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Mediterranean, Greek
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Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
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Lunch, Dinner
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3.0 miles from The Palace of Knossos
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Reviewed August 29, 2020 via mobile

A nice place to have your dinner full every night with locals that like to taste its traditional plates and especially this “sfuggato” which is the trademark of the restaurant. Restaurant is decorated nicely and you will live a different experience. For sure, it worths...a visit to get the vibe.More

Date of visit: August 2020
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Reviewed July 22, 2019

Highly recommended for a true taste of Hrakleio. A unique place full of authenticity and great food. A bit dificult to find but it is worth it.

Date of visit: July 2019
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Reviewed July 10, 2018 via mobile

Visiting quite often as for sometime it is in walking distance from where I stay. Owner and stuff are very nice and helpful. Food is mainly traditional Cretan dishes very well prepared and with most ingredients (mainly vegetables) grown by the owner. The prices are...better than reasonable, raki is AAA quality and it is always interesting to have a chat with the owner Mr Dimitris on politics. I definitely recommend it!!!More

Date of visit: July 2018
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Reviewed June 11, 2018 via mobile

I meet my Greek friends here for lunch every single time I come to Crete. Dimitri is a great chef and he is proud of the left wing, communist and anti- fascist politicians and actors whose photos hang on the walls of this popular café...restaurant. He has a lot of stories to tell ! All the food is home -made , spitiko. Excellent ! You can eat inside or at a few tables set outside on the sidewalk.More

Date of visit: May 2018
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Reviewed April 26, 2018

We had a wonderful lunch in this great little taverna in central Heraklion. Made very welcome by Dimitri the owner. Very friendly and efficient staff. Wonderful traditional Cretan food with local ingredients. Friendly environment with (when we were in) mainly local customers. Dimitri was very...happy to explain the photos of antifascist politicians and musicians around the walls. Additional little glasses of wine and raki. Slightly tricky to find but worth the effort and we'll be back.More

Date of visit: April 2018
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Reviewed September 12, 2017 via mobile

All the dishes we have tried are delicious!!! Prices are very reasonable and the service so friendly, you feel like being home with friends and family!!!

Date of visit: May 2017
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Reviewed September 10, 2017

One of the best and most authentic places to eat in Heraklion. Everything we had was amazingly cooked. A well kept secret of Hereklion.

Date of visit: September 2017
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Reviewed August 9, 2017

Fascinating place, wonderful food (local specialties made with local ingredients), relaxed atmosphere, careful and VERY friendly service. Amazing.

Date of visit: July 2017
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Reviewed June 20, 2017

I hesitate to write the review this restaurant deserves, because I'd prefer to always find a table available. But it is my favorite restaurant in Greece for a host of reasons, starting with the food...Not fancy, but genuinely homey and carefully prepared. The staff is...wonderfully gregarious and attentive. The setting is improbable--a funky back street near center of Iraklion with lots of tables inside and tables spilling down the sidewalk outside. Every time I've been here, the place is jammed with people who clearly know each other and love the place. My table is usually the first to leave, and we stick around as late as we can (Americans..). Go here is you want to be part of the real local experience in Iraklion...don'y go if you're looking for some standard menu, or nouvelle cuisine (fine as this is), or homogenized "Greek" taverna.More

Date of visit: May 2017
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Reviewed November 9, 2016

Recommended by our host, we had dinner here on our last night in Heraklion. We had been told to go early to get a table, which we did, and I'm glad because it started filling up very quickly during our meal. The four of us...shared a Greek salad, fries, aubergine rolls, saganaki cheese, mizithra cheese, an omelette, a goat and pasta dish (possibly a couple of others too but I can't remember) and wine. It was a very reasonable price, and the surroundings were fantastic, the kind of proper local place that we love.More

Date of visit: October 2016
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