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Restaurant Zafferano

Platanias, Platanias, Crete 73014, Greece
+30 2821 038180
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  • Excellent65%
  • Very good24%
  • Average8%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“sushi” (25 reviews)
“pasta” (18 reviews)
“tartufo” (2 reviews)
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Steakhouse, Seafood, Italian, Sushi
££ - £££
Platanias, Platanias, Crete 73014, Greece
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Reviewed 30 July 2017 via mobile

It's really a nice place with excellent food, Sushi and Italian style. Service works well. The kitchen it's a bit slowly, but it's ok. The place is pricy but not exceeding.

Thank Jürgen H
Reviewed 30 July 2017 via mobile

After seeing all the good reviews on TripAdvisor we realised we had to visit this place. And we were not disappointed! I ordered the pasta carbonara and the boyfriend ordered the torteloni. They were both very well tasting! We also ordered a plate of Parma...More

Thank benedembr
Reviewed 30 July 2017 via mobile

When hearing that their cuisine is a mix of Italian and "sushi" you immediately become rather suspicious. But it turns out they manage their sushi aspect, as well as their Italian, pretty well. Pasta was great, sushi was good, and the desserts were splendid! I...More

Thank Elliot G
Reviewed 22 July 2017 via mobile

Wow. This restaurant has been famous about its italian food especially pizzas. Many times voted as best italian restaurant. Recently they have added sushi in their menu. Sounds odd. But it is all about ingrediants. Have to say that it works amazingly. Go for it.

Thank Topi P
Reviewed 21 July 2017 via mobile

Still, after 8 years, Zafferano is one of the best restaurants in Platanias. They have such good food and the best service. Their sushi is absolutely to die for! They also have one of the best wine list, the best of Greek wines and a...More

Thank Minamor
Reviewed 17 July 2017 via mobile

Food was moderate and service also. Maybe we chose wrong dishes, who knows. Although we had two different pastas. Waiters were not too keen on serving for us so we skipped desserts.

Thank Petteri P
Reviewed 16 July 2017 via mobile

On my annual trip to Crete - no holiday would be complete without an evening of exquisite dining at Zafferano - fabulous location - wonderful atmosphere - lovely staff - consistently excellent food - there have been some changes to the menu which allows the...More

Thank finabiuk
Reviewed 13 June 2017 via mobile

Staying in Rethymnon we travelled to Platanias for a couple of nights with friends. We had a fantastic night in Zafferano. The food is excellent, an extensive menu and the staff so welcoming and attentive. We had Italian dishes and succhi - a feast -...More

Thank Eileen K
Reviewed 12 June 2017

Very nice "semi"-outside restaurant. Strange combo of two menus, Italian and Sushi... We went for the italian side of the menu and this did not disappoint. Well made and elegant italian cooking. Tasty dishes and personal and caring service. Platanias isn't the place to go...More

Thank Arild S
Reviewed 6 June 2017 via mobile

We went past Zafferano, and stopped coincidentially outside to have a look at the menu. Do not be fooled by the purple lights and the fact that the restaurant is located above a car rental. The athmosphere was relaxing and the chairs invite to a...More

Thank Aredo01
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PolkaDot T
28 December 2017|
Response from Carmel24 | Property representative |
Hello to you. Apologies for the delay in replying as we have only just seen your question. Our restaurant Zafferano is only open during the summer months from May to October but our sister restaurant Kariatis in the old port... More
Sharon S
24 June 2017|
Response from Carmel24 | Property representative |
Hello Sharon, that depends really on how many persons you are. If you will be 4 or more, booking is preferably. We look forward to welcoming you to our restaurant Zafferano.
5 October 2015|
Response from Carmel24 | Property representative |
Hello to you and thank you for your inquiry about the food we were serve at our restaurant Zafferano. We have varied choice of vegetarian dishes which include lots of fresh pasta, italian truffle risotto, fresh salad with... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$17 - US$62
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, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Kids, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Romantic, Groups
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, Platanias, Crete 73014, Greece
  • Location: Europe  >  Greece  >  Crete  >  Chania Prefecture  >  Platanias
  • Phone Number: +30 2821 038180
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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 fourth 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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