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“Excellent food and service”

Telesilla poolside Restaurant
Ranked #1 of 12 Restaurants in Kontokali
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $17 - $34
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Good for: Bar scene, Families with children, Large groups, Local cuisine, Romantic, Kids, Special occasions
Dining options: Lunch, Late Night, Breakfast, Dinner, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Description: In the evenings, the poolside area turns into an outdoor restaurant and a cocktail bar, which stay open from 18:00 until late. Both of them are extremely popular attracting tourists as well as locals from different parts of the island. The restaurant offers a variety of Corfiot and other Greek favourites together with international dishes and is well known for the exceptional quality of its homemade food & wine as well as its attractive prices. Telesilla nights are memorable not only for the welcoming atmosphere and the fine food, but also for their great fun and entertainment. We host live performances, free for all our guests and visitors, and music is at the heart of these events. We have live shows put on at least 3 times each week, with acts ranging from joyous and exuberant traditional Greek songs and dances (Saturday nights) to Elvis style rock ‘n’ roll (on Thursdays), and from easy listening & jazzy melodies to highly energetic dance grooves (Tuesday’s show). All the action takes place in our cosy pool area from 21:00 to 23:00, approximately. Yet, after this, the party is not over. The music keeps playing and the cocktail bar is there, ready to take you to the moon! Our barman has even attended seminars on cocktail recipes and preparation methods to ensure that he can offer our guests some of the best flavours and tastes Each and every day, Spiros and Makis Filippas will go to the local market to select fresh, pure and healthy meat, fruit, vegetables and all the other ingredients needed so that our chefs can come up with an abundance of culinary delights. We never opt for ready made products of any kind or settle for goods of low quality. We see the restaurant as an extension of our home and our guests as valued members of our extended family, the Telesilla family. Our chefs and kitchen staff prepare and cook all dishes in exactly the same way as they do at home for their close relatives. For the same reason, our portions enjoy a reputation of being both generous and good value. We also produce our own wine and, every year, any guest who wishes to participate is welcome to do so! At the poolside area, we organise a jolly “wine making fiesta”, a convivial event with much celebration! We take great pride and satisfaction in the happiness of our guests. Their smiling faces and feelings of contentment are Telessila’s principal aims and the basis on which we measure our success.
Market Drayton, United Kingdom
2 reviews
“Excellent food and service”
Reviewed February 23, 2013

Once you've tried this restaurant,it will be your first choice everytime.The greeting and service is fantastic.Michael and Yanni,the waiters,take time to explain the variety of dishes to you and even take you into the kitchen to show you the dishes being prepared.Which ever dish you choose you will not be disappointed.Michael and Yanni also do some greek dancing,which is lovely to watch and creates a great atmosphere.My children love this restaurant and are made so welcome by all staff,including Thomas behind the bar.We always have a great,enjoyable time and would recommend this restaurant to anybody.Trust me you will not be disappointed,the dishes,service and atmosphere are outstanding.Definitely a first class restaurant.

  • Visited June 2012
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London, United Kingdom
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“Superb food”
Reviewed February 17, 2013 via mobile

This has to be the most friendly restaurant that I have ever eaten in. The food is absolutely delicious and there is plenty. Presentation is superb and I would recommend ha you go there hungry otherwise you won't manage to finish! There is nightly Greek Dancing by the Staff giving a truly Greek atmosphere. Highly recommend that you make a visit whilst you are in Corfu. You will not be disappointed.

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Livingston, Scotland, United Kingdom
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“Excellent Restaurant”
Reviewed December 23, 2012

The Telesilla Restaurant is excellent. We go to Corfu for 6 months of the year and eat and drink there at least twice a week. I could go on to recommend lots of our favourite dishes but there are too many to list. It is a family run restaurant and you are always guaranteed service with a smile. The cocktails made by Thomas are amazing too.... best mojitos in town. There is always a lovely atmosphere whether you want a nice romantic evening or the chance to meet up with friends, and enjoy the Greek dancing. We love it and look forward to returning again next year.

  • Visited October 2012
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1 Thank VeronicaT1
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Best resturant in Kontokali”
Reviewed November 1, 2012

I have been here many times and always had the most amazing time everytime. The food is first class and great value, the staff are welcoming and will do anything to make sure you have a great time. I really can't recommend this place enough

Visited July 2012
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“Warm, family run restaurant with excellent food!”
Reviewed October 25, 2012 via mobile

This is a family run restaurant where you are guaranteed a friendly and warm reception. Michael is a real gentleman and all the staff go out of their way to welcome you and remember you the next time you visit. They are happy to advise on food choice.
The food is cooked to order and comes out hot, fresh and tasty. Try the house red wine. They make it on the premises and there are no additives at all so it's really smooth.
This was the best eatery we found and would thoroughly recommend it.
Jackie and Richard.

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1 Thank Heron11
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