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Mattheos

28 Oktovriou sq 6 (behind Faneromeni church), 22755846, LEFKOSIA (NICOSIA)
Mon-Sat 11:30-16:00
Food: [rating:3] 3/5
Service: [rating:3] 3/5
Ambiance: [rating:4] 4/5
One of the top 3 “magiria” in Nicosia (see Vasiliki and Siantris). Food is quite similar across all of them (and almost equally great), but one thing is for sure, the scenery at Mattheos is the best. Right behind Faneromeni church and in front of Faneromeni school, in this tiny alley you can see 4-5 tables with the typical orange chairs. If you are lucky you can get the furthest one which is under the trees.
The food is very traditional, and prepared either in the morning or the night before. It includes slow cooked rabbit (one of my personal favourites), gemista” (vegetables stuffed with minced meat), fried meatballs, slow cooked lamb and many more depending on the day. There is, of course, the dessert of the day cooked by Mrs Mattheos, that varies from the traditional “galaktobourekko” to “baklava” or apple cream. From the amount of intellectual tourists that we see there, I would imagine that it is at the top of international tourist guides!

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