Plaka Taverna Home 

410 E Wilson St

Madison WI 53703

(608) 251-4455



We are near the Essen Haus on Wilson St.; go one block up toward the capitol...on the same side of street as Essen Haus.  



 Telly and Nico are serving Greek-style lunches and dinners, plus the traditional "Cleveland's Diner" breakfasts you've grown to love.


Breakfast/lunch hours:

Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri: 6am - 1pm

Sat  7am - 1pm

Sun  8am - 1pm

Monday - Closed


Dinner hours: (Thu,Fri,Sat)

Thur 4 - 9pm 

Fri 4 - 10pm 

Sat 4 - 10pm

See our new dinner menu HERE.


Sister restaurant in Sun Prairie is now closed permanently.  Thank you for supporting us!




Check out our

"Gyros 4-packs to go" 

For the family, or the office!

Click HERE for all the details.


Fully cooked, packed in bulk, you assemble them yourself.  Makes 4 meals.


Details on the 4-packs HERE.



Now serving dinner again, 3 nights a week.

Regular Dinner hours: 

4-9pm on Thursdays

4-10 on Fridays and

4-10 on Saturdays. 

  Breakfast & Lunch Menu  


  Dinner Menu   


Thursday drink specials, beginning 4pm (dinner):

All wines by glass:  1/2 price

Greek white sangria:  1/2 price

Domestic bottled beer:  $3 / bottle


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Bloody Marys

   Enjoy a Bloody Mary for breakfast, or any time!  



Flaming Cheese appetizer





Patio Plaka new smaller

Our hidden patio, with some color added to it.

Serving breakfast and lunch to Madison for 24 years. Also serving fantastic Greek/Mediterranean dinners!




  Breakfast & Lunch Menu  


Dinner Menu   




Spinach Pie

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In Greece, a "taverna" is a lively place where friends gather to enjoy drinks, home-style foods, and each other's company.  Plaka Taverna is such a place, owned and operated by Telly Fatsis, a native Madisonian, who incorporates many of his Greek mother's recipes into the menu. 

Transformed from the old Cleveland's Diner on E. Wilson Street (where you still find Telly & brother Nico serving those delicious breakfasts), Plaka Taverna has added Greek lunches and dinners to the menu as well.  Enjoy juicy gyros, homemade spinach pie, mouthwatering grilled kebobs, moussaka, hummus, falafel and any of our special combination platters.

Plaka features a full bar, with six beers on draft and a nice selection of bottled beers.   Want the true "taverna" experience?  Try one of Plaka's Greek lagers or a glass of Retsina, the unique Greek wine.  If you dare, take in a shot of licorice-flavored OUZO.  Or for fun...try one of our creative specialty cocktails, all while listening to live streaming Greek music!

Once you try us, you'll be hooked! 

Offering dine-in, or "to-go."  


Call (608) 251-4455 to place your order ahead of time.


If you are ever on a trip to Greece, look at this helpful website before you leave.  It's full of advice and recommendations from experienced Greek travelers.



Painted Sign

What does "PLAKA" mean?

Plaka is the name of the old neighborhood in Athens that sits directly below the Acropolis.  With winding streets and old buildings, you'll be entertained by the unique cafes, the variety of stores, the museums, and the eclectic atmosphere.

If you're interested in learning more about the Plaka area of Athens, click on the link below:



 Our walls are decorated with carefully curated authentic Greek posters, most which were imported here by our Greek-American friend, Zoe.