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Taverna Gardenia

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Near to the church, Kastraki, Kalambaka 422 00, Greece
+30 697 270 0698
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26 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We had a wonderful dinner here. Everything that we ordered was very good. The service was above and beyond. We went at night when it was all lit up and it was very pretty.

Thank MarilynnF
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76 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This is ostensibly rated the "best" taverna in Kastraki; good luck with that. The service is fine, funny, accommodating and engaging but it cannot make up for the mostly bland food. Last night's meal of the typical Greek salad, fries, pork and souvlaki was saved by the fact that at least the meat was grilled over wood. But it was... More 

Thank YYC_Foodie
Wageningen, The Netherlands
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48 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Very nice place serving good traditional food. The really nice people that work there make it special..

Thank Dutch_fem
London, United Kingdom
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30 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Had two dinners here and both times the food was wonderful. Home cooked meals and a family run restaurant over 3 generations. Service was spot on, beers cold, Ouzo tantilising and good english spoken. Recommend the moussaka, soup and the mixed grill.

Thank david h
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77 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Whether you are a tourist or you are Greek, this is the type of restaurant that you have no need to visit. You will probably see lots of people eating at this tavern's yard, and it's high rating. Still not a trustworthy reason to visit. We ordered French fries, fried cheese, and fried meatballs among others, all poor. But that... More 

Thank Lou K
nikos p, Ιδιοκτήτης at Taverna Gardenia, responded to this review

I think you have a mistake the fries is 32.5 no 20 .Its better the next time to walk little longer of my restaurant and I hope good luck More 

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13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The terrace is shaded by an ancient and knobbly geape vine, now sprouting it's new season growth. We sat looking at the church and amazing mountains while enjoying two fabulous meals. Ouzo, greek salad, tzatziki, pork kebab, stuffed vine leaves with lemon sauce...and a complimentary cake / yoghurt and honey for dessert. The waiters were very friendly and helpful regarding... More 

Thank Sandra S
Cape Town
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12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The most delicious Greek food. Most notably, the grilled feta, fried eggplant, and mousaka. Excellent service. We have loved Greek food in our native South Africa, and ate some in Athens - but this has been the best ever.

Thank Dawie B
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3 reviews
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The place is run by a family and 1 of them is Christos. Since we have only halal meat, we were sticking to vegetarian food. Christos and the tavern people were kind enough to specially make a 'vegetarian' moussaka for us. We did have to give our order a day earlier. Thanks Taverna Gardenia!

Thank Abdul M
Kifisia, Greece
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12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Very good food and friendly service. It is worth visiting. The menu includes many local dishes that are well prepared and presented. The local red wine is great.

Thank Christos F
Palmerston North, New Zealand
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578 reviews
214 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 162 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

This is a very good restaurant with extremely helpful and hardworking staff. On our second night at the restaurant, the waiters went out of their way to accommodate us even though they were extremely busy. All the dishes we had were tasty and good value. The retsina wine was superb!

Thank Sus1952

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Mediterranean, Barbecue, Greek, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi
Good for
Child-friendly, Romantic, Kids, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Near to the church, Kastraki, Kalambaka 422 00, Greece
  • Location: Europe  >  Greece  >  Thessaly  >  Trikala Region  >  Kalambaka  >  Kastraki
  • Phone Number: +30 697 270 0698

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?