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Fainos Restaurant

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Orfeos, 12, Rhodes Town 85100, Greece
Name/address in local language
+30 2241 031880
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08:30 - 23:59
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Sun - Sat 08:30 - 23:59
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Rhodes, Greece
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 May 2016

Very nice and unique place just beside the castle walls, perfect for coffee or dinner. We went there just for coffee but it was very difficult not to stay there for dinner because of the nice plates, delicious greek food and wonderful service. What else to ask for?

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Thank NikosDan
Ormond Beach, Florida
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517 reviews
297 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 349 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 May 2016

We were walking the streets of Old Town, enjoying the shops, sights, and smells of the area when we noticed a Trip Advisor sign at this restaurant. An affable and polite young man invited us to look at the menu and enjoy a meal. The restaurant had numerous tables outside, under an awning of bougainvillea. The menu was presented in... More 

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Thank Pamgoes
Toronto, Ontario
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 May 2016

We were greeted and served by Michele, who was so friendly and sweet. The food was delicious and reasonably priced. Definitely order the "boot of beer". It was a local brew (don't recall the name) but was light and refreshing - my wife even had some and she doesn't drink beer.

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Thank Mike_Reid42
San Antonio, Texas
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152 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 May 2016

This is where we stopped for a lunch break. The food was not memorable but the staff was - so friendly and kind! There were cats around our chairs - did not appreciate that. It was annoying because it looked like they were going to jump on the table. My husband gave them tidbits just to keep them away. Not... More 

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Coalville
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24 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 May 2016 via mobile

Just dropped in with my husband for our evening meal. Service and food outstanding. We had traditional Greek food which was really tasty, and cooked fresh to order. Highly recommended.

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Tauranga, New Zealand
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 May 2016

Called in for light refreshments after long walk from our cruise ship. Great fresh orange juice, perfect coffee and baklava which was amazing. Friendly service and very clean environment. Loved it.

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Thank Itzipuss
Liverpool, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 May 2016

Just called in today for a drink. Staff were extremely friendly & service was quick. We were not harassed at all to call in, as was the norm for most of the other bars & restaurants around. Would highly recommend.

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 May 2016

Stopped here near the end of our day in Rhodes old town after being totally ripped off at Old Town Restaurant (the one near the harbour at the bottom of old town with the roof bar - 1- euros a beer!!) Wish we had jsut gone to Fanios straight away. Really friendly waiters and had a good chat with them... More 

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Flemington, NJ
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65 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 May 2016

My wife, three year old daughter, in-laws and I ate at Fainos restaurant for dinner. The waiter was very friendly and helped us order. He did not offer too much food for us and gave us great suggestions. Sometimes, restaurants will suggest too much food but the waiter was helpful in providing advice on ordering. Because of this relaxed feeling,... More 

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Thank ajphilly
stauros p, Ιδιοκτήτης at Fainos Restaurant, responded to this review

Hi Annette, Thanks for your review. I would like to mention that the pork meat has fat by its natural. So we cannot do something more about that. Regarding the tzatziki, this is the way we make it, since we cannot guess each customers preference. You should asked for extra strong tzatziki. Thanks Stavros More 

Oslo
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 May 2016 via mobile

The pork meat had to much fat. Tzatziki had too litle garlic and it was too much fries. Friendly personell. The americano cofee had too much water but espresso cofee was great. We had two plates gyro, two sodas one pita too share ans two cofees and payed 35 euros. Not worth the money.

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Thank Anette G
stauros p, Ιδιοκτήτης at Fainos Restaurant, responded to this review

Hi annette, The pork meat is fat by its natural. So we cannot do something about that. Regarding the tzatziki this is the way we make it, since we cannot guess each customers preference. You should asked for extra strong taste. Thanks Stavros More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
International, Mediterranean, European, Greek
Meals
Lunch, Drinks, Brunch, Breakfast, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi
Good for
Romantic, Cheap Eats, View, Kids, Child-friendly, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
Sunday
08:30 - 23:59
Monday
08:30 - 23:59
Tuesday
08:30 - 23:59
Wednesday
08:30 - 23:59
Thursday
08:30 - 23:59
Friday
08:30 - 23:59
Saturday
08:30 - 23:59
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Orfeos, 12, Rhodes Town 85100, Greece
  • Location: Europe  >  Greece  >  South Aegean  >  Dodecanese  >  Rhodes  >  Rhodes Town
  • Phone Number: +30 2241 031880
Description
Our company is established since 1992, our goal is the satisfaction of our customers with our local cuisine and impeccable hospitality and behavior of our staff offer their comfortable stay in a fantastic medieval environment. A place located in the middle of the oldest and largest medieval town of Europe. this was the incentive to create, in this space, a restaurant which respects the history and the tradition of the people, we have tried and hope we have achieved, to bind yesterday’s cuisine with today's gastronomical demands in an attempt to offer you the purity of the old and the quality and variety of the new. “fainos” (phainos) = from the Greek word “phos” (light) like in the same way phos in phenomenon, photography, phosphorus etc. It’s actual meaning is close to “enlightened”. The Greek people use the word fainos (phainos) to describe a brilliant, out of the blue, sudden idea.

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