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Avli

22 Xanthoudidou & Radamathyos Str | Old Town of Rethymno, Crete, Rethymnon, Crete 74100, Greece
+30 2831 058250
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Ranked #61 of 230 restaurants in Rethymnon
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $0 - $47
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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English first
Swansea, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

My husband and I visited this restaurant whilst on honeymoon as it appears to have a very good reputation locally. When we arrived we were ushered into the bar, as there was a 20 minute wait for a garden table. We were given complimentary drinks of a very nice liqueur called Skinos with a red pepper sauce drizzled on top,... More

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Torremolinos
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14 reviews 14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014 NEW

After being stopped by a man outside the restaurant and seeing plenty of people eating , we decided to sit at one of three vacant tables. Other tables were reading menus and all looked fine. We sat at the table for what seemed like an eternity while a single waiter chatted to people at other tables and basically brought out... More

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Hong Kong Region, China
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014 NEW

Lovely food - order pork cheeks. Service was great and the atmosphere in the courtyard was perfect. Every business owned by this group is excellent and celebrates the best of this area.

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Wellington, Wellington, New Zealand
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014 NEW

We ate here twice for dinner on our three night stay in town. The best creative Greek food I have eaten on our 2 week holiday, also well priced. I enjoyed the moussaka it was very light and flavoursom. The mushroom entree was unique and full of flavour. The baby pork fillet with prune reduction was fabulous and their deserts... More

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Chicago, Illinois
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014 NEW

I went to this restaurant because I saw a blog post saying this was one of the best restaurants in the island of crete. Maybe I wasn't able to order the right plates, but I was quite disappointed with the food. The place is beautiful, the service not so great, neither is the food. Since, we are in Europe I... More

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Daylesford
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73 reviews 73 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014 NEW via mobile

We dined 2 nights on the recommendation of hotel bellagio (also excellent, see separate review).  A very cool bar with great cocktails, the romantic garden setting after sunset is divine, the service is discreet but attentive, excellent wine recommendations upon request, exquisite food, and a beautiful jazz/soul playlist by DJ.  No routine ashtrays & few smokers. 2 starters, 2 mains,... More

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UK
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21 reviews 21 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014 NEW

Had dinner here on Monday night. Beautiful courtyard setting. Felt like the sort of place that, were I local, I would always have in mind for extravagant special occasions. We had the grilled shrimp, the kid goat and the pork and strawberry salad. All very good indeed, particularly the salad. Unfortunately, the service we experienced was poor enough for us... More

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Riihimaki, Finland
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014 NEW

This was the worst and the most expensive restaurant we visited in Rethymno. I had a tiny piece of moussaka (5x5 cm) that cost almost 15€ and my friend had some lamb, which was full of membrane and some hair! The moussaka was ok but the lamb was uneatable. Wine was quite good but cost 6€ / glass. We also... More

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London, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

Wonderful set up, friendliest staff and absolutely amazing food based on cretan products. Expensive but worth every penny!

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Brussels, Belgium
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

A truly creative kitchen in Crete, but making nice plates isn't everything, taste has to follow ... Nice setting but expensive for what you get.

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