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Polyphemus Restaurant - CLOSED

Stavros, 283 01, Greece
+30 2674 031794
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Overview
  • Excellent73%
  • Very good14%
  • Average7%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible3%
10 Dec 2015
“An icon of Stavros in Ithaca ”
3 Nov 2015
“Was lovely”
Restaurant Hours Closed
CUISINES
Greek, Mediterranean, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
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LOCATION
Stavros, 283 01, Greece
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1 - 10 of 138 reviews

Reviewed 11 December 2015 via mobile

This restaurant closed its doors in October this year after over 20 years. By far one of the best restaurants on the island with travelers coming from afar to try! So glad I got to eat here again. The best moussaka by far and most...More

Thank Patricia M
Monika D, Guest Relations Manager at Polyphemus Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 12 December 2015

Thank you for your nice comments, and for sharing at Trip Adviser how much you enjoyed your meals at the Polyphemus Restaurant.

Reviewed 3 November 2015

We enjoyed a lovely lunch here in summer 2013 in beautiful weather in beautiful surroundings. So sad to see this year 2015 that it is now closed for good😕

Thank Fritha S
Monika D, Guest Relations Manager at Polyphemus Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 4 November 2015

Thank you Frida for your input, even two years after your visiting us. Nice to hear that you are having good memories of your meal.

Reviewed 25 October 2015

Having eaten here over the past two years, we were shocked to se on TA that this restaurant was closing end of October for good. Monica explained that after 25 years she felt her and her husband deserved a rest and were ending their association...More

Thank sweetheart55
Monika D, Guest Relations Manager at Polyphemus Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 27 October 2015

Thank you so much for your nice words. Glad, you made it before we closed on October 2nd, and had the chance to eat our food for the last time and take the memories with you. Yes, end of era, and yes, mixed feelings.

Reviewed 17 October 2015

Oh what an utter treat! Wonderful wonderful food set in a magical garden! We had a walnut sordalia - deep fried pitta which was light as a feather and then had a slow cooked lamb in the oven in double wrapped wax paper - divine!!!...More

Thank dreamdetective
Monika D, Guest Relations Manager at Polyphemus Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 19 October 2015

Thank you so much for your nice and detailed review and the nice pictures! I made myself quite a few before closing as I shall miss it! thank you again and I am glad too, that you found us before the final closure.

Reviewed 9 October 2015

Having been to several restaurants on various Greek islands (we were sailing), this is by far the best restaurant we visited. The qwirky garden with dappled sunshine is a perfect venue for a lovely, tasty homemade meal. Strongly recommend it....try and get in there before...More

Thank Tanya L
Monika D, Guest Relations Manager at Polyphemus Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 19 October 2015

Thank you for your nice review and your recommending us! It is always nice to hear when guests have a nice feedback after their meal with us. thank you again.

Reviewed 5 October 2015

Everyone told us to go before this closes down and we are so glad we did. A beautiful menu where even the regular favourites are cooked with a difference. A wonderful leisurely lunch with fantastic service. We played cards in the garden long after closing...More

Thank Kevin F
Monika D, Guest Relations Manager at Polyphemus Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 19 October 2015

Thank you very much for your kind words. Happy you enjoyed your lunch and made it before we closed. Thank you as well for clearing the table for me!

Reviewed 4 October 2015

the food was great, tasty and plentiful and Monica, our host very informative and friendly, she even ensured my scarf, which i had left behind on our last night was collected by our very kind ionian holiday rep Judith, thank you Monica for a lovely...More

Thank Diane F
Monika D, Guest Relations Manager at Polyphemus Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 19 October 2015

thank you Diane for your kind words, glad to know that you enjoyed your evening at our restaurant and very happy to know, that the scarf got to you the next morning after having run after you when you had left, but I was too...More

Reviewed 28 September 2015

Absolutely wonderful food. Ambience couldn't be better, and the people that run this are wonderful. The seating was very comfortable. Privacy was respected. No animals bothering you for foodMore

Thank graingirl
Monika D, Guest Relations Manager at Polyphemus Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 19 October 2015

Thank you for sharing your positive experience at Polyphemus. Glad to know you had a great evening. Believe it or not, but we are taking care of more than 20 cats, but we always fed them before supper, so they leave our guests enjoying THEIR...More

Reviewed 21 September 2015 via mobile

Our friends had visited several times before and insisted it was their favourite Greek Restaurant and we must experience it with them before it closed. So this was to be the highlight of our week's holiday, and so it was! We loved the setting underneath...More

Thank Jill J
Monika D, Guest Relations Manager at Polyphemus Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 23 September 2015

Thank you very much for your long input at trip adviser, the compliments went to the chefs, who are also pleased to hear about how much you enjoyed your meal at our restaurant. Thank you also for your wishes for our future. have a good...More

Reviewed 15 September 2015

Despite the long walk up from the bay, the food was the best I have ever tasted, and I think my friends were all in agreement. Definitely Greek, the split pea dip with pitta bread was amazing. All the rest of the holiday we talked...More

Thank Pod46
Monika D, Guest Relations Manager at Polyphemus Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 17 September 2015

Thank you very much for your flattering review. this is the reward for us, this is when we say, YES, it is worth the long hours of work, the lack of sleep for 5 months etc.. when our guests leave the restaurant full of positive...More

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Restaurant Details

Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Romantic, Local cuisine
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Stavros, 283 01, Greece
  • Location: Europe  >  Greece  >  Ionian Islands  >  Ithaca
  • Phone Number: +30 2674 031794
  • E-mail
Description
This is our 25th and last season! Open from beginning of May until most probably October 2nd, 2015, for lunch and dinner. (Last orders for lunch 2.30 p.m., 10.30 p.m. respectively, for dinner. Nice garden setting with cozy atmosphere. We are also serving indoors (begin and end of season). Greek traditional dishes, homemade cooking. No meat grill! We only serve Greek wines, beers and soft-drinks. Reservation recommended in July/August, always necessary for groups of 7 and more people. We speak 5 and our menu is written in 6 languages (Greek, English, Italian, French and German, Spanish). Vegetarian dishes are marked in the menu, so are the gluten-free and lactose-free dishes. Tell us your needs when given the menu.
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