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Taverna Onisimos

Peza, Crete 70100, Greece
+30 281 074 1754
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Ranked #1 of 1 Restaurants in Peza
Cuisines: Greek
Dining options: Lunch, Reservations, Late Night
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Dining options: Lunch, Reservations, Late Night
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  • Dutch first
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  • French first
  • German first
  • Greek first
  • Italian first
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English first
Contributor
11 reviews 11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

We stopped by Peza and had lunch in the restaurant. It was just at the beginning of our trip and it has been one of the best meals we've had. I would recommend it to everyone. The tzatziki and stuffed aubergines were outstanding and the best about the restaurant was the kindness of the owners, they ended up offering us... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

The highlight of our European dining experience! Worth the drive from heraklion for a great feed! Staff were extremely friendly. All produce is locally sourced. If you want to get a real taste of Greek Cretan cuisine, a visit is a must!

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Aarhus, Denmark
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2014

We had two meals at Onisimos Taverne in the village of Peza, during our holiday in Crete. We had good food (especially fond of the green beans in tomato sauce and the filled wine leaves, and my husband liked the rabbit very much) and lovely wine from the family's own wine fields around Peza. The food is local, fresh and... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2013 via mobile

I must admit that it was definitely a memorable food experience! Having cretan origins myself, i have lived in Crete with my grandparents and tasted the real homemade cretan cuisine. I can reassure you that every single plate of this beautifully decorated restaurant is remarkably tasteful, made with quality products from cretan producers. The recipes are traditional and some of... More

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Brescia, Lombardia, Italy
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19 reviews 19 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2013

I've been there this summer. The taverna is nice and welcoming. But the most important thing is the quality of the food, the best food eaten in my tour all around the island! Really suggested if you are planning a tour in Crete or in the Peza area to discover the vinery!

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Stockholm, Sweden
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9 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2012

Taverna Onisimos, located in the center of Peza just south of Heraklion, is exactly what the doctor ordered for the traveller weary of tourist traps. Warm personal attention by the owners and good, genuine food. We had an assortment of starters, stuffed peppers, fried eggplant slices, etc, all very good, followed by savoury lamb chops, all with the house wine,... More

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2012

We drove to Peza after visiting the Knossos palace. This restaurant was recommended to us by another local business owner. We are SO glad that we stopped here!! We were served by the owner who made special recommendations of what was good that day on her menu. My husband is also from the Aegean region and we have sampled his... More

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Paris, France
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29 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2012

This restaurant is half an hour drive from the center of Heraklion, but one should profit from the location and take a tour in the wineries and beautiful vineyards in the area. It's a traditional restaurant in a very small but pleasant village, with nice people. Food is what one should expect from Cretan cuisine. I've tasted various dishes and... More

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4 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2012 via mobile

On a trip to Peza, trying to see some less touristic cretan villages, we stopped by at Onissimos for late lunch - that turned out to be a lucky decision (we did not check any reviews, simply by the looks), as we finally got to taste some excellent local food (even more so ompared to the mediocre hotel cuisine...). We... More

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Kounávoi, Iraklion, Greece
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15 reviews 15 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2012

Even though this restaurant is 18 klm away from Heraklion, you should not miss it!!! You will taste the REAL cretan cuisine, without paying too much. The dishes are all cooked with natural cretan products, some of them grown from the owner, Mr. Onisimos. The wine is his, and, if I am not mistaken, the porks, lambs, etc. His wife,... More

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