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“Great restaurant”
Review of Alana restaurant

Alana restaurant
Ranked #31 of 383 Restaurants in Rethymnon
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $15 - $35
Cuisines: Greek, Mediterranean
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Good for: Families with children, Business meetings, Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Romantic
Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, 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.
Reviewed November 2, 2013

This is a lovely restaurant, very atmospheric and food was excellent. Highly recommend and although not cheap it's great value for the quality.

Thank LindaG79
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Reviewed October 31, 2013

We had one of the best meals of our holiday here. This was the last day of the season for the restaurant, but the quality of the food and service was exceptional. The waiter recomended the beef in cheese sauce, which was absolultly delicious, my wife was equally pleased with her meal of pork stuffed with nuts in a plum sauce, this was all washed down with a bottle of the house wine, all very pleasant. If you are ever in the area this should be one of restaurants that you should put on your list.

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Thank Geoff444
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Reviewed October 25, 2013

We went here twice during our week's holiday.
Excellent food, attentive and interested service, very good food and great value for money.
The setting was outstanding, the atmosphere relaxed and it was overall a great dining experience.

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Thank Andy W
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Reviewed October 23, 2013

After reading the excellent reviews on trip advisor, we thought we would give the restaurant a go. The staff were lovely as is the setting, but unfortunately I was not blown away by the food. It really was average, and I certainly would not return.

Thank raddersLondon
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Reviewed October 21, 2013

This is in a lovely site, not far from the vibrant harbour and near to the modern art gallery. Food is good but expensive compared to other venues. It would be Ok for a special night out rather than just a casual holiday meal.

Thank Jackie H
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