 6 February 2018

So sorry you were disappointed ! As you know it was a very busy Saturday night and it is a difficult task to move assigned tables due to back to back reservations. I apologize that we couldn't accommodate you earlier. I don't know who was...More

Reviewed 24 January 2018

Nice ambience VALET PARKING in a difficult to park neighborhood, crowded and why not? great seafood, really nice salads and sides, and inexpensive wines Very nice for friends , loud so not romantic

Thank JeffreyFireIsland
Dianna L, Owner at Telly's Taverna, responded to this reviewResponded 24 January 2018

Thank YOU! we appreciate your kind words!

Reviewed 23 January 2018

one of our favorites in Astoria. always amazing!! great service and great selection of food. very very fresh fish and complementary galaktobourico desert

Thank Taso K
Dianna L, Owner at Telly's Taverna, responded to this reviewResponded 24 January 2018

Thank you! we are flattered!

Reviewed 24 November 2017

We have visited the greek Island a couple of times and spent time wondering about and island hoping in the Aegean Sea. We have wonderful dinners overlooking the sea in Crete, Chios and Santorini. It was a fantastic experience that we will repeat year after...More

Thank piratacorso
Dianna L, Owner at Telly's Taverna, responded to this reviewResponded 26 November 2017

Thank you so much for your Great review! we are extremely flattered and honored by your words!

Reviewed 26 October 2017

My family is visiting from the Midwest. Telly's is always on our list of must-go-to restaurants. Tonight, we had our worst meal ever. Perhaps this was due to the fact that it was a Monday. We had four appetizers-all mediocre, at best. The fried calamari...More

Thank NorDeb1
Dianna L, Owner at Telly's Taverna, responded to this reviewResponded 28 October 2017

I'm so sorry you had a disappointing experience! Did you mention anything to your server? I assure you that this is not normal. Please contact me if there is anything I can do to make things better. Sincerely, Dianna

Reviewed 9 October 2017

I was at Telly's this past Saturday evening with my husband and another couple. We had a reservation but had to wait 15-20 minutes which was fine, the restaurant was clearly packed. Here are the positives and negatives based on my experience: Positives 1. The...More

Thank Arissa P
Reviewed 1 September 2017

Fresh seafood and delicious Greek specialty dishes. They serve generous portions. The restaurant is spacious with basic decor. The only thing I can suggest as an improvement is the speed of service. I understand food takes time to cook, but a Greek salad and drinks...More

Thank AriQ21
Reviewed 24 August 2017 via mobile

Best grilled fish , with a great array of side dishes , plus a carafe of house wine doesn't get better except they have valet parking making it an easy experience as well. Highly recommend .

Thank tricoman
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$30 - US$40
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Valet Parking, Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Delivery, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
11:30 AM - 12:00 AM
11:30 AM - 12:00 AM
11:30 AM - 12:00 AM
11:30 AM - 12:00 AM
11:30 AM - 12:00 AM
11:30 AM - 1:00 AM
11:30 AM - 1:00 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2813 23rd Ave, Astoria, NY 11105-2707
    (28th and 29th St.)
  • Public Transportation: Astoria - Ditmars Blvd (N, Q) Astoria Blvd (N, Q)
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Astoria
  • Phone Number: +1 718-728-9056
  • E-mail
We serve delicious Authentic Greek food and are known for our grilled meats and whole fresh fish along with other fresh seafood. Our authentic Greek cuisine is prepared using recipes directly from our family cookbooks. We make everything to order and use the freshest produce, fish, and meats available. In fact, you can even see how fresh our seafood is as we have it on display.We serve favorites such as saganaki, taramosalta, skordalia, and whole fish including snapper, sea bass, and spearings. We also grill lamb chops, rib-eye steaks, chicken souvlaki, spiced burgers, octopus, salmon, and swordfish. Enjoy our full bar, stocked with wine, beer, and premium liquors. Telly's Taverna is devoted to make your experience exceptional!
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