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“A little bit of Greece” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Taverna Cretekou

Taverna Cretekou
818 King St, Alexandria, VA 22314-3017 (Old Town)
703-548-8688
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Ranked #15 of 673 Restaurants in Alexandria
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $24 - $24
Cuisines: Greek
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Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch, Late Night, Reservations
Neighborhood: Old Town
San Bernardino, California
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37 reviews 37 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 17 cities Reviews in 17 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
“A little bit of Greece”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2014

Really nice ambiance and wonderful wait staff. Food was enjoyable but flavors were a bit too subtle for my taste.

  • Visited June 2014
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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Anchorage, Alaska
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302 reviews 302 reviews
235 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 101 cities Reviews in 101 cities
65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
“Enjoyable”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2014

Walking along King St., not wanting a heavy or large evening meal, we opted for Greek and were not disappointed. The food was fresh, tasty, ample servings and good service. Only surprise was besides bread and oil served before the meal arrives, your meal is just the entrée. If you want a salad or soup, that is an extra.

  • Visited June 2014
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Alexandria, Virginia
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62 restaurant reviews
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30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
“Wonderful Find!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2014

Just moved to Alexandria and we are exploring all of the restaurants in the area and Taverna was an outstanding experience. We wanted a table in the charming courtyard and Denise quickly carried two chairs over her head and set us up at a lovely table. The service was great and the food really was outstanding. The grilled octopus was the best I have ever eaten and my Branzino was cooked to perfection. My husband had a sampler plate and loved all of the more traditional Greek dishes. We now have a new neighborhood favorite.

  • Visited June 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Knebworth, United Kingdom
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“Wonderful ”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2014

The best meal for miles :) great service and should not be missed.

Every course was delightful and I highly recommend you try this place.

Great atmosphere and great wine too

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ohio
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35 reviews 35 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 14 cities Reviews in 14 cities
100 helpful votes 100 helpful votes
“If in the area make it a must stop”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

Came to help my son move in and he told us about this Greek restaurant he had seen while driving around. He said the people inside were dancing around and it look like it would be a good place to eat. Well, he was right my whole family had leg of lamb prepared two different ways and it was delicious. The waiters were great, service was excellent, the bread and dipping sauce served with dinner was yummy. If you are wanting authentic Greek food and in the area pull over go inside and enjoy. Don't forget to try to Baklava amazing...

  • Visited May 2014
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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