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“Disappointing...”
Review of Imerovigli

Imerovigli
Ranked #27 of 330 Restaurants in Piraeus
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $16 - $28
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Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
Description: The sun, the sea, deep blue caldera... island's images within a steep rocky landscape and a breathtaking sunset compose the unique Imerovigli of Santorini. The sung in many Greek folk songs, Peiraiki, has its own Imerovigli. With a feeling of nostalgia for the tradition, but at the same time in full sync with the modern, it keeps going in the spirit the times. With a magnificent view of the Saronic Gulf, in a space where the island mood is dominant and with more diverse and affordable options than ever, one would only be troubled, when deciding what to order. Fresh fish, directly from the local fishermen, seafood appetizers as well as delicious choices for the meat eaters, all of them prepared with respect to tradition. Rich variety of Greek wines, ouzo, tsipouro, beer and Cretan raki. And finally, let's not overlook our musicians, who will keep you company and raise your mood with their music.
Reviewed November 18, 2012

On a sunny November Sunday, we went for a walk along the coastline of Peiraias and craved some fishy treats, so we opted for Imerovigli that definitely looked the part: clean-looking, 'happy' atmosphere, buzzing with people and a menu that seemed promising - we didn't need more encouragement to give it a try!

The service was fine, as the waiters were fast, courteous and efficient, especially on such a busy day. The ambiance was ok - another 'modern' tavern with some pop touches - but the music got to be terrible -- βαριά λαϊκά (heavy folky music) with Karras etc on full blast, more akin to a night at the bouzoukia and not a relaxing meal. The food was very, very mediocre to say the least and, overall, though the descriptions sounded good and I believe the price was fair, it was basically tasteless.
We had:
- a small carafe of ouzo (fine - you can't go wrong with Apalarina!)
- a skordalia (traditional garlic dip) which was quite nice
- a dakos (a traditional greek dried bread and tomato/feta salad) that lacked oil, seasoning - TASTE basically, and the paksimadi (dried bread) had been soaked in so much water that made it even more tasteless
- prawns wrapped in fyllo with a dip, which was ok if you overlook the fact that we found a looooooooong hair wrapped in the fyllo and fried with it (gross). i regret about not complaining but i felt uncomfortable causing a scene, plus i reasoned with myself that these things do happen... (even if it did put me off the rest of my lunch)
- fried cod-bites, which were also disappointing, as they were overcooked and coated with bread-crumbs that had turned a dark brown color... they looked like little sad pieces of charcoal (they actually reminded me of something else, far less appetising than even charcoal is,but i'm being kind here). why one would present cod, which is - again - traditionally deep fried in batter and ends up looking like golden croquettes full of yum, is beyond me...
- fried gavros (anchovy-like small fish), totally indifferent, neither good or bad, on the tasteless side, definitely lacking salt and pepper and not as pipping hot and fresh tasting as it should.

The price was 42,5Euros which I believe is quite fair for the *kind* of food we had and the location but, overall, it was definitely not a good meal and it did not deliver what it promised... Apart from the hair in the prawn, the rest was not 'positively' bad, but it was certainly nothing to write home about - very mediocre and lacking anything special.

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Reviewed August 3, 2012 via mobile

The food used to be a lot better some months ago and with a much greater varriety. They don't have any fresh fish (big ones not small fried) at all! I think the food is overpriced for what they offer. Also the waiters should be a bit more explainative as far as the dishes and the ingredients are concerned, they do not seem to know what the dishes are made of and the quantity of them.

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Reviewed May 14, 2010

The food is average and a little overpriced I thought and it was incredibly noisy and cramped when we went. The fish was overcooked, which is unforgivable when you're paying Greek prices for fish. I prefer Geia Sas just down the road - same kind of food, slightly cheaper, less cramped and friendlier service.

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Reviewed September 7, 2008

Recently refurbished, and pretty stylish for this part of Piraeus. Menu choice is standard fare and the food I thought was average, but good value for a restaurant with sea view. Popular with locals.

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