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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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Arlington, Virginia
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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

Thank Jim S
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 183 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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 

Thank Konstantin F
Luxembourg City, Luxembourg
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 649 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 November 2016

Nice romantic restaurant in the old town of Réthymnon, many locals and tourist like this excellent restaurant, greek spécialities of Crete, nice salads, and excellent wine.

Thank Manuela L
Drogheda, Ireland
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 November 2016

We were in Rethymnon for eleven days in September and we were determined to eat somewhere new every night ... and we did, apart from this place, because I think we had our best meal ever - yes, ever. The food is just splendid and the menu is wide and interesting. This is why we returned to it. Apart from... More 

Thank Nicola P
Lytham St Anne's, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2016 via mobile

We ate here in early October and despite nearing the end of the season we were glad we had booked as it did get busy. We were in the courtyard which was lovely. The food was incredible, the service excellent and the cost reasonable. We had chosen this restaurant as it was our first wedding anniversary and we wanted somewhere... More 

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edmond ok
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016

We had dinner one evening and then came back for a great appetizer style lunch. Both times the food was fresh and delicious.

Thank EdmondOkThebills
Nottingham, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016

We visited this restaurant 3 times during our stay, and the staff were really friendly and helpful. After the first visit we were welcomed like old friends. The food was good, with a selection of local specialities, and it was reasonably priced too. The place is well designed and there was a good atmosphere every time we visited

Thank Roseananne
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016 via mobile

Whilst wandering the pretty old town we stumbled across this restaurant. We decided to give it a try and we're not disappointed. Both the service and food were excellent and not over priced as some other people have stated. A complimentary sweet was given at the end of the meal. Cooked fresh and very tasty we will certainly return if... More 

Thank Ian R
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016 via mobile

Very cute restaurant with great food. Make sure you choose the correct plate to match your tastes. The service was fast and very polite as well. Overly, very satisfied!

Thank Katarina S
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016 via mobile

Very nice location and very friendly and helpful staff. Food was good and fresh but some of the dishes just not to our liking. Appetizers were very good. A little pricey.

Thank Kimberly W

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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$ 32
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
Child-friendly, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Local cuisine, Business meetings
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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?