• 6230 Town Center Way Livingston, NJ 07039
  • 973.992.8999
  • Mon-Thurs: 11:30am-8pm | Fri-Sat: 11:30am-9pm | Sun: 12pm-8pm

About Us

An epicurean treasure overlooking the beautiful Livingston Town Center, THAVMA Mediterranean Grill is where local foodies gather for healthy, delicious meals that celebrate the flavors of Greece and the sunny Mediterranean. In fine weather, the large outdoor terrace beckons with patio umbrellas and the sounds of people sharing great food and conversation and sipping their favorite beverages. In cooler months, the interior welcomes you with warmth and an air of casual sophistication. But the real star here, is the food. Thavma means “miracle” in Greek, and the menu is nothing short of that.

Imagine succulent pan-seared scallops, cooked to perfection, tempting THAVMA “chips” - a tower of toasted panko-coated zucchini slices, golden spinach pie bursting with spinach and feta in a filo shell or juicy Shish Kabobs in your choice of chicken, shrimp, lamb and more! At least 6 different fresh salads are offered every day, chopped if you like. Add your choice of proteins (including grilled calamari or salmon!) and you are on the way to a healthy, delicious lunch. The dinner menu is loaded with enticing entrees - chops, steaks, and too many seafood and chicken options to list, including wonderful Bronzini, delectable Shrimp Santorini and classic Moussaka.

Fresh is the word of the day, every day. All fish and meat is brought in fresh daily. THAVMA butchers its own meat in-house for the highest assurance of quality and the freshest flavor possible. Hummus and Tzatziki are made daily. At lunchtime, one of the most the coveted items on the menu is the veggie burger, prepared in-house daily from the best produce available. The burger menu also offers a variety of beef burgers and savory lamb and turkey burgers. There are always special items on the dinner menu, which change weekly to provide additional excitement. But using high quality ingredients, wonderful olive oil, fresh lemon and herbs and staying true to Mediterranean flavors, this never changes.

Presiding over all this glory since 2010 is owner, Alex Diamantopoulos, who says with pride that THAVMA “just gets better every year!” He should know. He grew up in the restaurant business, stopping only to acquire an engineering degree he doesn’t use, and returning to his first true love. Alex, and his father, Nicholas, designed THAVMA Mediterranean Grill together, developing their own recipes and menu, and creating the perfect setting for relaxed enjoyment. Bring a bottle of your favorite wine or other libation and the attentive staff will happily serve it for you. It’s no surprise that THAVMA won Suburban Essex’s Best Ethnic Restaurant Award in 2013, Best BYO Gold Award in 2015 and numerous other “Best” awards!

THAVMA Mediterranean Grill enjoys giving back to the community, too, and regularly contributes to local public schools, hospitals and community-serving organizations like St. Barnabas’ NICU and Livingston Sunshine Rotary Club.

A lot has been said about the health aspects of eating a Mediterranean diet, and health conscious diners can find a wide array of delicious choices at THAVMA Mediterranean Grill. But don’t just come to THAVMA for healthy eating, come for the experience, come for the atmosphere, and most importantly, come for the TASTE!

Alex Diamantopoulos - Owner