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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 #47 of 229 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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Date | Rating
  • Danish first
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  • English first
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  • German first
  • Greek first
  • Italian first
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English first
London, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

This restaurant definitely sets itself apart from others in Rethymon with a more imaginative menu than most, and possibly the most picturesque courtyard in the Old Town. You do pay a little extra for this, but for a special and memorable meal out, I would definitely recommend. At first it appeared the size of the portions were quite small, but... More

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Seaford, United Kingdom
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

I am using my wife's laptop so under her logon. We returned to Avli for the third year running due to it being one of our favourite places to eat and just sit relax and drink. Beautiful wine in a beatuiful setting which has been so well thought about,lots of little touches here and there if you care to look... More

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Central Russia, Russia
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

The location is in the old town. Very special wines.The food was prepared very nice.But something was not enough for me. No sea,no compliments. But the quality was rather good.The portions were rather small.

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Dorchester, United Kingdom
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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

Somewhat overhyped. Food a bit Nouvelle Cuisine ie not very big portions. Seating awful, hubby had a bench/pew which he couldn't move and I was on a garden chair with a slidey chair cushion - not relaxing.

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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

Very nice staff, service minded! But, the reason to visit this restaurant is its Cretan specialities! The Cretan vegetarian Risotto is to die for!! We we're placed in the alley since the restaurant was full, but it didn't matter, the alley were just as cozy as the restaurant :)

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AVLIRethymnon, Ιδιοκτήτης at Avli, responded to this review

Dear Kaulsson, Avli is, for more than 27 years, a personal bet! We are deeply interesting in offering the best possible aesthetic and culinary experience to our entire visitors. Thank you for estimating our daily hard effort to keep our "home" in the best possible state. Hope to welcome you again, in the coming future, among our guest. Yours Katerina... More

Melbourne, Australia
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16 reviews 16 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014 NEW

Loved the food here, and the staff and location are great. Can get a bit busy so book and go a little early.

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AVLIRethymnon, Ιδιοκτήτης at Avli, responded to this review

Dear guest, we really appreciate that you choose Avli for enjoying a great, relaxing evening. We thank you for your positive feed back and comments. It's so encouraging when we share the same feelings and point of view with our honoured visitors. With my best regards Katerina Xekalou More

Wickford
Senior Contributor
29 reviews 29 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

This was our third visit to Avli over 4years. We hadn't booked but was shown to a table from where we received poor service. We was given our menu and ordered our food. This was served up and was really good I had the Octopus and my wife the mushrooms for starters, followed by Sea Bass and Braised Beef for... More

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AVLIRethymnon, Ιδιοκτήτης at Avli, responded to this review

Dear GeoffandSarah we highly respect our guests experience and opinion, so thank you for letting us know how you felt during your last visit to Avli. We were so pleased to welcome you back and we are happy to read that you enjoy the excellent food and wine you was served. At the same time we are quite dissapointed that,... More

Atlanta, Georgia
Senior Contributor
42 reviews 42 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

We were very pleased to have a wonderful dinner at this location. The service was excellent the location is very nice peaceful setting in a very nice part of old town. The presentation was very good and the food tasted nice I would recommend this place

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AVLIRethymnon, Ιδιοκτήτης at Avli, responded to this review

Dear Quantummottle, thank you for appreciating our service and for demostrating the pleasure you received from your visit to our establishment. Working productively and efficiently, during the last 27 years of our exictence, it's our way of saying thank you. Most sincerely Katerina Xekalou More

Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014 via mobile

This was by far my favourite restaurant in Rethymno. The decor is beautiful and the food lives up to the label Cretan fine dining, from the locally churned butter served with a basket of various breads to perfectly cooked seafood and mouthwatering desserts. I'd go back to Crete just for the chocolate plate. The service is attentive without being overbearing... More

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AVLIRethymnon, Ιδιοκτήτης at Avli, responded to this review

Dear Paula H, thank you sincerely for coming to Avli and for expressing in puplic your personal experience. We are very glad you have gained lot of satisfaction in tasting traditional Cretan cooking as a fine dinning experience. We are waiting to welcome you again, in your next visit to Crete. Best regards Katerina Xekalou More

Newcastle, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
42 reviews 42 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

A bit up-market from the normal Tavernas, this was a really good quality restaurant with a eye on excellent service. Like several places in the Old Town, the decoration and setting was just fantastic. The food choices were certainly different, and you need to take care when ordering that you are certain of what you want, but the whole experience... More

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AVLIRethymnon, Ιδιοκτήτης at Avli, responded to this review

Dear VVinceB we want to express our sincerest thank you for your time and contribution in our world of mouth. We hope to welcome you again among our guests. Cordially Katerina Xekalou More

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