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Il Gelso

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Lardos Square, Lardos 85109 Rhodes, Greece
0030-224-40-44-050
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Dining options: Late Night, Delivery, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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  • 61
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    Very good
  • 7
    Average
  • 2
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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
    4.5 of 5 stars
Excellent Italian food.

We were lured into this restaurant by the prospect of food from the wood fired oven. The setting is beautiful - tables under trees and bougainvillas. Our family, including an 8 and 7 year-old and a toddler were welcomed warmly and provided with a baby chair. We were seated and had ordered before... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed September 7, 2015
DaveandSue97
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Gunnislake, United Kingdom
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Petersfield, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2015

As we were only on the island for a week and given we were staying locally, Lardos was our preferred choice of dining. Fancying an Italian meal during our stay and after looking on tripadvisor, we thought we would give this place a go! Without a doubt, the look of 'Il Gelso' really makes you feel like you are on... More 

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Gunnislake, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2015

We were lured into this restaurant by the prospect of food from the wood fired oven. The setting is beautiful - tables under trees and bougainvillas. Our family, including an 8 and 7 year-old and a toddler were welcomed warmly and provided with a baby chair. We were seated and had ordered before the other tables had filled up so... More 

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Thank DaveandSue97
Coventry, United Kingdom
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278 reviews
147 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 153 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015

Lovely vine ceilinged outdoor setting. Very full and popular. Italian starters and pizza very good and authentic Napoli style. Price higher than average for the area for food and drink but the food is authentic. Service was very slow however, from trying to order until trying to get desserts to trying to pay the bill... perhaps they were unexpectedly busy... More 

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Thank alan b b
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

not bad pizzas and you can takeout too. attacked by wasps whilst eating but didn't seem to bother the owner too much. shame as it bothered the customers more!

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Thank MrsM50
London, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015 via mobile

Been here twice in July. Pizza is good, cruncy and thin, good variety of starters (tried prosciutto and melone, cheese platters with a rosemary focaccia and focaccia with cheese and garlic) all very good. Give a try to their pasta (tried tagliatelle with clams, very good!). Atmosphere is very cool and relaxed and Paola is a perfect guest.

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1 Thank FR4NC3SC0_ba
Northallerton
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9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

Had a lovely meal here - a pizza, pasta dish and salad with a glass of local wine. The restaurant has a great ambience and the food was delicious and not at all expensive. Thoroughly recommended.

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Thank Maurice C
Birmingham, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

Had our wedding reception here - what a wonderful place!!!! Beautiful setting, fantastic staff and Italian food to die for!!!!! Paola you did us proud x x

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Thank sueward2015
Salisbury
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47 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2015 via mobile

We ate here based on other reviews and we had pizza. It wasn't the best pizza we've had but not the worst either, just a bit mediocre. The service was somewhat lacking after we had been served, with the waitress seemingly more interested in chatting to her friend who was sat at another table instead of checking to see if... More 

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Thank AJRSalisbury
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2015

Found this place by accident and what a great place to eat in Lardos. Fantastic wood fired fresh pizza and bread and peroni beer. The place looks like its father and daughter and they both where friendly and helpful If ever back in Rhodes I would make a special point of going back ..great place great pizza

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Thank Eric M
Thassos Town (Limenas), Greece
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29 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015

II Gelso is set on the Plattia in Lardos village the restaurant is divine! the old post office that once was is full of Greek charm of by gone times, just as delightful as the Italian owner who was kind enough to show us around her taverna, she was a very interesting lady and made us feel welcome the moment... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Lardos Square, Lardos 85109 Rhodes, Greece
  • Location: Europe  >  Greece  >  South Aegean  >  Dodecanese  >  Rhodes  >  Lardos
  • Phone Number: 0030-224-40-44-050

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Italian, Pizza

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children

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