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Restaurant Zafferano

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Platanias | Opposite the Minoa Palace Resort, Platanias, Crete 343 00, Greece
+30 2821 038180
18:00 - 23:30
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Sun - Sat 18:00 - 23:30
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Helsinki, Finland
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33 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 August 2016

It's always a bit suspicious if restaurant has Italian food and sushi, it's not the best combination. But sushi was really good and fresh and truffle risotto was really tasty. However I still think it was a bit too expensive and the food was not that good, maybe they should focus on some category (Mediterranean?) but it was okay.

Thank Saana L
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14 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 August 2016 via mobile

I've heard about Zafferano from their sister restaurant Kariatis. I've wanted some sushi but at kariatis they've told me that their sister restaurant serves sushi during summer time and them during the winter. Ever since finding out about this place I've been here twice.. Both times I've eaten here the food has been amazing. Their sushi was amazing so fresh... More 

Thank Emily M
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4 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 August 2016

so yummy, we were tired of the greek food and this had delicious seafood. starters and main was great. even tried my first cretan red wine which was ok.

Thank Martina A
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9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 August 2016

Went twice during our stay. Highly recommended. Super service and great food. We tried their sushi - perfect.

Thank Larsen99
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88 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 August 2016

Ate her in July 2016. Large portions, and comfy chairs. Prices are a bit higher than on other places, but the place has a quality feel to it. Service is warm and personal, and professional, albeit a bit slow. Food was good.

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Oslo, Norway
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 July 2016

The staff was very nice to our 4 year old daughter, bringing toys and stuff for her to do. They tried their best to accomodate her, and did a good job as such! The food here was very good. We shared some various starters, both hot and cold, and everything was very good. The main dishes are obviously italian cuisine,... More 

Thank Yngve N
The Hague, The Netherlands
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37 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2016 via mobile

This restaurant is highly rated. Setting is mediocre on the road with interrupted views of the sea. Food was good, kids had sushi, 3 star for an Italian restaurant, we had Tuna, cooked to perfection, really good. Staff are friendly, a little slow to start. Can't imagine the panic if the restaurant was full? A solid 4 star, slightly more... More 

Thank BraFior
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 July 2016 via mobile

Me and my family have been here several times and it always delivers! It has the best food I've tasted and the service is excellent. The people working here is always nice and welcoming, and we eat here minimum twice during our one week of vacation at Platanias, Crete. I give it my best recommendations!

Thank Bettina Lund E
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7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 July 2016 via mobile

Too bad this great restaurant is placed outside the area where most tourists go for their meal. Good atmosphere, friendly and fun staff, and a great menu. We had garlic bread and bruschetta for starters, 4 different main courses (lasagna, filets, and chicken mozzarella). All courses got high score in our internal family review and we decided to go for... More 

Thank Rune J
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16 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 July 2016 via mobile

Zafferano offers a pleasant variety of fresh Italian pasta, very good meat and the very best of sushi. This is the place to go if you just want a pleasant, quiet and nice evening out. Their wine list is just amazing!

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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$16 - US$43
Italian, Mediterranean, Sushi
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
18:00 - 23:30
18:00 - 23:30
18:00 - 23:30
18:00 - 23:30
18:00 - 23:30
18:00 - 23:30
18:00 - 23:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Platanias | Opposite the Minoa Palace Resort, Platanias, Crete 343 00, Greece
  • Location: Europe  >  Greece  >  Crete  >  Chania Prefecture  >  Platanias
  • Phone Number: +30 2821 038180
Restaurant Zafferano is the second Italian restaurant opened by the owners of the well-established Restaurant Kariatis in Chania. Beautiful, contemporary design offering both style and comfort, Zafferano opened in 2004 with a refreshingly different menu comprised of premier ingredients from both Crete and Italy. Every dish at Zafferano is prepared and cooked completely fresh to order, serving up a delicious selection of fresh pasta, risotto, fresh filleted fish and seafood specialities, vegetarian dishes and succulent fresh fillet steaks. Also for the third summer we continue to seduce sushi lovers with our sensational sushi bar. All this, together with the added indulgence of our delicate, gourmet desserts and a wine list featuring both excellent award-winning Greek wines and an extensive choice of great International wines from around the world - we invite you to fine dine in Zafferano for what promises to be, an evening of delicious indulgence!

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