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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: Dinner, Lunch, Breakfast, Dessert, Delivery, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 6
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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
excellent restaurant with very nice styled terrace and beautiful view over the city of Rethymnon

excellent dinner on a very nice styled terrace. very friendly services. the menu is great. we have enjoyed dinner twice this week here. very highly recommendable, however leave a table for the two of us next time..... :)

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 22, 2015
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Good for:
  • Doing business
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Romantic
  • Entertaining clients
  • Families with children
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16 reviews 16 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015 NEW

excellent dinner on a very nice styled terrace. very friendly services. the menu is great. we have enjoyed dinner twice this week here. very highly recommendable, however leave a table for the two of us next time..... :)

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5 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015 NEW

Our main courses were rabbit stifado and seabass. They were both perfecy cooked and very tasty. The price is moderate, maybe a bit on the high-end, but not too expensive.The staff were friendly and the athmosphere was very relaxed. I would recommend this place to everyone visiting Rethymnon.

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Toronto
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015 via mobile

We ate here twice while visiting Rethymnon. A beautiful view, attentive and kind service, and delicious meals. We tried tomato salad, saganaki, meatballs, and rabbit, all of which were generous in the portion size and extremely flavourful. We will return in our future travels to Crete!

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London, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

Having read many positive reviews, we were underwhelmed by our food at this place. grilled meat dish was tasty but quite fatty and not the better cuts. A lasagna was heavy and quite oily, side dishes were very small. Can't fault the service and hosts are lovely, but overall not up to standards expected.

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Lydney, United Kingdom
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29 reviews 29 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015

We have eaten here twice this week, the food is excellent try the mushrooms a la creme they are delicious. The location on the top of the hill means excellent views and a nice breeze, which is refreshing after the heat in the old town. This a family run taverna and is very friendly mum and dad cook and the... More 

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Bangor ME
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287 restaurant reviews
121 helpful votes 121 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2015

This was the classiest restaurant we dined at during our stay in Rethymnon, and was quite satisfactory. The setting is quite attractive and the food was well-done. The service was correct if not exactly effusive. One disappointment--a restaurant as expensive Castelvecchio is really should take credit cards.

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Hudiksvall, Sweden
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2015

We had our last but best dinner here during our stay in Rethymnon. A shame we didn't find this place earlier. Very reasonably priced family restaurant with some delicious dishes and a good wine election.Very friendly staff and great service. The only place over a week where Raki wasn't served at the end, instead you got a yummy cake baked... More 

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Georgia
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44 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

Had such a great dinner here, the wind was up this night, so we decided to eat inside and wow it is so pretty inside see photos, the food is incredible very family ran, dad taught his sons and family how to cook now they run it, had the lamb in foil the most tender lamb ever, the vegetable moussaka... More 

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8 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015

This place is a bit further away from the central sections of Rethymno old town - closer to the fortress - but it was worth the walk for us. This was our first dinner in Crete and one of the best.

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110 restaurant reviews
168 helpful votes 168 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

Lovely setting, lovely food and drink. Good service. Must book as this place is small and gets busy ages in advance!

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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: Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Romantic, Entertaining clients, Families with children

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?