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Freskos is located in Hamden Plaza, 2323 Whitney Ave Hamden CT 06518.

Sensing a growing movement towards fresh, healthier foods, Meriden native Peter Vouras opened Freskos in early 2016 as an alternative to traditional fast food establishments.  It has quickly become a favorite go-to restaurant and was voted “Best Greek Restaurant,” “Best Gyro,” “Best Salad, and “Best Mediterranean Restaurant” by CTNOW’s Best of New Haven reader’s poll. Touting the Mediterranean diet, Freskos offers fresh, authentic Greek food from souvlaki and gyro sandwiches to salads, soups and imported Greek yogurt.

Freskos stands above the competition by providing authentic Greek food in a beautiful, light-filled setting located in the Hamden Center Plaza. By using the freshest ingredients like yogurt-based tzatziki, real gyro, house-made dips, imported Feta and tender grape leaves, Freskos provides its patrons with a real Greek experience. Combine that with live streaming music from Mykonos and it’s as if you were there.

With the restaurant business as a big part of his lineage, Peter is following in the footsteps of both grandfathers who ran several successful restaurants in Meriden and Hartford. In fact, many of the family recipes are used in making Freskos’s delicious food.

Always the entrepreneur, Peter started and published his own music magazine with his friend Bill Arciprete called VoxPop after graduating from Fairfield University. The successful magazine eventually morphed into a live cable access show that provided Peter an outlet to unleash some creative characters and hone his improv skills.

From there he went moved to Manhattan and established himself as a stand-up comedian. From New York, he ended up in Los Angeles, doing more stand-up comedy and furthering his acting career. After getting married, he and his wife decided to move east to be near family. They settled in Brooklyn where Peter continued to pursue his stand-up comedy in addition to acting in TV, film, and stage.

After living in the City for a few years, they decided to make Connecticut their home. Peter purchased and took over the Huntington Street Cafe in Shelton in 2008 with the goal of transforming it to a healthy, profitable business. After completing that goal, he sold it and transitioned into restaurant consulting. It was then he realized that he had all the skill, talent and drive to open his own Greek Restaurant, and Freskos was born.

Awards

1st Place

Best GYRO

1st Place

Best GREEK RESTAURANT

2nd Place

Best SALAD

3rd Place

BEST MEDITERRANEAN FOOD

2017

1st Place

Freskos If you’re looking for the most authentic gyro in the New Haven area, readers say you should hasten to Freskos, where pictures of Zakynthos and Santorini confirm Freskos’ motto, “it’s all Greek to us.”

Best GYRO

1st Place

Served with warm pita bread, the Horiatiki and Classic Greek salads offered at casual Greek standout Freskos in Hamden win our readers’ votes for best salad. 2323 Whitney Avenue, Hamden. CT 06518

Best SALAD

1st Place

Voted Best New Restaurant, Freskos is located in Hamden, CT 06518

Best New Restaurant

1st Place

Voted Best Greek Restaurant, Freskos is located in Hamden, CT 06518

Best Greek Restaurant

3rd Place

CT Best of New Haven Readers' Poll 2017 3rd place for Best LUNCH, Freskos is located in Hamden, CT 06518

Best LUNCH

2016

1st Place

Best Takeout At Freskos — the name means “fresh” — the food is fresh, fast, Greek and great. Even if you can’t make it to Mykonos, you’re covered. Freskos, 2323 Whitney Ave, Hamden, CT 06518.

Best TAKEOUT

1st Runner Up

Votes 1st Runner Up "Best Mediterranean Restaurant" at Best of New Haven living Readers' Poll 2016.. Freskos, 2323 Whitney Ave, Hamden, CT 06518.

Best Mediterranean Restaurant

1st Runner Up

Votes 1st Runner Up "Best New Restaurant" at Best of New Haven living Readers' Poll 2016.. Freskos, 2323 Whitney Ave, Hamden, CT 06518.

Best New Restaurant

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