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“Some enchanted evening” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Chromata Restaurant

Chromata Restaurant
Pikoulianika, Mystras, Mystras 23100, Greece
0032731023995
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Ranked #1 of 7 Restaurants in Mystras
Price range: $18 - $24
Cuisines: Greek
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Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Description: Running from December 2008, reviving an old and renowned traditional tavern of 1936, our restaurant Chromata has become a whole new experience for the area of Mystras.Located in Pikoulianika, in a local traditional stone built home enjoying marvellous veiws of the entire Byzantine estate, Chromata was re-designed by the distinguished theatrical scenographer Eva Nathena.
Melbourne,Australia
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6 reviews 6 reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
“Some enchanted evening”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2013

This evening we were fortunate enough to visit Chromata restaurant in the mountain village of Pikoulianika.
I cannot speak highly enough of the meal we enjoyed here. Using local ingredients, the food was a delight to the palette. We enjoyed the entrees (wild mushrooms with a tangy sweet sauce, grilled local cheese with tomato, eggplant and pesto) but the mains of tagliatelle with wild mushrooms and the chicken fillet with mozzarella and orange were stand outs.
The wine (a rose blended from merlot and other grapes I am not familiar with) was aromatic, fruity and demanded a second bottle.
The meal was rounded off with a shot glass of a sweet local wine reminiscent of our local (Aust) Noble One. What a night, perched high above the city looking down as the lights slowly filled the valley below.
My husband could not help tell the staff that the meal was "not just organic, it was orgasmic".

  • Visited July 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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English first
Reading, PA
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748 reviews 748 reviews
339 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 86 cities Reviews in 86 cities
3,317 helpful votes 3,317 helpful votes
“Incredible food and view!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2013

I can honestly say this is the best view and best food I had in all of Greece. The restaurant has a view of Sparta, Mystras and the valley below. The night we were there, we were seated outside and it started to drizzle. Fortunately, we had the same view when we moved inside to get out of the rain.

The food is gourmet quality at very reasonable prices. For starters, we had the most delicious salad with greens, cheeses, pine nuts, tomato pesto and other ingredients as well as a grilled local cheese - which was outstanding. For our main meals we had an orzo risotto and a chicken breast dish - which were both exteremly good.

We were staying at the Mazaraki Guesthouse which was down the mountain a bit. We decided to walk up to the restaurant based on comments other reviewers made. There was actually parking at the restaurant so driving there would not be a problem.

The restaurant is closed Monday and Tuesday. It is only open for dinner Wednesday - Friday. It is open for lunch Saturday (I assume dinner as well) and Sunday. I highly recommend this restaurant based on both the view and the food. I would suggest not drinknig too much alcohol at dnner if you are driving since the road to the restaurant is a bit "tricky!"

  • Visited May 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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Cuneo, Italy
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
“The greatest value for money rate!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2013

We went to Chromata a few days ago and our expectations were not disappointed.
Staff is friendly and the food is really good, based on local products. Prices, compared to the quality, are exceptional.
Find it is not easy, being about 200 meters uphill from the road that leads Mystras to Tripi. You have to take a detour (there is a sign...but in greek!) exactly in the center of the few houses that form the fraction of Pikoulianika

Keep it up guys!

  • Visited April 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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Athens, Greece
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“Great place”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2013

Good view
Great food
Nice owner

... a nice place to stop by ! Only, make yourself the favour and park BEFORE the restaurant !

  • Visited March 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Athens, Greece
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
“Love it”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2013

Food was great, prices were great, VIEW was ABSOLUTELY great, service was great.
I' m so glad we decided to go there instead of another tavern which was very highly recommended (from locals mainly). That tavern was upon the main road and it proved to be quite crowded - everyone seems to know it.
On the other hand, you cannot find Chromata unless you look for it and it is absolutely WORTH IT!

Visited April 2013
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