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Lardos Square, Lardos 85109 Rhodes, Greece
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Ranked #6 of 17 Restaurants in Lardos
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Italian
Dining options: Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
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Dining options: Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
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English first
Christchurch, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

You know that if you go into a restaurant that's full of locals, chances are you going to be eating in the best place...... Well funnily enough that's what we found when visiting Lardos.....an Italian restaurant full of Italians eating and we enjoyed some of the best pasta we've ever had.....we're we in Greece ? Poula is a very attractive... More

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london
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70 reviews 70 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

We dined at valentinas opposite it and it was empty, we needed a quick meal the next night so decided to try it. We were pleasantly surprised, lots of pizzas to choose we had stagnani and a ham feta vege salad, both delicious, wine wasn't the best but service was, great host. Reasonable Greek pricing.

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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014 via mobile

In my one week holiday at Boutique 5 in Rhodes we had dinner here twice and I'm not embarassed to tell.... It's wonderful simple, delicious Italian food and ambience, and even if I was there with my husband; I'm in love with the hostess(my husband is, too....;-) The Bruscetta with tomatoes was totally different to the one we're used to,... More

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London, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

Although it wasn't our intention to eat Italian food in Greece, we did ... twice. The pasta is freshly made each morning. We really enjoyed both pasta and pizza dishes. Service was friendly and relaxed but efficient. The owner was friendly. We were impressed with the quality of the food and surprised that the restaurant wasn't packed. Very good value... More

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10 reviews 10 reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

we came across this restayrant by chance' after escaping our not so successful all inclusive hotel and just wanted to have some good food. excellent pizza! excellent pasta! super friendly owner and staff' very welcoming. highly recomended

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Leeds, England, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

The food was really nice and the staff very welcoming, the prices were reasonable hence eating there again. as all Greek food good not fault it at all

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warwick
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

Great little Italian,great service and lovely pizzas,staff were great,prices were spot on,would definitely return

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Lardos, Greece
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

A small locally run restaurant, by Italians who live in the area. The food is great though the menu is limited. The thin crust pizzas are to die for. The service is excellent and the staff are wonderful.

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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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18 reviews 18 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2013

The restaurant really looks the part, quaint and very itallian, we were very dissapointed in the service and the food wasn't much better. we were kept waiting for over an hour, we were not even offered drinks for at least half an hour. nearly an hour into our endurance my wife was told they didn't have her selection of pasta.... More

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Coventry, United Kingdom
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234 reviews 234 reviews
120 restaurant reviews
125 helpful votes 125 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2013

This is perfectly situated on the square on the terrace. Lots of Italian customers so looked hopeful for pizza and pasta. Very good service and the food was very tasty with high quality ingredients. Try the fish and pasta dishes especially. Desserts were also superb and beer was very reasonable. All in all a surprisingly good restaurant.

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Address: Lardos Square, Lardos 85109 Rhodes, Greece
Location: Europe  >  Greece  >  Dodecanese  >  Rhodes  >  Lardos
Cuisine: Italian

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