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“Best Restaurant we found in Rethymnon” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Alana restaurant

Alana restaurant
Ranked #17 of 338 Restaurants in Rethymnon
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$14 - US$32
Cuisines: Mediterranean, Greek
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Good for: Groups, Romantic, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Bar Scene
Dining options: Dinner, After-hours, Brunch, Lunch, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer
Description: Alana Fresh food straight from the market. Specializing in grilled meat and Cretan cuisineThe restaurant's name derives from the old times. Alana was a place that kids of all the neighbourhood used to join together and play. It was first established in 1986 at the heart of the old town of Rethymno in Salaminos street , the central street under the castle of Fortezza and used to be one of the first tavernas in the area. With 200 seats it was the most crowdy place of the old town. In 2002 under new management, the place transformed to a more relaxing restaurant with 100 seats based on good quality products, attendive service and reasonable prices. Alana made a new beginning, changing totally the style of the restaurant, serving unique dishes of traditional fare in a relaxing setting full of flowers creating the perfect backdrop for a dining experience highlighted by inspired cuisine and impeccable service. The restaurant has attracted both tourists and local people drawn to the superb food, charm and hospitality of its owners.The restaurant serves healthy Greek and Mediterranean cuisine, using products sourced locally, cooked with care and it has been established as one of the best restaurants in town, based on the customers’ reviews. The extensive a la carte menu includes favourites like lamb with artichokes, Cretan smoked pork “apaki” and stuffed vine leaves, chargrilled steaks and beef burgers, grilled vegetables with feta cheese and oregano, wild greens with tomato, garlic and potatoes. Unique home made deserts are also offered.
Bingley, UK
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41 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
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“Best Restaurant we found in Rethymnon”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 August 2014

Whilst alongside quite a busy road, you are oblivious to this once seated. Open to the sky with a couple of large integral trees. This hotel was recommended by one of the staff at our accommodation and it was absolutely excellent (unlike another she recommended - see separate review). We liked it so much, we went back a second night. Not much more to say - just nice staff, excellent food, and very good value, at just over €50 total bill for two starters, two quality main courses, a bottle of very good local red wine (€18), and complimentary desserts and dessert wine.

  • Visited August 2014
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Helsinki, Finland
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66 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
“Nice ambience and good food”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 August 2014

In this restaurant you sit outside but some parts have a roof and half of the place is shaded by a couple of nice big trees. The place is clean and has very friendly staff. The choice of food and beverages is excellent and so was the quality and taste. We made a reservation beforehand because we wanted to celebrate a birthday. Everything worked perfectly. The hero of day was served his dessert cake with a sparkler and birthday music. Everybody applauded. We really had a great dinner here.

  • Visited July 2014
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Manama, Bahrain
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Must Go!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 August 2014

First of all the Ambiance specially after sunset is amazing you will eat in their garden amongst their trees and vegetation. tables are in abundance but you dont feel squeezed everyone is busy with their own guests and food. Authentic tasty food

Visited August 2014
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Durham, United Kingdom
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“Lovely”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 August 2014

There are so many restaurants to chose from in Rethymnon that it really is difficult to pick which one looks the nicest. We had lunch at Alana and we're not disappointed food and service were both excellent.

  • Visited July 2014
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“Lovely busy restaurant”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 August 2014 via mobile

Had evening meal here 2/8/14. The restaurant was incredibly busy which gave it a nice atmosphere and did not affect the service at all.

We had the pork soulavki and strawberries salad, with bottle of house red & bottle of water, with dessert. This came to 38 euros- excellent value. Complimentary raki and yogurt puddings too.

There was no problem with special food requests and there really was a sense of pride in their restaurant and customer service. Very pleased.

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