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“Affordable luxury”

Restaurant Zafferano
Ranked #15 of 131 Restaurants in Platanias
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$16 - US$56
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Good for: Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Business meetings, Groups, Romantic, Child-friendly
Dining options: Dinner, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Off-Street Parking, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff
Description: Restaurant Zafferano is the second Italian restaurant opened by the owners of the well-established Restaurant Kariatis in Chania. Beautiful, contemporary design offering both style and comfort, Zafferano opened in 2004 with a refreshingly different menu comprised of premier ingredients from both Crete and Italy. Every dish at Zafferano is prepared and cooked completely fresh to order, serving up a delicious selection of fresh pasta, risotto, fresh filleted fish and seafood specialities, vegetarian dishes and succulent fresh fillet steaks. Also for the fourth summer we continue to seduce sushi lovers with our sensational sushi bar. All this, together with the added indulgence of our delicate, gourmet desserts and a wine list featuring both excellent award-winning Greek wines and an extensive choice of great International wines from around the world - we invite you to fine dine in Zafferano for what promises to be, an evening of delicious indulgence!
London, United Kingdom
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123 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
“Affordable luxury”
Reviewed 17 September 2013

This is a classy place serving excellent pasta dishes, just like being in Italy. The white chair coverings did seem to emit a slight "plasticy" smell, but that really did not affect the enjoyment of the service and food. The final "on the house" touch of sweet desert wine and two chocolate dusted truffles was fabulous. A most enjoyable little piece of luxury at an affordable price.

Visited September 2013
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St Austell, United Kingdom
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129 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
“Good food, excellent service”
Reviewed 5 September 2013

This restaurant has a very relaxing atmosphere and is nicely decorated in a modern way. The staff were very attentive and suggested a good bottle of wine when the one the we ordered was unavailable. The pollo picante pizza was amazing. It was a little bit of a spicy kick to it which was good.

  • Visited September 2013
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Food and service, built one word: excellent.”
Reviewed 2 September 2013

The apetitazer gnocchi al tartufo and garlic spicy bread were perfect and the main dishes the same, filetto ai porcini e pollo con pomodorini. The service was excellent too. !!!

From Mia and Nicola

  • Visited September 2013
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Larnaka City, Cyprus
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Good food frienfly staff ~ Great combination !”
Reviewed 19 August 2013

Went to the restaurant while on holiday in Chania. We were celebrating my mothers 71st birthday. The staff are very friendly and quickly make you feel like home. We mentioned to the waiter that we would like to surprise my mother with a small birthday cake. The food was as good as you would expect from an Italian restaurant. At the end of dinner, a small cake was brought to the table which was the last stroke left to complete a perfect evening. A gesture that has prompted me to give this restaurant positive feedback is that they didnt charge us for the birthday cake! Thank you to all that made that night so special.

Visited August 2013
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36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
“Great Italian food”
Reviewed 18 August 2013 via mobile

We ate here several times and had a variety of dishes. The pizza and the pasta dishes are superb in this restaurant

Visited July 2013
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