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“Little bar-resto with character at a great location” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Kalofego

Kalofego
Pori Beach, Greece
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Ranked #5 of 22 restaurants in Koufonissi
Cuisines: Greek, Contemporary, Bar
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Athens, Greece
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22 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 21 cities Reviews in 21 cities
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
“Little bar-resto with character at a great location”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2013 via mobile

We were very satisfied with Kalofego. It is situated in the best beach of the island (Pori) and has great character as a bar-resto. Relaxing atmosphere, very good choice of music, attention to detail. The menu is admittedly small compared to other restos, but it is certainly most sufficient and caters for all tastes. Most importantly, the food is delicious. The service was also good - helpful and responsive staff (in this regard, we were very surprised to read some negative comments by others at tripadvisor - our experience was positive also in terms of service)

Visited June 2013
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Date | Rating
  • English first
  • Greek first
  • Italian first
  • Any
English first
Torino
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5 reviews 5 reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
“The best taverna in Pori”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2012

Everytime we went to Pori, we went to this nice taverna to eat. Food is delicious, cretan dusk or greek salad are simply much better than the ones you find in other places. But everything is very good, we really recommend it. Then owner Alexander's music is simply excellent, it's nice to listen and relax in the shadow sipping a nescafé frappé.

  • Visited August 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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Trondheim, Norway
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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
“Terrible staff”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2012

The young staff (especially a woman behind the bar) was extremely rude against me and my girlfriend. I tried to explain them that we was trying to order some soft drinks to go. But they miss understood and believed we tried to order food. After explaining to them in many different ways that we tried to order soft drink "to go", and not food, they still didn't understand it, and just freezed us out. After a while we were able to get a greek with a good knowledge of English to translate for us. Then they did understand it, and excused themself. But we still got to wait 10 minutes for the soft drinks.

And the food? We ate there later the same day. The food was of normal quality, but 1.5 of the price you will find another place. The menu is also pretty short of choices.

  • Visited August 2012
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 1 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
    • 2 of 5 stars Food
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Cape Cod, MA
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69 restaurant reviews
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84 helpful votes 84 helpful votes
“WORTH THE WALK to PORI BEACH”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2012

We loved this taverna.

Upon arrival, the entire place had the aroma of garlic and rosemary. Whatever they were cooking, we wanted some of that. We sat overlooking Pori Beach, which is beautiful (despite the whistling winds). We had the Greek salad, Naxos Sausage, a large serving of the garlic/rosemary potatoes and two large Mythos beers each. Our lunch was absolutely incredible, some of the best food we had in Greece (and definitely the best potatoes), the sausage and accompanying potato salad were incredibly delicious. The owner spoke absolutely no English, but he definitely understood our empty plates!

It was a long, hour-long walk to Kalofego, but we would happily walk an hour each way to eat at this incredible taverna. It was immaculate, charming and the food was sensational! Kalofego provided us with the most unforgettable lunch we had on Koufonissia during our five-night/six-day stay. To eat food this delicious and mouth-watering overlooking water so incredibly blue was an experience neither of is will ever forget!

The food was a little pricey considering how far off the beaten path it is, but the high quality ingredients and preparation made it worthwhile.

  • Visited September 2012
    • 3 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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11 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
“all day, everyday”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2012

You may choose this place for you morning coffee, away from the loud village, overlooking the best beach of the island.
you can enjoy alternative plates such as Feta cheese with honey enjoying your wine, or raki, later at the afternoon, expecting the full moon to rise.
You will choose this place if you would like a cocktail listening to a great music, at any time of the day.
During July and August the owner (also a musician) invites various artists and bands and every night is a completely different experience.
Music festival for two or three days every summer with many famous Greek artists.
Great spot, great music, great food, great service.

Visited July 2012
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