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“Good meat restaurant”
Review of Alana restaurant

Alana restaurant
Ranked #40 of 405 Restaurants in Rethymnon
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $15 - $35
Cuisines: Greek, Mediterranean
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Restaurant details
Good for: Romantic, Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Families with children, Business meetings
Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Dinner, 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 4 weeks ago via mobile

Special place in picturesque environment. Very good steaks and nice service. A bit more expensive than other restaurants in the area but worth the price.

Thank SaraY851
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Reviewed September 13, 2018

A beautiful setting with food and attentive staff to match. Fantastic steaks with a variety of cuts and sauces. Highly recommended

Thank Geoff C
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Reviewed September 13, 2018 via mobile

You have to try the liver !!! Amazing. Alana is a 30 second walk away from the crass restaurants lining the harbour side. It doesnt need to cajole you into visiting. We were lucky to get the last table of 6 when we visited. Food was first class, not as cheap as some restaurants we visitedbut worth the extra we still ate for less than eur 30 a head with wine beer and 3 courses.

Thank Lisa E
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Reviewed September 11, 2018 via mobile

Beautiful restaurant with good food. Prices are high, we had a three course dinner here but didn’t return because of that. Not value for money in the same way as lots of other restaurants here.

Thank mariagladh
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Reviewed September 11, 2018 via mobile

Recently ate at Alana. Beautiful open courtyard giving a relaxed atmosphere. I ate mussels and my wife had mushrooms to start followed by lamb and tuna for mains. A complimentary desert with desert wine completed an excellent meal

Thank tcichris
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