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Melissani Taverna

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Traditional Greek food in Sami Kefalonia. Taverna Melissani is located in Sami village, the port of the island. Mellisani taverna is one of the oldest of the area and have been in business for more than 35 years with happy customers. You will find us at the intersection where the signs show either left to Sami and Antisamos beach, or to the right - Argostoli, Poros, Skala. Keep an eye also for our signs that will guide you here. There is parking area where you can safely park your car.
PRICE RANGE
US$17 - US$28
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
CUISINES
Seafood, Mediterranean, Greek
FEATURES
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Free Wifi
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Reviewed 10 October 2018

This is the second year in Sami and had many meals around town but always return to Melissani Taverna including my birthday dinner (my choice) very friendly and best food in town.Owner and chef very welcoming.More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Don H
Ηλίας Φ, Owner at Melissani Taverna, responded to this reviewResponded 20 October 2018
Google Translation

Ευχαριστούμε που μας επιλέξατε για το φαγητό σας. Είμαστε ιδιαίτερα χαρούμενοι που μείνατε ικανοποιημένοι. Θα χαρούμε πολύ να σας ξανά...More

Reviewed 3 October 2018

We had avoided this place initially as it was the closest to our hotel and we figured a majority of the people staying in our hotel would only venture to this rather than the further walk into the port area where there are more eateries....More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank LipVenom
Ηλίας Φ, Owner at Melissani Taverna, responded to this reviewResponded 20 October 2018
Google Translation

Ευχαριστούμε που μας επιλέξατε για το φαγητό σας. Είμαστε ιδιαίτερα χαρούμενοι που μείνατε ικανοποιημένοι. Κάνουμε ότι μπορούμε για να κρατάμε...More

Reviewed 1 October 2018 via mobile

We ate here as a party of four, as the chef’s son, Stelios, who runs the Kraken Bar (definitely recommend) in Sami, recommended it. Unfortunately there was a cyclone taking place and we had torrential rain. I stood outside whilst the hubby went in to...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank 399maxinea
Ηλίας Φ, Owner at Melissani Taverna, responded to this reviewResponded 20 October 2018
Google Translation

Ευχαριστούμε που μας επιλέξατε για το φαγητό σας. Είμαστε ιδιαίτερα χαρούμενοι που μείνατε ικανοποιημένοι. Κάνουμε ότι μπορούμε για να κρατάμε...More

Reviewed 17 September 2018 via mobile

Our meal here was amazing from start to finish. All the food we ordered was fresh and absolutely fantastic. The staff were so lovely and great fun with our baby girl. Wish we had found this place at the start of our holiday cause we...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank Leleleeds
Ηλίας Φ, Owner at Melissani Taverna, responded to this reviewResponded 27 September 2018
Google Translation

Ευχαριστούμε που μας επιλέξατε για το φαγητό σας. Είμαστε ιδιαίτερα χαρούμενοι που μείνατε ευχαριστημένοι. Θα χαρούμε πολύ να σας ξανά...More

Reviewed 16 September 2018 via mobile

Went here on our 1st night as didn’t know the area and nearest to our hotel. We ordered drinks and they arrived quickly along with a bottle of water and bread which we hadn’t ordered. We then ordered food and a small glass with a...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank Cyprusleeds
Ηλίας Φ, Owner at Melissani Taverna, responded to this reviewResponded 27 September 2018
Google Translation

Λυπούμε πολύ που δεν ήσασταν ικανοποιημένοι από την επίσκεψή σας στην Ταβέρνα Μελισσάνη. Ελπίζουμε πραγματικά να μας επισκεφθείτε ξανά και...More

Reviewed 14 September 2018

After meeting two couples who had dined here and enjoyed it . We decided to visit last night . We were greeted by the owner and shook hands which was a good start and shown to a table. A basket of bread butter and a...More

Date of visit: September 2018
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Ηλίας Φ, Owner at Melissani Taverna, responded to this reviewResponded 27 September 2018
Google Translation

Λυπούμε πολύ που δεν ήσασταν ικανοποιημένοι από την επίσκεψή σας στην Ταβέρνα Μελισσάνη, προσπαθούμε πάντοτε να εξυπηρετούμε μόνο τα καλύτερα...More

Reviewed 9 September 2018 via mobile

On the outskirts of Sami is this little gem of a restaurant - family run - welcoming- al fresco eating with beautiful trees and potted plants in a warm atmosphere where you just know the food will be home made and excellent. We were not...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank MADABOUTANIMALS
Ηλίας Φ, Owner at Melissani Taverna, responded to this reviewResponded 27 September 2018
Google Translation

Ευχαριστούμε που μας επιλέξατε για το φαγητό σας. Είμαστε ιδιαίτερα χαρούμενοι που μείνατε ευχαριστημένοι. Θα χαρούμε πολύ να σας ξανά...More

Reviewed 6 September 2018

Having dined there recently, the overall ambience is nice, however, to put the whole thing into perspective the food was way overpriced to the portion size especially as the restaurant isn't on the seafront. The food was cooked well. We left, as a four, feeling...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank Andonee
Ηλίας Φ, Owner at Melissani Taverna, responded to this reviewResponded 27 September 2018
Google Translation

Λυπούμε πολύ που δεν ήσασταν ικανοποιημένοι από την επίσκεψή σας στην Ταβέρνα Μελισσάνη. Ελπίζουμε πραγματικά να μας επισκεφθείτε ξανά και...More

Reviewed 6 September 2018 via mobile

We walked past for the first week as it is out of the main harbour. But when we did we had the best meal of the holiday. Lovely family run restaurant a very warm welcome and great service. Give it a try

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank markrD6556XD
Ηλίας Φ, Owner at Melissani Taverna, responded to this reviewResponded 27 September 2018
Google Translation

Ευχαριστούμε που μας επιλέξατε για το φαγητό σας. Θα χαρούμε πολύ να σας ξανά δούμε στο μέλλον.

Reviewed 3 September 2018 via mobile

Lovely food, super friendly staff. This is a little hidden gem in Sami and easy to miss. We went a few times and I must say it was the best food we had in Sami. Would definitely recommend

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank sleigh1985
Ηλίας Φ, Owner at Melissani Taverna, responded to this reviewResponded 27 September 2018
Google Translation

Ευχαριστούμε που μας επιλέξατε για το φαγητό σας. Θα χαρούμε πολύ να σας ξανά δούμε στο μέλλον.

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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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