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“We came back”
Review of Varvitsiotis

Varvitsiotis
Ranked #4 of 28 Restaurants in Kalavrita
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Mediterranean, Greek
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Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children, Kids, Local cuisine, Large groups
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Athens, Greece
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68 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“We came back”
Reviewed February 17, 2014

We stopped here for lunch and were glad we did. We had tried to find a place to sit in the sun in the center but everything was full so we were glad we got a table outside and enjoyed the snow-capped mountains behind us. Not the most beautiful part of the town but the owner is delightful and personable and really took his time with us. We were happy to come back for dinner. Unfortunately, we had come after the rush of skiiers and some of the meals weren't available but we still enjoyed what we had ordered. By the end of the meal we were the only ones left and we enjoyed the fireplace and good music. It was a Sunday night and things close up early as the weekend rush is gone.

  • Visited February 2014
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  • English first
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English first
Athens, Greece
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67 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
“Good food, but very ugly atmosphere and no renovation for ages.....”
Reviewed September 4, 2013

The food is good, they serve the traditional greek taverna meat menu, but, since they are well known, they don't make any effort in renovating-upgrading the taverna......

Visited October 2012
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2 Thank KatFlor
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Athens, Greece
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16 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Meat Related Tavern”
Reviewed May 7, 2013 via mobile

This is a meat related tavern with lot's of variety of dishes. Everything is grilled on the spot. The tavern is huge so no need really to book a table apart from the high season, ski season etc. regards, Gerry

  • Visited April 2013
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Thank Gerry C
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Chicago, Illinois
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35 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Loved, loved, love it!!”
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
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2 Thank xriston
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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...”
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
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4 Thank N_E_193
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