Fall River couple opens new Grilla Greek Kouzina restaurant in Taunton

TAUNTON — Fall River residents George Tambasidis and Olta Joxhe are the owners of the new Grilla Greek Kouzina in Taunton, but they won’t take full credit for the Greek specialties featured on the menu.

Sure, they renovated the former Dunkin Donuts building on the corner of Broadway and Monroe Street, and they do the cooking and run the restaurant, but Tambasidis’ grandmother, Stavroula Vanttouris, gets almost all of the credit for the recipes.

Grilla Greek Kouzina opened June 5, and it was an encouraging first day, with a line out the door and across the parking lot. Business has been steady since.

“It’s been very busy. Thank God. My grandma’s recipes worked out,” said Tambasidis, who estimates, “95 percent of it, definitely, my grandma’s recipes.”

“And the rest is from our travels,” Joxhe said, “mainly from Greece.

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