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Castelvecchio

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29 Chimarras, Rethymnon, Crete 741 00, Greece
28310 55163
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Preston, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Went with our children aged 11 and 14 and we all loved the food: meze, Greek salad, chicken stifado and lamb. Clean plates all round. Lovely, orange cake offered by the restaurant afterwards. Service was great and the location is nice near the fort. Quite a quiet restaurant, with families and couples. Really lovely at dusk. Definitely recommended.

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Croydon, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

We wandered past this restaurant after visiting the Fortezza one evening, as it is just a few minutes from there. It has a lovely outside seating area with views across rethymon. The staff were all lovely and so was the food. We enjoyed zucchini fritters and stuffed vine leaves for starters which were both delicious. We also had the aubergine... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Really good front of house staff welcomed us and set us up nicely for a wonderful dining experience. Situated next to the old Venetian fort with wonderful views across the old town. Really relaxed restaurant. We had the octopus, dolmades, calamari and aubergine for starters all fantastic ( the grilled octopus and aubergines may have stolen the show). Main Course... More 

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Stockholm, Sweden
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The whole family really enjoyed our dinner. Friendly staff. Lovely envoirment. Nice view. Try the lamb stifado!!! It was really good.

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Thank MariaBerg
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We walked in just before the 9pm crowds, were shown to the terrace by a sweet Greek nana, and then got a table on the terrace. It soon filled up - and rightfully so! Started with the avocado salad (that honey-mild mustard dressing ... Will try to copy at home...), and the deep fried graviera cheese. Normally not a fan... More 

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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Nice setting just below the fortress with good views of the city below. Service was a bit slow and the food didn't really live up to the prices. Our rabbit dish was really pretty poor. Not bad and maybe we caught the restaurant on a bad night but we visited s number of better places on our stay.

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Réthymno, Rethimni, Greece
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I can not say anything more, delicious food, charming staff and great location of the old city. You should go to taste interesting dishes, not the standard of the rest of the market.

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The Netherlands
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6 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Very nice greek food: home made and fresh. Good prices and the view from this restaurant is wonderful.

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Clayton le Woods, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Whenever we are in Rethymnon, we make time to come to Castelvecchio. It is a family run restaurant with a marvellous menu prepared with a love and care for good food. The welcome is warm and the food and wine are both excellent. The restaurant has a calm relaxed feel to it, in contrast to many in Rethymnon that feel... More 

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Espoo, Finland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is no doubt my favorite restaurant in Rethymnon! I have visited here first in 1994, then 1997 and now I was fortunate to visit it again in 2016. The staff has always been very friendly and helpful. They serve excellent Cretan food. The surrounding is very nice and peaceful close to the Fortezza.

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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, Free Wifi, Highchairs Available
Good for
Romantic, Local cuisine, Scenic view, Families with children, Business meetings, Special occasions
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 29 Chimarras, Rethymnon, Crete 741 00, 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?