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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 #40 of 203 restaurants in Rethymnon
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $0 - $48
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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Wickford
Senior Contributor
29 reviews 29 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014 NEW

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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Atlanta, Georgia
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37 reviews 37 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014 NEW

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

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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014 NEW 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
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42 reviews 42 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014 NEW

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

Stockholm
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014 NEW via mobile

A beautiful and romantic setting, with very friendly and attentive staff. However, the food was a disappointment. It was bland and not particularly refined, in our opinion. Under the guidance of a great chef, Avli could be so much more.

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AVLIRethymnon, Ιδιοκτήτης at Avli, responded to this review

Dear VasaViking thank you very much for selecting Avli for your dinner, during your holidays at Rethymno. We appreciate your comments and we want to thank you sincerely for your recognition of the nice setting and of staff's attention. We regret that we didn't meet your palette although that head chef in our kitchen team, is a first rate Greek... More

Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

We chose this restaurant because it offers 'Cretan cuisine' so we thought we'd give it a try. The garden at the back was a lovely setting, really nice for a special occasion - it was full of pink flowers so really pretty. The service was great, and the menu was different from the usual Greek fare you saw in most... More

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AVLIRethymnon, Ιδιοκτήτης at Avli, responded to this review

Dear Carla O we are very pleased to read your review about Avli. Thank you so much for appreciating our concentrated efforts to offer only the best in every single visitor and for the spent time. We really would like to welcome you back in the coming future. Sincerely Katerina Xekalou More

Gex, France
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

I came in last year with my wife and it was wonderful.... I came back in june 2014 and I ve been very upset.... The service was just disapointing, i asked 3 times to get an ashtray, after two butts they took it me back.... And again 2 Times to get a new one.... I ask for a romantic table,... More

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AVLIRethymnon, Ιδιοκτήτης at Avli, responded to this review

Dear Dennis Thank you very much for visiting Avli once more this year. It gives us great pleasure and pride to welcome back our valuable guests. To be honest we are extremely surprised to read your review about Avli. The truth is that you mailed us to reserve a nice romantic table but not a private one. If you had... More

Netherlands
Senior Contributor
26 reviews 26 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014

Sometimes when you have a good experience you should leave it at that and not return to try to relive the memory. Avli is that place. In 3 years time it has become pretentious and attention to detail has slipped. Food was just not that great. A bit cold ( no warmed plates) and very little portions (and we are... More

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AVLIRethymnon, Ιδιοκτήτης at Avli, responded to this review

Dear guest It gives great pleasure and satisfaction to all of us when we have repeated visitors. We really appreciate your comment about the lack of light at the specific table you were sitted. Although none of our guest have ever mention something similar, we will probably add a descrete lamp to avoid such a objection in the future. Our... More

dublin
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20 reviews 20 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2014

Following a most romantic Greek wedding ceremony within the Fortress, we decamped to this restaurant, where the food and attention to detail was excellent.

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AVLIRethymnon, Ιδιοκτήτης at Avli, responded to this review

Dear sydneypar... a wedding reception is a very unique and special time in our valuable guest's life. We feel very honnored they trust our venue and we always take care for such an event personally. Therefore we are extremely happy to read that we manage it so succesfuly. Please accept my heartful best thanks for your review. Katerina Xekalou More

Perth, Australia
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18 reviews 18 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2014

This is a truly great restaurant. beautiful setting, good service, great menu and wine list. The waitress listened to what type of food we wanted and then made perfect suggestion for all courses and wine. All staff took great pride in their work and were knowledgeable about what was being offered. Do not miss this place if you are in... More

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Katerina X, Ιδιοκτήτης at Avli, responded to this review

Dear Rod H, thank you so much for your kind comments. The truth is that we feel like a family and Avli is our home. All of us are very proud when we earn our guests' recognition and appreciation of our services. Therefore we pay our upmost, every single day, to have happy and satisfied visitors. We wish to see... More

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