Absolutely phenomenal food! My wife and I have been several times and always go for special occasions.
Being very familiar with authentic Greek food, and having enjoyed dinner at Ithaki several years ago, we expected something different than we received. There were no children’s offerings. I asked if they could include a pita in the bread basket for my granddaughter. I was immediately told there would be an extra charge. Fine, I know she will eat pita. For $3 we got one cut up pita. Really, $3.00?
I found some odd spices in the food. Nutmeg should not be the predominant spice in pastitso. The saganaki was not a level vaguely similar to that which I have eaten all over Greece during several trips. All things considered, not my favorite Greek restaurant.
Valentine's dinner was great. Seemed like a special menu - fewer small plates, more entrees. Service was attentive. Food was a great portion and wonderful . The grilled octopus app was nicely charred. The steak was perfectly cooked. The halibut was exceptional - great flavor. For dessert we got the pistachio baklava which looked more like taquitos. A little tough, but tasty.
We usually eat here once a month. Went here this time on Valentines Day and sat at the bar. The menu was slightly different due to the day but we both found something excellent to eat. My wife's Halibut was done to perfection as was my chicken. Our bar tender Jeffery was top notch. He knew his stuff and really enjoys what he is doing even recommended some unique drinks which we tried and enjoyed. This place is huge with the locals and I feel it is the best Greek/Mediterranean places anywhere.
The food,service and atmosphere are always fantastic at Ithaki.
We had a fabulous meal! The 3 of us shared 6 small plates and then had dessert and came away so full we needed a walk! Wonderfull combinations, fresh fish and tasty seasonal vegetables!
The food quality is good, but the portion is getting smaller and the price is getting more expensive.
The service is very good, I would recommend to pay 20%+ tip for their good service.
In short, I would not come back again. Byebye, Ithaki.
My 24 year old niece and I went here on a Sunday evening at 7:00 pm. The resturant was a bit quiet (last seating 8:00 Sunday?). We loved the small plates: scallops, shrimp, elephant beans. They were all VERY tasty. We also had the fried cheese and thought that to be just so-so. We were stuffed so could not eat dessert. The ambiance was nice. There were a few what seemed like locals at the bar having a good time.
Ithaki is a gem right in heart heart of Ipswich. We live in Ipswich and look forward to meeting friends here to share our home town spot. The food was great and service just right. We look forward to our next visit.
We love this place! We have been going there every 4-6 weeks for 5 years. I highly recommend it! The food is always made from fresh ingredients and is always fabulous!
Excellent food and excellent service!
Delicious food and nice service
We have been visiting this place since it opened. Never had a disappointing meal. The service staff is well trained. The food is well prepared and tasty.
It was awesome.
Great food, great service, ambience very nice. Can't go wrong whether you order appetizers or full dinner. Authentic Greek cooking. Awesome.
We went to Ithaki on a Saturday evening and I had the swordfish special. It was the best I ever had! Very moist, fresh and flavorful. My husband had the fish and chips small plates which was plentiful for a good meal. We will return for sure!
We always are happy with whatever we choose! We were seated in the bar are by the Christmas tree, which was so cozy. The service is excellent and the bacon wrapped dates stuffed with goat cheese melted in our mouths.
Ithaki was good as usual. We hadn't been for dinner for a while so nice to get back. We normally seem to end up here for lunch on the weekends, which is terrific. Since we were there for dinner, that meant the lamb shank was in order. Terrific as usual. Killer grape leaves that grandmother makes. I had the octopus and as usual it was great. Simple but tasty. Some ground fav beans accompanied and were a good foil for the octopus. Galaktobordiko (I'm probably spelling it wrong) was for dessert and again was very good. We'll be back.
This is not your run of the mill Greek restaurant. The chef here is amazing and the food continues to amaze me, especially the chef's specials. The swordfish special with white beans and squash was unbelievable. If it were not at Ithaca, I would not have even dreamed of ordering it, because I am more of a fish/meat, potatoes and vegetables person. The flavors were amazing, the fish so fresh. I also love the greek deserts. I find it to be among a small handful of truly good restaurants on the North Shore.