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Avli

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Coffee Shop, Greek, Fusion, Wine Bar
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22 Xanthoudidou & Radamathyos Str | Old Town of Rethymno, Crete, Rethymnon, Crete 74100, Greece
+30 2831 058250
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Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 359
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    Very good
  • 80
    Average
  • 48
    Poor
  • 32
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Not quite the highlight we had expected

We had saved this restaurant for the final night of our visit and although it was fairly good it didn't have the 'wow' factor that we'd been led to expect. Everything was nicely prepared and presented, and the wine choice (I just wanted one glass) was also good, but there was something missing... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 23, 2015
MGPAman
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Frieth, Oxon. UK
Good for:
  • Special occasions
  • Local cuisine
  • Romantic
  • Entertaining clients
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Copenhagen, Denmark
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015 NEW

Restaurant AVLI in the very centre of Rethymno in Crete is a real pearl of a Greek restaurant - also more expensive than the average Cretan restaurant. But it is real value for the money, and if you are looking for high quality in the meal, perfect service by a dedicated staff, and a cosy atmosphere you WILL get it... More 

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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34 reviews 34 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015 NEW

I had the goat which is one of their specialty dishes and it was fantastic. The decor is stunning and the service is excellent. Bit more expensive than some in the area but well worth it. The best meal so far in Crete

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Winslow, United Kingdom
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11 reviews 11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015 NEW

Decided to come to this restaurant on our penultimate night due to good reviews and lovely building. The surroundings are beautiful, inside and in the courtyard, in the lovely backstreets of Rethymno. My boys both had slow cooked beef which was good. However, I ordered mountain goat and my wife lamb. My goat was 3/4 fat and gristle and around... More 

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leicester
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015 NEW

We ate in here last night, food and atmosphere were great, staff really friendly. We are also staying in the hotel, the breakfast is lovely and the rooms are stylishly decorated with lots of individual touches. Nothing is too much trouble, highly recommend.

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Frieth, Oxon. UK
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64 reviews 64 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015 NEW

We had saved this restaurant for the final night of our visit and although it was fairly good it didn't have the 'wow' factor that we'd been led to expect. Everything was nicely prepared and presented, and the wine choice (I just wanted one glass) was also good, but there was something missing. Perhaps more diners might have helped -... More 

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Georgia
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77 reviews 77 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015 NEW

What a huge disappointment, so overrated, so expensive, robbery, over €60 for 2 people, the gardens looked amazing and it appeared very busy every night, so we thought we would give it a try, the shrimp pasta was disgusting the sauce had a weird smell and the shrimp were not fresh at all, the fish of the day was ok... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

The garden is nice, the sevice is attentive, the food is terrible. The cooking is deemed "new greek cuisine", with confused flavors and low quality ingredients. The place is out ran with tourists holding the lonely planet guide with spoiled noisy children.

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Brussels, Belgium
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60 reviews 60 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

We had an enjoyable meal at Avli with in particular a very fresh salad and delicious Greek goat as our main course. The service was friendly and attentive. Unfortunately, a few dishes and a few wines on the menu were not available and we had to choose a fairly expensive red wine - no house wine on offer like in... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

We had such a disappointing meal in a place that we had saved for our last night in Crete. The restaurant and the setting is lovely in the heart of the Old Town of Rethymno but the food was the worst that we had tasted. After selecting our choice from the menu we were then told there was no more... More 

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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39 reviews 39 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2015

The food and wine our absolute perfection. The best food in Greece is here! The ambiance is wonderful ... You will not be disappointed! The staff here is very knowledgable about Greek wine and food. Listen to their recommendations.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 22 Xanthoudidou & Radamathyos Str | Old Town of Rethymno, Crete, Rethymnon, Crete 74100, Greece
  • Location: Europe  >  Greece  >  Crete  >  Rethymnon Prefecture  >  Rethymnon
  • Phone Number: +30 2831 058250

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 0 - 38
  • Cuisine: Coffee Shop, Greek, Fusion, Wine Bar

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Special occasions, Local cuisine, Romantic, Entertaining clients

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