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“Delicious food - gorgeous sunset views!” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Ampelos Greek Restaurant & Wine Bar

Ampelos Greek Restaurant & Wine Bar
Fabrica Center, Fira 84700, Greece
+302286025554
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Ranked #50 of 165 Restaurants in Fira
Cuisines: Mediterranean, Greek
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Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Reservations
Description: At Ampelos high above the caldera, we are open for lunch, dinner, late night, special occasions, outdoor seating with fantastic view. Also indoor dining room in cooler weather.
London, United Kingdom
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45 reviews 45 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 18 cities Reviews in 18 cities
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
“Delicious food - gorgeous sunset views!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2012

We were looking for a nice place to have dinner and came across this place in the late afternoon. They have good food and great views of the sunset! Happy to recommend this place to diners looking for places to eat in Santorini.

Visited June 2012
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London
Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 17 cities Reviews in 17 cities
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
“Amazing views, decent food, good wine”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2012

We had two lovely meals at Ampelos - once for lunch and once for dinner. The food was good - not gourmet but then again nothing we had on the island was Michelin quality. Tomato fritters and sauteed mushrooms were highlights and we had some lovely Greek Sauv Blanc. We had very good service both times. If nothing else it is definitely worth going for drinks and appetizers and to watch the lovely, amazing sunset views. We'd go back again.

  • Visited June 2012
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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Ottawa, Canada
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13 reviews 13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
“Fantastic food with a great ambiance”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2012

On May 9, 2012 we were looking for a great place to have lunch in Fira at a time when 2 cruise ships were in town and the center core of Fira was packed. We were looking for a great view, a relaxing atmosphere and great food at a reasonable price. We asked for a recommendation while at the Phenomenon Art Gallery right after the church on Kolokotroni Street. The main artist at this gallery (Christoforos Asimis) spent 8 years of his life painting all the frescos of the church. In passing, it is worth seeing. In any event, in terms of the recommended restaurant Ampelos, it provided everything we were looking for. All 5 of us ordered different starters to share and we were not disappointed. The food was well presented and delicious. We also had a litre of the red house wine and it was just fine for lunch. Since the restaurant is on the second floor, the view was magnificent and the pergola provided enough shade to be pleasant. The service was impeccable. I should note that we were the first one there for lunch at about noon. Ampelos is only 10 minutes walk from the cable car.

  • Visited May 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Boston, Massachusetts
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73 reviews 73 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 51 cities Reviews in 51 cities
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
“Great food, great views - at a reasonable price!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2012

We had a great lunch at Ampelos! Wonderful views overlooking the caldera and arriving cruise ships, but on the 2nd floor up and away from the busy streets. Great service, and a nice place setting -- we've been eating mostly at tavernas, so it was a treat to have cloth napkins for not much more money! We ordered a beetroot salad, lamb, pesto farfale, and 1/2 liter of the house white wine - all for about 50 euros.

There are plenty of high priced places in Fira aimed to catch the attention of the many cruise ship passengers. At Ampelos, you can get a great meal with a great ambience without paying the unnecessarily high prices. I would definitely eat there again!

  • Visited May 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
1 review
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“Perfect Restaurant”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2011

We had our wedding dinner at Ampelos, we were 20 persons, everybody were amazed by the food; taste, presentation & generosity! The Owners Stefanos & Christina are very nice people and friendly. They took care of our wedding dinner ( food, music, flower, Greek musicians) as if it was there wedding, very caring & helpful. Because of you guys we had the best party ever. During our stay for our honeymoon we had dinner or lunch many times there, you must taste the stuffed mushrooms of Stefanos, really unique!
Over and above the view is breathtaking, you can see the whole caldera from the terrace.
So what else you can ask for, go and enjoy!

  • Visited October 2011
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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