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Katechaki 12 | Old Harbor, Chania Town, Crete 73133, Greece
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Ranked #15 of 287 restaurants in Chania Town
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Good for: Families with children, Romance, Doing business, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
Description: Beautiful, stylish restaurant built on the old Kastelli wall in the wonderful, picturesque Venetian harbour of Chania. Established in 1993, Kariatis enjoys an excellent reputation for top quality food and service with an impressive menu created and served with proficiency and flair. Imaginative and refreshingly different dishes inspired by flavoursome, colourful, aromatic ingredients from both Crete and Italy offering an appetizing assortment of Italian and Mediterranean dishes and delicious gourmet desserts. Kariatis also offers an extensive selection of award-winning Greek and International wines from around the world many of which are available by the glass.
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91% Recommend
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Piraeus, Greece
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31 reviews 31 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

It is a great place for people who seek a place which is serviceminded but also quiet. You could easily have lunch there at any time after the noon and no-one would bother you if you ask to "leave you alone". Despite that fact though, prices are a lot higher than in other restaurants around. Definately a very good choice... More

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Athens, Greece
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26 reviews 26 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014 NEW

We visited Kariatis once in 2013 and twice in 2014. The food is very good, well presented and arrived promptly. Good service is hard to find, and judging from the fact that we had the same waiters from last year. Everybody was polite, discreet and with a smile. The chocolate fondant was to die for and was made to order,... More

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Karmoy Municipality, Norway
5 reviews 5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014 NEW via mobile

Excellent service. Definitely recommend the gnocchi and the steak with gorgonzola. Fantastic grappa. Slight annoyance having to pay for the starter with three types of bread and approx six olives. The price is acceptable, but considering the menu prices it seems petty. Would have appreciated more time between the appetizer and the main course.

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Manchester, United Kingdom
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014 NEW

To sum it up, a very enjoyable night as the food was incredibly tasty and the staff were polite and very friendly! I have visited the restaurant in the past and every meal has left me pleased and wanting for more..! You should definitely visit this restaurant.

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Tuusula, Finland
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014 NEW

We eat this restaurant best pizza ever, so good! Very friendly service, good location, fantastic place! I have eaten Many place's, Many countries, all over the world, but this pizza was The Best.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

The Best restaurant in chania we have visit. Excelent food servise and the prices are logical.if i had more days in chania i will go for sure

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17 reviews 17 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

We were four people who agreed that the food at this place is among the best prepared we've ever had in Crete. They pride themselves in providing taste experiences not found elsewhere. An Italian kitchen that mixes in a little bit of Crete (if you select those meals from the menu, and you should). Very friendly staff. Decent selection of... More

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Barcelona, Spain
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41 reviews 41 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

I came to this restaurant following the good reviews it had. The place is very trendy and the music is chilling, so everything started well. In most of the reviews I read many good things about the pastas and pizzas of the place, however we dared to order normal meat dishes and were terribly disappointed: I ordered a Pork with... More

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Carmel24, Owner at Kariatis, responded to this review

At Kariatis, we serve French tenderloin of beef from the region of Charollais in deep, rural France. This particular breed of cattle are in fact creamy white in colour and their meat is famed for being extraordinarily lean and meltingly tender. It’s certified top-quality beef of pale red colour and extremely fine texture. Goat on the other hand has a... More

Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

Eaten here twice while on holiday. Great service and great Italian food. Would highly recommend. Only comment is that I came with a friend who's a vegan and there were limited options for him - and no pasta option for a vegan which is disappointing. If the owners read this I'd recommend adding a vegan pasta dish.

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Fredrikstad, Norway
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74 reviews 74 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
77 helpful votes 77 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

We ate at Kariatis twice and both times we had pizzas. The pizzas were all very good just like you get them in Italy (we have been several times in Italy and are quite spoiled when it comes to pizza) The waiters are all very tentative and friendly. We enjoyed both our meals, but it was a little pricey. The... More

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