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“Fantastic food and wine in a warm family run restaurant!”

Telesilla poolside Restaurant
Ranked #1 of 13 Restaurants in Kontokali
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$17 - US$35
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Dining options: Breakfast, After-hours, Dinner, Delivery, Outdoor Seating, Reservations
Description: In the evenings, the poolside area turns into an outdoor restaurant and a cocktail bar, which stay open from 18:00 until late. Both of them are extremely popular attracting tourists as well as locals from different parts of the island. The restaurant offers a variety of Corfiot and other Greek favourites together with international dishes and is well known for the exceptional quality of its homemade food & wine as well as its attractive prices. Telesilla nights are memorable not only for the welcoming atmosphere and the fine food, but also for their great fun and entertainment. We host live performances, free for all our guests and visitors, and music is at the heart of these events. We have live shows put on at least 3 times each week, with acts ranging from joyous and exuberant traditional Greek songs and dances (Saturday nights) to Elvis style rock ‘n’ roll (on Thursdays), and from easy listening & jazzy melodies to highly energetic dance grooves (Tuesday’s show). All the action takes place in our cosy pool area from 21:00 to 23:00, approximately. Yet, after this, the party is not over. The music keeps playing and the cocktail bar is there, ready to take you to the moon! Our barman has even attended seminars on cocktail recipes and preparation methods to ensure that he can offer our guests some of the best flavours and tastes Each and every day, Spiros and Makis Filippas will go to the local market to select fresh, pure and healthy meat, fruit, vegetables and all the other ingredients needed so that our chefs can come up with an abundance of culinary delights. We never opt for ready made products of any kind or settle for goods of low quality. We see the restaurant as an extension of our home and our guests as valued members of our extended family, the Telesilla family. Our chefs and kitchen staff prepare and cook all dishes in exactly the same way as they do at home for their close relatives. For the same reason, our portions enjoy a reputation of being both generous and good value. We also produce our own wine and, every year, any guest who wishes to participate is welcome to do so! At the poolside area, we organise a jolly “wine making fiesta”, a convivial event with much celebration! We take great pride and satisfaction in the happiness of our guests. Their smiling faces and feelings of contentment are Telessila’s principal aims and the basis on which we measure our success.
Reviewed 4 July 2015

Arrival at Gouvia Marina, Corfu, Dinner at Michael's family restaurant - The Telesilla Restaurant, Corfu

Our first evening in Corfu we had a wonderful dinner at Telesilla Restaurant.!! This warm family owned restaurant has outstandingly yummy food and wine, flowering trees along the walls, a bright blue pool into e interior courtyard and the staff is so warm and attentive!
Everything we tried on the menu and two of the specials were cooked beautifully... Grilled anchovies, occipus carpaccio, moussaka, beef w baby onions...everything!
Try the house wines that are made by the family. They are terrific. Once a year the family and friends help harvest grapes, put them in the large wooden vats for the crush, then throw a fabulous party for all the helpers, family and friends!
One evening a week they have beautiful Greek dancers and music around the courtyard pool ( even an occasional plate is thrown)
Fantastic food in a beautiful family interior courtyard garden... Enjoy!!!
- k Devlin June 2015
Corfu, Greece

Thank K D
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Reviewed 2 July 2015 via mobile

My third time visiting this brilliant, friendly, family run hotel. Everything from the service, to the food, to the cleanliness of the rooms and the friendliness of the staff is on point here.
Elizabeth on reception is a fantastic host for any holiday goer and her knowledge of the area and island is great if you wish to plan a day out. Anna the other receptionist is also a very polite and approacable from my encounters.
During the day the hotel has a lovely area by the bar where you can have a dip in the pool, sunbathe or have a bite to eat.
In the evening the pool is transformed into a beautiful restaurant area. The food is Greece personified and with Michael, Yiannis, and Alex they are also provide a very friendly and welcoming Greek hospitality. On the bar you have Tomas who with his cheeky personality, has a fantastic knowledge of the bar and makes a mean cocktail or two.
The hotel also provides live entertainment on Tuesday (3 piece jazz band), Thursday (Elvis tribute) and Saturday (traditional Greek dancing) which gives the customer an altogether a rather authentic experience.
All in all if you want to have a warm welcome and be part of the Telesilla family this the place to be. If you want to be a number in a chain hotel then you are better of going there.

I shall be returning in the future


1  Thank Steve G
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Reviewed 29 June 2015 via mobile

We go sailing and flyboarding in Corfu a few times a year and every time we come to the Telesilla for the food and hospitality. The team are very accommodating and make you feel extremely welcome. The food and drinks have always been very good and no one leaves hungry or thirsty. We will definitely go back next time we are in Corfu.

Thank Christian P
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Reviewed 22 June 2015 via mobile

We went to Telesilla based on previous trip advisor reviews.
We weren't disappointed.
Great service and fantastic food.
We'll be back tomorrow!

Thank Cakeycakecake
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Reviewed 19 June 2015 via mobile

The food is amazing wonderful service wonderful family. Greek dancing on sat .singer on Tues is amazing and elvis Thurs . Whatever you do don't miss eating here .You won't want to go anywhere else . Only downside ,,? My waistline bring stretchy clothes by the way the do a vegetarian moussaka to die for just tell them maybe day before because everything's made FRESH. Love it.

Thank Janet S
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