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Diafani, Diafani 857 00, Greece
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20 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 August 2016

La Gorgona is located on the right side of Diafani beach, out of the track where people usually step to visit the beach. Yet, you enjoy a nice view and a constant breeze. Starting your day with a "caffe con la moka" at la Gorgona, gives that special feeling of "me time". Gigi and Sofia prepare and serve delicious specialties... More 

Thank zbattiz
Wollongong, Australia
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 September 2015 via mobile

We had dinner and morning coffees at La Gorgona, while visiting Diafani. The food, coffees and hot chocolates were good. The service was fine and the setting was delightful, with beautiful views and a refreshing evening breeze. We also found their long term customer and expat Britt, a very helpful source of information about local hikes.

Thank Malcolm H
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112 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 August 2015 via mobile

Gorgona offers delicious Italian food in diafani and sure worth visit ! Absolutely try spaghetti sea food and spaghetti with handmade pesto . Delicious salads and handmade desserts ! Try tiramisu . The problem is slow and bite unfriendly service (perhaps the waitress should be changed )!

Thank giorgosfoutas
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 19 August 2014 via mobile

A sweet place to be, friendly personel always with a smile on their face! I really enjoyed this place and I spend most of my daily hours there. Really tasty food but the best of all was the tiramisu.

Thank Takis K
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22 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 August 2014 via mobile

We visited Diafani for 4 days and decided to eat at La Gorgona on the first night . The decoration is plain yet inviting , the food is all cooked and served by the owner a lovely Italian lady . The dishes were nothing fancy just well cooked tasty food !! Also as an animal lover I noticed that she... More 

Thank Christina G
Houston, Texas
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 July 2014

The desert was not as good as the review books raved, nor the coffee, considering the place is Italian. It was not terrible, but neither good.

Thank emmiesix
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124 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 114 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 July 2014

Wonderful small restaurant in Diafani - its almost the first you pass as you walk from the ferry quay. Lovely view over the harbour/bay. On the second night we watched the excitement of the ferry arriving in a small Greek port. Good choice of food - Greek and Italian influence - nicely cooked, and always offered a complimentary pudding and/or... More 

Thank Montbelle
Karpathos, Greece
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 April 2014

If you like mediterrenean cooking, you are at the right place. I remember well the spinach pie with parmigiano! Nice place for sitting and enjoying life.

Thank KarpathosBremen
Athens, Greece
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11 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 April 2014

I regularly spend long time in Northern Karpathos staying in my house in Olympos. La Gorgona or Gabriella's as i prefer to call it, is my favorite spot for any time of the day, either for hanging out with friends for a drink, coffee, lunch or dinner, or spending longer time working on my laptop, enjoying working from an 'office'... More 

Munich, Germany
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3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 October 2013

First of all: the almonds-chocolate cake is the best sweet I ever had in a restaurant. Secondly, the pasta with fresh tomatoes, olives and caperi is just gorgious. The daily menue is full of surprises and only reading makes you even more hungry and makes it difficult to decide. Gabriella, Gigi and Sophia are masters of the "Fusion" kitchen in... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
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Average prices
Italian, Mediterranean, Greek
Breakfast, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Reservations, Waitstaff
Good for
Romantic, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Diafani, Diafani 857 00, Greece
  • Location: Europe  >  Greece  >  South Aegean  >  Dodecanese  >  Karpathos  >  Diafani
la Gorgona is the only Italian restaurant in Karpathos Island. it's located in the main square in Diafani village, close to the fountain. 2 minutes walk from the pier and along the road to the ferry dock. A beautiful veranda in front of the sea for romantic moments and also chairs in the square to feel downtown :)Gabriella, the cook, offers both Italian and Greek food. As she says, she also offers "smart conversation"... A very nice place to eat, drink, reading a book listening to music or simply watching at the sea! Don't go away without asking for a dessert; all cakes are homemade, fresh every day. Let's also have a "limoncello" prepared with organic lemons from Diafani gardens. We accept reservations and prepare fish soup/seafood on demand. Free wifi.

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