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“Tasty food with excellent service, friendly chef and another great view in Santorini”
Review of Naoussa Restaurant

Naoussa Restaurant
Ranked #29 of 190 Restaurants in Fira
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Greek
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Good for: Large groups, Romantic, Local cuisine, Families with children
Dining options: Late Night, Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Delivery, Reservations
Reviewed March 2, 2013

We came to Naoussa on the advice of our hotel which recommended this place as they like to eat there. "Good staff", they said, "and really good food". With that we hunted it out (which took a while as they have a different location for the winter than for the summer season).

The restaurant faces the caldera with a covered patio at the front of the restaurant that stretchs the enter width of the front of the restaurant, it is well worth getting a seat in front if you can. A nice touch is that this area has heaters during the winter which was a first in our 4 days in Santorini.

FOOD: we ate mezze style with a selection of starters and a salad with a large local beer, an iced coffee and a large bottle of water. We had the silky eggplant dip with their herby grilled pittas (a must have and probably the best thing we ate), their eggplant croquettes which are fried crispy n the outside with soft still chunky eggplant inside which gave it texture despite it also being very smooth (a close second favourite). The cheese croquettes were also crispy golden batons but we did not think this was the strongest dish which we tried and we would opt for something different next time. We also had a Greek dish - the name escapes me - but it was a filo pasty roll which is stuffed with cheese, ham and also fried - the flavour is very similar to a Croque Monsieur. This is very rich so you don't need more than one starter portion I would say between 4 people as two batons arrive and they are quite large. Too much for one person I would think. There was also a cabbage salad which sounded unusual (aside from coleslaws, cabbage is not a common salad ingredient for me). The salad has peppers, cabbage, carrots, celery etc all of which are cooked and then served cold with a vinegarette. I realise this probably is not selling it but when you've had many rich dishes this was quite refreshing and welcomed. It is also something we would probably try at home, it is not unrecognisably different to a sourkraut in taste but milder. We also ordered a baklava to take home which is thick, dense, flaky and rich with hone and pistachios. It was on their daily special. As appears to be the custom in Santorini, we received a complimentary dessert which was like chocolate, nutty mousse with a light white chocolate cream on the top. Sweet and pretty good.

SERVICE: probably the most polished we've had inn Santorini. The staff are knowledgable about the menu, the chef himself came out a few time to talk to us about what we were ordering and was passionate about his ingredients and making sure we ate well. The staff are attentive but not smoothering - some places in Santorini we have noticed they are usually completely absent and you have too make a point to get their attention

VALUE: the bill came to €45 which we thought was very good and well worth it. I was probably one of the best meals we've had in our 9 days around Greece.

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Reviewed February 28, 2013

I had the pleasure of eating in this well ran restaurant in Santorini in the winter season with my parents. We went there 3 days in a rown (the total length of our stay) and we absolutely loved every lunch or dinner we had there. the service is amazing, paying attention to every detail without being oppresive at all and the food itself was delicious. Fresh fish cooked with obvious expert hands, little free starters every time we were there and all in all an incredible value for money. Not a budget restaurant, but definitely worth every 20€ that we paid for each meal (including mains, desserts and drinks). I definitely reccommend this spot.

Edu, a pleased customer:)

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Reviewed February 21, 2013

I have been on Santorini for 4 days in off season (February) with my 18 yr old, relatively well travelled nephew. Since we discovered Naoussa we haven't wanted to eat anywhere else and have had our main meal for the day there for 3 days in a row. Fresh fish is expertly grilled, the single serve house moussaka is delicious and generous enough to quell the 18 year old stomach! Truly fabulous is the home made hot pitta bread served with eggplant dip. Everything we tried was excellent and the service really pleasant and attentive without being ingratiating.There is also a wonderful view if sitting in the front section. It would be hard to recommend this place too highly.

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Reviewed February 14, 2013

We searched for good restaurants in the vicinity on the TripAdvisor app and found Naoussa Tavern. I had a fish dish that was grilled to perfection while my friend had another type of fish dish that was really tasty as well. At the end of the meal, we commented that the complimentary limoncello was really good and the manager was so nice that he gave us two more shots of it. Before we left, he also treated us to a greek mousse-like dessert that was a perfect end to our meal. The service was superb and the food is amazing - what else can one ask for?

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Reviewed February 4, 2013

We stayed at the Mill Houses and asked Dimiris a good place to have lunch, he suggested us Naoussa and told us to let them know we were coming from Mill Houses. Because of the winter there are no many taverns open and less for lunch. We arrived around 3pm. and the kitchen was open, all the meals were available, we asked for a greek food recommendation: we had Moussaka and Soutzoukakia, excellent taste and presentation. For dessert we had a delicious baklava, also they gave us a homemade yogurt by the house. Great food and excellent service.

Thank Nestor L
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