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Pinia

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Golden Coast Road, Protaras, Paralimni, Cyprus
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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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21 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 February 2017 via mobile

Over the past 12 years we've been regular visitors to Pinia restaurant. The service from the owner xnd his staff is very good. Always receive a Lovely warm wecome. The food is excellent. The portion sizes have reduced over the years which might not be a bad thing. As I hate to leave good. Never had a bad meal. Love... More 

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Thank Heather M
South Lanarkshire, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 December 2016

Went with some Cypriot friends, ordered Cypriot dishes and the food was awful, our friends were very embarrassed. Mamas Moussaka was the worst I've ever had. Taverna is popular with expats but, I have no idea why, not expensive but poor quality all round.

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Thank tombanigan
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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89 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 125 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 November 2016

We asked for some suggestions on restaurants to eat in on tripadvisor before our first ever visit to Cyprus and ate in as many as we could in the time. One of our favourites was this place. We strolled along from Protaras on the coastal path and eventually found Pinia and it was very good indeed. Sat on the terrace,... More 

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Thank jambonian2
Newark-on-Trent, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 1 November 2016

Lovely taverna to visit and sit under the vines. Frequented by locals and completely unpretentious. Good service from the gentleman who has been there for 20 years. House red wine good but noticed the locals drink ouzo and water with their meals which I must try next time. Stick to the Cypriot dishes as these are all freshly cooked by... More 

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Thank Kathleen D
Sidcup
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18 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 October 2016

I visited Pinia with friends when I was in Cyprus 3 years ago and visited again several times on this visit to Cyprus. Lovely, friendly people and the best Mousaka I have ever tasted anywhere in Greece/Cyprus. Will visit again on my next trip to Cyprus.

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Thank Phil B
herts
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62 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 October 2016

This is a traditional Greek restaurant which is away from the main areas of Pernera being about a 10 minute stroll from the Crystal Springs Hotel and a 5 minute stroll from the Golden Sands Hotel. Although it is next to a road the eating area is very nicely situated under a grapevine and the in the evening lighting was... More 

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Thank chickenjools
Slough, England, United Kingdom
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18 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 October 2016 via mobile

Went for dinner with Family , it's the end of the season so it was quiet , food was excellent we had meat meze but we made the mistake of having starters as the portions were loads , kids enjoyed their dinner and they are fussy eaters , house wine was excellent. It's a family run restaurant and they were... More 

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Thank Ian W
Nicosia, Cyprus
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74 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 October 2016

Their meat meze is great and offers many tasty dishes. I went there for both fish meze and meat meze and i must confess that i wasn't so excited with their fish meze which was rather average. After all the place doesn't sell itself as a fish tavern. Having said that, i would highly recommend it for meat.

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Thank 363elle10
Gothenburg, Sweden
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 9 October 2016 via mobile

I went here with my girlfriend to eat some cypriot food and we were very happy we did. We ate meze and everything was delicious (and plentiful). Especially the stifado was very good. It is located a bit away from the main tourist street wich is nice and the outside terrace was cosy. Would definitely visit again.

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Thank Kristofer H
London, United Kingdom
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138 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 99 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 September 2016 via mobile

We couldn't wait to visit Pinia again after being away from Cyprus for 2 years. What a surprise and a big let down! Don't get me wrong, the staff are still the same and as always really friendly, but the food quality and presentation has dropped considerably. It's not so traditional anymore as they now put everything on one plate... More 

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Restaurant Details

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Cuisine
Mediterranean, Greek
Meals
Dinner, Lunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly, Groups
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Golden Coast Road, Protaras, Paralimni, Cyprus
  • Location: Europe  >  Cyprus  >  Famagusta District  >  Paralimni  >  Protaras
Description
Restaurant is a short distance from The Golden Coast Beach Hotel

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?