During your holiday in Kefalonia, you can’t miss tasting the most famous Greek dishes and some traditional food of the island. The following restaurants represent some of Kefalonia’s most tasty venues to help visitors navigate the island for a delightful and well-deserved meal.
10. Elli’s – Fiskardo
Elli’s Cafe – Restaurant is located on the seafront of Fiskardo, with a view to Ulysses island (Ithaca) and the wonderful blue color of the Ionian Sea. You may enjoy our delicious meat and seafood dishes, accompanied by a variety of traditional wines.
9. Gorgona (Marmaid) – Sami
The “Mermaid” restaurant is located in Sami, the oldest port in Mediterranean. Since the year 1990 with love for Greek cuisine and with respect for her guests, Mama Toula cooks a range of typical dishes and unique local speciallities, using the best ingredients of Keffalonian farms according to original recipies and family beloved memories! Don’t miss this place if you want to enjoy real homemade food, and to taste how it feels being welcomed by a Greek family.
8. Mnistires – Agia Efimia
Mnistires means ‘suitors’. In Homer’s The Odyssey, King Odysseus is off fighting the Trojan War when a bunch of unruly suitors -108 of them – move into his palace and set about wooing Queen Penelope. She’s having none of it and remains true to her King – and they are reunited on his return ten long years later. It’s a romantic tale and Mnistires restaurant with it’s elegant dining area is a romantic venue. Delicious dining in a stylish ambiance with stunning views and romantic lighting, creating a unique culinary experience.
7. Agrapidos Taverna – Poros
From Taverna Agrapidos you can see beautiful views of Poros harbor whilst eating traditional dishes served on the covered outdoor terrace. All the customers adore great Greek and Mediterranean cuisines at this restaurant. Cooks at Agrapidos do their best to provide visitors with tasty chicken souvlaki, pork roast and chicken. Taste nicely cooked baklava. A lot of visitors order delicious house wine, beer or grappa. The warm atmosphere of this place makes guests feel relaxed and have a good time. The nice staff welcomes people all year round. This spot is notable for its fabulous service.
6. Mikelatos – Skala
Mikelatos family tavern is located in Skala at the south – east corner of the island.
Beside of the beautiful scenery Skala has a long sandy fully organized beach. The tavern opens daily and the innovative menus and exceptional service make Mikelatos Restaurant the best choice in Skala Kefalonia.
5. Lorraine’s Magic Hill – Lourdata
In a simple unpretentious and relaxed atmosphere, Lorraine’s Magic Hill is a family restaurant that will captivate you with its delectable dishes that are packed with the flavors of the sun and sea. Their fine Mediterranean and Modern Greek Cuisine will please your senses. A menu carefully balanced with seafood, meat dishes, traditional specialties, pastas and salads – plus mouthwatering desserts. Their wine list contains well-known Kefalonian wines and noted wines of Greece. Celebrating wonderful flavors, a place where each meal is a delight.
4. Palia Plaka – Argostoli
In Palia Plaka, located in the area of Maistrato, in Argostoli, you will go to try one of the best traditional cuisines on the island. Locals and visitors have been gathering for two decades on its cool terrace, by the sea, for Kefalonian meat pie, braised goat sofigado and other well-cooked food in hearty portions. Choosing between the dozens of different dishes will be difficult, both for lunch and dinner.
3. Opsarion – Argostoli
A small fish shop in Argostoli has taken on an additional role through the launch, in its existing premises, of Opsarion, a progressive gastronomic proposal offering a seafood menu for takeaway orders only. The menu’s quality items, worlds away from typical fast-food standards, are made using the finest of products supplied by carefully selected local and domestic fishermen and various producers. The dishes are solidly based on Ionian Island cuisine but incorporate wider Mediterranean elements, too. Choices include cod pies; an extremely delicious cod in bianco; and bourbourelia, a salad made with assorted beans, beetroot, sage vinaigrette and Kefalonian manouromyzithra cheese.
2. Mimoza – Lixouri
Walking down the pedestrian street in Lixouri, you will find “Mimoza” tavern. With a spacious area both inside and out, “Mimoza” offers the most traditional Greek meze cuisine Kefalonia has to offer, including vegetarian dishes and fresh fish!
1. The Olive Lounge – Peratata
You will be served Greek cuisine at this restaurant. Tasting mouthwatering steaks, calamari and swordfish is what most clients advise. Here you will be offered good chocolate mousse. Delicious house wine is among the most popular drinks at Olive Lounge. The convenient location of this place makes it easy to reach by any transport. The nice staff works hard, stays positive and makes this place great.