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Il Gelso

Lardos Square, Lardos 85109 Rhodes, Greece
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Ranked #5 of 16 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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  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Russian first
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English first
Lardos, Greece
Senior Reviewer
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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12 reviews 12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 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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193 reviews 193 reviews
101 restaurant reviews
93 helpful votes 93 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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London
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2013

We fancied a change from the greek menus and decided to try this Italian restaurant. It wasn't as busy as some of the others but the staff very attentive and the food delicious! Do try it :)

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Bridgwater, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2013

The food at Il Gelso is excellent. We visited several times over the course of two weeks and tried some of their specials such as Marinated Belly Pork With a dressed Rocket Salad(Fantastic with a hint of fennel through the pork) Grilled Octopus with a delicious salad and an Italian Mussel dish with White wine herbs and garlic served with... More

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Bolton, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2013

Amazing stone-baked pizzas. Lovely restaurant with great service from very friendly staff. We liked it so much we returned 3 times

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lancashire
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158 reviews 158 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
120 helpful votes 120 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2012

Sadly we only found Il Gelso near the end of our holiday so we could not return but really wanted to. We both had pizza which had the thinnest lightest crispiest base and the most delicious toppings. The restaurant is pleasantly informal and rustic both inside and out with the great atmosphere that you would expect of a properly buzzy... More

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Marathon, Florida
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2012

Simple location, well organised and clean. Food is absolutely EXCELLENT Basically,Italian pasta and ALL sauces to perfection , as well as quite a selection of Pizzas. Owner involved in everything,orders,serving,and public Relations. I do not how she manages all this, but she DOES. AND the Deserts......are something else ! Treat yourself to a meal and if not satisfied ....write to... More

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Smethwick, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2012

This really should be no1 in Lardos in my opinion - having been to this place many times I can not fault the food, the service and the atmosphere. So relaxing to sit & watch the world go by whist sampling the delights. If theres nothing on the menu to your liking just simply ask & they will try do... More

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Derby
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2012

This restaurant has a very laid back atmosphere - the furniture and surroundings are informal and rustic and the service was a little 'relaxed'. However the food was absolutely beautiful. We had meat and cheese antipasti for starters and fresh pasta for main course. Each of our party had something different yet everyone agreed that the food was excellent. The... More

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