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“A hidden gem”
Review of The Taverna

The Taverna
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $9 - $21
Cuisines: Greek, International
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Reservations
Level 2 Contributor
7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“A hidden gem”
Reviewed July 25, 2013

The Taverna is the in-house roof-top restaurant at the boutique 5-star Naxos Island Hotel. To date, at least, it accepts casual diners as well as servicing the hotel's guests (popularity is increasing - I would not be surprised if they have to restrict availability for casual diners). Booking is essential.

Expect a dining experience that is a cut above anything you will find at the beachside tavernas or on the Paralia in Chora. No paper tablecloths here! Service is excellent, the menu (Greek and International) is creative and features dishes you won't find elsewhere. Dishes are prepared to a standard of cuisine and presentation that will delight. Prices are very reasonable, maybe a euro or 2 more you would pay in an average taverna. The saganaki starter with marmalade and balsamic vinegar (you won't find that anywhere else) is superb.

The rooftop setting overlooks Prokopios Beach, Stelida and Paros: arrive a bit before sunset to get the full effect, with the setting sun framed by an architectural homage to the original Portara. The overall feeling is very personal and exclusive. Expect Vangelis, the proprietor, to come by at some stage during the evening to make sure everything is OK.

Highly recommended for a romantic dinner with That Special Someone.

  • Visited July 2013
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1 Thank John_at_Yandoit
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Halifax, Canada
Level 6 Contributor
121 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
“Quiet rooftop restaurant with a great view”
Reviewed July 7, 2013

Great rooftop restaurant on top of the Naxos Island Hotel. Good place for dinner or drinks. There is also a telescope on the roof for star gazing. We ate here twice on our stay in Naxos. I ordered the steak one night and a salad the next. My wife ordered the chicken souvlaki and the fruit plate. Both meals were excellent with good sized portions and tasty food. Everything was very fresh. We loved the complimentary warm bread they gave you before your meal too! The linens they use at the tables are also very high quality.

The sunset is great from the rooftop and they have a small version of the Arch of Apollo so you can get pictures as well. The telescope is a nice feature once it gets dark.

Nice relaxing restaurant for a delicious meal!

  • Visited June 2013
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2 Thank Rob H
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