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“the best restaurant in town”
Review of Kariatis

Ranked #26 of 496 Restaurants in Chania Town
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$ 21 - US$ 57
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Good for: Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Child-friendly, Business meetings
Dining options: After-hours, Dinner, Delivery, Reservations
Description: Beautiful, stylish restaurant built on the old Kastelli wall in the wonderful, picturesque Venetian harbour of Chania. Established in 1993, Kariatis enjoys an excellent reputation for top quality food and service with an impressive menu created and served with proficiency and flair. Imaginative and refreshingly different dishes inspired by flavoursome, colourful, aromatic ingredients from both Crete and Italy offering an appetizing assortment of Italian and Mediterranean dishes and delicious gourmet desserts. Also serves fresh filleted fish dishes including sea bass, salmon and tuna and lots of luscious seafood pasta and risotto dishes. During the winter months we will be seducing sushi lovers with our sensational sushi. Kariatis also offers an extensive selection of award-winning Greek and International wines from around the world.
Reviewed 8 September 2017

It is such an experience to have a dinner at this lovely place either in winter or in summer! First of all the best food in town that never change the quality,also big variety! you can have fish or meat or pasta or sushi!!! Salads are ooouuaaoou...And the deserts are extraordinary! Excellent service,friendly,polite and professional...the environment and the music are unforgettable!!! My friends and me always choose this restaurant for special occasion because it is extraordinary!! Thank you lovely people from Karyatis!!! Thank you Carmel and George the waiter...

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Reviewed 6 September 2017

Chania is an excellent destination in many ways. You can easily find the most authentic dishes of Crete, in fish taverns and family run restaurants right on the port or by the sea.
This restaurant is different. Hidden from the main port, on a quiet street, it is an elegant, romantic choice for a different dining experience.
Authentic Italian cuisine in an unexpected location! Even though this restaurant has been here for ages, the quality and service are top notch. You can very easily compare the dishes served here with your memories of fabulous food in Rome or Tuscany and be quite satisfied.
The service is professional but warm and welcoming. The pizza is thin crusted and baked in a wood oven. I had stuffed ravioli with ricotta and summer truffle and it was perfectly made. There is a choice of antipasti, pizzas, pasta and meat dishes to satisfy all.
The extensive wine list offers very interesting choices of Cretan wines to try.
And all this at very reasonable prices.
All in all, if you get nostalgic of well made Italian food in a romantic candle lit setting, this place is for you!

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Thank ElenifromKipseli
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Reviewed 3 September 2017

No visit to Chania, or indeed Crete, would be complete without a visit to the superb Italian Restauarant KARIATIS. We visited it 12 months ago and a return to Crete had to include a dinner at Kariatis. On approaching the restaurant, the sparkling white tablecloths and table napkins, tell you that this is just a cut above the myriad of restaurants in Chania, but surprisingly, the charges are very reasonable The welcome on arrival, by a charming and immaculately dressed lady, suggests that this is a superior restaurant and the fabulous menu selection does not disappoint. I had a sliced chicken.in the most gorgeous sauce and my wife had a sea bream, both of which were delicious and the service was prompt and efficient, despite a nearly full house. We were a party of 7 and everyone commented on the excellence of the food, the staff and the general ambience.

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Reviewed 28 August 2017 via mobile

Visited this for our wedding anniversary and were completely blown away by the quality of the food. There is something for everyone and most budgets but I am so glad we had the fillet mignon. Don't think I will ever enjoy a steak more. A very comprehensive wine list, attentive and knowledgeable waiters and an evening we will never forget. There will definitely be a next time

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Reviewed 27 August 2017 via mobile

Good italian food and OK service, a little bit pricy. They also offered gluten free pasta, and according to my son, it was great taste. Busy night but they manage to keep the servicelevel. Recommend this place especially if some of you has gluten intolerance.

Thank Karina G
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