A concept is born

Peter Tsialiamanis 
opened the location of his wildly popular restaurant, Taverna Opa, In South Beach in March 2003. The 250-seat eatery is housed in a rustic one-story building that gives you the feeling of Greek Island environment. A veteran restaurateur, Tsialiamanis opened the original Taverna Opa in Hollywood, Florida in 1998. He envisioned the restaurant as the embodiment of the Greek spirit of Opa – a gathering place for guests to celebrate the basic elements of life – good, simple food, drinks and music enjoyed with family and friends.

Philosophy to Practice
That philosophy holds true today in all his rustic and authentic Greek Taverna Opas. The combination of “Ouzo Meze and Celebration” gave wings to one of the fastest growing and highly successful restaurant concepts in South Florida.


An Alternate Approach to Dining
The combination of great food and celebration created a new meaning for the concept of dining. A different approach that energizes and gives the diner a different dimension for his or her entertainment. Previous dining norms are broken, spirits are lifted, with evey single broken plate and every single napkin in the air. The marriage of traditional with modern is what Taverna Opa promotes as the most rapidly expanding concept in the United States.