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Review of Taverna Cretekou

Taverna Cretekou
Ranked #16 of 768 Restaurants in Alexandria
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $8 - $35
Cuisines: Greek
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Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Breakfast, Reservations
Neighborhood: Old Town
Reviewed September 29, 2012

I have lived in this area for years but have never been here. Friends from out of town wanted to go so I was game. It was amazing. we ordered two sampler platters and they were both very good, a great way to see what they have to offer. I am still thinking about the meal this morning and planning another visit. Alexandria Cupcake right down the street provided a great after dinner treat.

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Reviewed September 24, 2012

We had a wonderful meal in the large courtyard. The owners were actively involved in running the Taverna on our visit. Tables were close and and friendly. A large starter including 2 glasses of ouzo was only $15. After that the $10 Country Salad was generously sized. It reminded us of a restaurant in Athens, Greece, named (roughly) Arsenio. It was so good, we booked for another night.
The restaurant is on a scenic street of a beautiful town.

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Thank CoastaLady
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Reviewed September 13, 2012

After many years, we made it back to the Taverna, an old favorite of ours, with new friends while visiting the outdoor art show.
The Taverna did not disappoint:
great white tablecloth service and food
lovely outdoor patio setting on a sparkling day
Can't miss!

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Thank studebhawk
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Reviewed September 9, 2012

We selected Taverna Cretekou out of the hundred+ restaurants in Old Town because it has an outside garden dining area. The menu had wonderful, authentic Greek choices, and there were several musicians playing inside. Our meals -- some seafood and some beef -- were all very good, but the lighting was so dim at our table that we honestly had a hard time seeing the menu. We asked the server pouring water to bring a candle, but he never returned. We then asked our regular server for a candle and he said they couldn't have them due to the tent above the tables. He did not have any other lighting options for us.

We thought about moving inside, where the lighting was brighter, but the music was very loud in there. We were at the farthest table from the main dining room, and we could hear the music clearly. If we had been sitting inside we probably wouldn't have been able to have a conversation with each other very well. This situation with the dim lighting and the loud music made our visit less wonderful than the meals themselves.

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Thank RachelinKabul
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Reviewed August 29, 2012

We were so excited to find Taverna Cretekou and it lives up to the hype. We were greeted warmly when we came in and were ushered to our seats like we were family. The owner came over and talked with us for a few moments about our recent trip to Chania (Crete) like we were old friends. The food was incredible, and I cannot say enough good things about it. We ordered the broiled feta as an appetizer which was mouthwatering. I had the beef with herb butter and wine sauce and it was delicious. I wish I had gone for something a little more "Greek" but it was still amazing. The olive oil with bread was one of my favorite parts! The service and atmosphere were tremendous and truly made us feel like we were right back in Greece. I kept wanting to speak Greek to the servers! A really great place, you won't regret checking it out! Definitely sit on the patio, weather permitting!

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