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“Wonderful food, fabulous ambience!!” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Taverna Galini

Taverna Galini
Gerakas Beach, Vasilikos, Greece
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Ranked #5 of 33 Restaurants in Vasilikos
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
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Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
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5 reviews 5 reviews
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“Wonderful food, fabulous ambience!!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2012

Galini's has to be one of the best tavernas in Vasilikos. We go here very often when here on Zakynthos. They open for lunch and happy to be open till midnight!!
Food is homecooked and a lot of it is home grown.This is a family business, Gina is happy to suggest ideas and will explain dishes to you really well. Her Father and Uncle do the cooking and her cousin Takis is the also is a waiter. The cooking is real Greek cooking. You will find a lot of Greeks eat here and to my mind that is always an indicator of good food!

The taverna caters to everyone. Has a play park for the children, with swings, basketball hoop, etc and sit and ride toys for the younger ones. Also hammocks!
Instead of cats roaming around you will find that rabbits come to the table, they especially like grapes!

  • 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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Brussels, Belgium
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75 reviews 75 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 27 cities Reviews in 27 cities
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
“Bizarr place aimed at families. The food is good though.”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2012

I was recommended this place by a British gentleman who said the food was really good. The menu is extensive and what we tried was good. However, the venue is in the middle of a farm/farm land. I assume families with young children will enjoy - I thought it was mainly bizarr and if you are looking for a romantic dinner - I would definately avoid this place.

  • Visited August 2012
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 1 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Monte-Carlo, Monaco
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283 helpful votes 283 helpful votes
“Outstanding Taverna! The Best in the Area.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2012

Well Well, what can I say about Galini. It was an absolutely wonderful experience. It's located at the crossroads of Gerakas/Porto Roma, just turn right and keep going for around 100 metres.

We went to Galini for lunch as we were already booked for dinner at Vrahos Beach snack bar and it was magical.

Not only is Galini an absolutely stunning restaurant built in beautiful local wood and materials, the service and the food was exceptional. We were fortunate enough to be the only guests for lunch and it was heavenly.

As soon as you drive in, a farmyard odour will fill your nostrils ... don't let if offend you as you'll soon get used to it. The reason is because they have their own little farm and are breeding goats, chickens and rabbits.

Once you walk in past the lovely old oak barrels and wooden floor, there are a number of areas to be seated at all overlooking large gardens, a view of the sea and a kids playground.

Once seated we were offered menus and served drinks. The waiter was a local bloke who spoke very little English, however, he was so charming and so full of passion for his culture that we instantly fell in love with him.

We ate a Greek Salad (fresh and delish), Cheese pie and Lamb Kleftiko. The cheese pie was the best we'd had on the island and the kleftiko was absolutely mind blowing; rich, juicy, intensely flavourful and very tender. It was so good, I drank the juices off the plate!

Despite not ordering any desserts, the kind waiter offered us a shot of local schnapps and a dessert to share.

it was one of the best dinners I've eaten in all my travels ... simple, delicious, excellent service and true culture. If you're on the island, make sure you head to Galini. It's a unique restaurant that you will not find anywhere else in Zakynthos.

  • Visited July 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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24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
“Fantastic”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2012

Best food and service in a very familiar and friendly place

Visited July 2012
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Ebbw Vale, United Kingdom
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144 helpful votes 144 helpful votes
“Great Food”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2012

We went to Galini most evenings while we were staying in Vasilikos. There is a huge menu and everything is freshly cooked. This does mean that on some occasions there can be quite a wait for your meal but that’s fine as it gave us more time to sip our wine. The staff were very friendly and will also try to give you local information if you ask. There is a large field along side the dining areas with all sorts of amusements set up to keep children happy, and they have some tame / pet rabbits that wonder around. Defiantly some of the best food in the area at a very modest cost.

  • Visited June 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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