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“Excellent atmosphere, good food and wine” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Alana restaurant

Alana restaurant
Ranked #17 of 338 Restaurants in Rethymnon
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $14 - $32
Cuisines: Mediterranean, Greek
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Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children, Romantic, Large groups, Special occasions, Bar scene, Kids, Local cuisine, Business meetings
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer
Description: Alana Fresh food straight from the market. Specializing in grilled meat and Cretan cuisineThe restaurant's name derives from the old times. Alana was a place that kids of all the neighbourhood used to join together and play. It was first established in 1986 at the heart of the old town of Rethymno in Salaminos street , the central street under the castle of Fortezza and used to be one of the first tavernas in the area. With 200 seats it was the most crowdy place of the old town. In 2002 under new management, the place transformed to a more relaxing restaurant with 100 seats based on good quality products, attendive service and reasonable prices. Alana made a new beginning, changing totally the style of the restaurant, serving unique dishes of traditional fare in a relaxing setting full of flowers creating the perfect backdrop for a dining experience highlighted by inspired cuisine and impeccable service. The restaurant has attracted both tourists and local people drawn to the superb food, charm and hospitality of its owners.The restaurant serves healthy Greek and Mediterranean cuisine, using products sourced locally, cooked with care and it has been established as one of the best restaurants in town, based on the customers’ reviews. The extensive a la carte menu includes favourites like lamb with artichokes, Cretan smoked pork “apaki” and stuffed vine leaves, chargrilled steaks and beef burgers, grilled vegetables with feta cheese and oregano, wild greens with tomato, garlic and potatoes. Unique home made deserts are also offered.
Stoke-on-Trent, United Kingdom
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35 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
“Excellent atmosphere, good food and wine”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 3, 2013

This was the first restaurant we visited in Rethymnon and we were most impressed. We arrived and ate quite early but by the time we left the restaurant was full and had a lovely atmosphere. The food was excellent, fresh and beautifully cooked. Highly recommended

  • Visited July 2013
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Zagreb, Croatia
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20 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“nice 2 dinners”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 29, 2013

This is high level restaurant in Crete where you will get nice, qualitty food and good wines for resonable prices. Place to reccomend!

Visited June 2013
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Wellington, United Kingdom
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8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“One of the best in Rethymno.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 28, 2013

Relaxed atmosphere in a lovely garden setting, attentive, but not smothering staff, outstanding food and wine, we kept going back, couldn't get enough!

Visited July 2013
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Metuchen, New Jersey
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17 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Nice Experience”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 27, 2013

We visited this restaurant after a recommendation from our hotel staff in Santorini. They had multiple servers assisting with their own specialty. We were impressed with their knife skills as the filleted a fish right at the table! Great experience!

  • Visited July 2013
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London, United Kingdom
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41 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
“Excellent experience”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 26, 2013

The restaurant was recommended to us by our hotel owner Anna (Casa Moazzo) and we were apprehensive about it being another touristy place. We were so wrong!! A lot of locals dine here especially in the later hours of the night. Food is excellent- I had Beef Aegean and my wife had the traditional lamb. Best beef dish I had so far. The staff were genuinely nice and courteous. Its located in the old town and has a great ambience.

  • Visited July 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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