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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Most people come to Oia for the magnificent sunset and crowd the narrow streets and bars to get the best pictures- but around the town from the main vantage points for the sunset, is the family run Lotza restaurant. Set above the bay and with...views across all of Santorini, this gem of a restaurant gives diners a rooftop/ outdoor (covered) dining experience offering the best of traditional Greek cuisine in a traditional and spotlesslessly clean environment. The food is excellent in quality and in portion size; very competitively priced (especially compared to those restaurants with a sunset view); and the staff are so very friendly - highly recommend the visitMore

Date of visit: May 2021
Reviewed January 14, 2021 via mobile

Food and people were amazing. The best baclava on Santorini. Oia pasta was delicious. Perfect view of sea and city.

Date of visit: August 2020
Reviewed November 30, 2020

Stopped in here for drinks on a December afternoon - great view from the covered terrace. Note that the lemon juice is super strong, I diluted it 5-6 times and it was still strong - but very nice. The meals being served looked really good....Service was good.More

Date of visit: December 2019
Reviewed October 9, 2020 via mobile

This is where we had our very first meal in Greece. We ordered the Santorini Fava beans and Greek Salad. The quantities are huge. Also highly recommended are ''Oia Spaghetti and Pork cooked in Beer''. Amazing is an understatement.

Date of visit: October 2020
Reviewed October 2, 2020 via mobile

We visited for lunch and were left disappointed. The service was great and everyone was lovely, but we waited quite a while for our lunch whilst others around us were served, and when it arrived (chicken souvlaki and Greek burger) we were both underwhelmed. The...souvlaki was standard food, lacking in a little flavor and the Greek burger was also rather flavorless and the whole dish was sitting in water (maybe from the rice or salad? Unknown). The view is very nice but the restaurant facilities and decor is extremely basic.More

Date of visit: October 2020
263mandig, Owner at Lotza, responded to this reviewResponded October 4, 2020

Dear Becky, thank you for your review and your feedback, we are sorry we where unable to meet your standards. The reason for the longer wait compared to other tables is that the chicken souvlaki does take longer than most dishes on the menu as...More

Reviewed September 13, 2020 via mobile

Wonderful location, great service and delicious local food! The fried cheese as appetisers were amazing! Great knowledge on local wine too!

Date of visit: September 2020
Reviewed September 11, 2020

You HAVE to visit this place if you ever visit Santorini. Beautiful environment with a stunning view. Authentic greek traditional dishes, you can really get a taste of Greece. Staff were very welcoming and friendly. If I am ever visiting Santorini again, this is definitely...the first place i will visit to have those amazing stuffed peppers again!More

Date of visit: September 2020
Reviewed September 10, 2020

This is my second time in Santorini and I had to make sure I visit such an exceptional restaurant like Lotza! Lotza is a fantastic restaurant which is very local and authentic. The restaurant is family owned and the staff are all very accommodating and...quick and the owner is always walking around checking in on the guests. Food was phenomenal, just like I remember it! Personal favourite? Stuffed Aubergine and Oia's pasta! Ignore the sour grapes reviews posted by others, I have visited enough restaurants in my time to know when I have found a gem!More

Date of visit: September 2020
Reviewed September 9, 2020 via mobile

The worst food I’ve ever had on any Greek island. To be honest the worst food I’ve ever had in a restaurant. Stay away, please stay away. The restaurant has an idyllic and beautiful view of the oia sunset which is second to none and...outstanding, but don’t be fooled” the food is not on par, far from it. First of all, when looking though the menu it states that 90% of the fish/selfish on the menu is frozen, Frozen!!! I couldn’t believe it, seeing that you can see the local harbour and fishermen landing their catch from the restaurant. The rest of the menu is built up of generic tourist dishes and dos not boast any of the beautiful ingredients the island has to offer. In the end I had no choice and went for the vegetarian option stuffed aubergine at it seemed to be a safe bet and sorry to say it was inedible. Mashed, over cooked baby food smothered in the most sweetest shop brought balsamic glaze. Please people save your time and money and don’t come here.More

Date of visit: September 2020
263mandig, Owner at Lotza, responded to this reviewResponded October 1, 2020

Dear Tmeless, reading your review we understand you have posted this review to the wrong buisness, as our restaurant does not have a sunset view or does it have the local harbor close by as we are located in the centre of oia pedestrian village....More

Reviewed September 6, 2020

We liked this restaurant so much that we went twice during our stay. The food is authentic Greek with a great choice of dishes and a special starter and main course every day. All the serving staff are just great, particularly William and the lady...- friendly and attentive the whole time. Highly recommended - chicken souvlaki the last time which was tender and moist.More

Date of visit: September 2020
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December 24, 2019|
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Response from William M | Property representative |
Yes we are open all through the year. From November to March we open from 12pm-8pm. Hope you enjoy!
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Response from Johnbensenh | Reviewed this property |
Lotza restaurant has a walk in system, with a waiting room upstairs. When full approximate time of waiting is 10 minutes.
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Lotza is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travelers:
  • Food: 4
  • Service: 4
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 4