Local Food

Published on July 9th, 2020 | by Nature Humphries


Oxford’s Favorite Greek Restaurant Volta Taverna Turns 15

Proudly sitting just beyond the Oxford Square on North Lamar Boulevard, Volta Taverna has been one of the most popular local restaurants in town. Beloved for its Mediterranean-influenced fare and killer Margaritas, Volta has managed to maintain its status as a favorite among both the college crowd and local professionals. Plus, the pet-friendly patio is the perfect spot to enjoy some fresh air dining and drinks.

Kala Fontaine and Brooke Krizbai of Oxford’s favorite Greek restaurant, Volta Taverna.

Owner Brooke Krizbai, who was recently voted “Oxford’s Favorite Boss” in The Local Voice Townies, has been working hard to keep business steady and customers happy during the pandemic, and that has been a tall order. She credits nuch of the success to General Manager Kala Fontaine for her hard work and dedication of nearly 14 years.

“The last 15 years has been a wild ride,” she said. “Even though 2020 has lasted 45 years, we are still kickin’ thanks to the tremendous support of the Oxford community! The staff has been great at pushing through the crazy changes and curveballs that have become daily life.”

Although the menu changes up from time to time, some of the staples that regulars swear by include the Hotty Toddy Balls, the Greek Salad, the Gyros, and the Cheese Fries (my personal favorite). Also, the Greek Pimento Cheese is a spicy twist on a classic. Some of the newer additions, like the Bruce Lee, a Vietnamese flavored chicken wrap with a spicy kick, and the Gyro Sliders are gaining traction as well.

One of the factors that keeps Volta going strong has always been the staff. “The amount of dedication and care that the staff puts into Volta is truly unique,” Brooke said.“I think that’s one of the main reasons why we are able to celebrate 15 years of serving Oxford. We really are a work family that loves one another and has each other’s backs through thick and thin. I am so proud of them and the work culture we have created.”

While maintaining social distancing and “Serving Oxford Safely” guidelines, Volta continues to offer dine in service, outdoor dining, curbside pickup, and delivery through Bitesquad. Oh, and half-price Margaritas all month!

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About the Author

Nature Humphries is Editor-in-Chief of The Local Voice. Nature is originally from Vicksburg, Mississippi, but moved to Oxford in 2004 after spending time in the United States Navy. She has also worked in the restaurant industry for many years as a server and a bartender. Nature graduated from Ole Miss in 2007 with a degree in English and Modern Languages.

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