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“Real Greek Atmosphere for Summer Holidays !!!”
Review of To Pefko - CLOSED

To Pefko
Cuisines: Greek
Dining options: Late Night, Breakfast, Reservations
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Dining options: Late Night, Breakfast, Reservations
Reviewed July 19, 2013 via mobile

I can simply recommend the Pefko Restaurant just because it reminds me of the old style Greece when you could enjoy a wonderful traditional Greek meal made of fresh local ingredients at a low price !!

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Thank mastrotheo
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Reviewed July 12, 2013

A special little Taverna in a small village location, but well worth a visit. A very tasty squid starter, lovely fresh made bread, followed by a superb Sea Bass fillet in Lemon sauce with a fennel salad, all washed down with a smooth Greek red wine. And on the house puddings too :)

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Thank Pikey_the_Mac_Man
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Reviewed July 8, 2013

Very nice personal, very tasty food, and great wine! Very nice personal, very tasty food, and great wine!

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Thank Adrian V
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Reviewed June 11, 2013

To Pefko is a roadside taverna that can be easily missed as you drive down the hill to Fiskardo - but if you overlook it you'll be missing out. The staff are friendly and attentive and the small menu is packed full of traditional Greek delights. The atmosphere is easy going and on both occasions that we ate there we ended up chatting to fellow diners, who were all all enjoying their meal as much as we were. We had a lovely lunch - flavoursome moussaka that was perfectly set without being solid, chicken souvlaki with delicious lemon and thyme butter and Greek salad...with a To Pefko twist of pitta triangles cooked in fragrant olive oil and herbs. We returned a couple of days later for dinner and enjoyed lamb kleftiko cooked and presented to perfection by the owner's mother. The prices are very reasonable and if you're on a budget they do a great deal for two - Greek salad, fries, 2 pork souvlaki and a litre carafe of house white for 25 euro ... a real bargain!

We went because so many people had recommended it in the visitors book in our villa and we were not disappointed.

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Thank Janice M
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Reviewed June 11, 2013

This gem of a Taverna is up the hill just a couple of kilometres away from the trendy and over-priced yuppy tavernas lining Fiscardo harbour, all of which are desperate for custom because they are too expensive but don't seem to understand that is the reason they are almost empty.

To Pefko is located opposite a now disused church in a very pleasant location under the shade of an enormous pine tree. Each table has an immaculate white table cloth and beautiful flowers. This Taverna is family run and at least two of the family speak extremely good English, though why guests expect this to be the case (see one review below) is beyond me. To presume everyone will automatically speak English is a sad reflection on some tourists' attitude.

The same reviewer complains about the "dry bread roll". In fact the rolls in this Taverna are served fresh and mine was still warm from baking, was presented in a beautiful basket and wrapped in a clean cloth napkin to keep it warm, and was just about the most exquisite bread I have ever tasted in Greece.

I too had chicken and, again, it was by far the best tasting chicken I've had on the whole island. Greek tavernas are not known for their rice but are known for home made potato chips which were delicious, as was the feta salad. Add to this some very inexpensive, cold and dry white wine and my meals here were exceptionally good.

This Taverna serves what Greeks do best: SIMPLE food that is unpretentious, fresh, and straightforward. A little time spent talking with the charming two daughters and asking about their lives resulted in a free cocktail appearing. If English tourists would understand that taking the trouble to communicate and open up with Kefalonians, rather than treating them as though they were formal, remote servants back in England, they would be rewarded with a much better experience.

We visited many Tavernas on the island and most of them are good. This particular one stood out (along with Taverna Veggera in Vasilikades) as being outstanding. My partner is an accomplished chef and she too confirmed that the chicken was the best she had tasted anywhere. Highly recommended for value, authenticity, elegance and simplicity.

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