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“Stary night diner”

Vassilis Restaurant
Ranked #30 of 446 Restaurants in Rethymnon
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Greek
Dining options: Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Reservations
Reviewed May 24, 2019

Situated on the foot of the fortress of Rethymnon, the lightning and atmosphere that Vassilis diffuse really attract customers.

The waitress was very friendly. The food ingredients were very fresh. The green salad with honey and nuts was very good. However, the eggs with pork and pork in mustard sauce were not our favorite. Price is a bit high for water.

Date of visit: May 2019
Thank CeliaSoParis
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Reviewed May 17, 2019 via mobile

Visited on a Friday evening. Panicked we wouldn’t be seated for food because it was 10pm, but they were very welcoming. This is our second visit, with a 2 1/2 year gap. Not disappointed!
Delightful welcome, same wait staff as before who made us laugh and smile!
The service was quick and food delicious.
Starters: owl & grilled cheese and vegetables. Both DELICIOUS!
Mains: grilled pork with tomato and a cheese sauce & small red mullet.
All beautifully cooked !
Afterward we were treated to raki (generously so) and a dish of yoghurt, honey and walnut.
Can’t fault this place in anyway. Deserves more than 5 stars

Date of visit: May 2019
Thank lauralovalot
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Reviewed April 13, 2019 via mobile

Saturday 2.00 o clock going for lunch after insist.Beautiful view of a window with flowers.Asking for the drinks 'gavros' fish ,a cheese dip a horiatiki salad etc...After30' comes the beer and the cola ,in total 50 minutes none of the plates have come.We ask for the waitress why not even the salad has come? She said it was other before us to be served 10 persons in total eating in 4 tables with us.At the same time the fisherman brings the fish that was about to be cook for us. 60' and more minuits has already pass.The salad the,bread and the dip was served after complaining.We say sorry that we cant wait more and asked for the bill.Too late for a tragic service.For people in a mess like they have not served before.Asked for traditional plates they didnt have because tourists dont order them as she said.Only one beer in the menu to choose .Too many photos in the wall of many famous people .We thought.How amazing food are we going to taste in the beginning of ourWhen after we informed that the photos was from his other restaurant many years before.After all the boss complained asked not to pay.Of course we played and left very disappointing. Don't say sorry when you try to cheat the customer .Because this behavior is ashamed of gastronomy of Greece and gastronomy of Crete.

Date of visit: April 2019
1  Thank VIRGINIA_ORIGINALSIN
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Reviewed April 10, 2019 via mobile

We wanted to visit the cute place Rhetymno and see a part of the Crete tradition on this lovely island.

So we checked the restaurant “Vassilis” due to the TripAdvisor recommendation and I have to say - it was really amazing!

The welcome from the owner was great, the food (fried chicken, beef burger & mussels) was on point and extremely delicious. And we had a funny and friendly conversation with the host. He also went to buy coffee only for me and my friends :) and if you’re friendly enough, you’ll also get a small bottle of self made ouzo!

So my conclusion is:

If you want to eat fantastic and in Greek traditions then you have to visit this restaurant! It was a pleasure!

Date of visit: April 2019
Thank hkn67rn
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Reviewed April 9, 2019

Vassilis Restaurant is small, intimate and attracts a local clientele, always a good sign for a tourist. It is family run and the atmosphere is very warm and friendly. Excellent food also, we particularly liked the baked feta cheese starter with tomatoes and peppers (enough for two people!). The complimentary dessert of sliced oranges and strawberries was a lovely bonus at the end of a great night out.

Date of visit: April 2019
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Thank Fiona R
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