Estia Greek Taverna Coming to Marlton and Radnor
The suburbs are going Greek. Brothers Pete and Nick Pashalis and partner John Lois are retuning the concept behind seven-year-old Estia on the Avenue of the Arts and launching Estia Greek Taverna, first in Marlton, NJ and then in Radnor.
“Early 2014” is the timeframe for the Marlton launch, which will be at 140 West Route 70, a space previously occupied by the partners’ other venture Pietro’s Coal Oven Pizzeria. Instead of pizza, Estia Greek Taverna will offer diners a wide selection of Mediterranean cuisine, especially seafood. Like the Center City location, look for fish that’s been flown in daily from across the Atlantic.
A renovation will create a dining room with white-washed brick walls, marble floors, rustic tables and exposed wooden beams - if you’ve been to Estia in Philly, you know the kind of fairytale atmosphere to expect, including a live olive tree in the middle of the room.
Menu teases include apps like zucchini chips and charcoal-grilled octopus ($7-$13) and entrees that range from traditional moussaka to Maine lobster ($15-$28). There’s also a full bar, with cocktails designed with Blue Blazer Consulting. The Radnor outpost is expected to open in late spring.