Welcome to OPA! OPA!, where we provide an authentic Greek dining experience and treat our guests like family! We are a family run Greek restaurant that opened its doors in 2013 and serves the Gulf Gate area of Sarasota, FL and beyond.
When you walk in our restaurant, you will immediately feel the warmth and family atmosphere we have created. We pride ourselves on serving only high quality, homemade, and fresh food. We truly care about our guests and know them on a first name basis; many have become like family to us.
Our cozy restaurant is run by a husband and wife team, along with a few trusted and valued employees. Michele oversees the front of the restaurant, while Yanni doubles as our Executive Chef and brings over 20 years of experience to our business. Many of our recipes are straight from his mother’s village in Peloponnese, Greece. We offer a wide variety of traditional Greek cuisine and a collection of Greek wines you are sure to love! All of our meals are made-to-order by Yanni himself and will surely leave you feeling satisfied.
Our goal is to serve our guests a meal “just like Yiyia used to make” and for you to leave here feeling like part of our family. You can dine in or carry out; let our family serve your family!
Michele and Yanni Haralampopoulos*
“Far and away the best Greek food we’ve had in Sarasota. Everything we tried was fresh and delicious and the staff did there best to make the evening enjoyable. There are several good restaurants in the Gulf Gate area and this is one of them.” – Mikesail
“This place is EXCELLENT!!! We were greeted warmly upon arriving. Our waitress came over right away and brought us complimentary pita bread. The pita bread was so warm and literally melted in our mouth. I ordered horiatiki and my husband ordered the lamb chops. Both of our meals were outstanding! I would recommend this place if your looking for good Greek food in the Sarasota area.” – Tiffany G.
“Pleasantly surprised by this gem. Saganaki was perfect. Gyro meat came off a spit just like its supposed to. The smelt is the best I’ve had outside of Europe. Great quaint atmosphere, this place will not disappoint. Lamb kabobs were succulent. Pita is homemade and out of this world! If you enjoy Greek food give this place a try. – John H.
6525 Superior Avenue
Sarasota, Florida 34231