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Alana restaurant

15 Salaminos, Rethymnon, Crete 741 00, Greece
+30 694 837 4330
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  • Excellent63%
  • Very good24%
  • Average8%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“chateaubriand” (20 reviews)
“beef cheeks” (7 reviews)
“steak” (28 reviews)
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Mediterranean, Greek, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
15 Salaminos, Rethymnon, Crete 741 00, Greece
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Reviewed 5 days ago

A real gem of a place to eat, the food is fantastic and so are the staff. The location is beautiful and relaxing, it is very reasonably priced for the quality of food and the lovely friendly service, a real must, love to go back.

Thank 187kevino
Reviewed 1 week ago

This restaurant looks very appealing from the outside, looking quite smart. Plenty of tables so we had no need to book. We had chicken in a mustard sauce which came with roast potatoes. You did not get a lot of food on your plate and...More

Thank durhamd
Reviewed 1 week ago

I ate here twice and the first time asked if they would do a small portion as I was not that hungry. The tagliatelle dish I had was probably the best I have had anywhere. The next night I had sole in lemon sauce which...More

Thank maureend050
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Dislike and complete dislike this time. I don't know what actually happened but even plain dishes as salads have become tasteless. But not prices. Guys are trying hard to pretend being a luxurious place but such a place starts in the kitchen. And personnel should...More

Thank Snežana S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Superb service. Excellent food. What more can I say. The staff are really friendly and helpful. Thank steak was superb and the Bass was delicate and delicious.

Thank SSLANGHighWycombe
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My wife and I visited here tonight. We had the bread with.olives, olive oil and beans (a small charge. The main event was chateau brilland accompanied by grilled vegetables and half a baked potatoe, with bernaise and pepper sauces. The medium rare bear was superb...More

Thank Phil R
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was the best meal we had in Rethymno, and the price was about the same as the other places. We started with stuffed grape leaves and the encrusted feta as appetizers. They were so different from one another, but equally as wonderful. Best flavours...More

1  Thank RAKlein
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We ve visited this Alana restaurant several times . Great food , great friendly service and nice environment! Highly recommended!

Thank Antonis T
Reviewed 7 April 2017 via mobile

You have to try at least once. They have the best cretan food around. Argiro adviced us to choose it. Everything on the menu is a must have. Great location, nice atmosphere.

Thank Mike H
Reviewed 25 February 2017

There are few restaurants in town that offer good food, this is one of them. Choice is broad, recommend to take that taste menu for a survey of the local reinvented cuisine.

Thank Paolo N
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$15 - US$34
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Bar Scene, Business meetings, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
12:00 - 01:00
12:00 - 01:00
12:00 - 01:00
12:00 - 01:00
12:00 - 01:00
12:00 - 01:00
12:00 - 01:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 15 Salaminos, Rethymnon, Crete 741 00, Greece
  • Location: Europe  >  Greece  >  Crete  >  Rethymnon Prefecture  >  Rethymnon
  • Phone Number: +30 694 837 4330
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Alana Fresh food straight from the market. Specializing in grilled meat and Cretan cuisineThe restaurant's name derives from the old times. Alana was a place that kids of all the neighbourhood used to join together and play. It was first established in 1986 at the heart of the old town of Rethymno in Salaminos street , the central street under the castle of Fortezza and used to be one of the first tavernas in the area. With 200 seats it was the most crowdy place of the old town. In 2002 under new management, the place transformed to a more relaxing restaurant with 100 seats based on good quality products, attendive service and reasonable prices. Alana made a new beginning, changing totally the style of the restaurant, serving unique dishes of traditional fare in a relaxing setting full of flowers creating the perfect backdrop for a dining experience highlighted by inspired cuisine and impeccable service. The restaurant has attracted both tourists and local people drawn to the superb food, charm and hospitality of its owners.The restaurant serves healthy Greek and Mediterranean cuisine, using products sourced locally, cooked with care and it has been established as one of the best restaurants in town, based on the customers’ reviews. The extensive a la carte menu includes favourites like lamb with artichokes, Cretan smoked pork “apaki” and stuffed vine leaves, chargrilled steaks and beef burgers, grilled vegetables with feta cheese and oregano, wild greens with tomato, garlic and potatoes. Unique home made deserts are also offered.