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“Well worth finding”
Review of Melissani Taverna

Melissani Taverna
Ranked #5 of 40 Restaurants in Sami
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$17 - US$29
Cuisines: Greek
Description: Traditional Greek food in Sami Kefalonia. Taverna Melissani is located in Sami village, the port of the island. Mellisani taverna is one of the oldest of the area and have been in business for more than 35 years with happy customers. You will find us at the intersection where the signs show either left to Sami and Antisamos beach, or to the right - Argostoli, Poros, Skala. Keep an eye also for our signs that will guide you here. There is parking area where you can safely park your car.
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Description: Traditional Greek food in Sami Kefalonia. Taverna Melissani is located in Sami village, the port of the island. Mellisani taverna is one of the oldest of the area and have been in business for more than 35 years with happy customers. You will find us at the intersection where the signs show either left to Sami and Antisamos beach, or to the right - Argostoli, Poros, Skala. Keep an eye also for our signs that will guide you here. There is parking area where you can safely park your car.
Reviewed 5 July 2018

A little off the beaten track but we found the service quick and friendly and the food very good . After sharing courgette fritters my wife had moussaka whilst l had chicken souvlaki . The portions were generous and everything was very tasty . Slightly more expensive than the other restaurants we have visited but still good value for money . .

Thank chrisdh
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Ηλίας Φ, Owner at Melissani Taverna, responded to this reviewResponded 21 July 2018
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Ευχαριστούμε που μας επιλέξατε για το φαγητό σας. Κάνουμε ότι μπορούμε για να κρατάμε τους επισκέπτες μας ικανοποιημένους. Θα χαρούμε πολύ να σας ξανά δούμε στο μέλλον.

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Reviewed 30 June 2018

Very friendly staff, great service and food excellent. The owner showed us his garden where he grows all his own fruit and vegetables!

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1  Thank vivterrett
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Ηλίας Φ, Owner at Melissani Taverna, responded to this reviewResponded 21 July 2018
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Ευχαριστούμε που μας επιλέξατε για το φαγητό σας. Κάνουμε ότι μπορούμε για να κρατάμε τους επισκέπτες μας ευχαριστημένους. Θα χαρούμε πολύ να σας ξανά δούμε στο μέλλον.

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Reviewed 26 June 2018

We went here for a lunch one day. It is a really lovely little restaurant with a cute terrace and loads of herbs in the garden which they use in the food. We shared the Rigonardo to start (a Greek version of bruschetta) which was delicious but more than enough to share. We both then had the traditional meat pie which was delicious. Again, the portions were huge and we ended up taking some home with us.

The wine is good and the price was reasonable. The only slight downside was that it was next to a noisy road. But it is well worth the visit if you fancy going somewhere a bit further away from the seafront.

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2  Thank KatyM3094
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Ηλίας Φ, Owner at Melissani Taverna, responded to this reviewResponded 21 July 2018
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Ευχαριστούμε που μας επιλέξατε για το φαγητό σας. Είμαστε ιδιαίτερα χαρούμενοι που μείνατε ευχαριστημένοι. Θα χαρούμε πολύ να σας ξανά δούμε στο μέλλον.

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Reviewed 25 June 2018 via mobile

We arrived and the restaurant was a little busy but the service was unacceptable. We sat for the first 20 minutes waiting for menus. I eventually went and got them myself and the waiter ‘huffed’ and pointed at them. We waited for another 25 minutes having waved the waiter over and been ignored once already. He never came so I cannot comment on the quality of the food as we didn’t get chance to try it.

Thank maurice_129
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Ηλίας Φ, Owner at Melissani Taverna, responded to this reviewResponded 21 July 2018
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Λυπούμε πολύ που δεν ήσασταν ικανοποιημένοι από την επίσκεψή σας στην Ταβέρνα Μελισσάνη, προσπαθούμε πάντοτε να εξυπηρετούμε μόνο τα καλύτερα ποιοτικά τρόφιμα και υπηρεσίες. Ελπίζουμε πραγματικά να μας επισκεφθείτε ξανά και να νιώσετε σαν όλους τους άλλους πελάτες, πάντα ευχαριστημένοι και ικανοποιημένοι.

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Reviewed 24 June 2018 via mobile

The food quality, menu choice, atmosphere and service is second to none.

I had the garlic mushroom starter, excellent and for mains my wife had the chicken pie (not greasy at all) with chips (just like homemade and definitely not greasy), she loved it.

I had half portion of grilled prawns with a full sea bream, again superb as the fish was grilled to perfection.

The atmosphere was good, traditional greek music being played rather that European pop music we have encountered in some ‘traditional’ tavernas.

Very attentive staff, always checking we are ok, nothing was too much trouble, everything we asked for we got with a smile.

Its normal that they pop the bill on your table once ordered, they have done that in all restaurants and cafes we have been too, I can’t see what the issue is there, you have ordered it so you are going to have to pay for it?.

Nice touch with a free liquor shot at the end too, I thought the prices were ok for the quality of the food we received.

Great experience, we will be going back and more than once I think.

2  Thank Martin B
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Ηλίας Φ, Owner at Melissani Taverna, responded to this reviewResponded 21 July 2018
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Ευχαριστούμε που μας επιλέξατε για το φαγητό σας. Είμαστε ιδιαίτερα χαρούμενοι που μείνατε ευχαριστημένοι. Θα χαρούμε πολύ να σας ξανά δούμε στο μέλλον.

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