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Avli

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Cafe, 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: Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Great food, average service

This restaurants is a step above the usual food in the area with a great wine list. Service was average when serving such food at such prices with such stunning ambience and decor I expect someone smartly dressed not in gym gear. That was for me the only thing that let it down. Food was excellent... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 3, 2015
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Good for:
  • Special occasions
  • Local cuisine
  • Entertaining clients
  • Romantic
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Herzlia, Israel
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20 reviews 20 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015 NEW

The restaurant is the heart of the old city of Rethymno and has a beautiful courtyard to sit in. The food is upscale local food. It was very good. Prices were very reasonable as well so the quality price ratio is high. The service was slow but sitting outside in the courtyard with friends it was not so much of... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 NEW

This restaurants is a step above the usual food in the area with a great wine list. Service was average when serving such food at such prices with such stunning ambience and decor I expect someone smartly dressed not in gym gear. That was for me the only thing that let it down. Food was excellent a very talented chef... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015

Located in a beautiful courtyard unlike anything else you'll see in this neighborhood, we were disappointed with the majority of the food we ordered. I am a former sous chef and now foody so I consider myself qualified to make these comments. The artichokes, fava and olives were good appetizers. Despite the huge buildup, the cheeses tasted all the same... More 

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Hull, UK
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26 reviews 26 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015

This is a must visit restaurant! Top quality food and not expensive. Fantastic surroundings also. Rethymnon is the most delightful town. Lovely little alleyways with shops, bars and restaurants.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015

This was our second trip to Avli; last year the service had been extraordinarily slow, which they did realise and acknowledge without us pointing it out, but we wanted to give them a second chance. So this time we booked for earlier in the evening (8:30), and had a wonderful meal. The food is based on traditional ingredients and dishes,... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

We had a delicious meal at Avli. The attention to detail and courtyard are lovely, and a really nice romantic setting for dinner. It took around 15-20 minutes for someone to take our order (although the restaurant was pretty empty). The servers were a bit abrupt, going through the motions. It seemed as though the two servers in our area... More 

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AVLIRethymnon, Ιδιοκτήτης at Avli, responded to this review

Dear guest thank you so much for visiting us and for taking time to write your nice comments about our amazing food, as you described it . We are embarrassed that the service was a bit late and we, somehow, minimise your overall enjoyment of the evening. We promise to take action, if necessary, so to find us more efficient... More 

Hengelo, The Netherlands
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

Both the fresh codfish as lamb were way below average, no seasoning and steep prices. Everything looks nice, but the food just isn't good.

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AVLIRethymnon, Ιδιοκτήτης at Avli, responded to this review

Dear remowasher thank you for visiting us. We appreciate the spent time to write your comments. We are embarrassed that we failed to please your palette in contrary with the vast majority of our guests. Avli, within the summer months, serves more than 20.000 visitors, from different countries, with different tastes,customs and culture. Although it's clear, how extremely difficult is... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

the food was delicious! and we got vip service! the place looks very beautiful and the environment inside romantic, everything was perfect!

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Sydney, Australia
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42 restaurant reviews
91 helpful votes 91 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

We were staying in the Avli rooms...so our check in started in the quaint quirky courtyard of the Avli restaurant. The complimentary platter of dips and appetizers had such promise...so we stayed for a late lunch...and we were hooked! We looked around and tried some other restaurants/ tavernas in Rethymnon...but this place "ruled the roost". While a bit more pricey... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

We were sat in the courtyard area , it is stunning at night , magical . The food was excellent , the staff so friendly and the complimentary raki perfect

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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 39
Cuisine: Cafe, Greek, Fusion, Wine Bar

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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 39
  • Cuisine: Cafe, Greek, Fusion, Wine Bar

Restaurant Characteristics

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

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