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What you can expect during your visit
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Hand sanitizer available to guests & staff
  • Daily temperature and symptom checks for staff
  • Socially distanced dining tables
  • Staff required to regularly wash hands
  • Tables disinfected between guests
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Updated 10/02/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
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Updated 10/02/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.

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Family owned and operated for over 43 years, the Petousis family write their own story in the world of gastronomy and tradition in the wonderful land of Crete. We use only local high-quality ingredients from dedicated farmers and growers of Crete. In this way we remain loyal in providing the best in professional service and sumptuous cuisine. It's a pleasure to welcome you and make you feel at home. We thank you for being by our side in this magical trip of taste throughout the years.
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
Mediterranean, Greek
Delivery, Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service, Playgrounds
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Incredible place ! Definitely the best restaurant in Gazi. The meat is delicious and the hospitality is perfect. Thanks to the manager Dimitris for the amazing Raki time. We’ll be back! Sixtine the young

Date of visit: November 2021
Reviewed October 25, 2021 via mobile

Excellent Greek/Cretan restaurant for vegan/carnivore couple. Wide choice of traditional Cretan dishes, including generous portion of lamb grilled on the spit and traditional non-meat dishes, especially giant grilled mushrooms. Most diners were locals, proving that the food was genuine local cuisine.

Date of visit: October 2021
Reviewed October 15, 2021 via mobile

We will highly recomand the taverna.The food is amazing,the staff is very professional and they make you fell really special.Try the Cretan cuisine.Is amazing on this taverna.We was eating here every night during our 9 days holiday.The kids are happy and they can play in...the kids zone till the food arrive,and after.Once you enter in the restaurant you have the feeling that you re taking part of a dinner in a big family.We really love it.When the taxi leave as in front of taverna the taxidriver told us that the taverna is one of the best in Crete.And now we know why.Notting more to say about the hotel.Is 10+ at everything.I m sure that we will return at Petousis Hotel and Suits.More

Date of visit: October 2021
Reviewed October 11, 2021 via mobile

I have never been to this restaurant before however, I had a lovely last evening meal here in Crete with my friend. All of the staff were very friendly and helpful. The portion sizes are very good especially for the price and the atmosphere &...look of the restaurant is beautiful. Would definitely come back in the future!!!!More

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

People are amazing. The service is very good, very nice people are working here. I really recommend this place! I will come again for sure.

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

Great place, staff is really nice and provided great service. The food was really good. Afterward got treated some ouzo and desert. Overall is was really good would rate 5/5

Date of visit: October 2021
Reviewed September 25, 2021

Do not go here unless you are Greek, you will not be served for a stupidly long time. The WORST customer service, I’ve seen better at A cattle market. Would not even recommend to my worst enemy. We were even herded through the middle of...the restaurant like we were cattle! Much better alternatives indeed. Would rate negative 5 if I could.More

Date of visit: September 2021
Reviewed September 16, 2021 via mobile

Went to the (new?) Petousis 2 in Heraklion and had a lovely experience. The food was absolutely delicious and the atmosphere was wonderful. Super helpful and attentive staff. I recommend the apaki (pork smoked with olive wood) in particular. A must-try for sure.

Date of visit: September 2021
Reviewed September 4, 2021

The first time we came to the restaurant we got seated in a quite dark area, the staff were coming towards us whenever they noticed us looking at them. This experience was okay. We decided we’d go there again and take a different seat this...time. The second time we got there, we asked if we could sit on another empty table near the place they showed us. This was not an issue. We ordered our food and the staff didnt came to us anymore until food was ready. When we finished the food the staff were quickly to take our plates away and brought us a free dessert, without the alcoholic beverage the other tables were getting (and we got the first time aswell). We ordered two more bottles of cola to drink while eating the dessert. While other tables got plates of fruit after said dessert, we just got the bill from the waiter who did not say anything. This happened while half of our glasses were still full and we wanted to order another drink of the menu. We just paid the bill, got up and left. We most definitely will not visit this place again, if this is how they’ll treat their customers. 6/10 for the food, 2/10 for the service provided.More

Date of visit: September 2021
Reviewed August 31, 2021 via mobile

Yesterday we celebrated our final evening dinner at Petousis Restaurant and probably made the most amazing memory of our trip. We had a pampering and delicious meal, featuring Souvlaki, Greek Salad, Zaziki, Feta, Pita, stuffed wine leaves, Bifteki and greek Wine, just perfect! As the...staff took it as their personal pleasure to set up a special occasion, they served fresh fruit and traditional desserts on the house and further kept the Raki coming. We joined a neighboring table with two newly acquainted friends from Petousis Hotel, danced (an amusing Covid-distanced) Sirtaki together and when the restaurant had to close, the manager sat with us for laughter, stories and more Raki. A truly amazing and heartwarming experience in these socially challenging times. Thank you for a splendid night and a trasured memory more! (All attending were vaccinated & staff regularily tested. Restaurant and Hotel take table/customer distance and desifecting remarkably serious.)More

Date of visit: August 2021
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Frequently Asked Questions about Petousis Restaurant

Yes, Petousis Restaurant offers takeout services.

Yes, Petousis Restaurant offers delivery services.

Yes, Petousis Restaurant is taking precautions against COVID-19. A full list is available within the "safety precautions" section of this page.

Petousis Restaurant is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travelers:
  • Food: 4
  • Service: 4
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 4