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Alana restaurant

Salaminos 15, Rethymnon, Crete 74100, Greece
6948374330
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Ranked #21 of 238 Restaurants in Rethymnon
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $17 - $37
Cuisines: Greek, Mediterranean
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Good for: Families with children, Romance, Large groups, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Dinner, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
Description: Alana Fresh food straight from the market. Specializing in grilled meat and Cretan cuisineThe restaurant's name derives from the old times. Alana was a place that kids of all the neighbourhood used to join together and play. It was first established in 1986 at the heart of the old town of Rethymno in Salaminos street , the central street under the castle of Fortezza and used to be one of the first tavernas in the area. With 200 seats it was the most crowdy place of the old town. In 2002 under new management, the place transformed to a more relaxing restaurant with 100 seats based on good quality products, attendive service and reasonable prices. Alana made a new beginning, changing totally the style of the restaurant, serving unique dishes of traditional fare in a relaxing setting full of flowers creating the perfect backdrop for a dining experience highlighted by inspired cuisine and impeccable service. The restaurant has attracted both tourists and local people drawn to the superb food, charm and hospitality of its owners.The restaurant serves healthy Greek and Mediterranean cuisine, using products sourced locally, cooked with care and it has been established as one of the best restaurants in town, based on the customers’ reviews. The extensive a la carte menu includes favourites like lamb with artichokes, Cretan smoked pork “apaki” and stuffed vine leaves, chargrilled steaks and beef burgers, grilled vegetables with feta cheese and oregano, wild greens with tomato, garlic and potatoes. Unique home made deserts are also offered.
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2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014 NEW

Pork with Pistachio was great! The wine available was good. If you visit during peak hours it may take a bit longer since it is popular.

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014 NEW

We spent a week in Rethymnon and visited this restaurant twice because we enjoyed that first visit so much. All food beautifully presented and served by very attentive staff. Plenty and varied choices on the menu. Lovely table linen. Picturesque courtyard seting. All this at a very reasonable price. A must for anyone visiting Rethymon.

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Maidenhead, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014 NEW

Tremendously good food and wine in this garden of a restaurant. Some of the items in the variety dish were the best tasking examples of Greek cooking. The cheeses and salads of Crete are hard to forget. Very good place to have lunch in the shade.

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Austria
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014 NEW

We stumpled upon this restaurant on our way to the old harbour and decided to try it out because of the beautiful courtyard. Not only the location, but also the food was great. My sea bass was perfectly cooked and my gf's Souvlaki tasted really good too. Would definitely recommend!

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Tampa, Florida
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35 reviews 35 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014

Incredible courtyard setting alone justifies dinner trip. Food was pretty good but had better during my time in the city.

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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24 reviews 24 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014 via mobile

Visited this restaurant, next to our hotel, Palazzino Di Corina and which our balcony overlooked, on the basis of trip advisor reviews, overhearing the atmosphere and smelling the food being cooked. We were not disappointed. The chicken in pistachio sauce was excellent and my wife thoroughly enjoyed the mushroom risotto. The service was attentive enough but certainly left us to... More

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York
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6 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014

We went here twice during our recent holiday and found the food and ambience great on both occasions. We had a selection of meat and fish dishes across our visits and they were well cooked on both occasions.

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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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29 reviews 29 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

Went to this restaurant after reading rave reviews on trip Advisor and although the setting is beautiful I was disappointed with the food. I ordered chicken with fries and although the chicken was very succulent the so-called fries were cold. They were not French fries but fried potatoes sliced so thin they were more like crisps. Shame - I felt... More

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Lincoln, United Kingdom
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32 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

Our experience here very good. Quick service, polite staff and very clean facilities. We had house wine 10euros which was very good (white and red), food excellent, we had hidden chicken and pork which were well cooked, as well as vine leaves with mince and asparagus. It looks lovely from outside and thought inside just as good. Try to get... More

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London, United Kingdom
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52 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 via mobile

Ordered Greek mezze and a Greek salad as a late light lunch. Mezze plate arrived dirty, almost looked as if of had just been used by someone else and topped up (hope it wasn't!) Could see waiter cut the bread with his dirty hands (had just been doing/undoing umbrellas). Wind glasses were dirty and there was a spider in my... More

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Address: Salaminos 15, Rethymnon, Crete 74100, Greece
Phone Number: 6948374330
Location: Europe  >  Greece  >  Crete  >  Rethymnon Prefecture  >  Rethymnon
Average Prices: USD 17 - 37
Cuisine: Greek, Mediterranean

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