Kefalonia is a bountiful island with great olive groves, vineyards, and a host of agricultural crops. Local cuisine features exceptional PDO olive oil, feta cheese, honey, and various traditional pies. Enjoy Kefalonian dishes like rabbit or chicken in red tomatoey or lemon sauce, stuffed artichokes, and more. Taste these delicacies in local tavernas, liberally scattered throughout the island.
A grill tavern serving mainly home-reared meats, accompanied by their own fresh vegetables and quality olive oil. Try the succulent chicken ribs, kebabs, and sausage, alongside well-cooked classic steaks and fillets.
Address: Kefalonia, Troianata (on the road to Agios Gerasimos), Phone: +30 693 349 2571
A famous tavern in the heart of the beautiful village harbour, and the first restaurant to open in Fiskardo, in 1972. Tasia’s serves delicious meat pies, lobster pasta, seasonal home-cooked-style dishes, fresh fish, and seafood meze, made with the freshest ingreduients souced from local producers.
Address: Kefalonia, Fiskardo, Phone: +30 26740/41205, Website: www.tassia.gr
Situated near the sea, under a huge plane tree in the square of the picturesque village, with views of the Castle, this restaurant combines traditional simplicity with high flavour. They serve classic appetisers and tasty cooked dishes made with meats from the family’s farm where they raise goats, pigs, and rabbits. Try the lamb and pork in oil, rabbit stew, and red-wine rooster with garden vegetables, and don’t miss the amazing meat pie. For dessert, try the traditional sweets.
Address: Kefalonia, Assos, Phone: +30 2674051381, Facebook: www.facebook.com
I Kalyva Tou Psara
This traditional fish restaurant is the owner’s residence since 1920 and a taverna since 1978. They serve fresh grilled fish (marinated beforehand) and good fried dishes (the red mullet is excellent) accompanied by salad or greens and French fries. Kakavia fish soup is available upon request (it needs to be made in advance).
Address: Kefalonia, Zola, Agia Kyriaki Beach, Phone: +30 2671085105
Look forward to a romantic atmosphere with perfect views, with seating on a wooden deck over the sea. They serve fresh fish and oysters, pasta with seafood, raw and local dishes, classic Greek meals, and an array of meze to be enjoyed with cold tsipouro or ouzo.
Address: Kefalonia, Argostoli, I. Metaxa, Phone: +30 2671026680, Website: www.facebook.com
A family-run tavern operating for 40 years and serving well-prepared local dishes made mostly from their own meats – rabbit stew, wonderful Kefalonian meat pie, tsigaridia, and a hearty fish stew – in a cosy courtyard. Also worth trying are the many classic Greek dishes (moussaka, leek pie) and appetizers. Seasonal meats and in the summer, souvlaki and the famous roast piglet in the oven (call to find out when it’s available).
Address: Eptanisa-Kefalonia – Vasilikades (Union), Phone: +30 2674 051556, Facebook: www.facebook.com
I Palia Plaka
Discover a wide array of homemade cooked dishes in a lush, romantic courtyard at The Old Plate restaurant in Kefalonia. Sample some of the finest Kefalonian recipes, such as rabbit stew, goat sofrito, and scrambled eggs, as well as the island’s famous meat pie made with goat meat sourced directly from local farms.
Address: 2 Metaxa Agnis, Argostoli, Phone: +30 2671 024849, Website: www.facebook.com
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