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Reviewed 5 days ago

Just returned from 4 weeks in my favourite Greek village and eaten at Nionios more times than any other taverna. As is Greek tradition Yiannis invites you into the kitchen and explains food that has been prepared on the day with great enthusiasm. Food always...great.More

Date of visit: September 2021
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

This was definitely the busiest taverna in Lakka and looking at the excellent reviews we decided to eat there. We were given the food tour by the very enthusiastic owner and ordered lamb chops, red mullet, both with roast potatoes on the side, green beans...in tomato sauce and baked aubergine. Service was really fast and as requested everything arrived at the same time. Whilst the baked aubergine and my (freshly grilled) lamb chops were good, the potatoes were boiled not roasted. Not a big deal but that couldn’t be said about the fish. Unfortunately it tasted ‘stale’ and wasn’t very nice as it was tough to eat. It might have been cooked fresh in the morning but had sat around in the sauce for the rest of the day. The same for the green beans which were overcooked in a bland tomato sauce. Wouldn’t stop us coming back as the atmosphere and service was very good but we would go for the freshly cooked or baked meals.More

Date of visit: September 2021
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It looked good on trip advisor and so it was. The food was amazing, nothing fancy just really good local food, Rick Stein would have gone there if he had done a programme on Paxos. The service was outstanding as well. The maitre’d was funny...efficient and went through all the dishes with you. Great atmosphere as well but you must book. I think our best experience on our 2 week stay.More

Date of visit: September 2021
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Ate here on the recommendation of our lead crew on our north Ionian flotilla adventure with sailing holidays. Firstly the place was packed, with hardly any waiting staff and so it took over 20 minutes to get menus and drinks order taken, despite asking twice...for some service. Then one of the servers takes us into the kitchen to talk through some of the dishes. He was then expecting us to order there and then, which we weren’t given the other choices on the menu. When our food did eventually arrive, over an hour later, I have to say we were all totally underwhelmed and disappointed. Service very slow and overpriced average food. We all wished we have done our own thing and gone to one of the many other tavernas. before we were then ushered back to our table and he then wanted our orderMore

Date of visit: August 2021
Reviewed 20 August 2021

One of our favourite restaurant’s in Lakka. Visit at least twice each holiday. Food and service is always amazing. There is always a warm welcome and food choices never disappoints. A must when in Lakka.

Date of visit: August 2021
Reviewed 19 August 2021 via mobile

We had the best dinner on the island here! Excellent food in the main square (very picturesque!), service was very fast (especially for Greek standards :) ) and we paid an honest price. We tasted almost all of the main courses and liked them all,...especially the lamb, the sofrito, the chicken and the dolmades. Would definitely come back to this tavern when I return to paxos and will definitely suggest this to other people! Lakka is also a very nice town for a walk after dinner!More

Date of visit: August 2021
Reviewed 11 August 2021

I have just returned from two weeks in my favourite Greek island and visited Nionios four times because it simply is the best. Traditionally Yianni takes you into the kitchen social distance observed and explains dishes that have been prepared on the day. Choice and...quality is excellent and Yiannis enthusiasm and friendliness makes the night.More

Date of visit: July 2021
Reviewed 5 August 2021 via mobile

Always visit during our yearly holiday to Paxos and always welcomed and remembered which makes you feel special. Staff amazing and always enjoy being showed all the dishes in the kitchen. We shared a starter, followed by prawns in a tomato sauce snd chicken in...mustard sauce both of which were really tasty. Complementary melon at the end which again is another lovely touchMore

Date of visit: August 2021
Reviewed 31 July 2021 via mobile

Don’t bother booking, the owner will not honour your table if he gets a better offer, it looks nice but to be fair there are better restaurants nearby that are more caring, it’s a shame as I was interested to try as quite well rated

Date of visit: July 2021
Reviewed 31 July 2021

We've been going to Yani's (at least that is the name we know him by) for about 20 years - when his father and late mother ran the place. Yani is such a nice, friendly guy, and his spiel in the kitchen is justly famous...- "...and many, many, other things, of course!" True the food is a little hit and miss (great pizza) and the place is usually frenetic but that is all part of the experience. Go!More

Date of visit: July 2021
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Response from MLandM | Reviewed this property |
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Nionios Taverna is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4.5
  • Atmosphere: 4.5