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Fainos Restaurant

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Orfeos, 12, Rhodes Town 85100, Greece
Name/address in local language
+30 2241 031880
08:30 - 23:59
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Sun - Sat 08:30 - 23:59
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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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208 reviews
97 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 91 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016 via mobile

Lovely spot with plenty of shade and friendly service The pitta is hot and delicious! And the service is delightful

Thank Rhona139
Coeur D'alene, Idaho
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25 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 98 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2016

Spent a nice half hour or so here last month. Wonderful service, nice people and an incredible atmosphere. Got to enjoy some of the local cats of Rhodes while we were there.

Thank KirkandMimi
West Yorkshire, United Kingdom
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72 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2016

Visited early evening & would have gone back if time had allowed. Really good service, our waiter Georgious spoke excellent English & was very efficient & friendly (but no hassle). Very good menu with fresh home-cooked food, for vegetarians would highly recommend the fasolata bean soup - best I've ever tasted). Govetsi (beef & tiny pasta also very good.

Thank JIngs006
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2016 via mobile

The owner won't be happy with this review but a word of warning. On arrival the food menu was offered and straight asked about drinks. No list of drinks was included in the menu provided nor was one offered. Asked for a carafe of wine and the elderly lady said a bottle of the local wine was much nicer. Having... More 

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stauros p, Ιδιοκτήτης at Fainos Restaurant, responded to this review

Hello, Its so sad calling the staff of a business as con artists. Their job is to suggest. Thats happening in all kind of business worldwide. As customer you have the responsibility for yourself. If you couldnt afford a bottle of wine you should ask for the price. (Also i would like to notice that your TA member profile looks... More 

Boston, Massachusetts
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30 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2016 via mobile

Popped in for a cold drink, free wifi and the bathroom, stayed for a bite as we could not resist. It was exactly what we were looking. The guys were super friendly and welcoming. Authentic and fresh, I suggest for sure!

Thank kcpingc
Christchurch, United Kingdom
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213 reviews
140 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 October 2016

2 mins stroll from the Palace at the top of Rhodes Old Town. It looked a little commercial, but in fact our lunches were superb, and we totally enjoyed our time here. Very good, friendly + fun service. Clean, and a perfect place from which to watch the world go by.

Thank Johnfrisbee
Birmingham, United Kingdom
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161 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 October 2016

We had a drink in this restaurant as I saw during the day they had large beers. They are called Boot Beers and my partner had a 2 litre one. It was an experience and the staff were lovely and in a great location.

Thank Samantha S
Manchester, United Kingdom
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25 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 September 2016 via mobile

If I had seen the novelty coke glasses before we sat down, I would have kept walking past. I asked for a large diet coke, thinking I would get a pint at most, was brought a glass longer than my forearm shaped like a welly boot. Charged €6 for that, all the drinks were really expensive and all we had... More 

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stauros p, Ιδιοκτήτης at Fainos Restaurant, responded to this review

Hi, Are you really sure that you have visited our restaurant which is called "FAINOS" ? or some other restaurant which is just next to our? Looks you have been confused because we dont have any drink at price of €6 I would kindly ask you to remove your review from our page. More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 September 2016

Fantastic vibe, food and service! The waiters (especially Tsampikos :) ) was very friendly and kind. His openness and personality caused that simple dinner became one of our best memories from Rhodes. I recommend this place!

Thank Wais M
Vilnius, Lithuania
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5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 September 2016 via mobile

We came to Fainos for a short break and some appetizers. Long story short - big prices and the food was so-so. The waiters were friendly and the atmosphere is fun - however the food was rather disappointing.

Thank Monika K
stauros p, Ιδιοκτήτης at Fainos Restaurant, responded to this review

Hello Monika, We cant believe that this review is made by you!! (Suspicious) You are talking about prices and food!??!! Our prices are shown on the menu which is on the street side in front of entrance and on our tables when placing an order. Everyone knows prices before ordering. Which food do you mean? Grilled "Feta" ?? !! (This... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
International, Mediterranean, European, Greek
Lunch, Drinks, Brunch, Breakfast, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi
Good for
Groups, Cheap Eats, Romantic, Child-friendly, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, View
Open Hours
08:30 - 23:59
08:30 - 23:59
08:30 - 23:59
08:30 - 23:59
08:30 - 23:59
08:30 - 23:59
08:30 - 23:59
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Orfeos, 12, Rhodes Town 85100, Greece
  • Location: Europe  >  Greece  >  South Aegean  >  Dodecanese  >  Rhodes  >  Rhodes Town
  • Phone Number: +30 2241 031880
Our company is established since 1992, our goal is the satisfaction of our customers with our local cuisine and impeccable hospitality and behavior of our staff offer their comfortable stay in a fantastic medieval environment. A place located in the middle of the oldest and largest medieval town of Europe. this was the incentive to create, in this space, a restaurant which respects the history and the tradition of the people, we have tried and hope we have achieved, to bind yesterday’s cuisine with today's gastronomical demands in an attempt to offer you the purity of the old and the quality and variety of the new. “fainos” (phainos) = from the Greek word “phos” (light) like in the same way phos in phenomenon, photography, phosphorus etc. It’s actual meaning is close to “enlightened”. The Greek people use the word fainos (phainos) to describe a brilliant, out of the blue, sudden idea.

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