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Athens: Italian comfort food at the cosy neighbourhood spot Margot

Dimitris Kossyfas | May 28, 2020
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Halandri has lately become as busy as it gets with quality on food offerings dropping by the minute. Thankfully, Margot restaurant is one of the few exceptions with simple comfort food on offer and quiet spot amidst the cacophony of all these new establishments.

The history of this particular spot goes way back when it was launched as Dai Due Amici a few years ago. In recent months, Margot got reintroduced to the Italian food fans of Athens offering very tasty dishes and an elegant yet casual ambience. Nikos Pagalidis and Dimitris Kontopoulos joined forces on a compact and cosy Italian trattoria with fresh pasta and

It was a few days before the Covid-19 lockdown when we visited for a dinner with friends, which then became the last time we dined out before the whole globe went haywire! And it was a really good night – quality Greek white wine came plenty with delicious dishes of pasta and orzo around the table. What we definitely wish to taste again? Their insanely tasting Spaghetti Carbonara, their nicely balanced Garganelli Ragu and their prosciutto flatbread!

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