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Zanettos tavern constitutes something of a landmark for the city of Lefkosia since it continues a tradition of 80 years with the same high standards from when it first opened its doors in 1938.
There you will not find any food menus because the tavern’s recipe for success is enshrined in the traditional meze it serves. The purity and authenticity of the tavern’s meze dishes and the hospitable atmosphere one can find will amaze any food enthusiast.
The tavern which since 1938 can be found at a scenic neighbourhood within the walled city of Lefkosia, was named after its founder Savvas Zanettos. One of the core values that the current owner of the tavern, Panayiotis Mentzis, adheres to is consistency in cooking all the meze dishes exactly as his predecessor did so many years ago. There is, hence, no surprise that Zanettos’ meze from 1938 to this day has established the tavern as the epitome of Cyprus taverns. The food is prepared using the finest and freshest produce from the local farmers’ market and selected suppliers. As such everything, including the tavern’s cold dips, traditional village salad and warm starters - that may include tempura cooked seasonal veggies and other delicacies like scrambled eggs with tomatoes or courgetes- and its meat dishes, are always tasty and fresh and represent authentic Cypriot cuisine at its best. The meze can be accompanied by a selection of fine wines or local spirits, with the tavern’s own Zivania produce being the highlight of the drinks menu.
Everyone at Zanettos will always welcome you with the warmest smile and there you will only meet heart-out people that endeavour to make you feel as comfortable as you can be in order to enjoy your food, and have fun with your company. You may also be in luck finding yourself in the company of a celebrity, since Zanettos tavern is a famous destination among Greek and Cypriot artists but also international artists like Game of Thrones’ the Mountain.
The top notch authentic meze dishes but crucially the love and dedication of its people is what keeps Zanettos at the top; take the opportunity to visit this altar of Cypriot cuisine in Lefkosia.
Monday - Sunday: 18:30 - 00:00
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