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    Posted: 07 May 2012 at 11:39am
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Not long until we go now Smile.  We are staying in Kalami as usual, and for the first time have hired a car so that we can see something of the island.  We love to eat well whilst on holiday, one of our favourites being Agni Taverna where we tend to eat regularly.  So, having the car, has anyone any recommendations?  It would be really helpful to know what you like about the places you recommend and also where to find them!!

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 07 May 2012 at 11:52am
Went to the Panorama Taverna in Porta last year, as the name suggests great views, great food too, quite traditional, shared a kilo of lamb chops with a selection of starters and dips etc, great evening.
 
Relatively easy to get to, in the hills way above Kalami, not in walking distance though. 
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 07 May 2012 at 1:11pm
Actually there is an English couple living just along the road from Porta who walk down to swim at Kouloura or Kalami most days....and up again!

If you fancy venturing south try Klimataria in Benitses but ring to book a table as it is small- only evenings and Sunday lunch (2661071201)
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 07 May 2012 at 1:51pm
If you go to Corfu Town, there's a traditional taverna (with kitchen at front so you can see and choose food) in Odos Sebastianos, which is just behind the Liston, close to the Catholic Cathedral
Great good, and REAL french fries, not the usual frozen variety!
Can't remember the name, but it is very popular with the locals, who often come in for take-away.
There's a few tables outside, but not much room, since the street is little more than a lane.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 07 May 2012 at 2:19pm
Thank you all.
Canarydave - to get to Porto do you turn right onto the main road out of Kalami and then take a left when you find one?
Janmanessi - is this it?  If so, looks lovely  klimataria-restaurant.gr/en_index.htm
Janet - thanks, hopefully someone will know the name
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 07 May 2012 at 2:31pm
There's another restaurant in Corfu Town rated No 4 on Tripadvisor.
It's called Mouragia, next to Pizza Pete's on the coast road (Arseniou) down to the old port.
We plan on going this year to see if it's as good as they say.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 07 May 2012 at 3:05pm
Think Janet meant Ninos- excellent food.  Easiest directions, leave Liston behind you and walk along Boulgareos Street- you can see the National Bank in the distance.  Take the first right and then the second right and Ninos is the first shop on the right hand side of the lane

Yes, you have found the link to Klimataria
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 07 May 2012 at 3:13pm
Perhaps I should have said 'not within easy walking distance' 
 
There are two roads up to Porta from the coast road, perhaps the better road is to turn left at the top junction, the turning is then on the right between some houses in Kentroma (I think, it was dark when we came down that way)
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 07 May 2012 at 3:41pm
We will be driving!!  Thanks.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 07 May 2012 at 4:04pm
You're right, it is Ninos. Found a pic online-definitely the place I was thinking of.
We always eat there at least once when we go into town.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 07 May 2012 at 5:51pm
If i was to recommend only one then it would have to be Rouvas in Corfu town its just round the corner from M&S on the road to the market. They only used to open for lunch, but everything is freshly prepared that day and they cater mainly for local workers. Therefore it is authentic and you will eat rustic dishes you will see in no tourist tavernas. They are very friendly and will show you all the dishes they have available, and their home baked bread is the best. Beware though once the dish is gone its gone. Nothing is re-heated or cooked from frozen, they sell out fast, so get there early. We have been there 3 or 4 times and always order a selection of dishes. Weve had rabbit, a really spicy dogfish stew, pasta dishes, beautiful green beans cooked with tomatoes and garlic. I believe it was one of the places that Rick Stein visited.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 08 May 2012 at 1:50am
We ate in Rouvas last year-lovely, traditional food.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 08 May 2012 at 2:52am
From Kalami, it's not too far to drive up to Agios Stephanos (NE), off to the right before you reach Kassiopi.  It's a lovely little village with five tavernas round the little bay - Eucalyptus, Kaparelli, Gallini, To Fagopotion and Cochilli.  From various posts on these message boards, everyone has their favourites, so it may be a little presumptuous to suggest which are ours.  But, there's plenty of choice, so it's worth two minutes' walk round the bay to decide what you fancy.  They're all good Corfu fare and in a great position.  In fact, a lot of people have also recommended the Tavernaki, which is small, just off the main road at Sinies as you turn towards Agios Stephanos (see posts on the Agios Stephanos NE message boards).
 
We have also been to the Panorama - possibly a bit more authentic than the more visitor-oriented places round the coast.  Or carry on past there a way and there certainly used to be a very rustic one, the School House, but haven't been there in a few years.
 
Good luck.
 
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 08 May 2012 at 3:44am
Ninos is great but sometimes can be a real squeeze especially when there are buggies and priests in there! It's a little bit more expensive than Rouvas which I also love.

In Lakones there is Boulis restaurnt with stunning views over Paleokastritsa.  It's traditional food similar to my first two choices but with the view!

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 08 May 2012 at 3:48am
Dionysoss in Barbati has to be worth a try they do warm pitta breads instead of or as well as bread which start the meal off very well. Found the White House in Kalami to be good every time we visit. Ninos in town is also good. It is more  a place the locals go to very small but worth a visit.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 08 May 2012 at 4:15am
We enjoy Pizza Pete's the best we've ever had. The Rex, next road behind the Liston and the Italian in a little square just off the main shopping street, not the one with the blue tree! And the best value for a quick lunch, the Ouzo Mezze at Olympia on the Liston. Another favourite is the taverna tucked into the bank by the beach at Nissaki run by a lovely young chap whose wife is a musician, his fish and lemon rice is to die for. Sorry this is all a bit vague but I never was good at names. Must try Rouvas this time. Not long now.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 08 May 2012 at 4:37am
I think it is called Elani's the one in Nissaki. We once had a Greek Hors Deuve for 6 there, it was close to end of season and he didnt really have a menu he just told us what was available, it was just fantastic. (There were 6 of us we weren't just greedy!)
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 08 May 2012 at 5:17am
If you want to come south then Petriti for fish cannt be beaten, the Rose garden in Messongi lovely food and lovely staff, the Balcony or Makis in St George south both do great food Greek and international 
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 08 May 2012 at 6:22am
Originally posted by DAVID1 DAVID1 wrote:

In Lakones there is Boulis restaurnt with stunning views over Paleokastritsa.  It's traditional food similar to my first two choices but with the view!

David
Hi Wereangels
 
I have to second David's recommendation above.  Last year we were looking for somewhere in Lakones other than where the coach trips go (nothing against those establishments, just that we've been there, done that) and another site member recommended Boulis.  We enjoyed our first lunch there so much we drove over from Kalami twice more during our fortnight. 
 
We also like Elizabeth's at Doukades, could sit outside there all day watching life come through the square whilst we eat.  One of the things we intended to do last year was go up there in the evening.  We didn't manage to fit it in so it's still on the to do list.  Two other places we tried for the first time last year and intend returning to were Mon Amour at Kavadades (inland from Sidari) where we had some really good rollo and the taverna at Imerolia which was on par with Taverna Agni price wise and was a lovely experience with the sea food, the setting & the view.
 
A few years ago we had a delicious, indulgent, sea food lunch at Akrogiali at St Georges North.  It was a bit hair raising to get there but the lunch was worth it.
 
Almost forgot George's on Almyros beach.  Another place we say we'll get to in the evening but haven't done yet.  We didn't eat there last year but have had some delicious lunches there in previous years.  Also on our do list are Zephyros at Almyros and Roummeli at Nissaki, both of which we've seen well recommended in the last couple of years but we haven't managed to get to either yet.  So many possibilities but unfortunately there are only so many meals one can eat in two weeks.
 
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 08 May 2012 at 7:13am
In Corfu town there is Theodoki, which looks back across the bay towards the old fort. Go past the traffic lights where you turn right to the airport and then carry down towards the windmill. The kitchen is in a house over the road but you sit under an awning in the grassy area. Good traditional food, simple, but fresh and always busy with locals. Extremely good value price wise. Huge bowls of salad and the most massive plate of spagetti pastisada that I have ever attempted to eat!
There is also a good fish taverna further up the green towards the traffic lights but cant remember the name - it has green lights set amongst the grass.
In a different price range is a restaurant called Pomodoro where the chef came third in the Greek version of MasterChef. Very good food and a nice atmosphere - in the summer you sit in the little square outside.
Bit different in Greece - but there is a crepe restaurant near to the Venetian Well, run by a lovely family very traditionally furnished and lovely food - again a nice atmosphere.
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