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Avli

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22 Xanthoudidou | Old Town of Rethymno, Crete, Rethymnon, Crete 741 00, Greece
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+30 2831 058250
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New York City, New York
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45 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

wonderful atmosphere, service and creative cuisine in the heart of old town rethymno. make a reservation because it gets very crowded for dinner.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Was eager to taste Avli 's cuisine but although I enjoyed sitting outside midst flowers, I found the cooking unsurprising and uninspired. We had an Avli's salad to share and lamb. I had the feeling of having eaten the exact same meal back in France, same sauce. The dishes were tasty nevertheless but there was no flame in it. Moreover,... More 

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Thank Cecile D
Preston, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

We enjoyed a lazy, afternoon lunch here. Service was pretty slow but we didn't mind as we weren't in a rush. We sat outside on the pretty lane and enjoyed watching the world go by. Moussaka was delicious!

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Thank rgildert
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Definitely the best restaurant in Rethymnon! good fresh big dishes,beautifully decorated and designed, we ate there a few times during our stay

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Thank Sahar S
Chalfont St. Giles, United Kingdom
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53 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A little pricey but a really nice place to eat. The courtyard setting is gorgeous. Superb beef cheek starter, the meat just melted. Excellent goat main course. Washed down with a delicious cab sav rose.

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Thank saxonshore63
Rome, Italy
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My last day in creta and my last lunch at Avil. Good and particular food.i suggest to visit when you are in rethymno.

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Thank Monicapi
Preston, United Kingdom
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77 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is a gorgeous setting for a restaurant- probably the nicest here. However, the food is only mediocre, not as good as other places, and double the cost. My chicken was only lukewarm. They charge you for bread before you've even started. It's fine to charge exceptional prices if you're providing something outstanding. Sadly, this isn't.

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Avli is really one of the top 15 restaurants in Rethymno. But: you have to know what to ask and what to order. It is in the most crowded part of the old town, always overbooked and overcrowded. But the chef has refined some of the great traditional plates and it is definitely worth a visit. If you are at... More 

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Thank Marc L
England
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We attended my cousins wedding and the venue was brilliant . Such a pretty place with lots of character . The venue for the wedding was lovely and the staff could not do enough for you. The food was lovely . Some people stayed at the venue and said the rooms are amazing .

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Thank JandR9
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3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Environment was awesome! Our hotel recommend us this restaurant and we were about it! Food and service was excellent so we revisited during our last night at Rethymno Wine also very good. Highly recommended for special occasion

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$39
Cuisine
Mediterranean, European, Greek, Fusion
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Late Night
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Business meetings, Families with children, Romantic
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 22 Xanthoudidou | Old Town of Rethymno, Crete, Rethymnon, Crete 741 00, Greece
  • Location: Europe  >  Greece  >  Crete  >  Rethymnon Prefecture  >  Rethymnon
  • Phone Number: +30 2831 058250

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