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58 I. Metaxa | Argostoli, Argostolion, Greece
+30-2671-02-41-30
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Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff

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  • 67
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  • 41
    Very good
  • 19
    Average
  • 9
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
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
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We stopped off for a light lunch, which coincided with a cruise ship being in port. Big mistake. Whilst the mushroom pasta was beautifully cooked, and the chicken club was nice, the accompanying noise from the slowly getting drunker Germans was unbearable. I can see it from the owners point of... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed October 9, 2015
CouldbeGrumpy
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Bournemouth
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Bournemouth
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28 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2015

We stopped off for a light lunch, which coincided with a cruise ship being in port. Big mistake. Whilst the mushroom pasta was beautifully cooked, and the chicken club was nice, the accompanying noise from the slowly getting drunker Germans was unbearable. I can see it from the owners point of view, business is business, and at nearly €40.00 per... More 

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Macclesfield, United Kingdom
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46 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2015

We always visit Portside when visiting argostoli, you are always guaranteed an excellent meal, the spaghetti carbonara is fantastic! Lovely local wine, great atmosphere, expertly run by Rosa. A must visit when in argostoli.

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Thank littlln
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19 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2015 via mobile

Nice looking restaurant on the sea front. Chairs in tasteful pastel shades. Brightly lit. The three of us shared a plate of warm appetisers. Individually nice but they were all deep fried. Disappointing given the large selection of other non fried appetisers on the menu. For mains my wife had rabbit in tomato and lemon sauce which was nice but... More 

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Thank Chris A
Ombersley, United Kingdom
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35 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2015

Been to kefalonia for many years and have never really eaten near the port as always gone for the spots by the lake. This restaurant is not in the best position but the food was wonderful and service (sorry but didn't get the lady's name who served us) was excellent. Mousaka, chicken pasta, and cold starter of stuffed vine leaves... More 

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Thank wezza9
Salford, United Kingdom
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95 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2015

We were staying close to this Restaurant and found it on Tripadviser. The staff were really friendly and we had the Octopus which was the best and we also had chicken souvlaki which also was delicious. There was no rush and we enjoyed a drink and finally finished off with the baklava which was large enough to share. We also... More 

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Al Ain, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2015

After a recommendation I found Portside after walking past several restraunts which were packed with customers. Portside was completely empty. Was this a mistake? My party decided to stay and give it a chance. We all agreed this was one of the best meals we had during our stay. The service was very good as was the food. My seafood... More 

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Thank Shane C
maldives
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23 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2015 via mobile

We decided to eat before catching the ferry back to Lixouri. So it only a short stroll from the terminal. It was quiet and with helpful & friendly staff. As soon as you walk in there is a beautiful aroma of fresh basil - a natural repellent against mosquitos. Only negative was the awful tourist train parked over the road... More 

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Harrogate, United Kingdom
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24 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015

We were just a wee bit peckish so thought we would have a snack before hitting the road back to Skala. We ordered mini cheese pies to share, fresh orange juice and a small draught mythos. All arrived very quickly with smiles and were very satisfying. It's a beautiful setting right on the port side (as the name suggests!). I... More 

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Thank Bowen-Sal
Bristol, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015

Excellent local cuisine with views across the harbour. Good service, clean and friendly, Local wine is lovely

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Thank Jan S
Manchester
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98 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

My family and I ate here in a large group recently. It has a good location on the main road by the harbour. The outdoor seating area is nice but with plastic table cloths, it's nothing too special. The service was friendly, attentive and we were seated quickly. There is lots of fish on the menu and traditional Greek dishes... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 58 I. Metaxa | Argostoli, Argostolion, Greece
  • Location: Europe  >  Greece  >  Ionian Islands  >  Cephalonia  >  Argostolion
  • Phone Number: +30-2671-02-41-30

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Greek

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Large groups

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