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Beach Road, Perissa, Greece
+30 697 574 0647
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Ranked #29 of 63 Restaurants in Perissa
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $11 - $18
Sun - Sat 1:00 pm - 12:00 am
Cuisines: Greek
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Good for: Romance, Local cuisine, Special occasions
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
Description: How often have you been asked to come to the kitchen to choose your meal? At Taverna Lava we are still living this old Greek tradition, every day. Our philosophy is to provide you an unique food experience for all your senses.Choose from a big variety of different freshly prepared dishes ranging from stuffed small Santorini tomatoes (vegetarian), squads stuffed with rice, shrimps and raisins as well as beef filet in a Greek tomato-cinnamon sauce. Pick your fish - not just what kind of fish - but exactly which one you want and we will grill or fry it freshly for you. Fresh is key for us. Please don't expect us to have fish during full moon or a stormy day - its impossible to get fresh Santorinian fish. Additionally, we partnered up with local farmers and procure produce of Santorinian soil: eggplants, squads, small tomatoes, wine and much more...If you are tired of choosing from an endless menu, visit us - we will have something new for you to choose from every day.
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Melbourne, Australia
5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014

This restaurant was recommended by my hotel and we were not disappointed. Traditional, flavoursome Greek food in a lovely setting opposite the beach. The waiter showed us all of the options from the menu so that we could make our choices. Delicious!

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Boulder, Colorado
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106 reviews 106 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014

Our hotel recommended this restaurant on our first night on Santorini. We were not disappointed. The tomato keftedes were wonderful as was the local wine in pitchers. The service was also outstanding. One of the best reasonably priced restaurants we were to on our entire three week vacation.

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West Midlands
11 reviews 11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

We dined here several times over our 2 week holiday as one of our party was a Vegeterian. She was more than happy with the dishes on offer and the quality of food, as were the rest of our party. Of particular note were the meatballs, stuffed mushrooms and Briam.Such a nice change to eat in a restaurant where you... More 

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Genève, Suisse
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62 reviews 62 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014 via mobile

If trying to avoid the tourist traps along the beach front, this taverna is a good address. Service was excellent and warm. You can choose your food from the refrigerated displays and/or the menu. Unfortunately, the food is a bit bland. The grilled squid was perfect but the filled mushrooms tasteless. The prawns spaghetti were lacking savour and the prawns... More 

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Bratislava, Slovakia
5 reviews 5 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

First impression- just simple local restaurant. But the food was always delicisious. First class service, very friendly and hospitable owner. He prepared vegetarian food for us every day, when we mentioned that we prefer veggie food.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

Just been in Santorini for 2 weeks and almost every night i ate at lava restaurant. One night i was in oia and the other in fira.. I'm gonna be honest and just feel so sorry about some bad comments about this restaurant...one of the best restaurnt i ever eaten...ive been in venice and some other parts of europe and... More 

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18 reviews 18 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

Came here after recommendation from our hotel and wasn't disappointed, everything we had was so fresh. When we arrived the chef took us to show what fresh seafood was available so we picked that and had no problems! I feels sorry for people who eat at the busy tourist trap next door

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Athens, Greece
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

A plain Greek tavern on the beachfront, great Santorinian dishes. Don't miss the stuffed tomatoes with rice. Cool prices, nice view.

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Bari, Italy
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

the service is poor, the quality of food is not trustworthy, for example it seems to be made at morning to be served at dinner. The fried was drenched. I´ll never come back and definitely I do not recommend. It is not in level expected for Santorini.

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St. Petersburg, Russia
2 reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

Extremelly slow service ( even though the restaurant wasn't full at all). Food was far from good or fresh, our calamari was so horrible we actually couldn't eat it, and that was the first for Greece in our experience so far.Me and my family have been to other places in Perissa which were way better.

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Additional Information about Taverna Lava

Address: Beach Road, Perissa, Greece
Phone Number: +30 697 574 0647
Location: Europe  >  Greece  >  Cyclades  >  Santorini  >  Perissa
Open Hours:
Sunday 1:00 pm - 12:00 am
Monday 1:00 pm - 12:00 am
Tuesday 1:00 pm - 12:00 am
Wednesday 1:00 pm - 12:00 am
Thursday 1:00 pm - 12:00 am
Friday 1:00 pm - 12:00 am
Saturday 1:00 pm - 12:00 am
Average Prices: USD 11 - 18
Cuisine: Greek

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