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“Great setting - good menu - didn't feel very personal though”
Review of Alana restaurant

Alana restaurant
Ranked #20 of 365 Restaurants in Rethymnon
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $15 - $35
Cuisines: Greek, Mediterranean
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Restaurant details
Good for: Local cuisine, Special occasions, Large groups, Families with children, Business meetings, Romantic
Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, Late Night, Delivery, Reservations
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.
Berkshire, UK
Level 6 Contributor
127 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
“Great setting - good menu - didn't feel very personal though”
Reviewed August 17, 2013

Sitting under the trees, you would never really know that you were still next to the road.
Good menu, with reasonable prices and good quality food.
Although the staff were very quick to serve, it sometimes felt a little too quick, almost as if it was a fast food place.
Our first visit was good enough to get us back for a second and had it been as good as the first visit, this would have been a 5* review.

  • Visited August 2013
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London, United Kingdom
Level 5 Contributor
64 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
“No return for us”
Reviewed August 7, 2013

Nice looking place and staff seemed very eager to have you as a customer until you got in and then just left to rot at the bar.
Food average and staff poor,that's it really.
Give it a miss.

Visited July 2013
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Won't go back...”
Reviewed August 7, 2013

Became very touristy... Food was not good! Worst Greek salad I had in my trip... And they are already doing those touristy promotions...

  • Visited August 2013
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Stoke-on-Trent, United Kingdom
Level 4 Contributor
36 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
“Excellent atmosphere, good food and wine”
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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“nice 2 dinners”
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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