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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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Waterford, Ireland
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2013

We had high hopes for this place based on TA recommendations but I don't think it lived up to the hype. The setting is indeed really lovely but found the food to be nice, but only average. The service wasn't exactly the friendliest either.

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Leicester UK
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 135 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2013

We loved eating here - so much we went 3 times during our one week stay!! The food is excellent, delicious, authentic local Cretan cuisine. The house wine is good and very good value. The service is both friendly and helpful.. The garden surroundings are lovely. Our meal for 2 with wine was only about €32 !! Try the prawn... More 

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Leicester, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2013

Creative cuisine was very tasty and we had a great meal. The restaurant is set in a lovely setting and is very reasonably priced for a good standard of food. There are some unusual options to choose from (use of diffenet sauces) but they do work. We were taken here by a friend during our last visit to Crete and... More 

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2013

We went here for our last night in Crete to celebrate a wonderful holiday. We went based on the reviews in TA but were bitterly disappointed. The main feature of Crete is that the Cretans appear to like us Brits. If they don't the hide it very well. At this restaurant the staff were indifferent and so was the food.... More 

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montreal
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2013

Everything was very good...Different from regular greek food....well prépared...very good service., Nice environment....Nicely decorated...We were very please.

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London
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2013

We got recommended several restaurants by our hotel, among others To Pigadi and Avli (opposed of this restaurant). The ambience of this place is beyond. The food is brilliantly greek creative. The service is great as it feels like they are part owner of the place and really wants you to have a good time and the know what goes... More 

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Yateley
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2013

Walking through the old town looking for somewhere for lunch came across this restaurant also know as 'The Well'. From the outside its looks expensive but it wasn't, the family run business provides excellent Cretan dishes in an outdoor setting.

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Alston, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2013

We ate as a party of 4 - two were locals involved in the hospitality trade whose principal concern was the lack of locals eating, and the fact that the salad was smaller than they were used to - but they are generally critical anyway. I ate beef liver, which was very enjoyable. My other guest, on holiday, loved the... More 

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Newcastle
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 October 2013

The meal was quite good not overly priced again they charge too much for wine, staff were lovely and the setting was great, set back in a court yard

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 October 2013

We thoroughly enjoyed our meal here. There was a good atmosphere, service, food excellent and very well priced. Booking recommended.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 11 - US$ 32
Cuisine
Mediterranean, Greek, Gluten Free Options
Meals
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
Business meetings, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats, Romantic, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, 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
Description
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 have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?