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“Nothing to write home about”
Review of Meltemi Restaurant

Meltemi Restaurant
Ranked #14 of 150 Restaurants in Naxos Town
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $6 - $23
Cuisines: Greek, Seafood, International, Grill
Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Delivery, Reservations
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Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Delivery, Reservations
Reviewed June 21, 2013

First time in Naxos which is a nice island. The quality of the food overall from our experience after visiting many tavernas/restaurants in most of the Greek Islands over the years was probably only just about average. We spent two weeks tasting the Naxos cuisine and sadly there was no eating establishment that we could honestly say served a really delicious and high quality three course meal that would entice you back again, night after night. There were establishments whose atmosphere and quality service would make you want to revisit. Sadly the Meltemi taverna was in our humble opinion only just about average on the night. We were really looking forward to our visit after reading the rave write ups on Tripadvisor, but thought we had gone to the wrong place! The beef stifado on our visit had too many onions and not enough beef and was far too salty. Perhaps we picked an off night? It does happen. On the plus side it did make us buy bottles of red wine thereafter as the house wine was like most other places in Naxos Town insipid. It was far more cost effective to buy a bottle at around 13 euros and much more smooth and enjoyable. That said the Meltemi had a nice atmosphere and the lady of the house was a very accommodating and gracious hostess and it appeared to us that there was many repeat diners who thoroughly enjoyed their visit, but unfortunately it was not for us.

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Thank Biggles33Gloucester
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Reviewed June 12, 2013

First time in 3 years but no need to worry - food, wine, atmosphere all great. A taxi driver recomended Meltemi on our first visit to Naxos - the food has always been really good but is now great. Everyone makes every visit special. Cannot recommend it highly enough.

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Thank reidjames
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Reviewed June 10, 2013

The great thing about restaurant menus in Naxos is that they'll tell you if the fish is frozen or fresh. Not too sure if it's Naxos-centric, but it definitely helps when deciding what to eat.

We were supposed to eat here of an evening a few times but it was too busy so we left it until today lunchtime. The place wasn't busy but that's to be expected as everyone is down at the beach.

The food is very simple Greek and the fish is all fresh. We had a Naxos salad and a plate of fresh fish for lunch (see attached picture). Lovely, simple and perfect.

The owner is really lovely too. I can see why this restaurant is so highly rated on Trip Advisor as it's the real deal of greek cuisine.

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Thank camberwellchris
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Reviewed May 26, 2013

Good traditional food. Friendly service. Reasonable prices. A nice environment. It was always busy which I take as a good sign.

Thank axsan
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Reviewed May 26, 2013

always with a smile on their faces. We had to wait 5 min to get our table, so we had wine on the house, then desert on the house. We loved the wine - as a result the owner Nikos offered to bring some of his own wine the day after so we can see what is a good wine!!! Of course, we are going again to taste it. Nikos’ father established the restaurant after cooking on ships and being a chef for Onassis. Definitely recommending the place – get to talk to Nikos and Myrto (his wife) too! It’s a part of the experience.

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Thank mariana_bj
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