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“Five star food and service”

Telesilla poolside Restaurant
Ranked #1 of 13 Restaurants in Kontokali
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$17 - US$33
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Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, After-hours, Delivery, Outdoor Seating, Reservations
Description: In the evenings, the poolside area turns into an outdoor restaurant and a cocktail bar, which stay open from 18:00 until late. Both of them are extremely popular attracting tourists as well as locals from different parts of the island. The restaurant offers a variety of Corfiot and other Greek favourites together with international dishes and is well known for the exceptional quality of its homemade food & wine as well as its attractive prices. Telesilla nights are memorable not only for the welcoming atmosphere and the fine food, but also for their great fun and entertainment. We host live performances, free for all our guests and visitors, and music is at the heart of these events. We have live shows put on at least 3 times each week, with acts ranging from joyous and exuberant traditional Greek songs and dances (Saturday nights) to Elvis style rock ‘n’ roll (on Thursdays), and from easy listening & jazzy melodies to highly energetic dance grooves (Tuesday’s show). All the action takes place in our cosy pool area from 21:00 to 23:00, approximately. Yet, after this, the party is not over. The music keeps playing and the cocktail bar is there, ready to take you to the moon! Our barman has even attended seminars on cocktail recipes and preparation methods to ensure that he can offer our guests some of the best flavours and tastes Each and every day, Spiros and Makis Filippas will go to the local market to select fresh, pure and healthy meat, fruit, vegetables and all the other ingredients needed so that our chefs can come up with an abundance of culinary delights. We never opt for ready made products of any kind or settle for goods of low quality. We see the restaurant as an extension of our home and our guests as valued members of our extended family, the Telesilla family. Our chefs and kitchen staff prepare and cook all dishes in exactly the same way as they do at home for their close relatives. For the same reason, our portions enjoy a reputation of being both generous and good value. We also produce our own wine and, every year, any guest who wishes to participate is welcome to do so! At the poolside area, we organise a jolly “wine making fiesta”, a convivial event with much celebration! We take great pride and satisfaction in the happiness of our guests. Their smiling faces and feelings of contentment are Telessila’s principal aims and the basis on which we measure our success.
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“Five star food and service”
Reviewed 19 March 2013

My mouth is watering thinking about the Telesilla lamb and the most succulent stiffado on the island. I have been going to the Telesilla for three years now - and it is one of my favourite restaurants in the world! Located just outside Gouvia Marina, its a wonderful place for families, groups of friends and couples alike.

Mikey, Tomaz and Yannis will make you feel not only welcome, but part of the Telisilla family. During the day you can laze on sun lounges and go for refreshing dips in the pool. Come evening, its sun downers at the bar and then wonderful meals at candlelit tables complete with white table cloths. The boys will entertain you with traditional greek dancing and often other performers will join in - be it a local traveling band, hotel regulars to romance you with Sinatra or if you're lucky the resident Elvis. A must see if you get the opportunity.

The fare is Greek - from shrimp saganaki, tzaziki and spicy sausages to slow cooked lamb and seasonal fish dishes - all cooked on site. There are also pizzas, pastas and salads for diversity. The dishes are very generous servings and are very reasonably priced give the quality of the ingredients. If the slow roast pork shoulder is the evenings special - order it! It is amazing!

The place is always humming and I would recommend booking if you're a larger group. Its also wonderful for birthdays and they're more than helpful sourcing cakes and helping decorate.

I cant recommend the Telesilla highly enough.

  • Visited October 2012
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Thank WellingtonFelix
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Market Drayton, United Kingdom
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“Excellent food and service”
Reviewed 23 February 2013

Once you've tried this restaurant,it will be your first choice everytime.The greeting and service is fantastic.Michael and Yanni,the waiters,take time to explain the variety of dishes to you and even take you into the kitchen to show you the dishes being prepared.Which ever dish you choose you will not be disappointed.Michael and Yanni also do some greek dancing,which is lovely to watch and creates a great atmosphere.My children love this restaurant and are made so welcome by all staff,including Thomas behind the bar.We always have a great,enjoyable time and would recommend this restaurant to anybody.Trust me you will not be disappointed,the dishes,service and atmosphere are outstanding.Definitely a first class restaurant.

  • Visited June 2012
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London, United Kingdom
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“Superb food”
Reviewed 17 February 2013 via mobile

This has to be the most friendly restaurant that I have ever eaten in. The food is absolutely delicious and there is plenty. Presentation is superb and I would recommend ha you go there hungry otherwise you won't manage to finish! There is nightly Greek Dancing by the Staff giving a truly Greek atmosphere. Highly recommend that you make a visit whilst you are in Corfu. You will not be disappointed.

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Livingston, Scotland, United Kingdom
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“Excellent Restaurant”
Reviewed 23 December 2012

The Telesilla Restaurant is excellent. We go to Corfu for 6 months of the year and eat and drink there at least twice a week. I could go on to recommend lots of our favourite dishes but there are too many to list. It is a family run restaurant and you are always guaranteed service with a smile. The cocktails made by Thomas are amazing too.... best mojitos in town. There is always a lovely atmosphere whether you want a nice romantic evening or the chance to meet up with friends, and enjoy the Greek dancing. We love it and look forward to returning again next year.

  • Visited October 2012
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“Best resturant in Kontokali”
Reviewed 1 November 2012

I have been here many times and always had the most amazing time everytime. The food is first class and great value, the staff are welcoming and will do anything to make sure you have a great time. I really can't recommend this place enough

Visited July 2012
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