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29 Chimarras, Rethymnon, Crete 741 00, Greece
+30 2831 055163
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  • Excellent72%
  • Very good21%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“walnut cake” (46 reviews)
“lamb” (46 reviews)
“avocado salad” (10 reviews)
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Mediterranean, Greek, Grill, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
29 Chimarras, Rethymnon, Crete 741 00, Greece
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Reviewed May 31, 2012

My husband and I chose Castlevecchio for dinner since it was ranked #1 on Tripadvisor and, unfortunately, we were disappointed. We may have set our expectations too high after reading the reviews. I had the Sole which was way too salty and my husband had...More

Date of visit: May 2012
4  Thank courtrig
Reviewed May 31, 2012

As in previous years, Trip Advisor Member Reports worldwide and individual personal recommedations (rather than glossy mag advertising) have brought old and new friends to the Castelvecchio. we have met and shared comments and views with other guests, may of whom fit this profile. Valandis...More

Date of visit: May 2012
1  Thank cretelovers
Reviewed May 26, 2012

a real treat.The house white wine, made by a friend of the owner, was as good as you could ask for and cost very little. If you are a wine buff you will get much from the experience and if you don't know about wine,...More

Date of visit: May 2012
1  Thank StumpyLondon
Reviewed May 23, 2012

We went to this restaurant based on the reviews, but were disappointed. Compared to other restaurants in rethymon such as Alana and To Pigadi, it does not compare well. The food is nice but not that inventive and not that tasty either. The view from...More

Date of visit: May 2012
5  Thank OYP-London
Valadi, Owner at Castelvecchio, responded to this reviewResponded May 24, 2012

We are sorry you were disappointed. However, we do not advertise ourselves as having a new and inventive cuisine. We concentrate on and take pride in serving traditional Cretan and Greek dishes.

Reviewed May 14, 2012

Nice quiet location with views over Rethymon.Service great from friendly staff. Nice breads and dips (don't bother with starters unless you're really hungry). My meal,rabbit stifado was great tasting and well presented with vegetable and rice (Basmati!).My wifes meal of grilled sole was sloppy and...More

Date of visit: May 2012
3  Thank TKPUNK
Valadi, Owner at Castelvecchio, responded to this reviewResponded May 15, 2012

Thank you very much for your review. We appreciate all feedback we get from our customers. We are sorry that the grilled sole was not to your wife's liking and that the 'skorthalia' was also not to her taste. Skorthalia is a traditional accompaniment to...More

Reviewed May 12, 2012

We researched and looked around the town before settling on Caselvecchio, and we were not disappointed. The wonderful owner is supported by his English wife (rather shy I think ,she did not come out of the kitchen!) and his parents, also cooking. Really excellent food...More

Date of visit: May 2012
1  Thank JonG0108
Reviewed May 7, 2012

This is a traditional taverna, but the dishes are far better than normal. They have a small but good wine list (we had a Antonopoulos Merlot). The location is somewhat of the beaten track. We sat outside on their small terrace. For starters, we had...More

Date of visit: May 2012
1  Thank Exroosje
Reviewed May 5, 2012

There are lots of great restaurants in Rethymnon old town and this is one! Lovely location right by the fortress walls and overlooking the town. Food was good, fresh and full of local recipes that the owners son was happy to explain in more detail...More

Date of visit: May 2012
Thank mcleodalimc
Reviewed May 3, 2012

We visited after reading reviews, very nice food and service, but in our opinion not the best in town. We had the lamb special which was beautifully cooked, the comp walnut cake was a nice touch too. We sat inside as it was a little...More

Date of visit: April 2012
Thank cornishbex
Reviewed May 1, 2012

We dined in Castelvecchio twice in April during our holiday week. Both times the food was absolutely delicious and the service was very good. Their swordfish was mouthwatering and complimentary walnut cake crowned the evening. Really loved the design of the restaurant, not to mention...More

Date of visit: April 2012
Thank lacrym0sa
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi
Good for
Business meetings, Families with children, Scenic view, Kids, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Romantic
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 29 Chimarras, Rethymnon, Crete 741 00, Greece
  • Location: Europe  >  Greece  >  Crete  >  Rethymnon Prefecture  >  Rethymnon
  • Phone Number: +30 2831 055163
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