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To Pigadi

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31 Xanthoudidou | Old Town, Rethymnon, Crete 741 00, Greece
+30 2831 027522
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Reviewed yesterday NEW

A traditional medieval-like restaurante in the heart of the old city of Rethymnon. The tastes were excellent, the variety of dishes large, the hospitality excellent, good english speaking waitors, very clean. In one word: DELICIOUS! We would definitely go there again, whenever we are in Rethymnon! Jean-Claude

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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

This is a charming restaurant with many pluses. The setting is pretty with many interesting details. The service is friendly and the meal was paced just right. The Roca Salad was a great choice--fresh greens, sweet cherry tomatoes, local cheese, rusks, with a delicious vinegar and honey dressing. The seafood pasta was very good and the pasta with smoked meats... More 

Thank marsle
Liverpool, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

This was a nice place to eat and did things with a twist. The service was great and the ambience added to the experience

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

We had a great evening meal here (we're vegetarian) Fresh local food cooked well and served in a modern style so it looks good on the plate Staff were very friendly and helpful Only downside was that - like everywhere else in Greece - they don't bother enforcing the ban on smoking in public places

1 Thank mikwizzy
Roseville, California
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The outside eating area is beautiful and the staff is welcoming. They were happy to serve me a half portion appetizer as I was alone. I can't say enough about the lamb chops! Best I have ever had!

1 Thank SaraG102
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

nice and beautiful place in the charm street in the rethymno.cute staff,rich food😃🍽 nice work🥂👏👏

Thank harangozo c
Pembury, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was the first restaurant we went to in Rethymnon and we returned twice more in a week. Every meal was totally delicious, superbly cooked and excellent value - I would highly recommend the lamb chops in honey and thyme. Staff were really friendly and made you feel part of the family.

1 Thank carussell68
Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It has just reopened for 2017 season. We had a lovely lunch, Cretean food well cooked. We ate in the courtyard which is pretty with plenty of share. Great meal, would recommend giving this on a try.

1 Thank lisaannstacey
Arlington, Virginia
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 11 March 2017

These folks really know how to cook a fish and pork for that matter. Appetizers were excellent too. Service was fantastic. Lovely inside.

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 187 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 January 2017

We had dinner at this small restaurant hidden in a quiet side road of the Rethymnon old town. Most tables are in the yard of an old house and ventilators take care of a refreshing breeze during hot nights. The proposed dishes are creations of a talented young Chef, Simos, (whom we had the chance to meet and congratulate). They... More 

1 Thank Konstantin F

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$11 - US$33
Mediterranean, Greek, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Dinner, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Kids
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 31 Xanthoudidou | Old Town, Rethymnon, Crete 741 00, Greece
  • Location: Europe  >  Greece  >  Crete  >  Rethymnon Prefecture  >  Rethymnon
  • Phone Number: +30 2831 027522
The restaurant is on the site where once stood a Venetian building which was linked to the residence on the south side through a doorway. It is believed that where the covered dining area stands was once a large storeroom and animal stable. The dining courtyard was indeed a courtyard and animal feeding area. In 2003 the chef and owner Harris Pavlakis decided to open the restaurant. The restaurant serves traditional local and greek dishes with local products and provides a friendly and romantic atmosphere. Our restaurant is certificated for Cretan Cuisine from The Greek Academy Of Taste and has won 2 gold medals one in the 9th contest of Cretan Traditional Cooking and the other in the 6th contest of Cretan Traditional Cooking.

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