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Alana restaurant

15 Salaminos, Rethymnon, Crete 741 00, Greece
+30 694 837 4330
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Overview
  • Excellent65%
  • Very good24%
  • Average8%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“chateaubriand” (21 reviews)
“beef cheeks” (7 reviews)
“steak” (29 reviews)
Open Now
All hours
CUISINES
Mediterranean, European, Greek, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
RATINGS
Service
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Value
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LOCATION
15 Salaminos, Rethymnon, Crete 741 00, Greece
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11 - 20 of 1,201 reviews

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Alana is a very pleasant place in the center of the old town of rethymno. The decoration is simple and calm with pleasant views around. The food is very good especially the meats are splendid . As for wine the list is full of terrific...More

Thank Marios N
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Mixed review really. My chicken was pretty awful so avoid it but the fish and lamb that the others chose was good. Our mixed shared starter platter was nice and tasty too. we enjoyed our evening but compared to other places this was overpriced and...More

Thank Yorkresident1
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

A real gem of a place to eat, the food is fantastic and so are the staff. The location is beautiful and relaxing, it is very reasonably priced for the quality of food and the lovely friendly service, a real must, love to go back.

Thank 187kevino
Reviewed 18 May 2017

This restaurant looks very appealing from the outside, looking quite smart. Plenty of tables so we had no need to book. We had chicken in a mustard sauce which came with roast potatoes. You did not get a lot of food on your plate and...More

Thank durhamd
Reviewed 14 May 2017

I ate here twice and the first time asked if they would do a small portion as I was not that hungry. The tagliatelle dish I had was probably the best I have had anywhere. The next night I had sole in lemon sauce which...More

Thank maureend050
Reviewed 12 May 2017 via mobile

Dislike and complete dislike this time. I don't know what actually happened but even plain dishes as salads have become tasteless. But not prices. Guys are trying hard to pretend being a luxurious place but such a place starts in the kitchen. And personnel should...More

1  Thank Snežana S
Reviewed 11 May 2017 via mobile

Superb service. Excellent food. What more can I say. The staff are really friendly and helpful. Thank steak was superb and the Bass was delicate and delicious.

Thank SSLANGHighWycombe
Reviewed 10 May 2017

My wife and I visited here tonight. We had the bread with.olives, olive oil and beans (a small charge. The main event was chateau brilland accompanied by grilled vegetables and half a baked potatoe, with bernaise and pepper sauces. The medium rare bear was superb...More

Thank Phil R
Reviewed 6 May 2017

This was the best meal we had in Rethymno, and the price was about the same as the other places. We started with stuffed grape leaves and the encrusted feta as appetizers. They were so different from one another, but equally as wonderful. Best flavours...More

1  Thank RAKlein
Reviewed 27 April 2017

We ve visited this Alana restaurant several times . Great food , great friendly service and nice environment! Highly recommended!

Thank Antonis T
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
USD 15 - USD 34
Meals
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Local cuisine, Groups, Kids, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Business meetings, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 - 01:00
Monday
12:00 - 01:00
Tuesday
12:00 - 01:00
Wednesday
12:00 - 01:00
Thursday
12:00 - 01:00
Friday
12:00 - 01:00
Saturday
12:00 - 01:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 15 Salaminos, Rethymnon, Crete 741 00, Greece
  • Location: Europe  >  Greece  >  Crete  >  Rethymnon Prefecture  >  Rethymnon
  • Phone Number: +30 694 837 4330
  • E-mail
Description
Alana Fresh food straight from the market. Specializing in grilled meat and Cretan cuisineThe restaurant's name derives from the old times. Alana was a place that kids of all the neighbourhood used to join together and play. It was first established in 1986 at the heart of the old town of Rethymno in Salaminos street , the central street under the castle of Fortezza and used to be one of the first tavernas in the area. With 200 seats it was the most crowdy place of the old town. In 2002 under new management, the place transformed to a more relaxing restaurant with 100 seats based on good quality products, attendive service and reasonable prices. Alana made a new beginning, changing totally the style of the restaurant, serving unique dishes of traditional fare in a relaxing setting full of flowers creating the perfect backdrop for a dining experience highlighted by inspired cuisine and impeccable service. The restaurant has attracted both tourists and local people drawn to the superb food, charm and hospitality of its owners.The restaurant serves healthy Greek and Mediterranean cuisine, using products sourced locally, cooked with care and it has been established as one of the best restaurants in town, based on the customers’ reviews. The extensive a la carte menu includes favourites like lamb with artichokes, Cretan smoked pork “apaki” and stuffed vine leaves, chargrilled steaks and beef burgers, grilled vegetables with feta cheese and oregano, wild greens with tomato, garlic and potatoes. Unique home made deserts are also offered.
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