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Castelvecchio

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Himaras 29, Rethymnon, Crete 74100, Greece
28310 55163
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

4th visit in a 4 year period, first 2012 and now twice this month. Family run the main waiter is lovely and the service very quick. The bread and dips to start are great, the tomato and garlic one a firm favourite. Portion sizes a nice break from the huge ones being served in the larger restaurants. A lot of... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

We've been at this familyrun restaurant a couple of time, and we're always looking forward to a visit. The food is lovely, the surroundings beautiful, the wine-advises just perfect, and than it is Valadis, the owner - this restaurant IS HIM. Highly recommended.

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The setting is amazing, overlooking the old town. The food is simply superb from starter to main to dessert to wine. The owner a lovely, lovely man who is so attentive. The sea bass is amazing. The garlic prawns the same. Even the salads are perfect and so flavoursome. A special mention to the house wine and the orange cake... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

No need for a lengthy review. The food speaks for itself. Absolutely perfect in every way. Try the Seabass :)

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Thank RichReid
Alesund, Norway
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This must be the best restaurant in rethymno. Had castelvecchio lamb,it melted in my mouth. Can't say that about anywhere else. Staff was friendly and didn't hang around unnecessarily.

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Thank Christoffer D
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is a hidden pearl in the old town in Rethymnon. The food is exellent so is the service. It's a very popular place and not so big so it' a good idea too book a table. Enjoy❤️

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Thank Lise J
Lisburn, United Kingdom
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53 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Although it was a couple of years since we last visited this restaurant, the staff remembered us & made us feel most welcome. Food is excellent & portions large. Service very good.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A friend and I ate dinner here. My first impressions were pleasing. The restaurant was full and we had showed up without a reservation, the waiting staff were extremely pleasant and sat us down with a complimentary drink whilst we waited for a table. After we had been seated we ordered and sat chatting over an excellent bottle of local... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2016 via mobile

Called in on a whim. Food was lovely and a v nice Cretan wine to complement the lamb dishes we chose. Service excellent. All in all a big success.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2016 via mobile

Nice setting beside the Fortezza if you get a seat at the front of the restaurant. Unfortunately as not a large restaurant outside we had to be seated to the side of it so not much of a view. Also narrow so we could not be seated around a table to sit opposite each other to talk to each other.... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Cuisine
Mediterranean, Greek, Grill
Meals
Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Special occasions, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Families with children, Romantic, Scenic view
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Himaras 29, Rethymnon, Crete 74100, Greece
  • Location: Europe  >  Greece  >  Crete  >  Rethymnon Prefecture  >  Rethymnon
  • Phone Number: 28310 55163

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