The Family at Despina's is well known and has been apart of the community for over 13 years. Business has been opened for almost 8 years now. Jimmy Gray (youngest son) is a Binghamton University Graduate and former Captain of the Basketball Team. He operates the advertising and marketing for the business. Elpi (daughter) is the second oldest of the three and has 10 years of waitress experience. Elpi handles the organization of the cutlery, coffee accessories, takes orders and is the main waitress. Nick (the oldest son) has mastered the skill of freshly squeezed juicing and maintenance for the restaurant. He is also the back up cook and always looking for ways to improve. Despina Jevelekides, the diamond in the family and phenomenal woman. She is currently living out her dream with this restaurant and takes pride in building relationship with people through the beauty of her food recipes.
Goals (Short & Long Term)
Our goal is to serve you beyond your expectations and make sure that you come back more than once to try our delicious Despina recipes! The family is down to earth and enjoys building relationships with everyone. One of the short term goals is to expand our menu (breakfast & early dinner). Although we do not serve dinner YET, that is something that we will be pushing for in the near future. "Dinner & A Movie" is going to be the new concept coming soon to the restaurant, Saturday nights only. We are offering this as way to give community members, couples and students another thing to do during the weekends. Please stay tuned...
As for the long term goals we want to make DESPINA'S MEDITERRANEAN TASTE one of the best if not the BEST restaurant in Binghamton period. Then the next step would be to expand Despina's to open up a second location in Vestal or somewhere near the tri-city area. To add to this, Despina will be putting some of her products in local grocery stores especially the BEST DRESSING IN TOWN!!! WE SELL BOTTLES IN THE RESTAURANT SO STOP BY AND GRAB FOR COOKING!!!
Welcome to Despina's Mediterranean Taste, located in the center of Binghamton's historic shopping and arts district, we serve up Binghamton's most Authentic Greek foods with exciting dishes and unique ambiance. At Despina's, every dish is created using only the freshest, finest ingredients. We serve the freshest meats and seafood, tastiest vegetables and breads, and scrumptious homemade desserts . Our authentic menu and atmosphere create a truly enjoyable experience. We feature a vast selection of Greek and European specialties, Vegan variations and Sinfully Sweet Delights. Whatever you're in the mood for; We've got you're taste buds covered! Savory GYROS served on fresh warm pita and accompanied by our HOMEMADE signature POTATO SALAD, make a perfect on the go meal....or....A Fresh and Crisp BABY GREEK SALAD for a little pick me up snack.
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Despina's Mediterranean Taste