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About Us

Parizade; considered the flagship of the Giorgios Group, is a tenured illustration of our commitment to unwavering gracious hospitality. A forever staple in the Durham community, Parizade has maintained its continuity thru its dedication to the highest of standards in quality, service and personality. Whether it be the atmosphere, or cuisine; Parizade forever remains a culture of the heart.  

26 years after being founded by nationally- known restaurateur Giorgios Bakatsias, Parizade’s unique approach to serving Mediterranean fare has surpassed guests’ expectations for more than two decades. The continual procurement of the highest of quality local ingredients from both land and sea; coupled with an unwavering demand of service, Parizade’s command for excellence is never-ending. In our continued commitment to the hospitality and service industry and the advancement of our concepts; we embrace and honor the legacy of Parizade while committing to its evolution.   Recently appointed Executive Chef, Jason Lawless is a testament to this philosophy. Having previously worked and trained in some of the most discerning restaurants in the country, Lawless brings with him a passion for flavor and execution rooted in precision. We invite you to come experience the theater, hospitality, and nourishment of the Mediterranean at Parizade.


Our Philosophy

One guest, one plate at a time

"When creating a theater for the palette, it's important to invite the eyes too." 

- Giorgios Bakatsias, Founder