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“Pretty setting, but average food”
Review of Fotis Melathron

Fotis Melathron
Ranked #795 of 1,374 Restaurants in Rhodes
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Good for: Special occasions
Dining options: Reservations
Walmer, Kent
Level 4 Contributor
30 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
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“Pretty setting, but average food”
Reviewed June 3, 2013

We visited Rhodes old town three times during our recent holiday in Kolymbia and discovered this restaurant quite by chance, having wandered just off the Sokratous main street. There is a pretty terrace and garden, with trees offering welcome shade, looking out onto some of the old town's ancient ruins. Inside there is a large downstairs restaurant and upstairs has some pretty rooms beautifully arranged to cater for small private dinner parties. The waiters didn't hassle us to come in as was the case in all the other restaurants we passed. During our first couple of lunchtime visits, we ate lovely salads with local wine followed by delicious home made ice creams and coffees. The waiters were friendly and efficient and our meals were good and very reasonably priced, so we decided to return a third time with some friends for an evening meal which turned out to be a disaster! The terrace and garden were very busy and the indoor restaurant was full. The waiters were rushed off their feet. Our cold salad starters were good but the meat in three of our four main course meals was partially raw and had to be sent back to be properly cooked (which took ages) and our coffees were stone cold. The waiters were apologetic but it was very disappointing and we wished we had eaten elsewhere. Such a shame as it really is such a pretty place.

  • Visited May 2013
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Lecanto, Florida
Level 6 Contributor
95 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
“Nice Enough”
Reviewed May 20, 2013

We had a nice lunch here during our visit to the Old Town of Rhodes. Just like most of the restaurants in this area, they try very hard (and are a little pushy) to get you into their place, but once we got over that part, the food was very good. We had traditional Greek dishes...mousaka and pastitsio (which they called lasagne) and the desserts were excellent. The prices were average for this touristy area...no bargain, for sure, but not bad. They also happened to have excellent free wi-fi...but be sure to ask for the sign-on password.

  • Visited May 2013
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Athens, Greece
2 reviews
“very good food for a touristic town”
Reviewed September 27, 2012

We didn't expect to find such a good restaurant in the old town of Rhodes which is full of average restaurants to cater for the crowds. Excellent cooked cuttlefish and risotto with sea urchin.

  • Visited September 2012
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De Haan, Belgium
Level 2 Contributor
5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
“food average but service disappointing”
Reviewed August 30, 2012

not very charming staff, only interested to get you in, and to get your money, and your tips. Pity because the terras looked very attractive

  • Visited August 2012
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