Where It All Began
Born in Paphos, Cyprus, Mike is a graduate of the Cyprus Culinary Institute. He’s worked as a head chef in several resort hotels in and around Paphos, including the prestigious Hilton Nicosia, before coming to America in 1994.
After years of working as a chef in restaurants in Astoria, Queens, and opening multiple locations for restaurant owners, Mike opened his own restaurant, Elia Taverna, in 2009. Located in Bronxville, NY, Mike successfully operated Elia through 2018 when he sold it. He then opened Yia Yia Taverna in 2018 in Brooklyn, NY, and within a few short months had established it as one of the most dynamic Greek restaurants in the borough.
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Open Every Day:
Monday-Thursday: 11:00am – 10:00pm
Friday & Saturday: 11:00am – 11:00pm
Sunday: 11:30am – 9:30pm
450 Main Street