Greek and Italian Eatery

A touch of the Mediterranean in the Bays!

Authentic Mediterranean food

The food we create comes from delicious, healthy diet of the Mediterranean, where people have a passion for food, family and life.

We believe our menu and the atmosphere in our restaurant brings the memories and the spirit of Greece and Italy.

So make El Greco your favourite Mediterranean restaurant in Auckland!

Kostas Grigorakis


Relaxed Dining

Eating should never be rushed.

We take our time, engage in discussion and love to share our food with friends and familly.

It is all about the experience!


If you have seen our food and also eaten in any of our restaurants, you surely will want to return to continue eating the best food.

We are pleased to offer a variety of fresh and delicious plates .

Our restaurant offers a pleasant environment in which you can order to-go or linger in our dining area with our variety and specialties for lunch and dinner .

About El Greco

El Greco Greek and Italian Eatery is the latest creation of Kostas and Sarah Grigorakis. Kostas is the public face and personality of the business serving you divine fresh food authentic to the Mediterranean.

Kostas has a pedigree in the hospitality industry and a long-term career as a chef and restaurant owner. His culinary education commenced as a home – taught chef, learning from his mother to prepare traditional Greek dishes at an early age. After years of experience including the Greek Army, chef for a major entertainment venue in central Athens, his own taverna in Crete and 5 years in NZ as a pizza chef and front of house, he then opened Divino Pizza in Milford in 2011.

His desire was always to open a larger restaurant, staying true to his traditional cuisine and fresh food philosophy, hence El Greco Greek and Italian Eatery was born.

Come and enjoy the delicious, genuine food experience of Greece and Italy.

El Greco is an authentic Greek restaurant you really need to experience. I love El Greco because of the variety of authentic and contemporary dishes, and a range of mouth watering Italian pizza and pasta dishes. The wine list is excellent. Amazing children’s menu, my kids loved it. I can’t wait to get back!

—Elizabeth Swan

Was driving past and saw a Greek restaurant, something I have been craving in Auckland for years. Imagine my suprise when we popped in to find Kostas at the door. We have been buying pizza for years from Divino’s so seeing Kostas here we knew we were in for a taste treat.
We ordered so much food because of the great choices, Spoilt for choice really. We had to take it home with us as we were both stuffed silly.
Staff are super friendly. Looking forward to trying more of the menu 🙂

— Mary Smith-Underwood

Just a few hundred metres from home we had hoped this perfectly located restaurant would be something special, and it is. The hosts and staff are a pleasure and the ambiance is always good. We go there weekly and will keep doing so. I should also mention that the food is delicious.

—Russell O’Donoghue

We live in the Bay and tried it for the first time. I LOVE this place. Great dark Italian beers 7% (ers) food was dam great. Price wise bang on! Still only been going 3 weeks and a couple of hiccups but who gets its right in the first few weeks of trade. This is such a great find. Food menu will cater for all and you must try the Greek Red by the glass … if yr a SHIRAZ person you will love it. 100% going back 👍

—John McCarthy

We’ve been waiting for a long time to experience amazing Greek food again in Auckland and now we’ve found it. Thank you. We’ll be back for sure.

—Steve Arthur

Great food, fantastic staff, lovely place, great vibe �� booked another table whilst paying the bill!!!

—Michelle Farnaby

Great addition to the local eateries, good selection of mediterranean food and buzzing atmosphere last night

—Anna Schurink

We have eaten at El Greco regularly – since the opening day. There couldn’t be a better place to enjoy great Greek food cooked as it should be cooked by a passionate team of chefs. We have introduced many people to the restaurant and wouldn’t do it if we weren’t entirely happy! Love the place, the team and the ambience. You got to try it! ******

—Trevor Moodie

amazing food and a lovely lovely location – a great evening, service was fabulous with waiting staff attentive and accommodating. HIGHLY recommend this restaurant as Food was authentic, fresh and cooked beautifully- my Greek-Cypriot husband was very impressed. All credit to you and your team Costas.

—-Lesley Dionisiou

Fantastic meal tonight! Great ambience, great food, great weather and a great host! We’ll be back! Thankyou

—Betty Chetwynd

Great dinner spot near the beach and convenient for anyone living on the north shore. Reasonable prices and outstanding quality food. Recommend the seafood salad and pizzas. Will be back to try the rest of the menu!

—Lana Kamffer

Fantastic and friendly staff, super restaurant and the food is incredible. Real authentic Mediterranean style with lots of flavor. Super little Jem.

—Mike watson

We had a meal last night with friends at this lovely new local eatery .Our first visit and what a pleasant experience .We were made welcome from the moment we arrived . Service and food was fantastic , very busy night for a very hard working team , no stress and nothing at all was a bother for them .
Thank you guys , you deserve to do well .

—Ian & Rachel

Absolutely AMAZING, as usual. Splendid food, great service, lovely ambience. Yep, it’s busy! Book ahead!!

—Paul Watchman

Great food, great hospitality. We arrived well after lunch time and were greeted with open arms – a long lazy lunch !

—Delia Haeufler

Nice food, good atmosphere. Really enjoyed, several times

—Sarah Dowson

Delicious quality food, superb service, attention to detail and very lovely management

We usually go to Campbell’s bay for a swim and last week, while passing by we decided to check this place out, we were welcomed and happily seated as well as the manager personally came to greet us (amidst managing a jam packed restaurant!). Waiters and waitresses were very hospitable and attentive.

El Greco is highly recommended for it delicious authentic food, great ambience !! We will definitely go there again 🙂

—Jinnie Gill

Having seen the sign for a few weeks while driving up beach road it was finally time to give this restaurant a try.

We booked (thankfully) a table for 19:30 on a Friday night. When we arrived we weren’t sure there was going to be anywhere for us to sit. Our table wasn’t available yet so they made a plan and got us seated temporarily. More and more people continued to arrive…

We were seated at our booked table now and the excellent service continued. The staff couldn’t do enough for us and were very attentive but not in a pestering way. The young lady who served us (head waitress) was brilliant!

We eagerly ordered our food and waited in anticipation for its arrival, watching as others food went out and was devoured by other patrons. Food arrived (it was busy so a bit of a wait) but WELL worth the wait. Excellent food, great flavour, perfect portion sizes. Good wholesome cooking. Various dishes were ordered and the scallops are a must!

Came to desert and most of us were full but one member of our party had the baklava and let us all try some… OH MY WORD… I don’t even eat baklava and I would happily have this one again, amazing.

Overall a thoroughly enjoyable evening, great food, excellent service, well worth a visit.


Popped in a few weeks ago almost by accident. We were cruising past and spotted a Greek sign. Just had to stop in.
The restaurant is owned by Kostas who own’s divinos on shakespeare road. This is more Greek meditarian.
We had a selection of the starters and decided on the chicken slouvaki Was so tasty and so much food. We can’t wait to go back again and try the other food on the menu.

—Mary Smith-Underwood

AUTHENTIC Greek food at last.

Good pizzas and pastas as well for the Italian cuisine lovers.

The place is brand new and has great service.

A bit pricey on the mains but you get excellent food.

These guys can get extremely busy at times so be patient.

Looking forward for more Greek specials on the menu.

The place is almost by the beach so some nice takeaway meze plates would be good.

—Dimitrios Konstantopoulos



Book online to experience a touch of the Mediterranean in the Bays!

Please note all online reservations will be confirmed after 4pm

We are unable to confirm online bookings
made after 4pm for the same days dining.

instead please call the restaurant on 094755772 to book your table


Restaurant Location

El Greco

Opening Hours

Tuesday - Friday  4pm - 10pm

Saturday/Sunday 11am - 10pm

Monday - Closed

Restaurant Details

1/1 The Esplanade  Campbells Bay, North Shore, Auckland

P 09 475 5772

Sarah Newson  M  021 931 644

Kostas Grigorakis  M  021 121 4406