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“a very nice restaurant”

Restaurant Zafferano
Ranked #15 of 140 Restaurants in Platanias
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $16 - $59
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Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Delivery, Reservations
Description: Restaurant Zafferano is the second Italian restaurant opened by the owners of the well-established Restaurant Kariatis in Chania. Beautiful, contemporary design offering both style and comfort, Zafferano opened in 2004 with a refreshingly different menu comprised of premier ingredients from both Crete and Italy. Every dish at Zafferano is prepared and cooked completely fresh to order, serving up a delicious selection of fresh pasta, risotto, fresh filleted fish and seafood specialities, vegetarian dishes and succulent fresh fillet steaks. Also for the fourth summer we continue to seduce sushi lovers with our sensational sushi bar. All this, together with the added indulgence of our delicate, gourmet desserts and a wine list featuring both excellent award-winning Greek wines and an extensive choice of great International wines from around the world - we invite you to fine dine in Zafferano for what promises to be, an evening of delicious indulgence!
Reviewed September 4, 2012

We have visited Creete for at least the last 12 years and we always visit Zafferano at least 2 times each time we are there-------They have so many speciel pasta and pizza ------we love all your food-----and the staff is very proffesionel----and they know us when we arrive -------

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Reviewed August 25, 2012

There are only few restaurants I have enjoyed this much, and all the other restaurants have had the much appreciated Michelin stars to boast on.
Zafferano has been my family's travel-to restaurant for many years now, and with all these years the service, food, music and atmosphere has been upgraded, if that is even possible. The restaurant's personal is polite, incredibly nice and considerate. They make you feel like a much awaited friend to come by, smiling and welcoming you already at the first steps. A dinner at Zafferano is full of joy. Italian styled food made of the freshest Crete vegetables, fruit, fish is guaranteed, and the new experiences of taste and delight will create an enjoyable evening.
Music, art of the restaurant, is all carefully picked by the owner.
By far, this is a restaurant that should be stated as the best one in Greece.
This is the reason to travel to Crete. You will not be disappointed.

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Reviewed August 15, 2012

Platanias is really not that big a hotspot for fine dining. You will find many restaurants that serve really poor food, and many who serve food that is to be rated as good enough.

But take a short walk away from the main square of Platanias, towards Minoa Palace, and you will find a true gem of a restaurant in Zafferano. Now, initially it may not look like much from the outside, and even the otherwise fine decor and mood of the restaurant is a bit boxed in between the new Minoa Palace buildings and the road. But don't let that fool you.

This is one of the finest Italian restaurants in its price range you'll find anywhere. And as someone who have enjoyed Italian food around the world - including Italy, of course - I believe I can make that claim.

Now, the mainstream dishes here are delicious, pizzas and pastas. But don't cheat yourself by seeing Zafferanos as just another pizza-pasta place. In fact, if you're hauling a bunch of hungry minors, chances are, you should visit one of the many restaurants who have pizzas on their menus along with greek and international dishes.

I'll recommend you'll avoid the usual and dive into the other treats from the Italian kitchen that are offered here. Or combine the two; beforw the delicious lasagne, order starters with ham-wrapped asparagus and cheese. If in doubt of anything, just ask the waiters, they'll love to take you through the details.

Don't expect to add to or take anything away from a dish, though. They come as their recipe demands it. And honestly, don't be put off by that. This is not your average pizza-pasta place, and you'll soon learn why they stick to their recipes. Because is simply mouth-watering, delicious Italian food!

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Reviewed August 1, 2012

I was fortunate to spend seven evenings eating a variety of beautifully prepared and presented dishes. The starters were generous and full of healthy tastes and flavours. The pizzas were large and covered in fresh and delicious meat,or sea food and vegetables. A good selection of cold beers and wines as well as home made lemonade, gorgeous,was always available.The service was excellent.Lovely smiling faces.It made my holiday feel special. Thank you Zafferano.

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1  Thank Teresa D
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Reviewed January 30, 2012

Great place in white. Delicius Italian dishes. Good pizza and pasta.
Maybe a little bit expensive for Crête especially for wine

Thank PatNirag
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