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Ilia Mediterranean Restaurant
Ranked #225 of 558 Restaurants in Paphos
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $6 - $21
Cuisines: Persian
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Dining options: Late Night, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations
Description: Simply we are passionate about great food, served with a smile.
Reviewed August 20, 2014

We went there last night for the first time and it will definitely not be the last time, already working out when we will next be there. The food was gorgeous and very large portions. They had a violinist there and the music just added to the wonderful experience we had at this restaurant. Staff are very friendly and explained the dishes. Well worth a visit.

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Reviewed August 17, 2014

I have been to this restaurant on Saturday 16/8 with my family.
We order meze following the suggestion of the waiter and we were really impressed!
Big variety of dishes, all named and explained by the waiter as soon as served. First class quality of the food and big, portions!
Is not the kind of restaurant serving cypriot dishes and simply giving them foreign names! All dishes were authentic Persian cuisine and so tasty that is hard to describe!
This was the best meze i have ever had!
Environment is very nice, decorated in Persian Style, excellent service and the dinner was also accompanied by live violin!
Prices are reasonable and I reccommend to you all to try this restaurant!

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Thank Kostas Z
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Reviewed August 15, 2014

Ilia Persian Restaurant Paphos Cyprus has the most amazing authentic decor, with hand-painted Persian art on the walls and a mystical environment. It's the whole experience of Ilia that makes you want to return again. The menu includes traditional Persian dishes which are freshly prepared by a specialist Chef. The option to have non Persian dishes is available, but the experience of trying Persian dishes is a "cultural experience", unique in Cyprus.
The management and staff are a "family-team" and are proud to share their experiences of Persian culture and explain the dishes in detail - their origin, region, etc. If you are dining with friends, I would recommend selecting different choices to have a variety of choices to try from one table.
When I visited last time there was an electronic violinist who had the whole restaurant up dancing, plus the owner and his wife!
When in Paphos, please give this restaurant a try - it's an unforgettable experience, good value for money (often with 10% off for first time diners) and remember your camera as you may be tempted to enjoy in with the live entertainment and belly-dancing! (Do check what evenings live entertainment is on before booking).

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Reviewed August 15, 2014

Our first visit to Ilia was in it's first week of opening and having opted then for a "cheap" set meal frankly, we were very disappointed. So we decided to give it a second chance and we were really glad we did.
The decor is the same but as far as food went there was no comparison-it was excellent! We opted for the Persian meze and like most mezes the food just kept coming. Choice of cold starters/ dips was almost enough on its own with beautifully tasty olives in the chef's special sauce. And then the food kept coming with an attentive waiter telling us what each course was. Loved everything that was being served. Everything was just perfect but beware of quantities-so much so that we admitted defeat-it was just too much for the two of us. Next time, and there will certainly be one, we'll maybe opt for the meze again but possibly order a meze for two or three amongst four of us.
An excellent evening.

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1  Thank Geoff G
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Reviewed August 13, 2014

What a treat! My friends and I visited this restaurant last night and were delighted with the
Friendly welcome we received. Good variety of choices on the menu and we each tried a different dish. All of them were excellent, well cooked and very tasty
All the staff were very attentive and we would certainly go back again
Highly recommended

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1  Thank lesley S
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