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“nice place. no passion. no idea.”
Review of Fiali - CLOSED

Fiali
Price range: US$12 - US$18
Cuisines: Greek
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Good for: Local cuisine
Description: Fiali means Bottle. In the old town of Chania in a turkish bulding of 1819 we create a small relaxing wine bar at sifaka street inside the old town of chania,we serve bottled Cretan wine with salads, cheese and delicatessen, cold plates that goes with the wine all from small producers as we suport the local market.The menu changes often because we use season-local products. The sounds of our music is jazz - ethic -bossa nova.
Reviewed 21 September 2016 via mobile

water served was free but tasted of something strange (like purified tapped water - in wine-language you might say: petrol-tones) - why not bottled water with pure taste in a wine bar?

vidiano (local grape) of famous cretan winery. cuvee - vianna? and malvasia of cretan winery.

both wines tasted so "international" that they could also come from czech-republic/switzerland/austria/germany/.. - where's the "terroir" - what is the idea of serving us those wines? - showing that crete winemakers can produce anonymous wines??
(most "housewines" we got the past two weeks were more interesting - not more complex and more full-bodied; but with more local character - and showed more of cretan terroir!)

cheese-and-ham-plate - a selection of greek supermarket-cheese with artificial ham (cube shaped - one cured, one cured and smoked) and supermarket crisp-bread..

i don't get it - what can be the reason for serving such food?

Thank chiccomontanus
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Reviewed 13 September 2016

Stopped here one night for a glass of wine. Instead of just serving us just anything we were asked what kind of wines we liked and we were recommended lovely cretan wines at a very reasonable price. To add to the experience we were served some fab appetisers as well as the usual tap water on the house. We enjoyed it so much we came back another night.

Worth checking out.

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Thank flo_london
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Reviewed 11 September 2016 via mobile

The place is perfect if you want to discover cretan wines and enjoy a conversation with a very friendly owner. You'll be able to eat some nice appetizers along with your drinks while watching old walls from Chania

Thank Louka O
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Reviewed 8 September 2016

My husband and I had a great time at Fiali doing the wine tasting. Not only did we get a chance to really enjoy some of the best wines Crete had to offer, the passion of our hostess was evident in her explanations. Additionally, we were served a stunning local cheese and cold cuts platter and also a delicious Cretan delicacy of smoked pork, that my husband and I fell in love. I recommend any foodie or wine afficianado check this place out and support this local, family run business.

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1  Thank Jaime T
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maria m, Ιδιοκτήτης at Fiali, responded to this reviewResponded 9 September 2016

Thank you very much for you nice words. I wish you the best.
With friendship
Maria niki

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Reviewed 5 September 2016 via mobile

My husband and I enjoyed a wonderful wine tasting experience. We couldn't ask for more knowledgable hosts who introduced us to Cretan wines- now among our favorites. They also served a delicious plate of local specialties. A warm and welcoming place.

Thank CityOrSand
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maria m, Ιδιοκτήτης at Fiali, responded to this reviewResponded 9 September 2016

Thank you alot. Nice that you had a good time in our place. Wish you the best .
Kind regards
Maria Niki

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