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Greek, Mediterranean, European, Healthy
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Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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Lunch, Dinner
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Had amazing food from some amazing people! Everyone was so nice I felt like I was eating at a family members (in a good way). Portions are also really big

Date of visit: April 2024
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Reviewed 2 days ago

This spot was fantastic! We walked in and the women were so nice and welcoming! They gave us great food recs! Highly recommend the Souvlaki!

Date of visit: April 2024
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Reviewed 2 days ago

This was just what I wanted: what feels like an authentic Cretan home-cooked meal, with service that makes you feel like you're an expected guest who they've been cooking up a special meal for. You come in (you may have to wait, it gets busy),...they give you a tour of the dishes that are ready to eat, you even go into the kitchen and they open up pots of fresh-cooked meals, you ponder how much you can fit into your tummy, and then you order as you take a seat. Your drink comes and then your food, pretty much immediately, as it's all ready for you anyway. So you dive in and it's amazing. We had ?slow-cooked pork chops in a mustard sauce (divine taste and tenderness) with peas and potatoes in a tomato sauce (yum), cabbage leaves stuffed a la dolmas in a white sauce (awesome), the best Moussaka ever, and a delicious yoghurt-banana-honey-cinnamon desert to top it off. Luckily the trip from restaurant back toward hotel is downhill so we could pretty much just roll back down. We were so full and happy. This is a superb restaurant! We can't wait to go back. A cooking TV show should visit this place and talk to the cooks about their passion for cooking. These people are pros!More

Date of visit: April 2024
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Great home cooked food. We were invited to view their food in the pots and kitchen before selection. I am not even sure if they have a standard menu. Very friendly and comfortable.

Date of visit: April 2024
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Staff were extremely friendly and kind, and were so accommodating! The food was also really good, I love that they give a free dessert as well!! 😊 If you are in Heraklion, I would definitely recommend visiting this place.

Date of visit: March 2024
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Reviewed 22 October 2023

We loved the food and the ladies who own Cooking With Love!! I had patitsio and ate the entire serving, which was large. I rarely eat an entire serving at any restaurant. We loved being shown all the dishes they had prepared for the day...and being able to pick what we wanted to eat. It felt like we had traveled back to my grandmother's house. I hope to make it back to Iraklio and, if I do, I will be sure to eat here again. Thank you, Ladies, for your amazing cooking and hospitality!More

Date of visit: October 2023
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Reviewed 19 October 2023 via mobile

The most delicious dishes I have ever tasted during my entire trip in Crete. Very friendly and warm stuff. I can highly recommend it.

Date of visit: October 2023
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Reviewed 19 September 2023 via mobile

It was amazing. Really. Everything was perfect, we will come back for sure ! Also, it wasn’t expensive, we still dream of this restaurant

Date of visit: June 2023
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Reviewed 18 September 2023

I loved the warm welcome . I loved the fact that their menu was .... come into the kitchen and see whats cooking . We did and it did not disapoint . The food was outstanding and the VFM was equally good . What nice...people and what great food . What more do you want . They even gave us a complimntry dessert just as a thanks for coming . Worth looking for it .More

Date of visit: September 2023
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Reviewed 15 September 2023 via mobile

If you like home food, don’t even consider to skip this place. Few tables, paying with cash only. Locals are coming too which is a good sign. It’s like lunch at your Greek grandma’s. They are open till they have food and menu every day...is different. Amazing moussaka, very friendly staff. Loved it!More

Date of visit: September 2023
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Reviewed 15 September 2023

Me and my friend went here yesterday and had a fantastic lunch! We had a delicious spinach and cheese lasagne, pork stifado with rice and an okra side dish, washed down with a couple of glasses of wine. Very friendly staff, and excellent food, that...was great value. What an absolute gem, would definitely come here again.More

Date of visit: September 2023
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Reviewed 11 September 2023 via mobile

Really enjoyed our lunch here. The chicken with salad and French fries were all gluten-free and delicious, and they served us a lovely gluten- free banana honey, dessert at a very, very reasonable price.

Date of visit: September 2023
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Reviewed 6 September 2023 via mobile

A place with very good Greek food, the staff is very kind, the toilet is neat, we got a good dessert from them at the end. I recommend it to anyone who likes Greek food ;)

Date of visit: September 2023
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Reviewed 5 September 2023 via mobile

There is family cooking and the name of the restaurants totaly fits - they are cooking with love. The service is so nice, smiling and kind. They will show you the meal in the kitchen, so you can choose the meal also with your eyes...:) thank you for fantastic lunch (stue beef and mousakka) :) definitely recommend!More

Date of visit: September 2023
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Reviewed 1 September 2023

Amazing little restaurant, very small with only 6 tables inside and 1 outside, but don't let that put you off, the ladies will make you very welcome and are really helpful, it is just like eating at your mums house, you will be taken into...the kitchen to see the food being served that day you can then pick what you would like, your food is then served to you, no waiting, my son ordered a Fanta drink which they had run out of so sent someone out to get some!! Food was out of this world, if you do one thing make sure you visit this place. Can't recommend enough, the price was also unbelievable great value.More

Date of visit: August 2023
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Cooking With Love is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 5
  • Service: 5
  • Value: 5
  • Atmosphere: 5