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“A real gem.............. I love love love this place!!!!”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of Kelari Taverna

Kelari Taverna
Ranked #32 of 50 Restaurants in Skala
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Mediterranean, Greek
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Restaurant details
Good for: Romantic, Special occasions, Large groups, Families with children, Kids
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Lunch, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
UK
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27 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“A real gem.............. I love love love this place!!!!”
Reviewed June 14, 2013

Must go to this place 6 or 7 times every visit to Kefalonia from lazy lunches to romantic evening meals. Everything is homemade and delicious I adore Grandmas meatballs and the goat is stunning old family recipes passed down by the generations. The views are stunning the waiter doubling as the local fire watch man during the day. Can honestly say this will be my first meal on our visit this year and we always make it the last one before we return home. Bit of a jaunt to get there but well worth the visit.

  • Visited August 2012
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English first
Bridgend, United Kingdom
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103 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
“Worth the Walk”
Reviewed May 31, 2013

If you fancy this taverna in Old Skala take the 90 minute walk up from the town.
Best time to arrive is after midday to ensure it is open.
The food was excellent plus the service, we enjoyed a 4 hour lunch taking in the great views.
On the plus side walking back down only takes around 40 minutes.

  • Visited May 2013
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1 Thank Coity11
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Lichfield
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38 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
“Traditional with incredible views.”
Reviewed September 7, 2012

We have just returned from a week in Skala, and this restaurant was recommended to us by the Thomson travel rep during our welcome meeting.

Although Skala is hardly the most developed of resorts, we wanted to spend our couple of evenings eating out in the most authentic settings that we could find, and this Taverna does not disappoint.

It was around a €20 return taxi journey from our hotel, but the views make that worthwhile before you even sit down. We arrived at around 8pm on both occasions that we ate here, and the views down to Skala and across to Zante are beautiful. The hotel had booked a table for us and we were greeted warmly and led to our table.

The food was beautiful, completely traditional and explained in depth by the waiter. (the staff were excellent) Fresh fish was boned at the table, and portions were more than generous. Please, if you go, try the Shepherds Lamb. Yes, its not flashily presented, but having been cooked for 5 hours prior to ordering and then 30 minutes after ordering in a paper parcel along with cheese and vegetables, it was the most tender lamb that I have ever tasted, literally falling from the bone. The second time that we ate there, incidentally, I ordered the goat, which was incredibly tasty. My girlfriend had the sea bass on our second visit, which was also beautiful.

On both of our visits, we had starter/main course each, free watermelon after the meal and 4 caraffes of the house rose (which was far too drinkable) and were charged around €50. You'd pay that in your local Wetherspoons at least, and therefore seeing complaints about the cost is a little bemusing. We were expecting the food to cost far more, and were happy to tip accordingly.

Anyway, I digress. If you're in Skala with someone special, and you want a special meal with a special view, then please give this place a try.

  • Visited September 2012
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Leeds, United Kingdom
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26 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Average food with great view and high prices”
Reviewed August 27, 2012 via mobile

The restaurant is away from Skala village and is accessible only by car. The view is great but the rest is dissatisfing. The food was very average quality for the prices offered and the waiter a little impolite. Last but not least, the waiter didn't know how to publish a receipt and few of the dishes were differently charged than the menu. I don't recommend to eat in this restaurant unless you want to go just for the view.

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Thank MariaGreek
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Athens, Greece
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16 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Nice view, bad quality and service”
Reviewed August 26, 2012

Tavern has a great view to Skala but food was average. Plates where named with fancy names and where very expensive. In reality it was ready made food heated in microwave. In the end we had problem taking a receipt and had to wait for the manager to give us one.

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Thank gmentzik
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