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Reviewed 14 April 2024

After a long day walk, authentic and very tasty food is what you really need. Tha' s the place: high quality food and very welcoming people. A big Grazie! to the Ladies who cook delicieus food and to Manos, Nicos and Dimitri for being you!!....So rare in very touristic area as Mateoras. Livia from NapoliMore

Date of visit: April 2024
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Reviewed 9 December 2023 via mobile

The food was ok , quantity was also fine. The chicken was quite dry and the tatziki was not as nice as in the other places we’ve been in the area that’s why I gave it the score I did. Service was a bit slow...but was friendly. Appreciated the fireplace as it was quite cold.More

Date of visit: December 2023
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Reviewed 21 October 2023 via mobile

Great staff very friendly. Lively atmosphere. Reasonably priced. Had fried zucchini their signature salad and Mouska very tasty. We went back for chicken souvlaki cooked well juicy not dry. Would recommend to anyone.

Date of visit: October 2023
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Reviewed 4 October 2023

As part of a trip to the Meteora area, we came to Taverna Gardenia at Kastraki following recommendations here, well, I'm interested in strengthening them, after 3 days of trips in northern Greece and eating at recommended local restaurants, reasonable food in all of them,...this time we flew, wow, the moussaka, the fried zucchini with garlic sauce and the vine leaves the stuffed ones with a yogurt sauce, heavenly taste, 5 out of 5 full and real! In addition and no less important, outstanding service from the entire wait staff!More

Date of visit: October 2023
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Reviewed 4 October 2023 via mobile

Greek tavern as it should be. Every dish we ordered was excellent. Waiters speak good English (and some Hebrew) . Best of its kind.

Date of visit: October 2023
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Reviewed 3 October 2023 via mobile

We’re only one week in to a three week trip around Greece, but this has been our favorite meal thus far. We had a fantastic dinner. Started with the saganaki, best we’ve had. The Gardenia salad was fantastic. Packed with nuts and dried fruits with...a delectable dressing. The stuffed tomato and pepper had great flavor and the chicken souvlaki was super tender. Try it with the garlic sauce. Service was friendly and attentive. House wines were better than average. We also enjoyed complimentary lemon cake.More

Date of visit: October 2023
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Reviewed 2 October 2023

In the center of the old town below the rock pillars. Very Greek, with a nice menu. Best dessert of our trip!

Date of visit: September 2023
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Reviewed 29 September 2023

Oh my goodness - what can I say about this place other than it has the best service of any other place I’ve ever been! Apostolic, Nicko and Christos were so attentive - made us feel so special. We didn’t want to eat at any...other place! Food was fabulous too. Highly, highly recommend this place!More

Date of visit: September 2023
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Reviewed 18 September 2023 via mobile

Beautiful family Taverna. Amazing Grilled meat and best Moussaka we had in Greece. ❤️🇬🇷❤️ Next to Church and at the top of the quaint town is a great stop for Motor bikes, cyclists and walking tourists.

Date of visit: September 2023
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Reviewed 28 August 2023

We felt welcome as soon as we walked in - Jim, Christos and staff should be proud of their service and food . Been in Greece for 1 week and this has been our highlight - wish we we’re staying longer so that we can...eat more of their wonderful food and enjoy their warm hospitalityMore

Date of visit: August 2023
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Reviewed 27 August 2023 via mobile

Excellent service and good authentic food, seemed to be plenty of locals eating here too. We recommend the meat balls in tomato sauce!

Date of visit: August 2023
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Reviewed 23 August 2023 via mobile

My family and I ate dinner at this fantastic restaurant. It was busy do we waited a few minutes for an outside table. We had tomato/cucumber salad, spaghetti bolognaise, stuffed peppers, pork tenderloin, meatballs & Bon fillet. All of it was excellent. The service was...friendly & attentive. They even went the extra mile to accommodate our son’s dairy allergy. Highly recommended.More

Date of visit: August 2023
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Reviewed 15 July 2023

The restaurant offers typical Greek food of good quality. We had the Moussaka and stuffed tomato and pepper, and for meat we had pork chops and port souvlaki. All dishes were good, and the moussaka absolutely excellent. We ended with some typical deserts, many of...them offered free by the owner. With two beers and a large bottle of water and tip we payed 70 euro.More

Date of visit: July 2023
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Reviewed 9 July 2023 via mobile

The service at this restaurant was excellent! Such warm and welcoming servers. The food was amazing. We enjoyed the moussaka, the yemista (stuffed pepper and tomato) and the pork souvlaki. The view of the meteora added to the charm. This is a great place to...eat!More

Date of visit: July 2023
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Reviewed 6 July 2023

Traditional Greek food that’s reasonably priced and comes with good customer service. You can dine either in the handsome, comfortable interior or on the patio with views of the Meteora rock formations (as well as a front-row seat to “downtown” Kastraki). At meal’s end I...was treated to a square of sweet ravani cake on the house. Gardenia is a go-to place while in town to explore the Meteora monasteries.More

Date of visit: July 2023
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Taverna Gardenia is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4.5
  • Atmosphere: 4