Roddy Damalis / Ta Piatakia 

You are probably already familiar with the big tastes which step up and challenge your taste buds at Ta Piatakia Restaurant. It may be billed as a Cypriot restaurant and the ingredients may be traditional, but they are presented in a completely unique way. Forget the meatballs and mousakka enjoyed at the local taverna; be prepared instead for contemporary Cypriot cuisine of fresh figs flattered with kefalotiri cheese and duck draped with green walnut preserve. Ta Piatakia is a constantly evolving tribute to a lifetime in the food and people business and just one visit is usually all it takes to embark on your gastronomic journey. What you get is the delectable offspring of a passionate love affair between Roddy and the smorgasbord of fresh ingredients Cyprus has to offer. It’s been three decades since Roddy began his official relationship with food and after many awards and compliments, his recipe for success could probably be described as the perfect blend of his culinary creations, served in a warm and comfortable atmosphere and presented by people who are up to Roddy’s challenge of taking care of his guests in his special way. The restaurant enjoys ninety percent repeat business, with some guests even stretching back all the way to his first two restaurants who may have celebrated twenty-firsts, engagements and weddings; they are now bringing their own children to be educated the Piatakia way. It only takes one visit to Ta Piatakia to soak up the atmosphere and savour the shared pleasure of all the guests enjoying one of the best dining experiences Cyprus has to offer.

Key Personnel

Mr Roddy Damalis

Restaurateur, self-taught chef, television presenter, teacher and contributor to contemporary Cypriot cuisine. Over the 30 years of my involvement in the food industry, I have evolved my art into providing a memorable dining experience for my guests. I also have the pleasure of hosting their special occasions and in turn building the most beautiful friendships. My quest has been to revive old classic recipes with humility and respect for their history. In using local produce with unexpected combinations and following international food trends, I believe that the cuisine of our beloved Cyprus is evolving into a contemporary modern element.