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“Best italian in the greek islands”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of Cacio E Pepe

Cacio E Pepe
Ranked #18 of 180 Restaurants in Fira
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $16 - $27
Cuisines: Italian
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Good for: Large groups, Special occasions, Business meetings, Families with children, Kids, Romantic, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff
Description: In the early 70s a famous Italian chef, Giovanni, starts his trip to Greece. During a cruise he arrives in Mykonos, he gets thrilled by the Greek islands and the Greek light and opens restaurants on the cosmopolitan island and in Psyri in Athens. Santorini, however, becomes his last stop, the final destination of a journey full of experiences and challenges. On the magnificent island of Santorini he meets Niko Topuzi, a real connoisseur of authentic Italian pizza with huge experience! Together they envision a partnership and the creation of a unique Italian restaurant. Their dream comes true and Cacio e Pepe opens on one of the main streets of Fira. The authentic Italian cuisine and impeccable service make it a hot spot with fanatic customers, not only travelers, but also the residents of Santorini.
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“Best italian in the greek islands”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 20, 2013

The food was great. Must try the gonnochi (potato dumplings). Amazing (the one with the tomato sauce)

  • Visited August 2013
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athens
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“Real Italian food!! Must try!!!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 4, 2013 via mobile

The restaurant is not located on the caldera or in a place with a nice view and the place itself is not actually very nicely decorated but after eating the delicious food this is something that you won't care about !! Definitely try the lobster salad, the truffle calzone and of course all pasta is just amazing!! Very nice service. It's a must visit.

  • Visited August 2013
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Ilhavo, Portugal
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
“A flavour of Italy in Santorini..”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 28, 2013

Real Italian food. We had a Bruschetta for starters, Tiramisu for dessert and for main Veal Saltimbocca alla Romana, which - flavourwise - was excellent. However, some people may be let down by the size of the portion. The pizza caught our eye, so if we were to go there again, we would probably go for that option: it looked good and is probably better value for money.

Visited July 2013
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Hastings, United Kingdom
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“Great Pizza”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 23, 2013

We loved this restaurant the highlight of which was the pizza. Frankly the best we've had outside Italy. Perfect dough and topping. The size looked daunting but it was so lovely we polished off everything apart from a bit of crust!!

They also do an incredible home made chocolate ice cream ball that's stuffed with what seemed like Amaretto soaked sponge. YUM!!

All that and great Limoncello to finish was just perfect. In fact if you congratulate them on the Limoncello you'll probably be brought another one, on the house like the first one.

We also liked the fact that they grow their own herbs in large pots on the steps up to the restaurant.
One of the waitresses was so taken by this that she kept popping down to give them a shake to release the scents on the breeze. Wonderful!!

Yes it is a bit out of the way and the only view is of a car rental place but the food more than makes up for it and it makes a great break from the over priced "Caldera View" establishments.

  • Visited July 2013
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“Nice dinner”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 6, 2013

This restaurant was recommended by locals, we had a late dinner there and everything was fine. I think the owner is Italian, so you get to try all the recipes the "Italian way". Even if we were the last to leave the staff was helpful and welcoming. Prices were normal, 10-12 EUR per person.

Try the pizza, if you order pasta you might think that the portion is small.

  • Visited June 2013
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