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28300, Greece
+30 694 248 7436
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Heinsberg, Germany
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 September 2016

Very ,very good, nice people, Excellent. will always do their best for you. Excellent food. Excellent chef de cuisine (Vasislis). Kostas, and his wife, the owners have a real heart for the restaurant. Waiters always friendly. Best on the island. Will recommend it without a doubt.

2 Thank pododesar
London, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 September 2016

Situated around 8-10 kilometres from Vathy atop the isthmus that separates North from South Ithaca Chani (Xani) is well worth the drive. My wife had a superb swordfish steak & I had baked lamb & potatoes. They rear their own lamb & goat & it really was a simple but very very good meal. Service was friendly & efficient. The... More 

Thank Boyo45
Washington, Tyne and Wear
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59 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 August 2016

Wide and varied menu, with goat and cheeses from their own production. Quiet at lunchtime, even in August. And stunning views to both sides of the island. Friendly service and good value.

Thank StevefromWashington
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 December 2015 via mobile

We spend a very nice evening with tasty fresh Salat, excellent lamp, beautiful haloumi cheese and very good red wine! The desert, a kind of Tiramisu, was also very nice. We were sitting in front of the open fireplace and beautiful Christmas tree. So the atmosphere was warm and cosy. There was nothing to complain and we will definitely go... More 

Thank April T
Perth, Australia
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14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 22 October 2015

We are regular visitors to Ithaca and Chani restaurant is our favorite The view is superb the food fantastic and the service great The owner Yerasimoula is a lovely lady who will do everything to make your night Our niece held her wedding reception here and all the guests were blown away by the views the quality of the food... More 

Thank Chris F
Hastings, United Kingdom
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24 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 October 2015

Although this restaurant is a little drive out of Vathy the views are outstanding. We ate there a few times. The food was typical good quality Greek cuisine. We did not watch the sunsets, but did watch Vathy slip quietly into darkness. The owner was charming and could not have been more helpful. It was not very busy when we... More 

Thank HappyWanderers31
Colchester, United Kingdom
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97 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 93 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 September 2015

This restaurant is the perfect place to watch the sun set and the moon rise. Cathy on one side and Kefalonia on the other you can't help but be mesmerised by the glorious panoramic scenery. The food is local and tasty. We came here two nights out of 14 as we loved it so much. A romantic restaurant away from... More 

1 Thank RinaBina
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 September 2015

This restaurant is probably located on Ithaca's most beautiful spot. The views are stunning. The food however isn't. I had lamb chops which were dry and overcooked. My friend had fried cod which was very, very oily. The location is beautiful, the staff are friendly, the place looks great, but the food was disappointing. Sorry.

Thank Bloed M
London, United Kingdom
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31 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 September 2015

My girlfriend and I had been trekking the south of the island all early afternoon and on the way back to the north thought we would take a break along the road at Xani (Chani) Before walking into the restaurant, we thought we would just have a greek salad and make our way, as usually in the Greek Islands, the... More 

Thank Alex A
Naples, Italy
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2 reviews
Reviewed 21 August 2015

I v been eating there on a hot summer nigth in early august, we where a group of 8 people and all the food was tasty and amazing, i m still dreaming of spaghetti with fennel, shrimps and a liquor of wich i don't remember the name. The shrimps where fresh and the spaghetti wery tasty, and i m an... More 

Thank Tirrena_K

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$11 - US$27
Mediterranean, Greek
Dinner, Breakfast, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Outdoor Seating
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Romantic
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 28300, Greece
  • Location: Europe  >  Greece  >  Ionian Islands  >  Ithaca
  • Phone Number: +30 694 248 7436

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?