Parea Wine Bar & Cafe 795 Valencia Street, San Francisco CA. 94110 415-255-2102
Friday - Saturday
“Paréa” in Greek means a group of friends, guests, or company and typically implies close friends and/or family gathering together to share their experiences, their philosophies on life, and their values and ideas. The time spent with paréa is really meant for the growth of the human spirit, the development of friendships, and the exploration of ideas to enrich our quality of life that is all too brief in time. In Greece, a group of paréa represents a long-lasting circle and cycle of life nourished by the people who participate.
Quality time spent together amongst Greeks, as with most Mediterranean people, is never done without the sharing of home-cooked plates, whether small or large, and a welcoming beverage, most often a glass of wine. To have it any other way would be “amartía,” a sin. At Paréa Wine Bar and Café, we share this same philosophy and live that same way of life every day. When customers come into our home, we want them to feel like they are visiting with close friends. We want them to bring their close friends and spend quality time together over some home-cooked plates and a great bottle of wine, to relax and share. They should never feel rushed and always feel welcome. Our guests will always be treated like our “paréa.”
Eleftherios (Telly) and Nicole Topakas, Proprietors
Nicole and Telly Topakas have each been working in the restaurant business for over ten years and opened Paréa Wine Bar and Café in July of 2006. Both share a passion for good food and wine and wanted to create a comfortable, friendly establishment where people can come together and enjoy the company of others while drinking a good glass of wine and a few tasty bites.
Our wine program focuses on high quality wines from around the world that our customers can afford to drink everyday. We feature eclectic wines made with obscure varietals mainly from the Mediterranean but also from all over the world, wines that can be drunk now and wines people can afford. We also have some special occasion wines, but time spent at Paréa should not only be for special occasions. Generally speaking, Paréa’s goal is to be a gathering place for friends every day, even if it is for a short while. Maybe even for just one glass.
We offer home-style Mediterranean dishes made from fresh, organic, high quality ingredients, such as hearty stews and soups, paninis, salads, and cheese and salumi plates. We believe in creating healthy, tasty, satisfying menu options by using simple ingredients. Our goal is to provide our customers with fulfilling food that pairs well with a variety of wines at affordable prices.