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Laona Restaurant

Nikolaou Votsi 6 | 6 Votsi Street, 8010, Paphos 8010, Cyprus
+357 26 937121
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  • Excellent82%
  • Very good13%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“rabbit stifado” (41 reviews)
“coconut cake” (15 reviews)
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Mediterranean, European, Greek, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Nikolaou Votsi 6 | 6 Votsi Street, 8010, Paphos 8010, Cyprus
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We went to a few other restaurants around but this was by far a better experience. Homecooked food and the owner was very welcoming explaining all the dishes and also had a complimentary dessert that tasted delicate and full of coconut.Recommend going here definitely and...More

Thank wanderbugLondon
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We visited Paphos for the day and was guided to Laona via Tripadvisor. We came on a non-busy, lunch time and was quickly seated. After being shown/explained the handwritten menu on a wooden board/stand by the owner, we ordered the rabbit stifado, pork meatballs and...More

Thank CLSDean
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had lunch at the Laona whilst wandering round the streets of Old Paphos. There were a lot of local businessmen having lunch there [always a good sign] ...we made a good choice. I had local liver dish which was delicious. It was served with...More

Thank Davidcollinsheywood
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Tucked away in Votsi, Paphos Old Town, you may stumble across this little, traditional restaurant, but more likely will have to search for it. We were dodging rain showers in December when someone who’d just eaten there, and on their way out, said they could...More

Thank Paul M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Had the chance to have lunch in this restaurant located in Paphos; as other reviews mentioned the owner is really welcoming as well as the venue itself- not very big but nice with table either outside and inside. Regarding the food, I’ve tried the very...More

Thank Giusi F
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My family and I stumbled upon this little gem while exploring Paphos for my birthday, and it was definitely the highlight of the day!! I can't say enough good things about it. The owner and staff were so lovely and personable-- I don't eat meat...More

Thank Jenny M
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We had lunch here and we ordered the ovened fish and stuffed vegetables. Both were delicious. Probably the best things we ate during this holiday. We overheard the owner explaining to a customer how the ovened fish is made and how he came up with...More

Thank patsyc216
Reviewed 8 December 2017

Wow! Exquisite cooking using herbs and spices, casseroles simmered for hours, just mouth-wateringly amazing! Here you are welcomed as an old friend and the menu is personally described in detail by the aimable patron. Absolutely amazing!

Thank brianlinda2017
Reviewed 2 December 2017 via mobile

We didn’t think we needed to book, but the place was so full of locals and guests (off season!!) that the owner had to really squeeze us in ! He kindly managed to get us a table for later in the evening, and we were...More

Thank Ellie R
Reviewed 1 December 2017

To cure our stomach-upset caused by the oversized, over-cooked and over-salted food in the tourist-traps of Kato Paphos we followed a friend's advice and tried "Laona" - and had lunch there the last six days of our stay, everyday. They cook the classic Cypriot family...More

Thank Hans_and_Nana
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9 October 2017|
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Response from Dimitris K | Reviewed this property |
Actually there is one dog that is free and sometimes moves around the tables :-). The owner is very nice, if you book a table outside and you will inform the ownen I don't belive there will be a problem. apologies for late... More
14 September 2017|
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Response from Martin M | Reviewed this property |
why not try it and enjoy the surprise. As I've no idea how quickly you eat can't answer the 2nd part
18 June 2017|
Response from haggisjock | Reviewed this property |
16 euro per person for the mezze and about 8 euros for the house red which is lovely sorry meant to say for a half carafe .you must go to this restaurant do not miss it .we went by bus but I think a taxi would be better it's... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:30 PM
11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:30 PM
11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Nikolaou Votsi 6 | 6 Votsi Street, 8010, Paphos 8010, Cyprus
  • Location: Europe  >  Cyprus  >  Paphos District  >  Paphos
  • Phone Number: +357 26 937121
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