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Restaurant Zafferano

Platanias, Platanias, Crete 73014, Greece
+30 2821 038180
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  • Excellent65%
  • Very good24%
  • Average8%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“sushi” (25 reviews)
“pasta” (18 reviews)
“tartufo” (3 reviews)
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Steakhouse, Seafood, Italian, Sushi
$$ - $$$
Platanias, Platanias, Crete 73014, Greece
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Reviewed September 6, 2014

A lovely restaurant serving authentic Italian food cooked in a wood fired oven. Not your classic pizza/pasta place (though the pizzas and pastas are tremendous) as they offer a huge range of spectacular dishes such as lobster spaghetti and truffle risotto. They combine this with...More

4  Thank Jenny P
Reviewed September 5, 2014

Very good food and atmosphere. Desserts were the best. Maybe the best Italian food I've had while in Greece.

2  Thank FLJChania
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Reviewed August 21, 2014

We had two dinners at Zafferano. At first night we had the italian plate and the tuna tartare as starters. Both were amazing and the portions were large for the price. Tuna was beautiful, fresh and very tasty and the different salami's were uh-mazing! For...More

2  Thank nanainn
Reviewed August 20, 2014 via mobile

any dish we ordered was just great! even the kids loved the pizza! great view, nice atmosphere great service. recommend !

3  Thank adi s
Reviewed August 12, 2014

We found the most beautiful and best food restaurant in Plathanias with relaxing atmosphere !! We went to Zafferano after eating fine dinner at our hotel and other nearby places the nights before but this restaurant was so much better, very nice staff helping us...More

4  Thank Arna G
Reviewed August 1, 2014

A breath of fresh air, stylish dining, lovely food and great service. Went here after 4 nights of very average Greek tourist food and was more than delighted with the variety of food offered, mainly Italian and sushi, very nice service and a quite atmosphere....More

4  Thank kushimoose
Reviewed July 9, 2014

On this years visit to the unique Zafferano we were delighted to find the newly refurbished restaurant with it's very own Sushi bar - Sushi in Chania - Zafferano ahead of the game again - something new and freshly prepared by Zafferano's very own trained...More

2  Thank finabiuk
Reviewed July 6, 2014

Everything about it was really good from first arriving and being greeted at the door the service & food were good a little moer expensive than your average Taverna but you expext rhat from a class place for a special night out .Something Different.

2  Thank 1089collector
Reviewed June 27, 2014 via mobile

We recommend all to visit the Zafferano restaurant in Platanias (Crete). Zafferano restaurant offering and delivers an complete Italian cusine, with an professional attitude, fantastic service and knowledge. The food was dreamlike wonderful and was everytime an fantastic well balanced experience. Zafferano as restaurant and...More

6  Thank Ronald C
Reviewed March 11, 2014

An upmarket restaurant serving delicious Italian food in a beautifully decorated restaurant. Have visited many times, as I have their sister restaurant in Chania, Kariatis, which I would also recommend. On my last visit, I thoroughly enjoyed one of their gnocchi dishes as an appetiser,...More

1  Thank Irenaptn
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PolkaDot T
December 28, 2017|
Response from Carmel24 | Property representative |
Hello to you. Apologies for the delay in replying as we have only just seen your question. Our restaurant Zafferano is only open during the summer months from May to October but our sister restaurant Kariatis in the old port... More
Sharon S
June 24, 2017|
Response from Carmel24 | Property representative |
Hello Sharon, that depends really on how many persons you are. If you will be 4 or more, booking is preferably. We look forward to welcoming you to our restaurant Zafferano.
October 5, 2015|
Response from Carmel24 | Property representative |
Hello to you and thank you for your inquiry about the food we were serve at our restaurant Zafferano. We have varied choice of vegetarian dishes which include lots of fresh pasta, italian truffle risotto, fresh salad with... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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Average prices
$17 - $62
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Full Bar, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Special occasions, Families with children, Business meetings, Kids, Romantic, Large groups
Open Hours
6:00 PM - 11:30 PM
6:00 PM - 11:30 PM
6:00 PM - 11:30 PM
6:00 PM - 11:30 PM
6:00 PM - 11:30 PM
6:00 PM - 11:30 PM
6:00 PM - 11:30 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Platanias, Platanias, Crete 73014, Greece
  • Location: Europe  >  Greece  >  Crete  >  Chania Prefecture  >  Platanias
  • Phone Number: +30 2821 038180
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Restaurant Zafferano is the second Italian restaurant opened by the owners of the well-established Restaurant Kariatis in Chania. Beautiful, contemporary design offering both style and comfort, Zafferano opened in 2004 with a refreshingly different menu comprised of premier ingredients from both Crete and Italy. Every dish at Zafferano is prepared and cooked completely fresh to order, serving up a delicious selection of fresh pasta, risotto, fresh filleted fish and seafood specialities, vegetarian dishes and succulent fresh fillet steaks. Also for the fourth summer we continue to seduce sushi lovers with our sensational sushi bar. All this, together with the added indulgence of our delicate, gourmet desserts and a wine list featuring both excellent award-winning Greek wines and an extensive choice of great International wines from around the world - we invite you to fine dine in Zafferano for what promises to be, an evening of delicious indulgence!
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