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Taverna Gardenia

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Near to the church, Kastraki, Kalambaka 422 00, Greece
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

The service was excellent, the keftedhes were scrumptious, in fact everything was delicious. The only reason I'm not giving the place five stars is the taramosalata: tasted of salt and little else. In fact I'm not quite sure why a mountain restaurant even offers it on the menu, other than to pander to the tourists. Frankly, if you can't do... More 

Thank dickonfotheringay
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Little variety, but a lot of starving cats.the waiters are uncoordinated and clumsy.the portions are relatively small, there is a slice of lemon on each plate, even when it does not make sense. All in all, it was ok, especially considering there are only a few taverns here. Desert was on the house.

Thank Sima G
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

They clearly cater to the tourists, but the food is good and filling. The service is hit or miss as the crowds get larger and smaller. The location is nice. All and all, it seems that the menus at most of the restaurants in town are interchangeable, so the location moves this one towards the top.

Thank Paul P
Tel Aviv, Israel
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 151 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

With most guests being tourists, like us, don't expect a genuine local tavern. Having cleared that away, Taverna Gardenia is still a very good eating place. Sitting on the balcony for dinner together with the evening breeze is always a good idea. Service is friendly and efficient and will help selecting dishes. The Moussaka was great. The baked giant beans,... More 

Thank Ami130
Boroughbridge, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Attended this restaurant with my wife having seen it recommended in Trip Advisor. It was well worth the visit. The staff were very attentive, helpful, social and courteous at all times. They were quick to take orders, and deliver the food - quite different to some other Taverna's we've been to ! The meals provided were very tasty, well cooked,... More 

Thank daveb1113
Athens, Greece
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We came in as a family of five, and we're lucky to be on the night they bouzouki players and singers. Food made traditionally by the grandmother in the kitchen whom we met, and staff were excellent. The food was amongst the best, but you must try the moussaka, and order it early because as much as they make it... More 

Thank georgeanddora
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We choose Greek salad, stuffed peppers and fried zucchini and they were really tasty and in big portions.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Good plain Greek food. Fair price. Warm welcome. Need to fill in at least 100 characters. Need to fill in at least 100 characters.

Thank Ehud B
Arnhem, The Netherlands
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We went there because of nr.1 status tripadvisor. What a disappointment. Very simple disches, just the meat and not fery hot french fries, also to quick after another served. although it was busy that evening.

Thank henri t
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I had a lunch at this restaurant and although it was recommended by our host and I've read a lot of good reviews on Tripadvisor before choosing it, I personally didn't enjoy it at all. Based on my own experience, here are the reasons why I was completely dissatisfied  and it's one of the worst experiences I've ever had: 1.... More 

Thank Daniela O
nikos p, Διευθυντής at Taverna Gardenia, responded to this review

Normally I don't answer in these reviews but in yours I must 1 in all the world the name is harburger no beef burger and I explain now if you don't know it's no my mistake 2 in menu the lemonade is no in category with juices so you must understand it's no lemon juice Now I have a lot... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Mediterranean, Greek
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi
Good for
Dining on a budget, Large groups, Local cuisine, Families with children
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Near to the church, Kastraki, Kalambaka 422 00, Greece
  • Location: Europe  >  Greece  >  Thessaly  >  Trikala Region  >  Kalambaka  >  Kastraki
  • Phone Number: 6972700698

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?