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“Delicious food with a view”
Review of Vanilia

Vanilia
Ranked #22 of 190 Restaurants in Fira
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$0 - US$12
Cuisines: Greek, Seafood
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Good for: Romantic, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, After-hours, Reservations
Reviewed 2 August 2014

We ate at this restuarant twice on our recent visit to Santorini. The food was really good and cheap too.
I am Greek so I was keen to have food from Greek tavernas and I'm happy to say this was one of them. The service was quick and the waiter didn't chit chat but that was ok.

The saganaki and taramasalata dip were amazing and some of the best I have had. We also ordered a meat platter which was a generous serving size.

The place has a great atmosphere and has a beautiful view of the caldera and the sunset.
My tip would be to get there early to secure a good spot to watch the sunset upstairs, but as it can get a little windy be sure to have a cardi or light jacket.

We would certainly be coming back when we next visit Santorini.

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1  Thank Sarah G
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Reviewed 2 August 2014

Stayed at Imerovigli for a week. We are restaurant lovers and love to try local cuisine. This is one of the best restaurants in the area and the food is not expensive. We went there for 3 times and the waiters recognised us. They are very friendly and always willing to help us with our food choice. The atmosphere is wonderful. We visited other restaurants in the area but most of them are slightly more expensive, and not as good as this one. If you want to try traditional Greek dishes at a reasonable price, this is one of the restaurants that you must visit.

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1  Thank J0hn_C85
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Reviewed 31 July 2014

Sadly this isn't an actual review of the food of this restuarant as we were basically shown the door before we could experience it!
During our recent holiday in this beautiful area we called in hoping for a drink. We often do this to check out the menu and the vibe so we can book for a table for another evening if we like it. We arrived around 1830 on our way to that evenings selected restuarant hoping to enjoy a relaxing drink. This is quite a large place and being early there were only about 4 of the 40 tables occupied. We went in and asked a waiter downstairs if we could just have a drink there. He said of course and directed us upstairs. We sat and waited for someone to serve us, eventually a different waiter came over and when we ordered our drinks he seemed surprised and asked us in a very rude and superior way 'Are you aware this a resturant?' We said that we had asked downstairs but he continued to look down his nose at us and we decided we didn't want to give them any of our money and very offended by his rude and offensive manner we decided to leave. On our way out we passed the first waiter we had spoken to on the way in and he apologised to us. It seems they would rather have empty tables and no customers than offer a service. However, if you enjoy being spoken to as if you are dirt then this is just the place for you. There are too many excellent and friendly places in this area to tolerate this disgraceful behaviour and we are amazed that this type of snob can still be found in a service industry. If the owners of the Vanilia read this then my question to them is why do allow this appaling person to represent their establishment? He has a very high opinion of himself for someone whos role is basically to carry plates between a kitchen and a table.

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1  Thank 07-17-2010
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Reviewed 30 July 2014 via mobile

Had dinner here with a group of four and this place did not disappoint. We ordered a heap of starters and a mixed meat platter to share and quality of the food was great. The home made taramosalata is to die for!!!! It gets busy so be patient, waiting a few minutes for a table is worth it.

1  Thank AlexAndMichelle
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Reviewed 30 July 2014

We went there 2 nights , from the upper level of the restaurant you have great view to caldera and the volcano but if it is windy avoid it . The main level looks like an old traditional Greek yard full of flowers. The prices were reasonable for the island standards. Santorini is not a cheap destination.
They use local products whenever they are available which are of excellent quality. Service was perfect. I recommend it to everyone

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1  Thank George K
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