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Mediterranean, Greek, Healthy
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Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
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Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
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All reviews chicken bread dakos fried potatoes local dishes excellent food olive oil friendly service great dinner visited this restaurant small village home made home cooked food own garden tavern trees kythira
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Reviewed September 5, 2022 via mobile

The place and the service is really nice. They have a really good menu with unique dishes, the taste was good and the prices also.

Date of visit: September 2022
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Reviewed August 20, 2022

A huge selection of "rustic" dishes, both meat and vegetables. The highlight though is the beautifully lit terrasse, so would recommend going there after dark.

Date of visit: August 2022
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Reviewed August 10, 2022 via mobile

It would be difficult for us not to go as everybody praised the restaurant as the best of the island. Once more though we realised that success comes with a price… the food was indeed great (for a Greek tavern with limited ambition to break...new ground). What was not great: the place looked like it had 20%-30% more customers that it could handle; tables very close to each other (no I am interested in getting to know the people of the next table), very noisy, the service was inefficient (very kind but overworked personnel that would respond to a request only after the second or third reminder). Our table was close to the entrance and most of the time we were surrounded by people waiting for a free table (limited free space overall, only the stairs were not covered by tables). One more complaint: some light in the parking area would be great.More

Date of visit: August 2022
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Reviewed July 31, 2022 via mobile

As i said a decent food in a nice spot. The olace was nice under the trees and i have been told to expect the best food. Ok decent food but nothing special. We had many options due to table for 6 as a rooster...with pasta the greek gemista chicken with greek hilopites and many more. All it was just ok nothing was bad but nothing special as well. Service was nice except the welcome from a young lady who was a bit indifferent. Prices ok also.More

Date of visit: July 2022
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Reviewed June 8, 2022

This little gem which cooks the food with their own products doesn't really need another good review. It already has a name and is enough famous. But I just have to mention that the food was absolutely great. The lamb was soft as butter, the...fried potatoes hand cut and crunchy, the gigantes (broad beans) and fava was excellent as well. We had a chance to talk to the owner Nikos who explained about how they grow their products and about the island. The waitress Eugenia was very open, friendly and the service was excellent as well. We are here for another 5 days and will return for sure.More

Date of visit: June 2022
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Reviewed June 4, 2022

We just visited the place, June 4/2022, after recommendations we heard from friends in Athens. I have to admit this was a really great dinner. Ok, the place was not full, 5-6 tables, so service was super friendly, Eugenia the waitress was very talkative, smiling,...explained in details the dishes and apologized for not having everything that was written on the menu ( just the fourth day since opening). We also had the chance to meet Niko, the owner, a really positive, friendly man, who had the idea to start the place in 1998, in the middle of nowhere and succeeded because of experience and quality. The restaurant is serving their own products, bread from their own wheat, rooster and meat are theirs, of course olive oil, olives and wine. We found the portions really big, hardly could finish. Very clean place in a terrace with many plants, private parking, fair prices, offers a sweet or a small home made drink at the end. We will definitely return to taste more dishes for sure. I read some negative comments about: I really don't understand the ones talking about quantity, quality and expensive prices. BUT we came off season, so everybody was relaxed. I maybe wouldn't go in August ( like nowhere in Greece), since famous, good places get really crazy busy, so service might be "stressed", but I m definitely sure that quality and prices would be the same.More

Date of visit: June 2022
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Reviewed October 1, 2021 via mobile

Beautiful hidden restaurant offering traditional Kitherian meals. The setting is in a small village (Kalamos) on a small country road. There are signs that lead you there. We had xinohorto aubergine (eggplant) in trahana as an appetizer with red rooster for a main meal. Our...1 year old loved the eggplant.More

Date of visit: September 2021
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Reviewed September 23, 2021

We visited the place át afternoon for a late lánchíd,everything was very good,the food is delicious, the people are very kind and the place is really beautiful and very cozy....thank you.....

Date of visit: September 2021
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Reviewed September 22, 2021

We visited this restaurant a few times and tasted different local dishes. Everything was fine with friendly service.

Date of visit: September 2021
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Reviewed September 5, 2021 via mobile

Traditional recipes but food was average. We tried several dishes and only 1-2 was decent. It seems that they can not handle too much people and quality going down.

Date of visit: September 2021
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Reviewed August 14, 2021 via mobile

Visiting with my family around 9pm. For more than 4 people requires to reserve a table. It was fully occupied but with in 15 min we were in our table. Young and friendly staff observing the table area to serving quickly. Food was very nice...well prepared and very tasty. One important details is that vegetables were from their own garden and you good identify easily the difference in tasteMore

Date of visit: August 2021
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Reviewed August 8, 2021 via mobile

The restaurant, kept the once very good brand name "Φιλιω" but the owners are different now. This explains the average quality that can be found, at all tourist places all over Greece, so nothing special. It is also rather costly. Many dishes are already prepared,...even those that should not. Local "ntakos" was so much water soacked that was melting (this is considered a "crime" for that dish, especially with the local "παξιμαδια" which are aleady soft, not like the Cretan ones), not to mention the almost not existent olive oil! "Χυλοπίτες" were so overcooked that were difficult to grab (!) and completely tasteless. They must cooked instantly, for 3 mins, and not 1 hour before, as this is what they did, to gain time. Meat dishes were just ok. Rice was ordinary. It is true the service is fast and very friendly. As a conclusion, if you are just hungry, this restaurant is ok, otherwise avoid it.More

Date of visit: August 2021
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Reviewed August 3, 2021 via mobile

Excellent place, food and service. So far the best food at this island. We are styfado, xoriatiki and lamp lemon was perfect and tasty. I recommend this tavern. The price is normal for this quality and quantity

Date of visit: August 2021
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Reviewed August 1, 2021 via mobile

It’s a classic must do since many years Cosy family friendly environment Home cooked food A bit worse than in the past, both service and food concerned Not all dishes available Clearly injured by Covid crisis and change of management Expecting more in the future

Date of visit: July 2021
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Reviewed September 27, 2020

You need to book in advance as there is usually a queue waiting for tables. It opens about 16.00 and set in a nice stone decor and trees all around which offered a nice cool breeze. It has different levels which is nice because you...do not feel that it is so crowded. The staff were all polite and efficient. We cold not see their smiling faces because of the masks. Our visit was during the COVID-19!! The food was delicious.More

Date of visit: August 2020
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Taverna Filio is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travelers:
  • Food: 4
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 4.5