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Fontana Taverna

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Fontana, 490 82, Greece
+30 2662 031296
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Athens, Greece
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15 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 August 2016 via mobile

Nice clean place,good service. Average overrated food.fair prices. We had tomato and feta salad.both were tasteless.zucchini balls with were nice. Pork stuffed with figgs and feta (sounded interesting) which was weird and pork on the skewer which was plain and boring. Place was nicely decorated with flowers on every table. Toilets were clean(something not common in Greece).Music was loud and... More 

Thank ug1yb0b
London, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
16 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 30 July 2016 via mobile

Proper "local" taverna in hillside town. Very popular which creates a good atmosphere. Traditional Greek fare but with a good selection of daily specials; recommend ordering one of these. Good value with friendly service

Thank Dlrdlr72
Dublin, Ireland
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 29 June 2016 via mobile

Having being back here for my 2nd year in a row and my longest stay on Paxos to date of 3 weeks I was delighted to discover that this is one of just a small number of restaurants/tavernas on the island that now open year round due to demand. A quaintly designed new raised terrace has just been added to... More 

Thank deefour
Lincoln, United Kingdom
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72 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 June 2016 via mobile

Have been coming here for 6 years, as always nico makes you very welcome and his mums cooking is always superb, this winter they have made changes with upgrades to toilets and bar area , which are very good albeit it changes from the place we first knew but that is progress I suppose. This is a wonderful place to... More 

Thank 101MartinH
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22 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 April 2016 via mobile

Have been coming here for years. Easy to say good mountain taverna basic but well cooked food. But it is much more. Always interesting specials and goes beyond the local standards. Very friendly. Good prices. Great food. Basic (but enjoyable) surroundings.

Thank Chris W
Gastouri, Greece
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56 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 December 2015 via mobile

This superb Taverna which in the center of the island and its Greek name is "Dolos" serves a great selection of standard Greek fare but has daily special which are first class.Now open all year round.lf it looks closed just knock and Nico will let you in.

Thank GardenersHouse
Horwich, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 November 2015

Fontana tavern is a great taverna - and its in a great place at the centre of Fontana ( please don't get excited there is nothing there ) - its a tiny village settlement - but so much a part of Paxos that I can never not be there ! The food is typical ( so that means good )... More 

Thank Simon W
London, United Kingdom
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37 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 November 2015

This is an authentic local taverna and the prices reflect that, probably the cheapest prices of all the restaurants we regularly visited. The food is good, with local specialities varied each day. My favourite was meatballs in lemon sauce, delicious, and not found elsewhere on the island. The marinated mushrooms started is also exceptional. The family are very welcoming; somebody... More 

Thank Celia F
Framlingham, United Kingdom
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149 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 October 2015

This is a pleasant Greek taverna which is very popular with locals and villa guests in the area. Nice Menu and good quality food. The rating of very good is in relative terms to other Greek tavernas which from our experience mostly produce low quality grilled meat and fish of the home cooked variety. Service is friendly and the prices... More 

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40 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 September 2015

Very overhyped on Tripadvisor. There is nothing wrong with this place but it's just an average Greek taverna with nothing to distinguish it from many other similar ones with nicer locations.

Thank paulhempstock

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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$22 - US$29
Mediterranean, Greek
Dinner, Lunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly, Groups, Romantic, Cheap Eats
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Fontana, 490 82, Greece
  • Location: Europe  >  Greece  >  Ionian Islands  >  Paxos
  • Phone Number: +30 2662 031296

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