During the first week of May we stayed just a few yards from the Piperitsa restaurant in Corfu town. The restaurant became our local hangout because the food was very good, the prices reasonable, the service was exemplary, and the location/view was one of the best we have ever encountered for watching the lively center of a very historic city. Located on a Pakada Agiou in Corfu, the restaurant sits on a historic square mere steps from the Church of Saint Spyridon, so the constant parade of pilgrims, supplicants, and the curious is on full display. You hear liturgical music on occasion, see the parades from this venue, and get the occasional whiff of incense. Operated by the same folks who run the fine Cafe Chocolat at 34 Eleftherias Street (Liston) in Corfu Town, the Piperitsa chef does an excellent job of balancing the classics of Greek cuisine (sofrito and pastitsada, and Greek salads) with more innovative variations including a remarkably tasty cold strawberry mousse drizzled with balsamic vinegar mixed with honey. The more innovative dishes may sound a bit strange, but are very fine overall, as they use the local food of the countryside. Corful has some of the freshest and ripest produce, (I would almost be willing to relocate to have these tomatoes, peppers, onions, olive oil, and squash regularly), locally produced olive oil of great subtlety, and very nice beef, cheese, and butter. The Greek salad at this restaurant is beyond compare with any I have had anywhere on the planet and feeds two very happy diners quite amply for roughly 7 euros. The wait staff and greeter are speedy, helpful on offering local advice, and remarkably generous with free wine, appetizers, and deserts. We would recommend trying out the baked feta in phylo, the Greek salad, the mousaka, the chicken with mushrooms in cream, and the various other general entrees. Pipestra is locatred right off the main street of old Corfu Town, next to a useful bank, various shops, and several significant churches. This is one of the most enjoyable places to watch the sun set in Corfu Town as you can see the light change over some remarkable architecture and frequently can hear the music from the churches and the carillons. The restaurant uses flowers and candles on tables and hanging from the umbrellas to make the space sparkly and atmospheric at night, when it fills to the gills with locals, who prefer dining later. They also offer free wifi, which is a bit more reliable than most such offerings in Corfu town. As I remember, they are formally open from 11 am to 11 pm, but in actuality seems to stay open much later frequently The staff at Piperista made us feel like family. This is a delicious, fun, reasonable, and addictive restaurant. One warning: Not all salads with raw fish (i.e., salmon) are labeled as such. Ask whether the fish in the salad is cooked if this matters to you. Highly recommended. We will be back as soon as possible.
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