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US$18 - US$30
Seafood, Mediterranean, Greek
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Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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Reviewed 28 September 2020 via mobile

The food at this place was good, but the problem is that you can find much better food and bigger portions for less money in Sami. We had sea bass and lamb chops. Both could have done with a little more side dish (fries) and...More

Date of visit: September 2020
Reviewed 26 September 2020 via mobile

We spotted this Taverna and decided to stop for lunch and it did not disappoint! The gentleman that served us was so lovely and very welcoming. The menu has photos of what your meal will look like but it cannot describe how absolutely amazing it...More

Date of visit: September 2020
Reviewed 9 September 2020

The best food just outside of the town of Sami you can find Melissani taverna, a quiet place with great food

Date of visit: September 2020
Reviewed 26 August 2020

I had a very nice dinnery, the food was very good- especially the courgette(zucchini) balls,tzatziki, very good sea bass..friendly staff..average price. I highly reccomend it if you are in the area.

Date of visit: August 2020
Reviewed 30 January 2020 via mobile

Decided to dine here one evening as a change from the waterfront restaurants. We were given a warm welcome. Service was attentive and the food tasty. My vegetable moussaka was delicious. Pricewise it was slightly higher than other restaurant nearby.

Date of visit: September 2019
Reviewed 13 October 2019

What fantastic hospitality!! The host invited us in with waves and friendly gestures as if we were his cousins, and then gave us an impromptu tour of his herb/spice/veg garden which was very impressive and a lovely experience. The food was absolutely amazing - I...More

Date of visit: October 2019
Reviewed 20 September 2019 via mobile

We went for a meal and it was amazing. I had calamari and my sister had lamb kleftico. It does have a few steps up to the restaurant. The service was friendly and attentive. We would have returned but, we were only in Kefalonia for...More

Date of visit: September 2019
Reviewed 18 September 2019 via mobile

My husband and I had been told about this little restaurant on previous holidays but hadn't gone there as we always enjoyed the walk to the waterfront and ate there. We decided to give it a try one evening and realised what we had been...More

Date of visit: September 2019
Reviewed 17 September 2019

We went to the Taverna in early September. The garden was covered in flowers and herbs, the owner was very attentive and the place spotless (we saw kitchen staff wearing gloves when preparing food). All the dishes we had tasted much better then in other...More

Date of visit: September 2019
Reviewed 17 September 2019

This is a very traditional Greek Taverna, with a great atmosphere. Every guest is greeted by the owner, a lovely little man in a white tea shirt, with a warm hand shake and a smile. The food is sooo good, reasonably priced.

Date of visit: September 2019
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Response from CharlesDarney | Reviewed this property |
Driving along the road from Aghia Efimia as you get into Sami you come to a Tee junction Left to Sami Port, Right Agostolie and Poros. Straight in front of you is Melissani Restaurant & Snack Bar Have a great time .
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Frequently Asked Questions about Melissani Taverna
    Does Melissani Taverna offer takeaway?
    Yes, Melissani Taverna offers takeaway services.
    Does Melissani Taverna offer delivery?
    Yes, Melissani Taverna offers delivery services.
    How is Melissani Taverna rated?
    Melissani Taverna is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
    • Food: 4.5
    • Service: 4.5
    • Value: 4.5
    • Atmosphere: 4