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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, Lunch, Late Night, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for: Romantic, Families with children, Local cuisine, Special occasions
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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    Very good
  • 14
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  • 7
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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 of 5 stars
Old family restaurant with great food!

Few people in the staff but they made a great job of giving service to all the customers. The food was one of the best we had at Santorini and the service was excellent!

5 of 5 starsReviewed January 6, 2016
Erik S
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28 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2016

Few people in the staff but they made a great job of giving service to all the customers. The food was one of the best we had at Santorini and the service was excellent!

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Thank Erik S
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2015 via mobile

Ate here tonight, I didn't want a three course meal so I ordered a baby beef steak, there was nothing baby about the steak, it was very tasty, and home made chips which were gorgeous, my partner ordered the chicken Al la creme with mushrooms and peppers which was really tasty although the chips were over powered with the cream... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2015 via mobile

If you are looking for a friendly, economic and genuine place, this is definitely a must. Really nice service, good location (perissa beach) and a wide range of greek traditional plates. My suggestion: do not miss the moussaka!!!

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2 Thank Ander J
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134 reviews
111 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 via mobile

Very local, very Greek - don't expect top service but do expect quality Greek food! Tomato fritters are amazing as is the moussaka - been here about 4 times over the years we have been here!

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Thank Sophie-Norris
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19 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015 via mobile

After reading reviews here, felt obliged to go. I found the food to be amazing. However the service could be improved. When we went, only one server actively working and he appeared pretty stressed. He was very friendly and welcoming but it really looked he could use some help on a busy night. Ended up waiting for 45 minutes for... More 

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Thank Jonathan T
Dewsbury. W. Yorks
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

Please go. This place is amazing. Food is superb and very well priced. It doesn't look much from the outside but do not let that put you off. Goi n the kitchen, order a little of everything and enjoy. The cost will be very little and the food superb and very traditional Greek. A must if you are in Perissa.

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Helsinki, Finland
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82 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015

Good food with reasonable prices on the beach side in Perissa. Friendly staff. Wide range of Greek dishes.

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Thank Kirre
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015 via mobile

Very fresh and well cooked traditional food! The service is as well very good, the people are kind and prompt. I reccommend it!

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Thank Dan S
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 via mobile

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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Thank Wompers
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12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 via mobile

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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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

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

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 11 - 18
  • Cuisine: Mediterranean, Greek

Restaurant Characteristics

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

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?