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“An innovative and excellent place to eat.”
Review of Kappos Etsi

Kappos Etsi
Ranked #8 of 170 Restaurants in Aegina
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$16 - US$21
Cuisines: Greek
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Dining options: After-hours, Reservations
Description: The restaurant "Kappos Etsi" welcomes you to the site located in the P. Irioti 9 in the center of Aegina, just 100 meters from the port in one of the most picturesque streets of the island. In a stone listed building the owner and chef Dimitris Kappos waiting to lead you to unique culinary tours in Greek creative cuisine. Indoors in a traditional courtyard of the restaurant in a relaxed and friendly environment you are going to relax and enjoy flavors of Greek cuisine given a fresher look and prepared with care and respect to the customer. "Kappos Etsi" welcomes you absolutely faithful to the Greek cuisine creating unique dishes using fresh produce of Greek land, inviting you to accompany with selected Greek wine labels and complete your meal with one of the handmade pastries available.
Reviewed 17 May 2014

I know Aegina very well and have been to many of the typical Greek restaurants along the waterfront, but this was my first visit to Kappos Etsi. Although it was a little chilly to sit outside the pretty courtyard seating was beautifully decorated. Inside there was a totally modern feel, more like an upmarket city restaurant. Interesting artwork on the walls, fresh, modern, with a mezzanine level floor above the kitchen. The staff were polite and very efficient and quickly took our drinks orders while we looked at the very interesting menu. The Greek dishes were all given a new twist, making them sound very appealing, such as tomato fritters with a mustard dip, courgette balls with a dipping sauce, an amazing green salad with cheese slivers and pistachio nuts. The special feta 'fest' was beautiful, coated in honey and sesame seeds. Our favourite was the belly pork, chargrilled to perfection with am amazing sauce. The house wine was cheap at 2.50euro for a half litre, and the whole bill for four people was an astounding 42 euros. We have hardly paid such a small amount for such a delicious meal, with food cooked and served so beautifully. The place was full when we left, mostly local Greeks, and we will undoubtedly return.

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1  Thank Georgina M
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Reviewed 3 March 2014

Spotted this restaurant when wandering Aegina's back streets. It's very different from the usual plastic walled fish restaurants along the front ie made of brick and with a more sophisticated menu. The house wine is delicious and the fish extremely good. My one gripe with all Greek restaurants is that they allow smoking despite the apparent laws.

Thank IronGerdaLondon
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Reviewed 17 November 2013

Upon disembarking from the ferry, we really had no idea which way to go or where to turn. The restaurants on the promenade were filled with tourists but we were determined to find a hidden gem off the beaten path. We went up a block and followed the narrow lane one street parallel to the promenade. There were a number of quiet restuarants, some with aggressive barkers trying to lure is in (big turn off for us). We pressed onward, stumbling onto the modern and somewhat upscale looking courtyard at Kappos Etsi. It was a cut above the rest, and we went in. It was more than half full, which was a good sign, considering it was mid-November.

We had a wonderful meal here. The waiters were friendly, and spoke enough English to understand our order and respond to basic questions. We started with a delicious (and huge) cabbage and cashew salad, followed by a plate of fried potatoes. One of us had the mushroom risotto and the other had the pistachio penne. Both were excellent, hearty meals. We also enjoyed a 1/2 litre of white wine. The total bill was around 29 euro, which we thought was reasonable. The atmosphere was delightful.

I would highly recommend this restaurant to anyone visiting Aegina.

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Thank PattyPombo
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Reviewed 24 September 2013

A new restaurant in Aegina town with a lovely atmosphere, brilliant food (their pasta with pistaciopesto - yummy) and very good service.
We vent there 3 times during our 11 days vacation, and were equally satisfied every time.
It's one of Aegina's top 3 restaurants from our point of view, and we'll most certainly return.

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1  Thank Kirstine J
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Reviewed 21 September 2013

Charming courtyard. Slightly pretentious menu, but the food was not bad. Specially noteworthy: féta fried in a crust of chopped pistachios; cod balls in batter, with two kinds of garlic sauce, red and green; tiny meat balls on a bed of aubergine purée with a red sauce. Less successful: 'dakakia' (salad of rusks with tomato and cheese (too dry and hard); marinated gávros on a heap of vlítta (too salty). Pleasant house white wine. The real weakness were the waiters - plenty of them, but hopelessly graceless and inefficient: they seemed to have no idea of what being a waiter means. The overflow tables in the narrow street are to be avoided.

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Thank Nikos051
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