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Beach Road, Perissa, Greece
+30 697 574 0647
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1:00 pm - 12:00 am
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Sun - Sat 1:00 pm - 12:00 am
Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, Reservations
Description: How often have you been asked to come to the kitchen to choose your meal...
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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  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
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I have been coming to Santorini for five years because it is so lovely. Lava is my top restaurant in the whole island never mind Perissa. The fresh food is served with smiles and passion. The stuffed cherry tomatoes are awesome, moorish - fresh fish, seafood, meat is cooked to perfection. The... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 29, 2015
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Good for:
  • Romantic
  • Special occasions
  • Local cuisine
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Lincoln
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

I have been coming to Santorini for five years because it is so lovely. Lava is my top restaurant in the whole island never mind Perissa. The fresh food is served with smiles and passion. The stuffed cherry tomatoes are awesome, moorish - fresh fish, seafood, meat is cooked to perfection. The menu has changed over the years - a... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

It was so nice to have a great meal our first night in Santorini. Literally steps from both our hotel and the beach, we were told the owner would let us into the kitchen to look at and smell what was on offer that night. Nothing disappointed. The food was fresh and tasty. The service friendly and attentive and the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015

Lava was recommended by our hotel as a local experience- we were not disappointed. You will be invited in to see what food is on offer in the kitchen- I highly recommend you try the vegetarian starters they have ( stuffed peppers, tomatoes, vine leaves) everything was incredibly tasty- you can get a mixed plate for a very reasonable price.... More 

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Lavaki, Owner at Taverna Lava, responded to this review

Hey HannahElizabeth, we are glad you had a good time dining with us and wish to welcome you again soon! Hope you enjoyed Santorini! Kind regards, Sebastian More 

Montreal, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

We chose it by feel and we were right. We weren't that hungry that night but when the chef invited us in the kitchen to make our choices, we wanted everything ;) Fresh, tasty, homey feeling. Great dinner.

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Lavaki, Owner at Taverna Lava, responded to this review

Thank you very much for dining with us and writing about us, Jacques R. As we are constantly aiming to improve our service and above quality of food I would like to understand what we could have done better to make you rate us 5 stars! Hope you returned safely from Santorini! Sebastian More 

Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015

We stopped in here after reading such great reviews and it did not disappoint! A homey feel definitely hit the spot. It was so good we drove the half and hour for lunch the next day. The owners are the friendliest and most genuine people we have met in Greece so far. And to top it off very well priced.... More 

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Chelmsford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015

We ate here & were really happy with the food. We were shown to the kitchen to make our choice & could not decide so asked for a mixed selection. This was no problem & a great way to try more than one dish. My moussaka was really tasty. We had a half carafe of white wine & were treated... More 

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Manningtree, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

We ate here twice as the food was so good. Just like old Greece we were shown in the kitchen to see what was on offer. The starters were amazing and the lamb chops were excellent. Both times we went there were only two couples, we were one of them, but don't be put off by that as the food... More 

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Stafford, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

Just eaten at Taverna Lava. We were shown into the kitchen to see what chef ad prepared today - a lovely touch. My moussaka was beautiful, the sauce just right! Husband had succulent lamb chops with real homemade chips! Red wine was nice and light too. Would highly recommend a visit.

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Lavaki, Owner at Taverna Lava, responded to this review

Hey Diane, thanks so much for dining with us and above all sharing your feedback on TripAdvisor. As we are constantly trying to improve our service and above all food quality we would like to understand what we could have done better to make you feel like you had a 5-star dinner? Thanks so much for your feedback - we... More 

perth
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015

An unassuming great little Greek tavern at the end of Perissa beach front. We were driving along the beach in search of real Greek food, trying to avoid the touristy restaurant that we can never trust to produce good food. Taverna Lava caught our attention as it was unpretentious. The owner or server provide genuine service, he may be slower... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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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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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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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Beach Road, Perissa, Greece
  • Location: Europe  >  Greece  >  Cyclades  >  Santorini  >  Perissa
  • Phone Number: +30 697 574 0647

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 11 - 18
  • Price Range: $ $
  • Cuisine: Greek

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romantic, Special occasions, Local cuisine

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.
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

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?