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“Nice Italian” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Vesuvius

Vesuvius
Ranked #48 of 212 Restaurants in Hersonissos
Certificate of Excellence
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Restaurant details
Good for: Kids, Child-friendly, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Dining options: Dinner, After-hours, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Description: Atmosphere, value for money and beautiful taverna
edinburgh
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140 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 114 helpful votes
“Nice Italian”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 July 2014

Not our best meal of the trip but still worth a visit .found of a side street down from spar we got in no probs .most had pizza ,but pastas went down well.nothing distinguishing just good grub at good prices .did feel it a bit warm but we were right at the back outside undercover which would explain it .

  • Visited July 2014
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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  • Danish first
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Greek first
  • Italian first
  • Norwegian first
  • Polish first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
  • Swedish first
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English first
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21 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Great food”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 July 2014 via mobile

Visited Vesuvius tonight for dinner with the family and couldn't be more impressed. Mixed Greek starter meze plate to share was stunning, and the Kleftiko and Stifado that followed were excellent .... so tender! Great location off the main street and beautifully laid out. Great atmosphere and the staff were excellent. Excellent Cretian Savignon Blanc which came recommended. Don't pass this place by ..... we'll definitely be back.

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2 Thank Stuart W
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10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Simply the Best”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 July 2014

I have been eating in this restaurant since it first opened in 1991 and they had to find a high chair for me. 23 years later and the food, service and atmosphere is just as good. I have brought, parents, grandparents and friends here and they have all said the same: when can we come back! The chicken vesuvius (a signature dish) is renowned in the area and deservedly so, it's delicious, i've even tried to work out how i could take a portion home!

  • Visited July 2014
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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4 Thank Mikstar171
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UK
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53 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
“ONE OF THE BEST”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 July 2014

I have been coming to this restaurant since my daughter was in a pram and this year she celebrated her 18th birthday. We dont stay in Hersonnisos so we have to travel 45km by taxi just to eat here. But boy is it worth it. Locals hail it as the best in the area and indeed it is. With overhead electric fans and leafy decor its a little gem in the middle of a bustling area. From the freshly made pizza bread served as an appetiser to the avocado prawns and signature dish of Chicken Vesuvius this is fresh food at its best. Sauces are actually cooked into the meat rather than just served Steak House style in a jug on the side. Attentive multi lingual friendly staff and extensive wine list where you can enjoy inexpensive local wine or pay for a full blooded red. Diners can actually see your pizzas and calzone being prepared by the chef who has been there from the beginning. Regular local clientele with a well deserved reputation for quality cuisine.

  • Visited July 2014
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank globetrotter666
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“I love this place !!! ”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 June 2014 via mobile

My fiance and I came across this place on our 2 week holiday, we probably ate here every second night. The staff are very friendly and welcoming and the food is excellent, if you eat in Vesuvius you will not be disappointed !!!

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