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Alana restaurant

Salaminos 15, Rethymnon, Crete 74100, Greece
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Ranked #20 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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39 reviews 39 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014 NEW

One of our favourite restaurants on our recent holiday to Rethymnon. The only complaint was it was closed on our last two evenings .We will definitely return on our next trip to Rethymnon.The food was lovely, fresh ingredients cooked in a modern style .the staff really nice and the ambiance could not be beaten .The portions were large and as... More

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Huddersfield, United Kingdom
13 reviews 13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014 NEW

Delightful courtyard style restaurant. We had stifados and mousaka both were excellent and home cooked.This restaurant is very good value ,we had a starter,2 mains and 2 beers for 27 euros. The place is very clean and the staff are friendly. We will definitely be returning before we go home.

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Tel Aviv, Israel
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26 reviews 26 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014 NEW

on our way to Chania from the airport we opened tripadvisor to check for a good restaurant in rethymno. we decided to enter Alana and it was one of the best meals of our trip, so good we went there as our last meal before leaving. Food - traditional and new takes on greek cuisine. the meat and sea food... More

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Brussels, Région De Bruxelles-Capitale, Belgium
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77 reviews 77 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014 NEW

We walked by this restaurant with a charming terrace in Rethymnon and were seduised by the place. First we were served quickly with some bread and water... but after the appetizers, it was just like we desappeared.... waiters are smoking at the bar, talking with the kitchen or checking their texts messages. The food was good and regarding the price... More

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London, United Kingdom
3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

Beautiful setting in an old courtyard. The menu offered a different take on Mediterranean food and certainly different to the usual taverna fare. The staff were very friendly.

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Sintra, Portugal
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9 reviews 9 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014

For those who enjoy a wonderfull atmosfere with a perfect meal of Greek contemporany flavours must visit this restaurant.

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Jyvaskyla, Finland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

Best food we had in Rethymnon. Big thanks to waiter who recommended the lamb - it just melted in my mouth. While there was a quite limited number of vegetarian dishes, my wife throughout enjoyed what she had. I also tasted the local pork sausages our child ate and they were really meaty and really nicely seasoned and had a... More

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Sheffield, United Kingdom
12 reviews 12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

After reading reviews made a point of visiting Alana for evening dinner . Agreed the setting is very nice on the garden patio but after that not at all special. The order waiter gave us a warm welcome and took our order promptly but the food waiters had dour expressions and looked as if they hated the job. my lamb... More

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New York City, New York
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47 reviews 47 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2014

The first night we were in Crete: we flew from New York City to Athens, then Crete so we were pretty tired. Alana was a couple of minutes walk from our hotel. My husband and I, along with my sister were visiting Greece together. We went and it was great. I got lamb with artichokes and it was so good.... More

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London, United Kingdom
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36 reviews 36 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2014

We had both lunch and dinner here and both were good quality food in a lovely setting. The service was sometimes slow due to how busy they were. However, value wise there are other restaurants in the area that provide a better experience.

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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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