About Us

​​Established in 1997 and located in a historic building in East Cambridge Desfina restaurant is owned and operated by Steve Mallakis, his son Thomas, and his daughter Effie. Desfina is named after the village in Greece located two hours west of Athens on the mainland where Steve lived before coming to Boston.

This family operated restaurant strives to bring the atmosphere of a traditional Greek tavern with quality home cooking good wine and a cozy environment. There is always something cooking in our open kitchen whether it is fresh seafood or cuts of different meats. We use only the freshest ingredients and traditional recipes and cooking methods.

Desfina restaurant has been serving our customers for twenty years and has become a staple in the community and the city of Boston for its authenticity when it comes to traditional Greek food.