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“Very good food and environment.”
Review of Athali

Athali
Ranked #33 of 496 Restaurants in Heraklion
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Reviewed 4 August 2018 via mobile

I love this place. The environment feels like a good traditional Cretan house. The food tastes amazing and the fact that you see the meat to be cooked is pretty awesome. Definitely a must if you are nearby

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Reviewed 13 July 2018

This restaurant is real genuine one. Their speciality is grilled meat. There is grill fired by wood in the centre of the restaurant and part of one wall is cover with stacked up wood. The layout of the restaurant and the staff give it a very cosy and welcoming atmosphere.
The chef and owner are cutting up chicken and the beef next to the grill. The only thing that’s lacks is that he butchers the animal in the restaurant. His kind of cutting up the meat means that you get the boon and the fat on your plate. A lot of people love this, I do not.
We had chicken breast, which was well grilled, and had grilled vegetables together with the chicken. It was aubergine, onion, paprika and squash. They were perfectly grill and tasted very good. However, the taste of everything was to genuine for me, that is no seasoning or sauce of any kind. I prefer it less rustic and a little more sophisticated, but I am well aware that many prefer it the other way and this is probably a perfect restaurant for them. The restaurant is also very generous, we were served rake when we came and then we wanted to settle the bill the waitress insisted that we should have dessert on the house. This dessert was good with chocolate and ice cream. So I can really recommend this restaurant that want something genuine and rustic. However, this was not directely my cup of tea.

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Reviewed 10 July 2018

This is the best place to have a traditional Cretan lunch/dinner within the city of Heraklion. The service was extremely helpful and quick getting whatever we asked.
You have to try the traditional lamb and gamopilafo or cretan spaggeti! 5 stars is the right rating. Thank you for everything!

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Thank HarryGreekLad
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Reviewed 28 June 2018

Off the tourist path - down the street from what's left of the fish market. Grilled meats were terrific and portions were huge. Goat and snails were some of the best we had on Crete. Service was excellent. Complimentary desserts were served with 2 flavors of raki. We could not finish it all!!

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Reviewed 22 June 2018 via mobile

This place is the best place if you want to enjoy traditional Greek and cretan food in a modern and friendly environment. The waiters wear traditional Greek uniforms and this is kinda cool.

Thank Λεωνιδας Φ
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