Melitzia Taverna

Melitzia Taverna

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Hours
Mon
17:00 - 22:00
Tue
17:00 - 22:00
Wed
17:00 - 22:00
Thu
17:00 - 22:00
Fri
17:00 - 22:00
Sat
17:00 - 22:00
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5.0
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Travellers' Choice 2023

RATINGS
Food
4.8 of 5 bubbles
Service
4.8 of 5 bubbles
Value
4.8 of 5 bubbles
Atmosphere
4.8 of 5 bubbles
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CUISINES
Mediterranean, European, Greek
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Dinner
features
CUISINES
Mediterranean, European, Greek
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Dinner
FEATURES
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free off-street parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service, Family style
5.0
5.0 of 5 bubbles1,095 reviews
Excellent
971
Very good
89
Average
23
Poor
9
Terrible
3
Detailed Reviews: Reviews order informed by descriptiveness of user-identified themes such as cleanliness, atmosphere, general tips and location information.

Andreas H
Athens1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020 friends
We had the meze here for the first time. Food keep coming until we said to the waiter to stop. All very tasty and well cooked. We were 4 people, had 4 meze and 2 carafes of house wine, 2 beers and water for the price of 80€. Definitely go back.
Written 9 January 2020
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Karen W
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2020 couples
We have been going to this fabulous restaurant for many years. The food has always been top class and the family service makes you feel you belong to there family.the value is beyond belief. Lots of lovely fresh food always.
Written 29 August 2020
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Kat H
Newcastle upon Tyne2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2020 family
Melitzia never fails. If you want a guaranteed night of good service, great food and drinks it is the place to go. The meze is well worth the price, kalamari is the best I've had from a non seaside restaurant and the kleftiko is mouth watering. The family who own the tavern are down to earth hard working people who will make sure you are well looked after. If friends or family are ever visiting from abroad I make sure this place is on the list to visit. Can't fault it 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟
Written 13 September 2020
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George Y
Athens160 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2021 none
Melitzia is a traditional tavern in Tala, a small village a few kilometers out of Pafos, just a 15-minute drive. Its convenient location provides a beautiful view of the whole area all the way to the sea and a lovely sunset experience! If you crave for Greek/Cypriot cuisine at fair prices, it’s definitely the right place and you better book in advance because it gets pretty busy. We managed to visit after 2 attempts to book and we were so pleased that on our way out the first time, we booked again! The beautiful garden setting and the laidback atmosphere really prepare the guest for what comes next, great comfort food! Along with your order they bring 3 small plates of haricot beans, lentils and couscous – and hand-cut chips if your order doesn’t include them on the side –complimentary! The first time we tried the gemista – tomatoes and bell peppers stuffed with rice – and the moussaka – layered potatoes, eggplants and mince meat topped with béchamel sauce. Needless to say that both dishes were fabulous! We also tried the humus which was smooth with great texture, a little bit lemonish that worked fine for me. The second time my wife ordered the mixed grill and I got stifado-rabbit stew with onions. Again, we were thrilled! The grill was a delicious selection of meats, well seasoned, juicy and tender, a real meat lover’s sensation. The stifado was to die for! Perfectly cooked and fell off the bone, the onions were so soft and sweet and the red sauce perfectly brought out all the flavors. Service was fabulous and they finished off a beautiful dinner offering complimentary fruit, watermelon and figs! In general, we loved it both times and Melitzia is absolutely recommended if you like authentic cuisine and mom’s food that will make you lick the plates! Free WiFi, plenty of parking space. Tehy aske for proof of vaccination, or flight pass.
Written 22 August 2021
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Daniel C
Dear George, Thank you so much for this wonderful review and also for coming back for more so soon after your first visit. I am delighted that you enjoyed our family-style cooking. It is how mum always made it and it's always been a winner, so why change it? You had the complimentary haricot beans, lentils and cous-cous but it depends on what we have prepared son the day so it's not always the same three items. Of course, we are obliged to ensure social distancing and presentation of safe passes and this is for our guests' comfort and safety and I know that this is only a minor inconvenience at the beginning of your evening with us. I do hope that we will have the pleasure of your company again soon. Kind regards, Danny and the team
Written 31 August 2021
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Carol M
Paphos12 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2021 friends
Our local taverna always has fabulous food, very friendly family and great location for the sunset. Always take friends and visitors there and all asked to return. During lockdown provided a delivery service at a very reasonable price, a welcome traditional Cypriot meal during those long months.
Written 27 June 2021
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Daniel C
Thank you very much for your nice words!!
Written 27 June 2021
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Hollybelle1
Jersey43 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020 couples
Melitzia is one of our favourite local eating places during our extended stays in Cyprus. Always a warm welcome and an extensive menu of Cypriot dishes. Very good local wines also available. I need to mention the very delicious fresh salad, always available as a village salad starter or as an alternative to chips with a meal. The proof of the good food, value and service is that it is it often crowded with Cypriot families - who knows good Cypriot food better than they!
Written 6 January 2020
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Roza M
4 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2021 none
The location is amazing: on top of the hill in Tala, Paphos with beautiful views of Paphos Town and the sea in all directions. The atmosphere is cozy, traditional and relaxed and the tasty food and fabulous service complete your experience. We were on a romantic date, had a lovely table upfront and enjoyed the Meze which was extremely tasty, but on the menu there were many other meals to choose from and I would recommend the place for friends and family gatherings as well. We visited in the evening, but would be back for a late afternoon bear to enjoy the sunset.
Written 29 June 2021
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Daniel C
Thank you Roza for your review and your all nice words. :)
Written 29 June 2021
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ALAL789
Tel Aviv138 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2022 none
We went for dinner, the view of Paphos and the sea is beautiful. About 20 minute's drive from the city. Great selection for both meat lovers and vegetarian. I had a great Kleftiko (lamb in the oven) Generous dishes in very reasonable price.
Written 14 April 2022
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Daniel C
Dear Guest, Thank you so much for coming along to try us out and it's good to know that we 'passed the test'. We have a wide range of dishes on our menu and we can also cater for all kinds of special dietary requirements. Please note that it is best to book in advance and if you do require special meals, it is advisable to give us a little notice in order to offer you the very best options. Please come and see us again soon and thanks for the great review. Kind regards, Danny and the team.
Written 20 April 2022
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Xristina P
Limassol City1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2021 none
I have visited this tavern a few times and their service is always excellent. It's reasonably priced and the portions are sizeable- their food is delicious. The overall atmosphere is great and it has a really friendly staff. Definitely recommended!
Written 1 June 2021
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Lorraine F
13 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2020 couples
We visited this restaurant whilst on holiday in Tala. The food was amazing. We ordered the meat mezze for 2 and oh my it was wonderful. The 25 dishes were a delight. The service was slick and professional but so friendly too. Definitely one to visit. Unfortunately we visited on the Thursday and it was to late to book for the Saturday evenings dinner for my husbands birthday as they were fully booked. Lesson learned book early or be disappointed. Fabulous restaurant. Definitely a gem. x
Written 5 March 2020
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Helen G
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2021 couples
When in England I dream of coming here! We have been coming for over 12 years and it is always our first, last and in between stops. Others restaurants have come and gone but Melitzias is always here to stay. Amazing food at anytime of the year and even better hospitality - even during Covid the communication was amazing! The menu is great and the best Cypriot meze around - in fact, it’s always a half an hour conversation to decide and agree what we will eat as it is all so very good and freshly cooked with Maria’s Cypriot skills and love. Highly recommended always!
Written 12 August 2021
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Daniel C
Dear Helen, It's always so good to see you and maybe this time was extra special because of the pandemic. Either way - welcome back! Your review is very kind and we thank you once again for your loyalty and we will never forget that you have a choice. Kind regards, Danny and the team
Written 22 August 2021
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Paul G
Stourbridge3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2020 friends
Melitzia Taverna is our favourite restaurant in the Pahpos area, and services the best Kleftico in the area. Always a family favourite and the home cooked Village Meze is excellent. Great people and a very relaxed friendly atmosphere with a great view... and a warm fire in the winter. Highly recommended.
Written 30 October 2020
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Lloyd H
United Kingdom82 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2020 none
We ate dinner here on our penultimate night in Cyprus and so wish we had found this restaurant earlier. We arrived without a reservation on what was clearly a busy night, but were nonetheless greeted with smiles and a table was quickly set up for us. The friendly staff continued to look after us beautifully for the rest of our meal, taking time to chat and ensure we had everything we needed. The food was the best we ate on our trip. Standout was the wonderfully tender kleftiko, but equally delicious were the vegetables and stewed beans which seem to be such a rarity on other menus. We would have returned without hesitation for our final night but alas they were closed on Sunday evening. This restaurant, however, is a very good reason to plan another trip to Cyprus!
Written 6 November 2020
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Roving519097
Sevenoaks41 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2022 friends
Eat here regularly and the food and service is always excellent. The mezze is not just amazing value, but all the many dishes are delicious and authentic. The oven cooked lamb is stunning! We take all our family and friends who visit here, and they are all amazed by the quality. Beware, even at this time of year you will need to book, such is the popularity!
Written 24 November 2022
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Daniel C
Dear Guest, We thank you for your loyalty and please be assured that we do our best 'not to take our eye off the ball'. We appreciate our repeat guests and they are the foundation to the success of Melitzia. Your comments are most welcome and we hope that we will continue to provide you and your friends with the best of the best for years to come. Thank you for writing in. Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year to you all. Kind regards, Danny and the team
Written 11 December 2022
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THOMAS C
Scotland28 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2022 couples
Back in Tala after a few months and our number 1 restaurant is top of our list. Danny and the team are so welcoming, hard working and genuine decent people. The restaurant is everything and more you would expect of a traditional Cypriot family run business spotlessly clean and modern with lovely decor and a nice touch are the old family photos on display and traditional pieces incorporated in the theme. The food and atmosphere are simply unrivalled in our opinion. Again we had the meze which was so fresh and creates a real occasion. Interestingly there are a few new dishes to try which were delicious and a great addition. The local white wine was excellent and nicely chilled. Everything was delicious and served at a nice pace. Sitting on the terrace watching the sunset over coral bay it cannot get anymore idillic than that. Beautiful refreshing watermelon and local cake are served at the end of the meal which is just perfect. Always busy with tourists and locals alike which speaks for the high esteem Melitzia is held by all diners. We have several more evenings booked and are looking forward to them all. A must visit for all.
Written 29 July 2022
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Daniel C
Dear Guest, It is so generous of you to write in with such a comprehensive review - thank you. I can assure you that it is very much appreciated. Our meze is a popular one but it changes a little according to what's fresh or seasonal. We want our valued guests to enjoy he fresh taste of Cypriot produce so it's important for us to shop frequently and only use the best we can find. I know you have enjoyed your holiday and we all look forward to seeing you again very soon. Thanks again for being so nice. Kind regards, Danny and the team
Written 9 August 2022
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