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Avli

$$$
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: Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, 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
Gorgeous outdoor terraced courtyard

My husband and I walked in to Avli last evening for dinner without a reservation and were seated promptly. It happened to be Mother's Day so it was very busy. The servers really hustled and worked very hard but dinner was quite a while in coming. The starter welcome plate was delicious and they... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 11, 2015
Jules012
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Toronto
Good for:
  • Romantic
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
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English first
Greater London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015 NEW

The quality of the food being served has changed here.Before many years this was an excellent restaurant at the city of Rethymno. The prices now are up , and the quality is down ....

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Boston, Massachusetts
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2015 NEW

We spent 3 nights in Rethymnon and had dinner at Avli on our first and last night. The ambience is just lovely and the service and food are fabulous. We had two of the best meals we have had anywhere, with excellent starters, entrees, and dessert, plus a excellent wine list. The cuisine is definitely Mediterranean/Greek inspired but totally upscale... More 

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London
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30 reviews 30 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015 NEW

3 -4 years ago we ate several times at this restaurant, and had anyone asked for my top tip eatery wise I would have recommended this resuarant 100%. All has changed! Today we ate at Avli and were disappointed for many reasons. We placed our order-all was going well. The wine arrived, which was dry, crisp and delicious- a good... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015 NEW

Didn't even need a knife! If you are as a couple, try the Cretan Welcome appetizer tray. Great atmosphere in a wonderful part of the Old Quarter. Restaurant is surprisingly roomy!

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London, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

Excellent choice - great menu and friendly staff. We had a lovely evening with amazing local food and fresh ingredients

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Toronto
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

My husband and I walked in to Avli last evening for dinner without a reservation and were seated promptly. It happened to be Mother's Day so it was very busy. The servers really hustled and worked very hard but dinner was quite a while in coming. The starter welcome plate was delicious and they recommended lovely wines to compliment our... More 

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Rotterdam, The Netherlands
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43 restaurant reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015

We sat out in the courtyard, which is beautiful and made the visit worthwhile. The service is good and attentive, although it sometimes seems they are tripping over each other. The bread basket was the best we had and the same for the local red wine they recommended to go with my stewed goat meat. It was delicious and presented... More 

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Athens, Greece
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16 reviews 16 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015

The restaurant has not only very good food, but excellent service and amazing atmosphere. I place you must try.

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Reading, United Kingdom
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35 restaurant reviews
69 helpful votes 69 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015

The restaurant is undeniably quirky and pretty. The courtyard is gorgeous. There is a shappy chic feel to the place. But sadly the food is style over substance. And expensive by local standards. Not a great menu. Our daughter struggled to find anything that she fancied- and she usually eats anything. Best part of the meal was the bread and... More 

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Galveston, Texas, USA
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44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015

The food and service are very good and it has a beautiful courtyard with multiple levels and flowers everywhere. Inside there are several rooms which are elegantly furnished, including with local art. Note the incredible octopus chandelier. If the weather is good, eat in the magical courtyard (avli means backyard garden in Greek). It is located in a reclaimed 16th... More 

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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 38
  • Cuisine: Coffee Shop, Greek, Fusion, Wine Bar

Restaurant Characteristics

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

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?