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Carnayo Restaurant

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$$ - $$$
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| 150 meters from the Central Square, Gaios 490 82, Greece
+30 697 415 8814
12:00 - 02:00
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Sun - Sat 12:00 - 02:00
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London, United Kingdom
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23 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 November 2016

On the night we went there were only 3 tables in but it still had a great intimate atmosphere. Great food done very well and a feeling of local authenticity. The restaurant area both outside and in has a great look to it and we wished we ate at the start of the stay rather than the end!

Thank Foodiecouple1
Swansea, United Kingdom
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65 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2016

We visited this restaurant unfortunately near to the end of our stay in Paxos. We wish we had eaten there earlier on as it was excellent and good value for money. The staff were brilliant and the food was of high quality whilst the prices reasonable. Definitely would recommend this restaurant

Thank suziejenkins
Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2016 via mobile

Excellent restaurant serving very nice fresh food and generous portions , nice setting and very relaxed the only fault I can say about this place is the staff not very attentive very slow service which is a shame as everything else was lovely

Thank Steve H
Kent, United Kingdom
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20 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2016

My family and I had a lovely evening and delicious meal here. The owner spiros is very nice and very friendly. The waitress for the night equally friendly and polite. I had the kleftiko...OMG amazing! The pastry was beautiful and crisp with delicious tender chunks of lamb shank. My husband had a beautiful steak dish, cooked to perfection . The... More 

Thank Duddle23
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102 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 September 2016

It is interesting to read reviews which are premised upon the search for perfection which so often remains unsatisfied. How unhappy these perpetually dissatisfied reviewers must be? We visited towards the end of the season and the one waitress on duty transformed the evening by her graceful and smiling disposition. The food was delicious and we resolved to return the... More 

Thank KeithandMaggie
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51 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 September 2016 via mobile

We visited on Tuesday in late September expecting it to be quiet. The owners obviously did as there was only one waitress working. The place soon became busy and the waitress did a brilliant job. The food was good....except for the "Special Tonight" lamb shank. It was well cooked and presented but the sauce was so salty that it was... More 

Thank mark g
Malton, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 September 2016 via mobile

Well worth the five minute walk out of town. From the outside, it looks a class above, but the prices are on a par with most restaurants in the centre. The food is pleasantly different, with large portions of high quality. I have only marked it down to four stars because there was a half hour delay between finishing my... More 

Thank Bonsaisumo
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 September 2016

We were recommended this restaurant by the villa company we had booked with but were quite disappointed. As it was a 'wet' night, we had to eat inside which was ok but nothing special. The food was very average but the staff were friendly. I wouldn't visit again.

Thank WarwickshireFlygirl
Worcester, United Kingdom
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32 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 2016

We decided to try this restaurant this year, having felt that last year it was too warm in the evenings to be away from the water front. Although still warm it was a lovely eating experience with live music (Thursday's) but not too loud we couldn't talk! Excellent food and excellent presentation.

Thank Simon9395
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14 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 August 2016

Carnayo, and its owner-chef Spiros Tranakas, are to my mind, what makes Paxos such a wonderful destination. Lovely setting away from the bustle of the harbour front in a peaceful and beautifully laid out garden. Attentive and very friendly staff and of course the personal touch of Spiros himself. Brought up in Germany he was one of the first Paxiot... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 11 - USD 63
Mediterranean, Greek
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Delivery, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Buffet, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Wifi, Takeout, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available
Good for
Groups, Romantic, Kids, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly
Open Hours
12:00 - 02:00
12:00 - 02:00
12:00 - 02:00
12:00 - 02:00
12:00 - 02:00
12:00 - 02:00
12:00 - 02:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: | 150 meters from the Central Square, Gaios 490 82, Greece
  • Location: Europe  >  Greece  >  Ionian Islands  >  Paxos  >  Gaios
  • Phone Number: +30 697 415 8814
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 garden dining o!ers a secluded and peaceful environment to enjoy your meal. 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

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