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Fainos Restaurant

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Orfeos, 12, Rhodes Town 85100, Greece
Name/address in local language
+30 2241 031880
08:30 - 23:59
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Sun - Sat 08:30 - 23:59
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
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.

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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41 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 April 2016

We had a lovely lunch when we were in Rhodes Town for a day in March. Friendly and cheerful owners, a pleasant site and very good value tasty food. Very clean toilets too!!

Thank KrisS100
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20 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 April 2016 via mobile

We came here at the end of our two week stay, sat down and ordered "draught beer" which was out of a can! I saw it being poured! My food, pork gyros was dry and tasteless. Staff were pesty and intimidating. I really wish we went to one of the other restaurants on the street. Will not be coming back.

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

Hi Karl, We are sure you have placed your review in wrong business. Our business is called "Fainos Restaurant" and perhaps you where at "Mama Mika" which is just next to us and they dont have sign with company name, which confuses tourists many times. Please check the photos of both restaurants here on tripadvisor : Our "Fainos Restaurant" and... More 

Fareham, United Kingdom
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22 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 April 2016

Stopped for a welcome drink whilst exploring the Old medieval city of Rhodes. Staff very helpful and told us a bit of the history and where else to go as we had only walked around the outside moat before we stopped. Came back a couple of days later as well. Recommended.

Thank Dweendled
North Yorkshire, United Kingdom
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47 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 April 2016

Well, what a delightful lunch we had in this lovely restaurant, with the amazing Michelle who looked after us. Typical Greek food, but cooked to perfection and as we always enjoy a fairly large collection of Greek starter type dishes, Fainos delivered on every one of them ..............perfectly! This will definitely be our first choice on our next trip to... More 

Thank kaizen-travel
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 April 2016 via mobile

We stopped in here for a quick drink after walking around the old town , it's located conveniently near one of the main attractions of the old town ; the palace of the grandmasters . We choose to stop here as the staff weren't being overly pushy with passers by as the rest of the restaurants on the road were... More 

Thank Reece W
Rhodes, Greece
1 review
Reviewed 5 April 2016

Had a great meal with very friendly and quick service. Great food quality with competitive prices. Recommend to all families.

Thank Vsevolod L
Moscow, Russia
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2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 29 March 2016

nice place.good people.nice staff.good place to relax in hot days in old town.try the local fishes..

Thank Vassilis L
Siberian District, Russia
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4 reviews
Reviewed 26 March 2016

nice place people staff.very clean and near to palace of grand masters.try the local fish-dishes....

Thank Punto B
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 26 March 2016 via mobile

My husband and I were looking for a simple gyros or similar from a street stall but got tempted to this lovely place by the warm, smiley face of the owner beckoning us in... We were not disappointed! Excellent service, lovely Greek specials and two cold beers to polish off the meal. Thank you for the delicious food!

Thank Claire V

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
International, Mediterranean, European, Greek
Lunch, Drinks, 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
Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids, Romantic, Cheap Eats, View, Groups
Open Hours
08:30 - 23:59
08:30 - 23:59
08:30 - 23:59
08:30 - 23:59
08:30 - 23:59
08:30 - 23:59
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
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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