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“Gastronomic excellence ” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Assyrtico

Assyrtico
Ipapantis 40, Fira, Greece
+302286034255
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Ranked #25 of 151 Restaurants in Fira
Cuisines: Greek
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Good for: Romance, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Description: In 2011, the creators of Koukoumavlos Restaurant in Fira and Nichteri Restaurant in Kamari, joined their forces. ASSYRTICO Wine Restaurant was born on the top floor of a 60’s mansion in Fira, overlooking the famous Caldera.The menu offers alternative and innovative suggestions of the Greek Cuisine, using mainly local and selected products from around Greece. The same philosophy inspired the restaurant’s wine list. A wide variety of wines from Santorini, the rest of Greece and the whole world can be explored in Assyrtico’s unique Wine Cellar!
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4 restaurant reviews
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“Gastronomic excellence ”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014

If it's a special meal with quality then this is one of 2 to visit and enjoy. The other bring Apiron. However this place is top notch, to say the food is delicious would be to do this place an injustice .
I had the lamb shank and got to say wow !!!! My partner had seafood fetucinni she loved it . For sweet I had cheese cake , don't be fooled by the title, it's more than this , presentation of the whole meal deserves an accolade in itself .
What's the downside ... There's always one , and this place is no exception . It's the ambience, there's not much to be had ,but the food more than makes up for this . Miss this pace at your peril ,,,, but take your visa card with you .

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Lansing, Michigan
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60 reviews 60 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 27 cities Reviews in 27 cities
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
“Unimpressed”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2014

Given the reviews here, I'm guessing this place must be hit or miss. When we went, it was more a miss. The food was okay. Not horrible, but certainly not amazing like some reviewers describe. It was an okay meal, but certainly not one of our best in Fira, and definitely not worth the price.

I guess if you want to go, just hope you are there on a good day!

  • Visited April 2014
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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Seattle, Washington
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Reviews in 16 cities Reviews in 16 cities
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
“The best meal we had in all of Santorini during our one week stay”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2014

We had lunch after walking to Fira from our hotel. The calamari and seafood pasta was simply incredible! Everything was incredibly fresh and tasty. We love seafood and this was one of the best we had during this trip! We had a view overlooking the street (Gold St) below and it was a great way to take in the town of Fira.

  • Visited April 2014
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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“Great concept poor execution”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2014

Sounded like a good start. Famed chefs from the island setting up a "bistro-nomie" place in Fira. Despite the good service, we were disappointed. Very cold decoration. Food not up to par. Putting spices does not make you gourmet, especially when to hide quality of base product. And serving frozen seafood is just unacceptable for such a place!!! Pretending is not being. Go to Anogi instead (which delivers the famed claim) or to some fisherman's shack (where you'll get real seafood).

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Boston, Massachusetts
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6 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“Wonderful food for the price!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2014

This restaurant was lovely. The menu may be simple but oh my god, everything sounded so good! I ordered the beetroot risotto and my boyfriend had the greek pasta with chicken and leek and both dishes were DELICIOUS. We finished both plates. That says a lot about me since I usually never finish the portions on my plates lol!

Very affordable and very tasty food. Definitely should try it!

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