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“Very nice food and great service”
Review of Taverna Romantika

Taverna Romantika
Ranked #7 of 13 Restaurants in Piskopiano
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Greek
Dining options: Late Night
Restaurant details
Dining options: Late Night
Newcastle upon Tyne
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43 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
“Very nice food and great service”
Reviewed August 9, 2014 via mobile

Went here because the man at the front was so friendly every night and we weren't disappointed! We had a mixed grill meal for 3 which included lots of Greek specialities and was really nice. The service was great too, as well as lovely sea views.

1 Thank SJD_224
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  • Danish first
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English first
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51 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
“Below par!”
Reviewed August 7, 2014 via mobile

The girlfriend and I decided to give this restaurant a go having seen the guy pulling people off the street every night, who was a really nice guy and felt we should give it a go.

The exterior of the restaurant promises a lot, and we were hoping to enjoy a pleasurable dining experience, however, the food was pretty poor really. We started with baked feta. It arrived a few minutes after being ordered, which is a good sign that it has been either reheated or blasted in a microwave. It arrived on a plate still in the tin foil that it had obviously been cooked in which I thought was extremely poor presentation. Also the cheese was swimming in the juice from the tomato which was also poor when it could have easily been drained and served on a plate without the foil.

I had lamb chops which were ok, a little dry and not a particularly big portion. My partner ordered mousaka which I was told was ok, but she thought it didn't taste like it had been cooked fresh, more likely reheated.

The positive for this restaurant is it has a semi panoramic view on offer should one of the balcony tables be available, however, this would not be enough to drag me back.

Overall, competition is particularly good around this village, the bar is extremely high, and unfortunately, this place falls well short of the kind of standards we have come to expect from Crete.

1 Thank Andy R
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Hartlepool, United Kingdom
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91 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
“Very Welcoming ”
Reviewed August 4, 2014 via mobile

Visited this restaurant on our first night of our holidays.

Started with a very nice chap on the door who greeted you and made you feel very welcome.

They have a very nice roof terrace looking out over the island which is a lovely setting for a nice meal.

There is also a seated area if you just want a drink.

We had a couple of starters, mains and drinks. Plenty on the menu to choose from and very reasonably priced.

Give it a whirl.

Thank whatmaystevesay
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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Taverna romantika”
Reviewed July 7, 2014 via mobile

We have eaten there twice this week. Great good and excellent service. The mixed grill was awesome. The views over the coast are worth a visit alone. Angela and Richie

Thank Richard C
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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50 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
“nice view shame about the service”
Reviewed October 18, 2013

This restaurant is in a really good location with lovely views.

The food and service less lovely; we ate there as a couple, my meal was ok but my partner had ordered fillet stake which when it arrived was very fatty.
At first we didn’t want to send it back being very British an’ all, however; my partner decided that we should say something but ended up wishing he hadn’t.
The waiter was quite rude and because I had finished my meal by the time we actually got someone over to us we said we didn’t want a replacement meal but they just brought out another meal and made us feel like we had committed the worst crime ever.

It was a real shame about our experience there as the restaurant was in such a pretty place.
We wouldn’t go there again.

  • Visited September 2013
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