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“Perfect view with good food” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Skala Restaurant

Skala Restaurant
Oia, Greece
+30 22860 71362
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Ranked #40 of 71 Restaurants in Oia
Cuisines: Greek
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Good for: Families with children, Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
Calgary, Canada
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35 reviews 35 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 21 cities Reviews in 21 cities
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
“Perfect view with good food”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2013

At first, we were attracted by the prefect view but I must say the food was also good. We ordered pork souvlaki and a seafood spaghetti. The pork was juicy and tasteful; the seafood was good but not the best, that's why I didn't give a 5 on this rating. The service is quick, price is reasonable considering the view you get.

  • Visited October 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Chicago
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125 reviews 125 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 49 cities Reviews in 49 cities
141 helpful votes 141 helpful votes
“What's not to like?”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2013

We happened upon Skala Restaurant literally by accident. We had been wandering through the village and when we came upon Skala, I recognized the name from Trip Advisor so we decided to give it a go and we were not disappointed.
First of all, it is well situated--a rooftop café over looking the caldera with the cascading white traditional cave houses on the cliff reflecting the sunset colors made us feel like we were on a magic carpet, AND the adjacent donkey path provided unending entertainment. It was busy, but we were well served and best of all, never rushed to turn over the table as it became more crowded.
We enjoyed a fresh green salad with a honey-vinegar dressing and crunchy sesame seeds, and the yummy calamari stuffed with feta and spinach on rice was a tasty treat. We rounded it out with a few Mythos beers and couldn't have asked for more.
We so enjoyed our meal and the ambience that we returned later in the week for traditional mousalaka, and of course donkey braying and the glow of the rainbow sunset transforming the village into a fairytale.
Tasty, fresh food and the view...perfection!

  • Visited September 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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London, United Kingdom
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45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
“Great view of the caldera but the food was just OK”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2013

The view from the restaurant is stunning. We don't remember much about the food. The service was OK, neither friendly nor unfriendly. Maybe they just rely on the location to bring in the custom. Maybe it's just the end of a long season.

  • Visited October 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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Atlanta, Georgia
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81 reviews 81 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 39 cities Reviews in 39 cities
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
“Came for the view. Food was a bonus.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2013

Food tastes great and the beer is smooth when you have a view like we had at Skala. We selected Skala based on the Tripadvisor sticker. It was an excellent choice. Almost all the tables have great views. It gets busy, so go early or late. Service was efficient, but not overly friendly.The menu focuses on Greek dishes and the prices are a little high, but you are paying for the magnificent view. My wife had the eggplant and I the Musaka. Both were very good. If you want the total, inspiring visual experience of Santotini, get a table at Skala. Highly recommended.

  • Visited October 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Geelong, Australia
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
“Nice food”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2013

We came here after advice from our hotel owner that the food was not too touristy. It was exactly what we wanted. Nothing amazing but it hit the spot. Great view.

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