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Castelvecchio

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Greek, Grill
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Himaras 29, Rethymnon, Crete 74100, Greece
28310 55163
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Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Late Night, Lunch, Delivery, Reservations

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Nice upmarket Greek tavern

This little restaurant is in a lovely setting. Very romantic. Staff really friendly. Some plates on the menu, especially the first courses were excellent. The traditional Greek meatballs were really delicious, if you love cumin. The only huge disappointment for me was that they didn't accept credit... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 30, 2015
SarahJupiter
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Madrid, Spain
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Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Local cuisine
  • Romantic
  • Doing business
  • Special occasions
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Madrid, Spain
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW via mobile

This little restaurant is in a lovely setting. Very romantic. Staff really friendly. Some plates on the menu, especially the first courses were excellent. The traditional Greek meatballs were really delicious, if you love cumin. The only huge disappointment for me was that they didn't accept credit cards.

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Santorini, Greece
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015

delicious menu & setting. the place is really magical and although it was more on the pricey side, it worths every penny

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Lymington, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015

This restaurant is a delight: staff, welcome, menu and ambience. Love it, seconded by all my family. We discovered it last year and if possible, the meal/entire experience this year was even better. Respect.

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Weybridge, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

We enjoyed a meal here on our last evening in Rethymno. Fantastic service, food and setting. Really worth a visit, except we did have to book as it gets quite busy.

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Nicosia, Cyprus
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2015

We arrived at this place following trip advisor advise :). Although the place works mostly on reservations we were lucky to be offered with a table. Upon sitting on the table we realized that something was really good here. The staff in this family run restaurant was all extremely friendly and very helpful with anything we asked. We loved every... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

This restaurant is close to the Fortress, it ha split level seating and although it faces in land there is a spectacular view. We sat on the higher terrace, the service was extremely friendly & genuine and we were made to feel very relaxed. The restaurant is set in a lovely old building, climbers shade the terrace and inside there... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015

Been here several times a couple of years ago. Now one more week in Rethymnon I went several times to the restaurant. The food is not Michelin - but truly gourmet, and tasty again and again. Its located with a beautiful view and staff are always very friendly.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

It was the first restaurant we made in rethymnon, following on advices made on trip advisor. We had a great night, the food is delicious and the waitress very thoughtful. However it is a bit expensive for Creta.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

We had very high expectations on this restaurant and were not disappointed - it deserves all the praise found here. Professional staff with just the right level of service, a beautiful setting and very good food. They serve traditional food but with an attention to detail and levels of flavours that we did not encounter in other restaurants. We started... More 

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Dudley, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

We ate here on our last night in Rethmynon, and left it until last as we had been assured that it was exceptional, and in fairness we found it to be so. Service is exemplary, not overly friendly but attentive. Our starters were both excellent, but our mains raised the bar to another level, my wife had Pork Fillet, which... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Himaras 29, Rethymnon, Crete 74100, Greece
  • Location: Europe  >  Greece  >  Crete  >  Rethymnon Prefecture  >  Rethymnon
  • Phone Number: 28310 55163

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Greek, Grill

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine, Romantic, Doing business, Special occasions

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?