5 based on 11 reviews
Imagine driving into a village where the last bit of English is the translation of the village name on the road sign after you pass through a peaceful avenue of trees. Imagine that the villagers are in a time warp and call the village by the old name, Kakouri, and not by the name on the sign.
O Manelis is a traditional Arcadian shepherd’s restaurant in just such a village. It is 20 km from Tripolis, past the ruins of the Ancient City of Mantinea and lies in a restored 100 year old stone house on the left as you enter the village of Artemision.
The owner, John Manelis, is proud to show you where his mother and aunts cooked at the open hearth and washed clothes in basins along the original now polished stone walls.
The restaurant has two sections, a covered veranda with views over the Tripolis plain and the highest mountain of the area, Mainalon, and a closed formal dining area with a fireplace for winter. The neat modern kitchen is tucked in between the two and the ablution facilities are set well away and are clean with modern fittings.
The menu is paradosiaka, or traditional: the salads range between € 3.00 and € 4.50. Grill meats, including chicken, local lamb, beef and pork range from € 5.50 to € 9.00 a plate or can be bought by the kilo for the table. All the meats are grilled to order over charcoal. Delightful orextika or appetizers can be ordered to accompany the meal from € 2.00 to € 5.50. These include tzatziki, fried potatoes and baby marrows, different local cheeses, meat balls and a sublime tiropita – cheese pie.
This is wholesome food at affordable prices with good sized servings. The wine is produced from John’s own family vineyards and much of the produce is local. The flavours are intense and coarse, but completely of the earth.
There is no English on the menu but John and his children will get by and you are quite safe leaving the whole order to them. The village is a traditional shepherd’s village with no modern hotel or bar facilities. There are three kafenions – coffee shops/bars that John will direct you to if you want to visit and there is a community hosted bed and breakfast, The Xenona, higher up in the village.
The surrounding villages of Bitina and Levidi are worth a visit. They are bigger than Artemision and have proper squares with shops and hotels. But Artemision is special because it is untainted by modern tourism.
4.5 based on 155 reviews
This is an old traditional taverna and you can tell this imidiatelly when you get there!It well preserved thought and offers a comfortable enviroment.It has a cool garden you can have lunch or dinner as it is open from early till late.Delicius suprise is the food as well.The family runing this place for decates keeps offering traditional recipies with selected local ingrediens and the taste standards are hight!!!
4.5 based on 64 reviews
Restaurant "22100" is the effort of two young people who, despite the financial crisis, believe in the enduring value of quality in everything one does. Greek and Mediterranean flavors with a twist of differentiation in an environment which we believe to be welcoming and offers itself for your entertainment and special moments.
Nice food with a different taste in Tripoli.
Plates are unique and but everyone can find something they like ( even the most traditional ones).
The restaurant has a roustic decorated back yard, that makes you feel comfortable and special if you compare it with other restaurants in town.
4.5 based on 66 reviews
We were looking for a place to eat, couldn't find anything in the city. We asked someone in one of the squares if he could recommend a restaurant and he told us about Pinakothiki. What luck! We found it right away, the place was outside the city of Tripoli. The waiter was quick and curtious, and the food was great.
4 based on 42 reviews
I saw the GRILLBAR many times as I passed Tripoli,but it was always closed since it was early in the morning. Today I had lunch with my son and I can truely say it was the best burger I have eaten in 12 years!!!!! Carmelized onions, black angus beef, bacon and a barbeque sauce that was out of this world!!!! Whoever loves burgers NEEDS to go to THE GRILLBAR!!!!! TRUELY THE BEST BURGER!!!!!!!
4 based on 21 reviews
We had breakfast with our friend Anna at the Touristiko. It is a old world café, with white tablecloths in a park environment. We had Greek coffee, coffee frappe and kasseri cheese sandwiches. It was great. The mood was relaxing before of the atmosphere. In hospitality, the chief thing is good will
4.5 based on 147 reviews
this restaurant was recommended to us by the hotel front desk.
the food selection was very limited, like a bistro, none of it reminded greek food, more like a fade imitation of italian cuisine.
service was clamsy, my wife's order was completely foregotten, the starters we ordered were small and apart of the nice portion of the fried forest mushrooms, were disappointing.
after an hour when we realized that the order was foregotten, we got away looking for another serious place to eat. huge disappointment
3.5 based on 45 reviews
A traditional Greek taverna is “Kapaki Sto Kapaki” on the main Avenue of Tripolis. Traditional beef, pork, chicken, souvlaki, grilled and baked dinners are served. Prices range from 6 to 10 euros. I ordered grill chicken fillet with lemon and rice. The atmosphere gives the person a feel of Old Greece. Nothing can compare with a homecooked dinner in a traditional Arcadian house.
4.5 based on 40 reviews
We've visited this restaurant/mezedopoleio during the years a couple of times. The quality is consistently high. Very friendly staff, octopus in sauce to die for (also the rest of the food very tasteful and price friendly). A must to eat there when being in Tripoli.
4.5 based on 45 reviews
recommended by the hotel clerk and she was very right. One of the best modern Greek kitchens at moderate prices. We were early at about 8.00 clock and the tavern was empty which seemed strange, however, one hour later it was full! So go early for Greek standards or book in advance. We had a full course of tradsitional Greek food but it was light and not bathed in oil. Nobody smoked inside and no smart phones were used.
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