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Pizzeria Pesto da Claudio e Alessandro

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Vourvachidon 2, Heraklion, Crete 71202, Greece (Formerly Kafeneio Mezedopoleio Pesto)
Name/address in local language
+30 281 033 4919
18:30 - 01:00
Closed now
All hours
Sun 13:00 - 19:00
Mon - Wed 18:30 - 01:00
Thu - Sat 13:00 - 01:00
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Vienna, Austria
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291 reviews
102 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 324 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This place is really nothing special; pizzas are average at best but the food is cheap. So if you are out on a tight budget you may choose this restaurant for good.

Thank globusat
Raleigh, North Carolina
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59 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 October 2016

We followed Trip Advisor advice and found this pizzeria just after 1:00 on a Friday. They took our order but it took a long time to come. There were only two fellows working and they couldn't keep up with the orders. The pizza was very good (one is large enough for 2 or 3 people) and salad average. We waited... More 

Thank SusanG1953
Dublin, Ireland
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20 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 September 2016 via mobile

Went there to eat a pizza during my last night in Crete. Being italian is rare for me to find genuine italian restaurants but this one passed the test. The menu had in it dishes you would find in a good italian place and the pizza was good. The place is small and well kept and the service friendly. Overall... More 

1 Thank Federica B
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30 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 September 2016 via mobile

You should visit this place as soon as possible !!!!! The pizza I ate there was the most tasty pizza I have ever had !!! We also ordered pasta and they were tasty and delicious too!!! The pasta were also handmade !!! At the end of our meal they also served us some fruit Amazing place you should visit !!!

1 Thank Christine G
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11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 September 2016 via mobile

We wondered into this restaurant after looking for something off the beaten path. The waitress was very nice and helpful with the menu. Warning, just because the pizza price is small, the pizzas themselves are not. Very delicious and big portions!

1 Thank Dan D
Prague, Czech Republic
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18 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 September 2016 via mobile

This restaurant was a very pleasant surprise in the heart of Heraclion, the pizzas pastry was like back in Italy and the pasta was delicious. Recommended for a taste of real Italian.

1 Thank Floumin
Heraklion, Greece
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 August 2016

Fantastic food in a quiet and relaxing location. Had the prosciutto and mozzarella starter followed by gnocchi and seafood pasta (gnocchi and spaghetti homemade and perfectly cooked) and ended meal with pannacotta. Would highly recommend a visit here. The staff are incredibly friendly and the food was fresh and delicious. A perfect way to escape the chaos of the tourist... More 

2 Thank sophieflorabean
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 August 2016 via mobile

Excellent fresh pasta, pollo pesto and risotto. Pasta was perfectly "cooked" al dente. Tiramisu and Pannacotta was outstanding. We will definitely be back!!

1 Thank Nicklas A
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41 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 August 2016

I ordered a pizza at this place delivered to my door. The pizza is true italian style with good materials and very tasty. Nothing to do with most of the rest pizzas in the city. I will keep ordering from him as I was very happy

1 Thank Yiannis K
Chania Town, Greece
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 August 2016

Unfortunately not directly at a street where everybody will pass through, but it is worth the few meters detour big time. After a good 5 years of living and travelling on Crete, I dare say that this is amongst the best 3 Italian restaurants we have seen here. Food is outstanding, the cook and waiter very very friendly and forthcoming... More 

1 Thank pluisje2016

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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$5 - US$9
Italian, Pizza, Mediterranean, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Delivery, Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Cash Only, Free Wifi, Reservations, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Groups, Kids, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
13:00 - 19:00
18:30 - 01:00
18:30 - 01:00
18:30 - 01:00
13:00 - 01:00
13:00 - 01:00
13:00 - 01:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Vourvachidon 2, Heraklion, Crete 71202, Greece (Formerly Kafeneio Mezedopoleio Pesto)
  • Location: Europe  >  Greece  >  Crete  >  Heraklion Prefecture  >  Heraklion
  • Phone Number: +30 281 033 4919
Pizzeria restaurant italian food, pasta, meat, fish.

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