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“A REAL GARDEN” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Manolis Garden Taverna

Manolis Garden Taverna
Old Market Street, Naxos Town, Greece
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Ranked #42 of 102 Restaurants in Naxos Town
Cuisines: Greek
Dining options: Late Night
Restaurant details
Dining options: Late Night
Florence
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219 restaurant reviews
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141 helpful votes 141 helpful votes
“A REAL GARDEN”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

Nice restaurant located in downtown in a courtyard with trees and flowers and it really seems a garden. They offer both meat and fish meals and also great desserts. Baklava is something special.
Though this is our third time in Naxos we never stopped here before. Probably not the best restaurant on the island but it worths a stop.
We had beef in pot, grilled mackerel with green salad and Naxo fried potatoes. Then we finished with baklava. As there was a birthday dinner they kindly offerta us and other customers a Alice of cake each.
With a large Alpha beer, a large bottle of sparkling water and pitta we spent € 37,50=
Worth your money.
Friendly service.

  • 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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San Diego, California
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3 reviews 3 reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
“Lovely ambiance and fresh food”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2014

We stumbled upon this lovely patio restaurant and were lucky to find the perfect table to enjoy a fabulous dinner. The waiters were friendly and had great suggestions for our food preferences. The grilled octopus was fresh, simple, light and delicious. Very unpretentious.

  • Visited June 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Naxos Town, Greece
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“Over rated!”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2014

We just had dinner here based on Tripadvisor rating. The rabbit dish was was very small with a lot of pearl onions with a tomato sauce that overpowered the overcooked rabbit. The lamb in parchment was cold and very basic. The second most expensive red wine on the list was very warm and not very good. They did oblige us with a wine cooler containing some ice cubes. Overall highly mediocre!

  • Visited May 2014
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 2 of 5 stars Food
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Alexakis M, Γενικός Διευθυντής at Manolis Garden Taverna, responded to this review, July 8, 2014
Hello This a response from the management to assure,other viewers of this review dont get affected by this fake review. This review was made early tis season when we first started for the season. Nothing of the above is true, we know that because on the date this review was made and having only 6 tables all night we know well what customers had. In addition this profile was only made on the date of the submision and having only one review for as. Furthemore the person that made this review is from Naxos which its according to trip advisors, policy ellegal to post something, when you have a relation with the business ( in naxos everyone knows eachother..). We emailed trip advisor to cancel this review but didnt get a responce therefore, we need to protect our business from fake reviews. If you have proof this is real pls respond to this message.
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Rome, Italy
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10 restaurant reviews
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13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
“un giardino incantato con ottime pietanze”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2014

great eating
wonderful place and atmosphere,
kind people and smal prices

"the perfect idea of a greek dinner"

let's enjoy it without doubt and no regrets!

  • Visited September 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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concord nh
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“Lovely Atmosphere . . . OK Food”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2013

Went to Manolis Garden early October. The walled in garden that housed the restaurant was classic Greek. The atmosphere and charm was all I could ask for. I ordered a Greek salad and stuffed grape vine leaves. For some reason both were bland. I had to add more olive oil to the salad, apparently the oil was not the best quality. I had to add salt! The vine leaves also were bland . . . I had to add salt. Even the tzatsiki sauce was bland! May be it was an off night during the end of the season. The atmosphere was better than the food.

  • Visited October 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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Alexakis M, Manager at Manolis Garden Taverna, responded to this review, October 13, 2013
Hello, we are sad we didn't manage to satisfy you 100%, apparently your review is the only average we got this season therefore i decided to right back a response. To start with about the greek salad i assure you there is no place in Greece that restaurants add salt in the salad, salt always comes on the side and always the customer add as much he wants. About the oil i have to strongly disagree, firstly we use extra virgin olive oil, the best quality one which also means its the most expensive, unfortunately a lot of restaurants use cheap quality olive oil which is much cheaper and foreign customers get used to this bad quality and prefer this than the real thing... In addition to all this as people are different ( some like a lot, some a little bit and some no oil) we don't put any oil in the salad but instead olive oil and vinegar comes on the side with the salad as it did in your case. Finally about the tzatziki all customers are usually happy about it as its usually strong on garlic and has a rich taste, for this i cant give an explanation you didn't like maybe as u said an off night? Thanks for review and hope to see you again next season and satisfy you 100%
Best regards

Alexandros Margaritis

Business Manager
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