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Il Forno

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Apokoronas, Crete 73003, Greece
+30 2825 032520
11:00 - 00:00
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Huddersfield, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 December 2016

We have been visiting Kalyves for many years & always visit Il Forno. The food is excellent with big portions. George, Stella, Harry & Maria always make you feel welcome. They now have a real ale on draught which must be tried. Charma beer which is brewed near Chania is a cloudy wheat beer, a real change from Alpha or... More 

Thank Gary C
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44 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 December 2016 via mobile

Great for a basic light meal but nothing outstanding. Such a shame as staff are lovely. Please work on making the Italian food you serve something special as your nearly there. The food lacks flavour and some ingredients are low quality. Also the wifi was rubbish which also put my teens off wanting to stay longer after the meal as... More 

Thank Michelle F
Strathaven Scotland
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 November 2016

Great food and brilliant service from all the hardworking staff. The restaurant is right on the beach and you are made very welcome.

Thank A & J B
Halifax, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 November 2016

Our favourite place to eat in Kalyves. The pizzas are excellent. In fact, all the food we had there was very good. But be warned, the helpings are huge! Even the salads are gigantic at Il Forno so don't forget your appetite. The service is second to none. The waiter says he genuinely loves his job and I believe him!... More 

Thank arhalifax
Wroclaw, Poland
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 November 2016

If you thinking about real Greek hospitality that`s the right choice - tasty, always fresh food, perfect view and last but definitely not least, best service ever - Maria, Harris, George - you are the best ! I have pleasure to stay in Kalives with my family more than 6 months and you can trust me - that`s the best... More 

Thank JanTum
Kouvola, Finland
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2016

Just what an older couple needed. At this time of year very peacefull place. Food, tradionell and tastefull..

Thank MarkkuRantanen
Southampton, United Kingdom
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21 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 November 2016

Really good food & drink Must try the Georges pizza - best in Greece Very friendly family run Taverna Been every year for the last 14 years & just gets better!!!

Thank Njsouth
Wokingham, England, United Kingdom
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165 reviews
136 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2016 via mobile

Harry and his crew will give you a warm welcome here. The food is excellent, the pizzas are wonderful and above all the atmosphere and service is excellent. You must try the local breed beer, wow, you will return for more. Seated in Kalyves for two weeks, we ate here about six evenings, yes, six, it is that good.

Thank Richard R
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68 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 174 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2016

We ate here twice, at the beginning and at the end of our stay at Kalyves. The food and wine were very good as was the service. Staff were very friendly and the location is good being close to the harbour. We were happy with the vegetarian options. The owner was very helpful to the extent that after leaving my... More 

Thank histman
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016 via mobile

Vandaag weer langs geweest bij Jorgos,Stella,Harris.pizza quatro stagione en pizza tuna.. mmmmhhh. Relax, excellent quality! Till next time. See you all again!

Thank Jan S

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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
US$4 - US$16
Italian, Pizza, Mediterranean, Greek
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available
Good for
Romantic, Cheap Eats, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, View, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Apokoronas, Crete 73003, Greece
  • Location: Europe  >  Greece  >  Crete  >  Chania Prefecture  >  Apokoronas  >  Kalyves
  • Phone Number: +30 2825 032520
A wonderful Taverna at the beachside in Kalives Crete. Although known for their great pizzas, the owners, Giorgos and Stella, provide some of the best food available along with a friendly Devil may care attitude to whatever anyone might want to get up to. Lots of fun all year round. Come join us!

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?