Astoria, Cocktails, Dessert, Food and Drink, Restaurants, Vegetarian and Vegan
Nov 04, 2013

Sponsor Welcome: Ovelia Psistaria

We Heart Astoria welcomes new sponsor, Ovelia Psistaria – a modern Greek eatery with deeply seated roots. Get your fix of modern Greek dishes that are based on traditional family recipes, but re-spun in a unique way.

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Ovelia beet omeletteWe’d like to give a warm welcome to our newest We Heart Astoria sponsor, Ovelia.  Being big fans of this restaurant since its inception, nearly seven years ago, we’ve enjoyed watching its transformations, which never veer off too much from the sound principles and family values it was founded on.

Headed up by Chris and Pete Giannakas,  two brothers, who call Astoria their home, they’ve  reinvented the meaning of modern Greek cuisine, which is based on delicious family recipes founded by their parents, John and Litsa.  Not only will you find the best Greek sausage (pictured above) in town  when dining here, there’s always something fun and new to explore such as their recently added menu items.  Known to be a restaurant that accommodates many different lifestyles and diets, Ovelia is a great place to come whether you’re an omnivore, a veggie, vegan or anything in between.

As of this fall, Ovelia will also offer these dishes:

Brunch:
Breakfast Me Kima – Greek Bolognese sauce over your choice of home fries topped with two eggs any style and a choice of toast…$18
Grilled Cheese Waffle – Filled with cheddar, mozzarella, kefalograviera and manouri cheeses, fresh dill, scallions, and sauteed kale served with marinara sauce…$18
Fruity Waffle – Topped with sauteed apple, pear and banana, with sweet yogurt dressing and pistachios…$16

garides aravikes

garides aravikes

xtapodi stin folia

xtapodi stin folia

kalamari gemisto

kalamari gemisto

Dinner:
Almond Skordalia – Smooth puree of potato, garlic and almond
Clams Boubouristi – Sauteed little neck clams in white wine and rosemary…$15
Xtapodi Stin Folia – Balsamic and maple glazed octopus with sweet potato, candied quince, and smoked ham in a filo nest…$16
Kalamari Gemisto – Whole calamari stuffed with chopped green and red peppers, feta and bacon..$12
Kleftiko (aka Bandit’s Pouch, available Fri/Sat/Sunday) – made with “borrowed” ingredients; lamb, red potato, tomato, red onion, garlic, red bell peppers, and kefalograviera cheese, baked together with hojas de maiz and garnished with toasted Peruvian cancha…$26
Garides Aravikes – Grilled shrimp served over a rich Greek yogurt tahini spread dressed with a warm roasted red pepper vinaigrette…$22

Dessert:
Greek Twinkie – Mastiha yellow cake filled with sweetened yogurt, topped with vissino…$8

Cocktails:

Non-Alcoholic
Mastic Lemonada – Lemonade, mint, lemons, stirred with crushed ice and served with a spoonful of mastic fondant…$6
Vissinada – Traditional sour cherry pop…$5

Alcoholic
Ginger Rose – Soda water, rose water, muddled ginger and agave nectar…$6
The Forbidden Soapberry – Soda water, fresh grapefruit juice, fresh lychee puree, splash of Vissinada…$7

We hope you try some of these new goodies, as well as continue to enjoy the staples.

Ovelia Psistaria34-01 30th Avenue, Astoria.  718-721.7217

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