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“Certainly overpriced” 3 of 5 stars
Review of Kanela & Garyfallo

Kanela & Garyfallo
1.5 km before Monodendri, Vitsa 44007, Greece
+30 2653 071671
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Ranked #1 of 1 Restaurants in Vitsa
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $18 - $28
Cuisines: Mediterranean, Greek, Healthy, Eclectic
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Good for: Special occasions, Scenic view
Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
Description: Unique restaurant with cozy, romantic atmosphere specializing in Gourmet Mushrooms. Taste more than twenty different wild mushrooms through the year cooked in unique combinations. Plenty of vegetarian dishes as well as excellent local meats from this mountainous region. Inspired by local and international cuisines, this restaurant also offers an excellent wine list representative of the best Greek vineyards. Cap off your meal with delicious homemade desserts and the chef's own liquors made with local wild fruits.
Thessaloniki, Greece
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“Certainly overpriced”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2012

I enjoyed the food but the overall quality was less than we paid for. We paid 35 euros per person and the house red wine which costs 20 euros per litre is not drinkable. Everything is with mushrooms and although tasty, it seems to have been forced to the "gourmet" which is synonymous to expensive side of things. I think the place lacked simplicity and the warm feeling of being welcomed as a person rather than a wallet... :(

  • Visited December 2012
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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vassilyk, Owner at Kanela & Garyfallo, responded to this review, December 29, 2012
Dear friend
I am really happy you enjoyed our food and found everything you tasted good. As far as your comments A) Wine -our house wine is priced 10 €/kilo not 20 (we also have 8 botles wines on our list under 20€), we offered the person/s ordering on behalf of your party a free taster of our three wines and you chose freely, some of the people in your party arrived 40 min before the rest and consumed food and wine which of course showed up on your bill - which may be the source of the misunderstanding on your part B) Food- value for money- by your own account the food and service was excellent, for 35€ / person your party of 10 tasted almost everything on the menu, 1st, 2nds, 3rds, desserts, wine etc. You were also offered gratuitous desserts and liquers by the hostess who spent much time catering your table on a very busy day -Xmas eve. C) "Gourmet-pricey". We specialize in mushrooms, not the kind you buy at the supermarket but collected from the wild and organically grown on logs of wood, mushrooms such as wild Porcini, morels, chanterelles, black trumpets, truffles etc. Please look at the photos. We also use locally grown meats and seasonal produce-no frozen imports These are premium quality ingredients, we do not use cheap substitutes and we make no excuses for that. Our menu offers plenty of choice ranging from 5 to 19 euros/plate. Your party ordered the very best of what we had to offer, including several repeat orders of the popular dishes you enjoyed so much.
Thank you for your patronage and our wishes for a Happy New Year
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“If you are in the area a MUST DO”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2012

It is the first restaurant in Greece I have been over enthusiastic about!! A Greek chef with an understanding of how food should be cooked! I want the world to visit this small but comfortable taverna.... Just do it!!!

    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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vassilyk, Owner at Kanela & Garyfallo, responded to this review, April 6, 2013
dear Ashley,

thank you for your kind words, we work hard aiming to please and will be happy to serve you again in the future
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