Local Dining

Kefalonian fare is a welcome and unexpected surprise. Dishes made from the freshest ingredients are served with a genuine smile. Authentic family run tavernas still abound but gone are the days of simply dolmades, taziki and restsina on the menu! Sample homemade Kefalonian dishes such as Kefalonian meat pie, lamb kleftico, scordalia and local sea bream. Treat yourself to delicious walnut and honey pastries, and milky desserts. Food in which you can taste the thyme and wild oregano, the fresh honey and cinnamon, the local feta and olive oil. Now you can also experience, local, good quality organic house wines, made from robola and mavrodaphni grapes. Award winning Greek wines are also readily available.

Preview Restaurant: Meet Panos and sample Angela’s cooking at our favourite local quintessential Greek taverna, overlooking Avithos Beach. Panos, a certified Sommelier by the Court of Master Sommelier (London) has an extensive wine list including his own Sarris label wine. Also try the Panachori olive oil produced by extended family.

Preview Taverna - Villa Kalliste Kefalonia

Elionas (The Olive Grove): Meet Dennis, Dennis and Andreas in a lovely rustic setting and enjoy beautifully cooked traditional Greek fare. Sit in the lovingly tended gardens and often you will hear or see the goats tinkle past. In rare inclement weather enjoy the cosy ambience inside. The sea bass and Andreas’ desserts are to die for!

Elionas Restaurant - Villa Kalliste Kefalonia

Byzantio: Only a 10 minute walk from Villa Kalliste you will find our nearest Taverna, Byzantio with its wonderful panoramic views and excellent food at reasonable prices. Yorgos will advise you of the specials of the day which are fresh and delicious and cooked by his mother Irini. You can also enjoy a good breakfast here.

Other local restaurants to visit include Muses Piano Restaurant at Sovronata with its elegant and relaxing surrounds and the Mermaid in Sami – good plentiful home cooked fare and Effie to entertain you!

For that extra special occasion consider visiting Katarina at the Museum Hotel - George Molfetos in Faraclata.(1895). Situated in the foothills above Argostoli discover this quaint, courtyard restaurant in an historic setting (1895).

Museum Hotel

Museum Hotel