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“Good home made food” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Meltemi Restaurant

Meltemi Restaurant
Protopapadaki Street/Road to St George Beach | P.O.Box: 84300, Naxos Town, Greece
22850 22654
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Ranked #10 of 91 restaurants in Naxos Town
Price range: $6 - $19
Cuisines: Greek, Seafood, International, Grill
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
Restaurant details
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
NY
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13 reviews 13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
“Good home made food”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2013 via mobile

The owner was friendly and welcomed us. I ate "kalogeros" which is a delicious local dish with aubergines and meat, and also had the famous Naxos graviera saganaki as a starter. The portions were quite large and enjoyable. The restaurant is clean and the decoration simple and nice. Would definitely eat there again.

  • Visited June 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Kapaa
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43 reviews 43 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
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27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
“Very good traditional”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2013

This place was recommended to us by one of the locals. It is an excellent example of traditional Greek food. They do especially well with seafood dishes. The service was very good and I would definitely go back next time I am in Naxos.

  • Visited May 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Gloucester
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“Nothing to write home about”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2013

First time in Naxos which is a nice island. The quality of the food overall from our experience after visiting many tavernas/restaurants in most of the Greek Islands over the years was probably only just about average. We spent two weeks tasting the Naxos cuisine and sadly there was no eating establishment that we could honestly say served a really delicious and high quality three course meal that would entice you back again, night after night. There were establishments whose atmosphere and quality service would make you want to revisit. Sadly the Meltemi taverna was in our humble opinion only just about average on the night. We were really looking forward to our visit after reading the rave write ups on Tripadvisor, but thought we had gone to the wrong place! The beef stifado on our visit had too many onions and not enough beef and was far too salty. Perhaps we picked an off night? It does happen. On the plus side it did make us buy bottles of red wine thereafter as the house wine was like most other places in Naxos Town insipid. It was far more cost effective to buy a bottle at around 13 euros and much more smooth and enjoyable. That said the Meltemi had a nice atmosphere and the lady of the house was a very accommodating and gracious hostess and it appeared to us that there was many repeat diners who thoroughly enjoyed their visit, but unfortunately it was not for us.

  • Visited June 2013
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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Radcliffe, Manchester
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62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
“Best Greek meal for years!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2013 via mobile

First time in 3 years but no need to worry - food, wine, atmosphere all great. A taxi driver recomended Meltemi on our first visit to Naxos - the food has always been really good but is now great. Everyone makes every visit special. Cannot recommend it highly enough.

  • Visited June 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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london
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“Fantastic choice of fresh fish”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2013

The great thing about restaurant menus in Naxos is that they'll tell you if the fish is frozen or fresh. Not too sure if it's Naxos-centric, but it definitely helps when deciding what to eat.

We were supposed to eat here of an evening a few times but it was too busy so we left it until today lunchtime. The place wasn't busy but that's to be expected as everyone is down at the beach.

The food is very simple Greek and the fish is all fresh. We had a Naxos salad and a plate of fresh fish for lunch (see attached picture). Lovely, simple and perfect.

The owner is really lovely too. I can see why this restaurant is so highly rated on Trip Advisor as it's the real deal of greek cuisine.

  • Visited June 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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