We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Carnayo Restaurant

| Facebook: Spyros Carnayo Tranakas, Gaios 490 82, Greece
+30 697 415 8814
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
  • Excellent64%
  • Very good18%
  • Average12%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“tasting menu” (3 reviews)
“lamb” (12 reviews)
“meze starter” (3 reviews)
Closed Now
Mediterranean, Greek, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
| Facebook: Spyros Carnayo Tranakas, Gaios 490 82, Greece
All Details
Write a ReviewReviews (241)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year

1 - 10 of 169 reviews

Reviewed 23 October 2017

I've read several of the poorer reviews here and I guess we aren't talking about the same restaurant! In September, we ate here twice. The food is excellent, the variety is imaginative, the service is slower than most other restaurants but you'll understand why when...More

Thank kaizen-travel
Reviewed 29 September 2017 via mobile

We had hired a boat for a trip around the island of Paxos and called in for lunch. The menu is not large but everything we had was delicious and the setting of Mongonissi was perfect. We had the mezze to start followed by melanzana...More

1  Thank John G
Reviewed 25 September 2017 via mobile

Dropped into Carnayo on our first night in Gaios. The courtyard is lovely - softly lit and comfortable. The service was friendly and good, and the food was delicious. We had stifado from the specials, a chicken and pita dish (warning, this is actually huge...More

Thank Thomas W
Reviewed 24 September 2017

We liked Carnayo - greak with a modern twist. The Mezze starter plates are good to share. Mains were lovely - had chicken klefitiko. Portions were huge and sometimes a bit too much.

Thank Wendy P
Reviewed 23 September 2017 via mobile

Very sad. Booked this place for the tasting menu. Only reason we booked. No they said, have not had this for 3 weeks. However, food was great even though slow service. Amazing starters (big portions) Will come back.

Thank Womble422
Reviewed 21 September 2017

We visited twice in early September and on both occasions the food was excellent, with a superb selection of creatively produced mezes for starters and a wide choice of beautifully prepared main courses. The house white wine was also good and the service was prompt...More

Thank 18Ger
Reviewed 21 September 2017 via mobile

Had high hopes, looks stunning and very professional, unfortunately we were let down. The staff were nice and helpfull to begin with, drink and starters served and both met with approval. once the mains we're served we never saw the staff at our table, if...More

Thank Rick3479
Reviewed 15 September 2017 via mobile

A place in a distance from the crowd, nice design. But it't empty and I understand why! House wine is disgusting (at least red). Menu is poor and expensive for the location. As for main course they didn't have enough portions to serve for everyone....More

Thank bruninaov
SPYROSCARNAYO, Owner at Carnayo Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 15 September 2017

No coment....... :0)

A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 13 September 2017 via mobile

The only restaurant in Paxos so far that gave me a gourmet experience. We loved the mixed starters and the many of the day. The garden is very chilled and romantic. The house wine was lovely too. The food is freshly made by a chef...More

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 10 September 2017 via mobile

The food was of a very high quality, and the prices exceptionally reasonable. There were only three other couples in there, and it felt as if the two waitresses were watching every move! The ambience was best suited to a romantic meal for couples.

Thank Colin P
Nearby HotelsSee all 4 hotels in Paxos
Paxos Club
179 reviews
.90 km away
Paxos Beach Hotel
178 reviews
1.23 km away
Olympia Paxos Apartment
22 reviews
1.32 km away
Torri e Merli Hotel
75 reviews
5.78 km away
Nearby Restaurants
246 reviews
.21 km away
Genesis Restaurant
573 reviews
.43 km away
La Vista
64 reviews
.23 km away
Nearby Attractions
Cafe Kalimera
59 reviews
.21 km away
Kipiadi Beach
24 reviews
2.77 km away
Panos Boats & Trips
96 reviews
3.91 km away
Ypapanti Church
6 reviews
4.50 km away
Questions & Answers
Get quick answers from Carnayo Restaurant staff and past visitors.
Note: your question will be posted publicly on the Questions & Answers page.
Posting guidelines
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 12 - USD 74
Dinner, Lunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Delivery, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Buffet, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Wifi, Takeout, Parking Available
Good for
Groups, Romantic, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 2:00 am
12:00 pm - 2:00 am
12:00 pm - 2:00 am
12:00 pm - 2:00 am
12:00 pm - 2:00 am
12:00 pm - 2:00 am
12:00 pm - 2:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: | Facebook: Spyros Carnayo Tranakas, Gaios 490 82, Greece
  • Location: Europe  >  Greece  >  Ionian Islands  >  Paxos  >  Gaios
  • Phone Number: +30 697 415 8814
  • E-mail
Introducing Carnayo Restaurant, Gaios, Paxos, Greece As chef and owner I would like to take the opportunity to introduce myself and my restaurant to you and your guests. Paxiot born, my training was undertaken in Germany. Taking this knowledge and experience I returned to my homeland to o!er the best of Greek cuisine. Located in Gaios, the capital of the island, we can be found just 200 metres from the main square. Our kitchen is based on local, seasonal ingredients, a contemporary take on tradi)onal dishes. A good selec)on of wines, liquors and spirits are readily available and we pride ourselves on home-made delicious food, our bread is baked daily on the premises as are our desserts. We are happy to accommodate group bookings and menus can be tailor made to your requirements. Our interna)onal clientele gives us the experience to provide excep)onal service and ensure that your visit is a memorable one. We look forward to mee)ng you. Spyros Tranakas and team
Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more. Claim Your Listing
Looking for a great restaurant?
Our global travel community is ready to help.
Join TripAdvisor