New casual Greek restaurant brings meze and cocktails to Adelaide’s CBD

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Andrew Papadakis, the visionary who founded and successfully sold Meze Mazi, returns to the vibrant Adelaide restaurant scene with his newest venture, Dino’s.

According to glamadelaide.com, Dino’s is poised to become a casual Greek eatery in the heart of Adelaide’s CBD, serving lunch and dinner all day long in a relaxed atmosphere.

“I just want people to be able to walk in, grab a seat and enjoy good food,” Andrew said to glamadelaide.com

Drawing inspiration from his grandfather, who ran Greek delis, Andrew attributes his passion for Greek cuisine and restaurant management to his childhood in Athens.

Photography: Brendan Homan

At Dino’s, Andrew plans to reinvent the Yiros pita-pocket by blending elements of Pita and Thrakopsomo, a regional bread from his native Crete, along with kondosouvli-style meats, available with both traditional and creative finer style stuffing.

After a four year set back due to COVID 19 and the sale of his first restaurant Meze Mazi, Andrew found himself working as a hospitality manager at Pasadena and Frewville Foodland where he met Chef Giuseppe Nasti.

From the relationship they formed working alongside one another, Andrew was inspired to give hospitality another go, this time partnered with Giuseppe to create their ideal Greek dining experience.

Source: glamadelaide.com

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