Ithaca Island’s cuisine is a delightful reflection of its Greek heritage, featuring a delicious array of dishes that highlight local ingredients and traditional cooking techniques. The island’s food is known for its simplicity, freshness, and emphasis on Mediterranean flavors. Here are some of the must-try dishes and food experiences you shouldn’t miss while visiting Ithaca:
5. Lizzy’s Restaurant – Kioni
Lizzy’s Restaurant – Bar, is located in the picturesque bayside village of Kioni. It has long been known for it’s stunning views across the entire bayside from village to windmills as well as it’s traditional 1894 building which stands so prominently at the western edge of the bay on the pier side. Now Lizzy’s Restaurant – Bar with it’s 3 levels of outdoor dining area and a bar at the top level, gives everyone the opportunity to be one with the Ionian night sky while enjoying the menu which has a modern twist to the traditional style of Greek cuisine.
At Lizzy’s we offer fine food and a fine selection of premium Greek Wines specially selected to accompany our generous menu.
4. Ageri Restaurant – Frikes
Greek and Mediterranean cuisines are provided at Ageri. Cooks at this place do their best to provide visitors with good calamari, anchovy and Greek salads. Nicely cooked cheesecakes and yogurt is also accompanying the meals.
The wine list is extensive, every guest can find something that satisfies their taste. Many people underline that the staff is courteous at this spot. The fancy decoration and calm ambiance let visitors feel relaxed.
3. Kirki Restaurant – Filiatro
Located at the end of an olive grove stretching down to the sea, this boho-chic restaurant sits right on the water. Enjoy well-crafted dishes such as sea bream roll, linguini with seafood, seafood barley risotto, and meat options like large steaks, local lamb chops, moussaka with veal ragout, and a smoky béchamel.
2. Seirines Restaurant – Vathy
In the orange grove near the square, discover a feel-good courtyard and menu that creatively blends local and international cuisine, equally honoring meat and fish.
1. Kanenas – Stavros
Kanenas restaurant in Stavros is distinguished by its excellent service and the use of the freshest produce. During lunchtime, you can enjoy your meal at a table located on the cool and shaded back terrace, right next to their fragrant herb and vegetable garden. It’s not uncommon to witness the chef personally picking the tomato you’re about to savor. The menu offers an array of vegetarian choices, along with delectable options of grilled meats and fresh seafood. For dinner, the restaurant’s front area exudes a trendy ambiance. Don’t forget to give their house wine a taste as well.