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“Loved, loved, love it!!” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Varvitsiotis

Varvitsiotis
Ranked #4 of 30 Restaurants in Kalavrita
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Mediterranean, Greek
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Restaurant details
Good for: Local cuisine, Kids, Families with children, Large groups, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Chicago, Illinois
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35 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Loved, loved, love it!!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 15, 2012

We were in Kalavrita for the Greek Independence day in March 2012 and ate at this restaurant. I have to say the food was fantastic, and the staff was so friendly. The owner, Kostas came to talk with us. He was very pleasant. We didn't use a menu, we were just talking to the owner about what was good and his wife brought us several tasty things.I had a pork steak and greek style salad. My husband had lamb. My daughter had chicken and some pasta. We also had a spicy feta dip with bread, some meatballs, fresh bread and potatoes, and many more things, but I can't remember what else.
The decor was very nice and homey, with a very nice fireplace, and in one corner was a spit to cook meat on.
Also, when we first got there, it was not too crowded, around 7pm, but as we stayed the restaurant filled with people. I didn't notice anyone smoking though, which is good because i don't smoke and can't stand to be around it.
Oh, and after we ate they bring you a nice bowl of Greek yoghurt with honey! Very tasty!
I loved the food and the service, and I would definitely eat there again if i were in the area.

  • Visited March 2012
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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English first
Athens, Greece
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15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
“It is our preferred place to eat in Kalavrita, but...”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 13, 2012

It is our preferred place to eat in Kalavrita, but, there are some pros and cons you may find interesting:
Pros:
high quality fresh food from local raw materials
almost excellent service
usually a sweet is offered for free at the end of the meal
variety and taste
nice place
Cons:
when you enter the toilet you think it's another place.. paper on the floor, not always clean, cold etc.
there have been times that the meat is way over cooked
they keep the place in front of the tavern occupied with objects to avoid parked cars
smoking is allowed and it ruins the atmosphere.. but this is usual in greece
it is so obvious that they work with a system to gain every last cent possible. this is not bad, but when this is obvious it is.. (no souvlaki at table at weekends, bigger companies are considered more important etc.)
We hope they read the review and make things better, because then it will be perfect!

  • Visited January 2012
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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4 Thank N_E_193
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ATHENS, GREECE
Level Contributor
277 reviews
168 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 177 helpful votes
“better than expected”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 30, 2011

Fine, Greek tavern ambience, service as good as you can expect and the owner - manager made us feel welcome with a genuine smile and personal service. Food was very good by greek standards and we really enjoyed our meal. Certainly our choice in Kalavryta.
** On the negative side, heavy smoking in this taverna JUST LIKE EVERYWHERE WE GO, though this is prohibited by greek law. Inexplicably, despite the law which is just for laughs,smoking is accepted everywhere thinking that clients will go elsewhere if not allowed to smoke. Absolute disrespect to non smokers. In other countries non smoking is strictly enforced, why on earth greeks think they can be different and ignore non smokers' rights?

  • Visited November 2011
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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4 Thank N S
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