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“Real Cypriot food” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Laona Restaurant

Laona Restaurant
6 Votsi Street, Paphos 8010, Cyprus
26937121
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Ranked #2 of 432 Restaurants in Paphos
Cuisines: Greek
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
Restaurant details
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
London, United Kingdom
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57 reviews 57 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 28 cities Reviews in 28 cities
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
“Real Cypriot food”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2013

I have been to Laona many times over the years and it never changes - the food and service are always top notch. If you want real Cypriot cooking and attention do not miss this one. My favourites are the stuffed vegetables but my fish eating friends say that is excellent too. Located up a quite and shady lane a lazy lunch in good company make the day. Best place to park is in the car park below the market and walk up (visit the vegetable market for the freshest fruit and veg) on the way.

  • Visited September 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Moutallos, Paphos, Cyprus
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
“Wonderful, traditional menu and warm welcome - what more could you ask for!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2013

We first visited Laona's a few years ago with some friends whilst on holiday and loved the food, the service and the whole atmosphere of the place. Now that we live in Cyprus we continue to visit and love nothing better than taking friends there so that they can sample the "real" Cyprus.

I can honestly say we have never been disappointed by the quality of the food, the value for money and wonderful warm welcome.

It's not often I write restaurant reviews because I think food choice can be so personal, but Laona's is definitely the exception.

One word of warning though....... don't forget to book!!

  • Visited October 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Bristol, United Kingdom
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Reviews in 10 cities Reviews in 10 cities
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
“Quality”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2013

Well worth deserting the main tourist areas and getting the very regular bus 610 up the hill to the wonderful view spot at the end of its route, followed by a 2-3 minute stroll past the market to this genuine, quality little restaurant in a small alley. It seems to open evenings and 2 lunchtimes a week (Tues + Sat) cooking fresh food from the markets only. The daily menu is chalked up on several boards, one of which is brought to your table by the excellent staff who will describe each dish, many of which are not the taverna norm, in loving detail. This family run place cares about their food and high standards. If the alley tables are full there is more room in the open-fronted main section and it does seem to be popular with the in-the-know expat community. The high quality food would come at a MUCH higher price if the restaurant was near the harbour or main hotels. My fish baked on a bed of spinach with other fresh vegetables was superb and my wife said her kleftiko was possibly the best ever. Even the bread was wonderful and the complimentary homemade orange cake. The local dry white Persephone wine was one of the best whites we've ever drunk in many years travelling the Greek world and served at perfect temperature. We simply must return for more

  • Visited October 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Royal Tunbridge Wells, United Kingdom
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“Another wonderful meal!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2013

Laona never disappoints. It is consistently wonderful and this includes the food, service and atmosphere. We had the fish in the oven, stuffed vegetables, beef roasted in wine, meatballs. All dishes were delicious. If you have not tried this restuarant yet then you have yet to try authentic Cyrpiot cooking at its best. Excellent value too. Well worth the trip to the Old Town! Thank you Laona.

  • Visited October 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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“Loans restaurant old pathos”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2013 via mobile

If you make an effort to move away from the port side restaurants you won't be disappointed if you head for this restaurant in the old town
Traditional food cooked well with good ingredients
Great friendly service and amazing value
This is my second visit to pathos I only wish I had found this earlier I have spent a lot of of money in the search for something as good as this .
I will be back

  • Visited October 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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