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Review of Restaurant O Nikos

Restaurant O Nikos
Ranked #30 of 60 Restaurants in Ithaca
Cuisines: Greek
Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
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Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
Reviewed August 29, 2012

Niko’s restaurant is in a side street 50 metres or so from the waterfront at Vathy. However, it is easy to locate – it’ll be the crowded one!
We suspect that the popularity of some establishments varies quite dramatically from season to season. So, what is in vogue one year may be rather less popular a year or two later. However, for the time being Niko’s appears to be the flavour of the month (at least) and was getting deserved attention when trade at others nearby has been reduced to a trickle.
We ate here at the guarded recommendation of our travel rep, who we spotted at a table nearby. Part of a group who had arrived on the island together a couple of days before, we agree to share a table and compare notes on what we found. So the seven of us chatted away in a lively fashion and had some diverse demands as to what we wanted to eat when it came to ordering. This included having extra large starters as entrees etc.
This bustling restaurant worked hard to look after us and proved to be the antithesis of the Rolling Stones, “You can’t always get what you want, “ which, urban myth has it, refers to an establishment in Greek Street, London where the eponymous band once used to frequent. Here they were very flexible, accommodating and happy to please. A bit of this, a bit of that and a bit of the other thrown in for good measure. Excellent moussaka, stifado and other Greek dishes, plentiful glasses of Mythos all followed up by water-melon and cinnamon liqueur on the house.
Niko’s has an excellent menu, so if you want authentic Ithakan food; Greek style with an Italian influence of pasta, this is the place to go.

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Reviewed August 20, 2012

This restaurant ids just off the waterfront but it is still nice to sit outside and people watch whilst enjoying some excellent greek food. we visited several times whilst we were in vathi in july. The service was friendly and efficient althiough when it gets busy it can take a while to get served. It can also be a bit hot and pestered by flies when the weather is humid as you dont get the breeze off the sea.
The food is very nice, and nicer than the restaurants we tried on the sea front so you have to take your choice. certtainly i would eat here again.

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Reviewed June 21, 2012

We stayed over one night in Vathi during a two week stay in kefalonia. Looking at trip advisor reviews were a bit scarce however after searchIng for a few minutes we found nico's per tripadvisor review. Outside of the day trippers we eat around nine pm and found it was a popular choice for the locals which was right up our street. Local children playing outside with a real traditional Greek menu inside. Be warned you will receive a beautiful basket of garlic bread but with a discreet taste you don't experience I'm many places. Gorgeous. For the mains you can chose by taking a look in the back and the chef will show you what is Available.y ten yr Old daughter wanted. Pasta neopolitan which was not on the
Menu. The chef said give me ten minutes and he made a homemade ragu for some pasta which was excellent. Then we were full to bursting and, unlike the shots served complimentary lin
KefalOnia, we were served Greek yoghurt and honey to die for on the house. All in all a great place and worth the effort on an over night stay in Vathi which I recommend 100%.

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Reviewed June 16, 2012

This restaurant is not on the waterfront, but the tiny streets of Vathy are interesting viewing. They show you inside what they have cooked for the night - everything we had was wonderful!
We have eaten here on previous visits to Ithaca and the food is always great!

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Reviewed June 5, 2012

Best food
Best value For money.
Really tasty ,special attention to mousaka,roasted lamb

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