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“outstanding”
Review of Melitini

Melitini
Ranked #2 of 95 Restaurants in Oia
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Greek
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Restaurant details
Good for: Scenic view
Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations
Description: Τraditional Greek cuisine (meze), off the main rd, cozy, friendly, fresh local products, cured delicacies, espresso and traditional based alchohol drinks (wine, raki and beers),enjoy any of our fine products over looking the volcano in the Caldera sea on our rooftop terrace.
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“outstanding”
Reviewed June 11, 2014

If you're thinking of going for a meal here - then do!

We went for 2 nights out of 4 in Santorini - and I spoke personally to the chef to thank him. First night we arrived at 630pm and sat upstairs on the terrace and got a great sunset view. The following night we went back and sat inside downstairs and saw the cool calm and collected chef at work.

The food was great - especially the oven spiced potatoes, and the massive baklava! They also sell Crazy Donkey pale ale - yum!

Our waitress was fantastic and we left a generous tip as she was attentive, careful, friendly and kind. The interior decor is tasteful and classy with old school traditional things on display.

What a nice experience all round - a gem of a place in Oia - just wish other restaurants in Oia would take a leaf out of their book. Well done Meltini.

ps - if you have trouble finding it then just beyond the main drag is accommodation called Filotera Villas - go down the side street from here leading to the main road and this place is right next to the bus stop - it has a grey exterior.

Enjoy!

  • Visited June 2014
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Amazing.”
Reviewed June 9, 2014

This place was our #1 go to during a 2 week trip around Greece. We ended up at this place 5 nights because the food is just that great. We tried other places in Oia and found them to be completely inadequate, overpriced and geared mainly towards tourists. Melitini breaks that mold, attracting some tourists (who manage to find it) and locals alike. Pantelis, one of the owners, is very welcoming, friendly and helpful. The food is a small plate format so be sure to try a few things. The best thing by far was the Saganaki Feta, fried chickpea balls, the egg dishes (forget the names) and the vanilla submarine for dessert.


Highly, highly recommend!!

  • Visited May 2014
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Dublin, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
“Good little restaurant, lives up to hype”
Reviewed June 9, 2014

Great service, really friendly and engaging, food is very good, it's tapas style so order about five courses per couple. Upstairs has an amazing view of the sunset, right now this is a hidden gem as it's a little off the tourist trail in Oia.

  • Visited June 2014
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Athens, Georgia
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“High standards traditional Greek gastronomy”
Reviewed June 8, 2014

There are very few places that you can eat good in Santorini. "Melitini" is one of them. Place is new opened, decorated like an old grocery store, very charming...
Although it is situated on the main road of Oia village, it is not easy to find as there aren't any flashy signs, and the existing one is standing just in Greek. I guess there is a philosophy behind this, as the traditional tastes served are sometimes "foreign flavors" for the average tourist.
For a connoisseur of the Greek kitchen, there is heaven. One piece of the best for everything, hand picked by the owners. Fantastic atmosphere and very-very friendly staff.
Since the first time I entered in "Melitini" I became a regular... and I enjoy it every single time. I highly recommend the place.

  • Visited May 2014
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Grimsby, Canada
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“Sunset food paradise”
Reviewed June 7, 2014 via mobile

My husband and I were delighted to experience this lovely taverna. Styled very beautifully inside and out, the indie vibes mixed with quality food was perfect. We sat at around 730 pm and were hypnotized by the view of both the caldera and sunset. Come here, order many dishes & drink and relax. You will not regret the authentic generosity just off the beaten path!

  • Visited June 2014
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