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22 Xanthoudidou & Radamathyos Str | Old Town of Rethymno, Crete, Rethymnon, Crete 74100, Greece
+30 2831 058250
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Ranked #64 of 238 Restaurants in Rethymnon
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $0 - $43
Cuisines: Greek, Café, Fusion, Wine Bar
Good for: Romance, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Restaurant details
Good for: Romance, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night

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UK
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16 reviews 16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014

Given the number of diners and the past reviews on TripAdvisor, this is clearly a very popular restaurant, and we were not disappointed. We had a lovely meal (goat and lamb dishes for the main followed by a chocolate dessert) which felt authentically Cretan but at the same time fresh, modern and stylish. Portion sizes were sensible. Service was excellent... More 

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Dublin, Ireland
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14 reviews 14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2014

I am usually very picky grading restaurant but I have to say this one was a pure treasure to discover. Amazing delicious and tasty food, great professional staff, great wines to go with our dishes, great atmosphere. Our dinner here was the last one of great holidays and it was simply perfect! Absolutely loved it!!

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Rethymnon, Greece
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

We did the shorter tasting menu, with wine and we really enjoyed it! I'd recommend this place to anyone wanting to experience the modern version of the famed Cretan cuisine.

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London, Uk
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28 reviews 28 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014

We were lured into going to this restaurant having seen the menu in passing and noticing it had some unusual dishes like goat. We managed to get a lovely table in their courtyard, and were excited about having a 'posh' dinner for a change whilst in Rethymnon. We were left decidedly underwhelmed i'm afraid to say. We shared the mushroom... More 

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AVLIRethymnon, Ιδιοκτήτης at Avli, responded to this review

Dear Mitzicat thank you for taking the time to write a review about your personal experience to Avli. We are delighted to read that you enjoy both the atmosphere and the service at our restaurant. Although we are extremely surprised of your husband's claims "about being served beef instead of goat", we appreciate for giving us opportunity to remove his... More 

Cambridge
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51 reviews 51 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014

The courtyared you enter when you head for dinner at Avli looks enchanting and the whole setting is definitely the main attraction of this restaurant. On the other hand the food is really lacking character; I had one of the most boring chicken dishes ever...and this restaurant is pricey.

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AVLIRethymnon, Ιδιοκτήτης at Avli, responded to this review

Dear CarribeanFreunde: Thank you for your nice comments about Avi's setting and the undisputed beauty of the place. We are displeased to read that we didn't achieve to meet your palate during your visit to our restaurant. Although we wonder which factor can make a fresh, well prepared, tasty, organic farming, chicken "boring", we understand that taste is totally a... More 

Colchester, United Kingdom
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27 reviews 27 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014

After reading all of the reviews we thought Avli was a must destination on our visit to Rethymnon. Sadly we were disappointed. As my husband said the food was stodgy. My lamb was cold grey looking and tough. The Avli salad had few nuts on and was mostly leaves with little flavour. An expensive let down

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AVLIRethymnon, Ιδιοκτήτης at Avli, responded to this review

Dear Kerrie P: We highly respect our valuable guests reviews although we believe that it's much more helpful to express their opinion directly to any of our staff or the manager or to me personally, as i'm daily present at the restaurant, so we could react fast and immediately. There is no other factor more important for us, than the... More 

Southport, United Kingdom
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104 reviews 104 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014

This restaurant has about 5 different areas to sit all with a different atmosphere. We chose the 2 level garden. We were welcomed by Draggen and he recommended the Goat which was a first for me but it was so succulent. All the dishes are Cretan. The restaurant is a little more up market than the rest od Rethymnon and... More 

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Lyon, France
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42 reviews 42 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

We had a bussiness dinner there for 25 people. We took starters, main and dessert, however we were not able to eat all. We got 3 types of starters, each of 3 plates of seafood (great octopus), salads and greek specialities. Then came the main when we were already full:) Wine quite ok. Beautiful garden.

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Toronto, Canada
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014

A special celebration would warrant a visit to this exceptional restaurant in the old town of Rethymnos, Crete. Lovely garden courtyard setting with tablecloths and excellent service; including personal attention from the owner who had an inspirational talk with us for 20 min. Fresh local produce used by a talented chef who createsdelicious cretian dishes. Highly reccommend the mix mezes... More 

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30 reviews 30 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014

Booked to celebrate our wedding anniversary ... Thinking this was going to be a very expensive meal, however at under €80 for a glass of bubbly each a very nice bottle of wine, starters and main ( free rackomelo which was delicious ) ... All set in beautiful surroundings, whilst not cheap for Greece it was exceptional value for such... More 

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Additional Information about Avli

Address: 22 Xanthoudidou & Radamathyos Str | Old Town of Rethymno, Crete, Rethymnon, Crete 74100, Greece
Phone Number: +30 2831 058250
Location: Europe  >  Greece  >  Crete  >  Rethymnon Prefecture  >  Rethymnon
Average Prices: USD 0 - 43
Cuisine: Greek, Café, Fusion, Wine Bar

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