Marika's at 38 Victoria Road, Bakoven, is one of those very rare gems, a neighbourhood, family run restaurant serving amazing food to an adoring public. And best of all, the amazing food is Greek food. Yes, can you believe it and right under our very noses!
As a family we love Greek food, having learnt all about it at the table of the late great Greek Master Chef, Strati Constanides. I mention him as a tribute and also as an indication of the level of our expectations when we eat Greek food. So imagine our joy when we tasted Marika's food and realised that we had come home. Here were the long- remembered and long sought - after flavours, textures and aromas. Life really does dish up wonderful surprises.
Marika's Restaurant opened on the 10th December 2005. Marika Pettenuzzo and Frank Resnik are the helmsman of this lovely place. Marika is the culinary force and her son Alessandro, a superb chef, alternates with his mother in the kitchen, producing food of the same remarkable standard. Frank is a genial welcoming host ably assisted in this job by Fabiano, Marika's younger son. Fabiano also waits tables and is an informed, friendly and good looking addition to the whole scene. I told you it was a family affair .