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Alana restaurant

Salaminos 15, Rethymnon, Crete 74100, Greece
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Ranked #15 of 229 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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London, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

My girlfriend and I stayed in Rethymon for a week in early July and ate out every night in or around the old town. This, in my opinion, was the best restaurant we went to. Firstly, the setting was beautiful with trees all around and candles on the table made for a very romantic atmosphere. The food was lovely and... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

We had dinner there, a family of 7, and we all had different dishes, 3 courses. We all loved all of them! Especially the steaks and the desserts. We also had some excellent Cretan red wine, recommend you try it. The service was very good, kids friendly and the menu also kids friendly . Highly recommend this restaurants that is... More

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York, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

We just happened upon alana close to our hotel beautiful surroundings excellent service amazing food I had rib eye steak Cooked perfectly my husband had chicken in pistachio sauce said it was best chicken he had eaten we were so Impressed we have booked a table next week for our anniversary very reasonable prices too defiantly a must if in... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

Visited one evening in July after reading recommendations and we're not disappointed.nicely tucked away up a side street away from the pestering at the harbour. We all opted for the Cretan specialities starting with mixed mezes including snails. The complimentary dessert was a nice addition. The house white and red wines were delicious and very reasonable. The staff were very... More

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Jönköping, Jönköpings Län, Sweden
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014 NEW

Visited in August 2013. Very cozy atmosphere and surroundings. The food was amazing, take the starter with feta cheeze and sausages (not for me though) and dakos, but split it with someone. Perfect start on a perfect dinner. The restaurant was fresh, the food as well, and important after a couple glasses of wine, a fresh toilet. However, great place... More

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Richmond, Surrey
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014 NEW

Ate here this evening, Great service, great food, lovely ambience. The restaurant is situated on a street that is great for people watching. We had the bruschetta and asparagus to start and the beef cheeks and hidden chicken to follow. With a great Greek Dry white. Absolutely spot on. Complimentary fruit dessert and liqueur to finish. Lovely.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014 NEW

We just found the place and got in! Food is amaizing, place is very nice and elegant. Very decent prices for the quality received!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

We visited Alana 3 times over the last 3 years and it is still the best restaurant in town. Impeccable, quick, polite, professional service, delicious, innovative food using local produce, very pleasant ambience. You get what you pay for, therefore prices higher than usual are understandable. If you are looking for something special, go there.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

Have been there 3 times. Nice food, nice service, ... Everything is nice, but a bit boring for me. Was waiting for a kind of extraordinary dishes but didn't get them. Anyway, the staff is professional and is fast. The food was of good quality and was tasty.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

Food ok. Service SHOCKING. Most uncomfortable chairs in Crete. Overcharged our party by 40 Euros, which we only picked up due to members of our party being able to speak and read Greek. Manager or owner refused to speak to us. If you still choose to eat here, beware! My advice is dont!

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