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Alana restaurant

Salaminos 15, Rethymnon, Crete 74100, Greece
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Ranked #21 of 235 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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85% Recommend
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Alta, Finnmark, Norway
5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014 NEW

We went to this place two times for dinner, and we were just as satisfied both times. The food is good and the staff is friendly. Easily the best place we had dinner at in Rethymnon.

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Copenhagen, Denmark
4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014 NEW

Alana restaurant is the perfect place for a great dinner, in Rethymno town. The atmosfer, the service and the quality is in perfect compination. I can only recoment this restaurant and thev5 stars are not enough. Alana we´ll meet Again !!!!!!!!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014 NEW

Really nice atmosphere, nice furnished restaurant,excellent chateaubriand with baked potato. If you plan to go there after 20:00 in the season, better make a reservation. We had a great time.

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Huddersfield, United Kingdom
5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

Just returned from a great holiday in Rethymnon and had the pleasure of eating at Alana on two occasions. Each visit the staff were friendly and polite, the service very very good, complimentary drinks and bread offered and the quality of the food excellent!! The restaurant is clean and tidy and the atmosphere makes the night very pleasurable and the... More

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2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

We ate here on the recommendation of the owner of our holiday Villa and were not disappointed. Situated just behind the old harbour it is as calm an oasis as you can hope to find amongst the crowds and bustle of the Old Town at night. Unobtrusive music, pretty setting and a well trained team of waiting staff make for... More

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Top Contributor
79 reviews 79 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014 via mobile

Nice garden setting but some traffic noise. Every table comes with an ashtray. We requested a non-smoking table & were directed to a back corner - why discriminate against non-smokers who want to enjoy their food & wine smoke free?  Typical uncomfortable greek chairs.  Limited wine list - I requested their best rose & I've had a lot better in... More

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Yoxall, United Kingdom
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176 reviews 176 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
80 helpful votes 80 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014 via mobile

Returned after 8 years. Was full but we waited for a table. Nice surroundings and very nice food with staff very friendly . Lovely place to spend the evening. The free fruit and raki were very nice also .. Would recommend .

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Bromsgrove, United Kingdom
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21 reviews 21 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

It was a lovely restaurant of which the staff were lovely as we spoke to them every day from our balcony. We had a power cut the night we ate there and they coped very well and the food was served punctually and hot.

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Bingley, UK
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32 reviews 32 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

Whilst alongside quite a busy road, you are oblivious to this once seated. Open to the sky with a couple of large integral trees. This hotel was recommended by one of the staff at our accommodation and it was absolutely excellent (unlike another she recommended - see separate review). We liked it so much, we went back a second night.... More

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Helsinki, Finland
Top Contributor
56 reviews 56 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
68 helpful votes 68 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

In this restaurant you sit outside but some parts have a roof and half of the place is shaded by a couple of nice big trees. The place is clean and has very friendly staff. The choice of food and beverages is excellent and so was the quality and taste. We made a reservation beforehand because we wanted to celebrate... More

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