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Kalkanis Restaurant 1980

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| Vathy, Vathy 28300, Greece
+30 2674 033233
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Dorset, UK
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 18 September 2016 via mobile

We found this gem in the back streets.... I've eaten alot of seafood pasta in Greece and this was up there with the best! Prices were extremely reasonable and service was very friendly and quick, would definitely recommend this place and will come again

Thank Jo W
Crail, United Kingdom
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215 reviews
100 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 6 September 2016

I was tempted by the meat roasting on a spit so persuaded the rest of our group to dine here. My octopus was tender and tasty but a pork dish was rather dry and over done. My wife tried their pastitso which she thought inferior to a similar dish at a cheap harbour side bar. Service was friendly enough but... More 

Thank Tyrone321
Paris, France
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 August 2016 via mobile

This taverna offers traditional tasty meals grilled or cooked with a very light hand & authentic inspiration (the gourounopoulo (baby pork) and the psarosoupa (fish soup) are peculiarly delicious by their rich flavours). There is always good tables available and protected from the wind ; the crowd of the tourists seems to prefer the snack-bar in front of this one,... More 

1 Thank Gonzolin
Hangzhou, China
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16 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 13 July 2016

Not always the busiest taverna/ grill in the town, but that is slightly misleading as the quality of the food , exceeds that of its local rivals. Excellent ranges of pork and lamb available from the grill and cooked to order. House wines are fine and on both occasions we ate here we were not disappointed.

Thank traveller258286
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 July 2016 via mobile

My parents and I ate twice at Kalkanis during our week long stay in Vathi - one of only two places that we tried more than once. Both meals were among the best we had on the island. We tried their lamb kontosouvli, grilled octopus and stuffed pork - All of which were excellent. Service was also much quicker than... More 

1 Thank Lars S
Copenhagen Region, Denmark
1 review
Reviewed 29 June 2016

Just go in and visit Telly at the grill and follow his advice for your meal. You will not regret it.

Thank jjh_dk
London, United Kingdom
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51 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 October 2015 via mobile

If you need food then go here but if you would like a decent tasty meal try somewhere else. Compared to others it is definitely the worst restaurant we have been to. Don't get me wrong service was fine and food edible but not a place to recommend.

Thank Gini B
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8 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 9 September 2015 via mobile

Very good traditional food!!!! The best food in town...friendly staff. Nice location close to the port...............

Thank Szechely D
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153 reviews
96 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 23 August 2015 via mobile

Visited Kalkanis 3 times during our 2 weeks in Ithaca. The staff are very friendly and their menu and layout are very traditional Greek taverna. Kalkanis do excellent meat, and the owner will invite you to the kitchen to see what he has on offer today. The quality of the food was consistently good and the service excellent. There are... More 

1 Thank 59gromit
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87 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 22 August 2015 via mobile

At first glance this taverna looks quite plain compared to the one just across from them, but their food is easily the best in Vathy. They have prepared meals of the day which you can view and masks they can do on the spot. As they don't have the pretty water side venue and they're a street out two back... More 

Thank jge97

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Mediterranean, Greek
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Groups
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: | Vathy, Vathy 28300, Greece
  • Location: Europe  >  Greece  >  Ionian Islands  >  Ithaca  >  Vathy
  • Phone Number: +30 2674 033233

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?