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“Don't let the ambience fool you”
Review of Avli Restaurant

Avli Restaurant
Ranked #6 of 77 Restaurants in Kardamena
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $9 - $35
Cuisines: Greek, Seafood
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Good for: Romantic, Families with children, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Large groups
Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Late Night, Reservations
Description: Family run Traditional Restaurant based on homemade recipes made with freshly grow produce.• A large selection of mezedes and other local starters.• Variety of over 65 Greek and International wine• Choose your wine from our extensive wine cellar• Enjoy your meal in the garden of one of the original houses to have been built in KardamenaA Family run restaurant in the center of Kardamena.The ambiance of the quartyard and the fresh homemade food are the reason that it was award as one of the Top 300 restaurants in all Greece for the last 7 years.Only a visit can give you the feeling and the taste of Greece, in a purely Greek traditional restaurant.
Reviewed June 27, 2013

Never let a picture of a romantic place fool you or undeserved five star ratings.
Was impressed with the look and the reviews. Went in and the food was the very worst of all the restaurants I visited in a three week tour of five islands. INCREDIBLY TERRIBLE FOOD. The lamb was way over cooked and the chicken was drier than the Sahara! Complained to a totally indifferent waiter who did nothing more than remove our plates.
As I looked around the restaurant I could tell from the faces of the patrons that not one was enjoying their meal. My advice - don't waste your money on something you can get at a cheap souvlaki joint!

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Reviewed June 24, 2013

A group of 6 of us visited here at the end of our first week on holiday as it had been highly recommended to us. The PR and the the Waiters were all lovely and very helpfull making suggestions from the menu, we were told we HAD to try the lamb so one of us did. Maybe it was because it was hyped up too much but the food really wasn't great. The lamb was okay but the sauce was very tomatoey and the meat deffinitely didn't taste like it had been cooking for four hours. Two of us tried two different fillet steak dishes, one with a creamy mushroom sauce and the other peppercorn. Both steaks were wayyyy over cooked, we asked for rare and medium rare and both came out well done. I have to say I didn't realise fillet steak could taste bland but this really did. The creamy mushroom sauce was lovely but the peppercorn sauce was VERY peppery, you will notice the greeks love their pepper though so I suppose this should have been taken into account when ordering. The veg that came with the dishes was again very bland. Another tried a burger which was home made and this was great but not any better than the restaurants along the sea front who all also serve home made burgers but the portions are twice the size for half the price. One had just a spaghetti dish in a tomato sauce, again was standard and you can get much bigger for much cheaper elsewhere. Finally one had a chicken dish called chicken a la greek, this was chicken wrapped in vine leaves but I cannot remember the sauce. The sauce was lovely but the chicken very very dry and served with the same bland vegetables. The most dissapointing part was the food at our all-inclusive hotel had been a massive let down and we were all really looking forward to some decent food! So, beautiful setting and atmosphere, lovely very helpfull staff but sorry to say really overpriced and lacking flavour.

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Reviewed June 24, 2013

Great Greek cuisine, staff is very attentive. I was there on a business trip and with a group of ~60 we went there for dinner. Wine and food was served for hours, it seemed. If you go away hungry, it is your fault.

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Reviewed June 23, 2013

Excellent in everyway possible cant be improved upon as just perfect. The Greek set meze menu is just fab and they are more than happy to change and mix and match dishes for you

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Reviewed June 22, 2013

Enjoyed a lovely meal here. Lovely setting, excellent food and very helpful waiter who advised us wisely. Definately worth a visit.

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