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Djonisis Restaurant

4940 Fruitville Rd, Srasota, FL


130 Reviews

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This Greek restaurant is unique place!

This Greek restaurant is unique place! From the moment we stepped with my husband inside, we was greeted with warm hospitality and a charming ambiance that transported us straight to Greece✨, where we was living for 1 month. The menu is a culinary masterpiece, offering a wide array of traditional Greek dishes with amazing taste, which reminds me homemade food in Cyprus Greek residents where I was living for half year (it’s yammy🤤). Latte is incredible, for me for sure the best in America, reminds me testiest latte from Europe💫. Sadly that I can’t drink caffeine, but my husband usually enjoy it. The staff is especially attentive and very friendly, always glad to see you again. Whether you’re craving European experience, this restaurant delivers the true taste of it. Highly recommended!

Маша Пархоменко

Absolutely Delicious

Got the Gyro Platter for 2 and it was absolutely delicious! Great food, service, and such pretty decor.

Alaina Kimsey

a new hidden gem in Sarasota!

Djonisi’s is a new hidden gem in Sarasota! We are so glad we found this place. An authentic Greek restaurant serving homemade entrées with fresh ingredients. The atmosphere is welcoming and clean and the food was delicious. We love what they’ve done to the place. We definitely will be back!

sara Lavdari

quality across the board

This was a great restaurant with quality across the board.

Allen Davis

Joe Brachle

I was born and raised in Greece, and i can safely say that this is the closest thing to authentic greek food that can be found in the United States

Greek_gamer hg

potatoes to die for

OH my – I have not had this great of Greek food since I went to Greece. The Greek salad is amazing, the potatoes are to die for and the baked feta is soooo good. If you have not been, it will change your life!! Go today, go tomorrow!

Ashley Ireland

One of the best

One of the best mediterranean restaurant!!!

AAA Transport Inc

Felt like home

We felt welcomed and at home soon as we entered. The food was absolutely delicious! I recommend it to everyone.

Rick Beachy

Perfect place

Perfect place so respecting staff, the owner is a nice guy, everyone should visit. Thank u guys especially Djonis (owner). Much respect Erin.

Erin Behrami

highly recommend

We were warmly greeted as we entered the restaurant and were seated immediately at a lovely window table. We ordered our meal which arrived promptly. The food was perfectly prepared, well-seasoned and delicious. As former restaurant owners who have spent their lives in the hospitality and restaurant business in Europe, New York City and New England, we can highly recommend this restaurant for its well-prepared food, its friendly atmosphere and convenient location.

Lori Hildbrand

best gyro i've had in a long time

Best gyro sandwich I’ve had in a long time. Plus super clean kitchen.

Iva - Local Guide

family Run

Absolutely Exellent food! Family Run, eat here!!!!

Meadow Edoff

Very Fresh

I had the Gyro and my wife had the chicken Gyro and we both loved them. Very fresh ingredients, and the taziki sauce was excellent! Forgot to take pics of the food but I’ll get some when I go back.

John Bowman - Local Guide

best greek salad i've had

The best greek salad that I’ve had in North America! Reminded me of the Greek salads that I would get in Greece when I went 5 years ago. Also had the tzatziki with pita and was superb! Service was just as good as the food, the restaurant was very clean, and loved the Greek themed decor! Definitely recommend for anyone looking for really good authentic Greek food.

Emily Kate

excellent food

Excellent food, very kind personnel. I would definitely visit it again.

alexia katsi

New and fantastic!

Came here for lunch with my wife, it’s a fairly new establishment and it is Fantastic! We had the dips as an appetizer, very authentic and flavorful came with warm delicious pita bread, YES!! Then we had a beet salad, Greek salad topped with grilled chicken breast, large portions and excellent quality and presentation. Cappuccino and baklavas for dessert, friendly service too. We will come back for dinner I want to try the Branzino fish! Highly recommended!

Charlie Knoch

very authentic.

Delicious food, very authentic. Nice atmosphere, just wonderful! Highly recommend it! We had a party of 10 people and everyone enjoyed the meals!! Thank you for a wonderful, authentic Greek experience!

Rosalie Panagopoulos - Local Guide

real authentic Greek restaurant

This is the real authentic Greek restaurant. The gyro I had is the same one that you can get in Greece. They also serve the real espresso coffee. I will definitely be coming here again!

Igor Nisic

Excellent Greek food

Excellent Greek food. Service was great and atmosphere was clean and nice.

Sue Dixon

Eating the food was like being back in Athens

The food was Excellent and very authentic Greek. The owners & other Family members are the Chefs and staff team. Eating the food was like being back in Athens. Best grilled octopus!!! J&P

William Snider

Everything was wonderful

Everything was wonderful. Especially the food. A welcomed addition to this areas dining choices.

Brad Schlabach

each visit was better than the last...

Been here three times in the past month, and each visit was better than the last. I would really like to give praise to their Branzino Fillet – two freshly grilled pieces of sea bass, served with modest portions of steamed veggies, tomato rice, and side salad. I don’t know what they put in the sea bass, but it was absolutely delicious on many levels – crunchy but not dry, soft but firm, and packed with flavor. One of the best fish dishes I’ve ever had, and this is coming from someone who isn’t so crazy about seafood (even though I’m a turtle). Highly recommend.

Brad Schlabach

What A Gem

What a gem! Felt like I was really in Greece eating here. The family who owns and runs it are wonderful and great service! The food is absolutely delicious! Big portions and tons of flavor! You’re missing out if you don’t go try this amazing restaurant. I loved my gyro and bifteki plate with the melt in your mouth potatoes. My family all loved their plates. It was my grandma’s birthday and they took extra great care of us. We will be back!

Brad Schlabach

Great food

Great food and reasonable prices!

Theresa Eakin

Extremly good

Extremely good gyro on Greek salad Going again for sure!

Joe Brachle - Local Guide

even a few german options

Great greek restaurant with even a few german options.

Aurelie Vandenbroek - Local Guide


I just stopped by Djonisis Greek Restaurant at 4940 Fruitville Road Sarasota, Florida. Food was wonderful. We started with the Maze Platter as an appetizer. Was absolutely delishishish. Loved the eggplant and spanakopita. For a main dish I had theMousaka and the wife had the salmon. What a treat. Service with great andbthe waiter was very accommodating. All and all a wonderful dining experience. We will definitely be back.

Steve Milbrod

This is the best Greek food I've ever had.

This is the best Greek food I’ve ever had. I live out of town but it would be worth the drive. The food was so fresh and delicious I really can’t recommend it enough!

Thor Odinsun

suggest everyone who like good food

It was a very delicious dinner, they had a lot to offer and the service was on top..
suggest everyone who like good food

Gerta P

Food was unbelievable!

Amazing Greek cuisine! Food was unbelievable! The dessert was my favorite part! I’d highly recommend this place for anyone who’s looking for authentic Greek food!

Meleq Jazaj

I will definitely be coming back

I loved this place! Amazing authentic Greek food and great service. I will definitely be coming back.

Enkela Xhelilaj

Food was amazing!

Food was amazing! The atmosphere is perfect. Best greek authentic cuisine in Sarasota! Parking: Really big spacious parking lot


beautiful people!!

Great place, great good, beautiful people!!

Alex Jazaj

a clean, inviting atmosphere

Great Greek and German food in a clean, inviting atmosphere with great service!

Rusty Farinella

food in a clean, inviting atmosphere

Great Greek and German food in a clean, inviting atmosphere with great service!

Glenn Kroneberger

They really cleaned up and upgraded

This place has only been open a month or so, however the makeover is fantastic. They really cleaned up and upgraded the interior and furniture making it comfortable and well lit / open. The food is incredible- so flavorful and unique to this area. We loved it. Very reasonable prices too. Family owned and operated as well. Give it a try, you won’t regret it.

Steve Kitchell

Clean and bright and decorated

Clean and bright and decorated very nicely. The food is fresh and excellent. It is a family-owned business and they take pride in their food. I highly recommend for lunch or dinner.

Anna Marie Martin

What a delight! Very friendly (family)

We just happened to go on the first day they were open. Totally by chance. What a delight! Very friendly (family) staff, delicious food, large portions. It’s amazing how this family has learned English so well in a matter of months since moving here from Germany. I told my parents to go and they loved it, too. We will all be back!

Michelle Solomon

Service is Top Notch

Food is amazing and the service is top notch. I have visited this place 3x now and haven’t had a bad meal! Highly recommended!

David Kelly

Great First experience

Had a great first experience ☺️ with authentic Greek Food amd more! The cappacinno was also amazing. Definitely will be setting up a date night with my wife and friends here soon!

Gregory Claxton

Love this place!

Love this place! Great family run Greek restaurant. Starts off with great tasting water (meaning no taste) in a carafe left at your table with perfect stemless water glasses. Nice wine and beer selection. Started with the Feta appetizer drizzled with honey and topped with sesame seeds and goes great with their yummy bread. Very filling! Octopus appetizer was wonderful and cooked perfectly! Meals are great portions and prices are very reasonable. The gyro meat is so tender and fresh cut. Tzatziki has the perfect amount of garlic and very flavorful. We tried the combo platter to taste a few different things and everything was amazing! The gyro platter and the gyro wrap were nice portions and food was perfect. Be prepared to not be rushed and sit and enjoy your meal without pressure to hurry. Did not have room for dessert. I will be back often!

Theresa Cline

Has a place in my favorites list

Mom and I went for a late lunch and didn’t know what to try, so we ordered the Djonisi’s platter for 2. There was so much food we could have fed at least one of not 2 more people, though not everyone could have tried everything. It started with 2 small salads, and was followed with a meat platter of 2 lamb chops (highly recommend), 2 bifteki, 2 chicken skewers, and shaved gyro meat and a smaller side platter of potatoes and some tomato rice, plus small pots of tzatziki. We took a lot of food home. Djonisi’s has a place on my favorite list.

Calien Laure - Local Guide

Hands down the best Greek food i've had in years

Hands down the best Greek food I’ve had in years! Family run business, friendly, and the food tastes like it just came from Greece herself. Also noticed that the kitchen was meticulously clean upon leaving which is a nice bonus.

Nolan Buzanis

very authentic

Very good authentic Greek dishes and generous portions. Highly recommend.


perfectly seasoned

RUN! Don’t walk if you want perfectly seasoned and cooked Greek food to Djonisi’s restaurant. The family who run this super-clean and contemporarily-decorated place are so kind, and you taste the love in their food! Enjoy a table now for lunch or dinner before they get too busy to get in! Well situated between Lakewood Ranch, downtown and northern Sarasota as well as a quick dash from the Clark Road area. We enjoyed a perfectly seasoned octopus appetizer with a rockin’ garlic aioli and lemony greens, super flavorful feta spread with seasoned pita, Moussaka with a side salad, Combination meat platter with delicious lemony-roasted potatoes and salad, and then later beautiful and delicious homemade baclava and galaktoboureko desserts. Can’t miss out on their perfect espresso too! Very reasonable prices for the quality and the food portions. Best of all were the warm and engaging family servers! Go enjoy a new, clean and fantastic foodie place and welcome them to the Sarasota food scene! They will become a family favorite!

Vegetarian options: No tofu or tempeh that I saw, but a plethora or fresh vegetables,

Dietary restrictions: As made here, Greek food can be gluten and dairy free as well as vegan and vegetarian

Parking: Just pull up in a safe, newly paved huge lot

Kid-friendliness: Lots of room to give your kids room and not disturb other diners

Alison Colaluca - local guide

Will be back!

Great food, friendly staff, cute place & delicious baklava ! Will for sure be back!

Ashley Burns

Food was amazing

The food was so good and the service was amazing! Ordered the Djonisi’s plate and horiatiki salad. Best tzatziki in town.

Andrea T - local guide

Try this restaurant you won’t be disappointed

We had a lovely experience last night at this wonderful relatively new Greek restaurant on Fruitville Road in Sarasota. From the very beginning learning that the family owned restaurant prides itself in delivery of authentic Greek food, made by the parents of the peaked our interest.

My friend and I had the a Greek wine which was semi sweet. A lovely balance of sweet wine with a nice refreshing taste, we agreed. It was delicious and we are bound to try to find it at our local wine store.

The highlight of the day, however was actual the food. My husband had the moussaka, he’s a real moussaka fan, and said that it was the best he’d ever tasted. I had the lamb shank, which was delicious. There is an extensive menu with many Greek offerings far past the Gyro and other more typical Greek food.

What made this place so fun was our waiter who is the son of the owners. Evidently this restaurant and the exact menu comes from a restaurant the family owned in Germany for 30 years. The entire family migrated to Sarasota, Florida, thankfully to share the exact menu with us here in the United States.

Try this restaurant you won’t be disappointed

Sudie Jacques

really authentic Greek Food

The food at this restaurant is really authentic Greek Food. The service was friendly and quick. The attentive staff ensures that every dining experience is memorable, providing exemplary service with a genuine Greek hospitality that will make you feel like family.

Tea Tanaka - Local Guide

meetups on a regular basis!

We take our little Meetup French group to DJONISI’S on a regular basis! It’s a family business ! The owners are lovely and the food is always flavorful and super fresh!

Sudie Jacques

the service was amazing

Excellent! Would absolutely recommend. The food was perfect, so delicious, the service was amazing, so friendly and attentive, and the atmosphere was exactly what we were looking for.

Jasmine Dahlby

Fantastic ambiance the Greek music

We were there today with my family about 11 people they had a special table for us Fantastic ambiance the Greek music made it so authentic and the food was delicious , had a nice talk with the owner a very nice gentleman I am so proud there is a real Greek restaurant in our area

mariam elmenyawi

Valentine’s dinner and it was amazing!😍

We were here for Valentine’s dinner and it was amazing!😍😍 Really recommend!

Veronika Matoušková

Absolutely delicious

Everything we ordered was absolutely delicious!

Teddy Feaser

how clean everything was!

First time there and was very impressed with how clean everything was and the great service and excellent food! Would highly recommend!

Marcia Weaver


The food is very good, authentic and the prices are reasonable. This is a family run restaurant and the service was great. Best grilled octopus I’ve had in a long time.

Mary Dimoulas

We just tried this jewel of place

We just tried this jewel of place, how delicious everything was. The restaurant is owned by this beautiful family, Mom and Dad are in the kitchen and Djonisi and his younger brother run the front. They are very welcoming and make you feel like you were in the old country. Every single item we tried it was delicious and the homemade baklava to die for! The have a nice wine and beer list to enjoy the meal. Such a great addition to SRQ! Can’t wait to go back.

Vanessa Papazian

Efkaristo Poli!

The food and service is so excellent!! Efkaristo poli !! Thank you so much!!

Marvin L. King

this place is fantastic

OMG, this place is fantastic. My friends and I enjoyed a great evening at this restaurant. We loved the service and the food! All of us have spent time in Greece and appreciate the cuisine…they did not disappoint. Djonisi and his family make everything home made even the salad dressing. The meza platter was a great way to start with very fresh ingredients. We all had different entrees. My husband loved the Branzino which was cooked to perfection. I had the combo platter of the lamb chops which was perfectly cooked. I highly recommend this restaurant.

Sheila Gleason

Such delicious authentic Greek food

Such delicious authentic Greek food. Great service family owned business. Enjoyed it very much !!!

Maria F

were all amazing

Hummus, Greek salads, and gyros were all amazing. We’re big gyro fans and these were the best we’ve had in SRQ. Great family-run place!


Absolutely delicious meal

Absolutely delicious meal! Ingredients were so fresh, service was wonderful, prices super. Highly recommend! Vegetarian options: Great options- large selection

Anne Middleton

We had the octopus, shrimp and something else I can't spell 🤣

We came here and were the first ones in the restaurant at around 3pm. Very unsuspecting until the appetizers came and woa! We had the octopus, shrimp and something else I can’t spell 🤣. Then the entrees came and double triple ohmywoa. This place is not the typical Greek house. This is authentic Greek food with a little Mediterranean twist (Albanian). Come, you will not be disappointed! I realized I didn’t take any pictures of my food until it was too late.

Angelo Isaac - Local Guide

Everything was super delicious.

We had a great lunch. Everything was super delicious. We had the lamb pita sandwich, the gyro platter, and my daughter had the chicken tenders and everything was fresh and delicious. Even the kid chicken tenders were homemade and fresh. Thank you so much, we will be back!

Kriszti Simplycoolgifts

True Mom & Pop goodness

Great food and family. True Mom & Pop goodness.

Jason Jones

All the family is wonderful

Amazing! I highly recommend them. All the family is wonderful and you can tell they love cooking and running their business. Squeaky clean and nicely remodeled! Homemade cookies are the best I’ve ever had . Can’t wait to go back for Greek coffee and more meals !

Amie Petree

Amazing place

Amazing place! Delicious food and pleasant atmosphere.

VPal - Local Guide

Best i've ever had.

Best Greek for I have ever had, it’s family owned. Will come back!!!

Jen Button

Fresh & hot food

Really good food. Fresh, hot food. Superior service.

Critter RIdge Landscape Design - Local Guide

The food is excellent

It was a very nice dinner at Djonisi’s. The food is excellent and as good as it is in Greece 🇬🇷. Definitely recommended if you want to taste something different from U.S. food.

Michael S.

Highly recommend going here

How do I explain the welcoming people, great atmosphere, and wise-cracking workers. They were amazing. Thank you for actually playing Greek Music in a Greek restaurant(so many do not). And the food was perfect, I’m full and happy. Highly recommend going here.

M4A NOW - Local Guide

How do I explain the welcoming people

How do I explain the welcoming people, great atmosphere, and wise-cracking workers. They were amazing. Thank you for actually playing Greek Music in a Greek restaurant(so many do not). And the food was perfect, I’m full and happy. Highly recommend going here.

Shelby Hartshorn

One of the best restaurants in the area

One of the best restaurants in the area. Got the Djonisi Plate with a mix of beef, pork, chicken, gyro and lamb chop along with a Saganaki me Meli. Absolutely fantastic. Can’t wait to go back!

E Fornario - local Guide

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