Greece is undoubtedly a holiday destination widely known for its cuisine. Traditional recipes and dishes with unique taste from Corfu (such as bourdeto, pastitsada and sofrito) are famous for the big variety of different fresh ingredients and local products that are used. Before you leave Corfu, there are many nice places with great atmosphere, where you can try either the local, traditional culinary creations or international cuisine, depending on your appetite!
Before you choose any of the following restaurants or cafeterias, a phone call to confirm the timings and make a reservation for a table is highly recommended.
In Corfu Town
Pane e Souvlaki is located at the Town Hall Square in the city centre and you can find the best quality of meat for “souvlaki”.
Avli for delicious greek cuisine at reasonable prices; this is the locals’ recommendation!
Fishalida for great sea food accompanied with tasteful salads.
Tsipouradiko for great variety of appetizers. This is where the locals eat!
Nautilous for seafood accompanied by the greek drink “ouzo”, having the best view of the old Fortress and Garitsa Bay! Don’t miss the spicy “tsigareli” as appetizer!
For Italian food the restaurant La Famiglia is one of the best options, in the city centre.
Salto wine bar restaurant for great variety of wines and great food quality.
For Italian food, Divino Ristrobistro is a lovely option too.
For Indian food, The Tandoori Bites is the best option!
For breakfast Liston cafeteria in Liston square is undoubtedly the best. One breakfast is enough for two people!
The most delicious freshly baked waffle with ice cream can be found at Spathis
For sweet or savory crepes, the best place to be is undoubtedly the Tram Café .
At one of the oldest traditional pastry shops, Voulismas, try the famous sweet “bolsevikos” with cream on top!
If you want to buy the secret mix of spices that is used for the traditional recipe of pastitsada, you need to go to Karmela’s Pharmacy and ask for the “spetsieriko”.
In Barbati area
In Barbati and nearby there are lovely restaurants, such as:
Taverna Glyfa with great Greek cuisine, lovely view of the sea and excellent service.
Dionysos, right in the centre of Barbati, tempts you with a variety of traditional corfiot dishes, combined with tasty modern elements.
On Barbati beach the restaurant Bahia Mare offers exquisite seafood dishes along with the sea breeze.
Starlight restaurant for Mediterranean cuisine.
La piazza in Barbati area for Greek cuisine. There are Greek nights dedicated to Greek music and dance!
Piedra Del Mar with excellent cuisine and amazing view of Barbati beach’s wild beauty, will definitely excite your senses and you will certainly want to come back.
Lord Byron and Caryatides for greek cuisine with vegetarian options.
Around the island
Impressive by its simplicity, right next to the sea water and away from any city noise, there is Taverna Potamaki for fresh fish. The atmosphere is so relaxed that will make you feel as if the time has stopped. A well hidden treasure, which you will want to visit again! Ideal for early dinner, after 6 pm.
Panorama restaurant at Loggas region in Peroulades village for early dinner while watching one of the best sunsets of your life! A reservation for a table at sunset is highly recommended. Don’t forget to reach earlier for a dive into the sea and apply on the skin the natural clay, which is abundant in the area!
Guapo for great view of Kommeno Bay, amazing colorful salads and exquisite meat.
Apovrado for great seafood with amazing view of Kommeno.
Restaurant Panorama in Kommeno with excellent views, food and service!
Tavernaki in Kassiopi for amazing seafood
The restaurant Olympia Mare is located in Gouvia, with an excellent variety of seefood and a marvelous view of the marina!
A restaurant on the sea water, ideal for dinner is Kaizer Bridge Restaurant .
In Gouvia area there is the Mexican cuisine restaurant called Three Monkeys.
In Acharavi, right next to the beach, you will find Maistro restaurant-bar with delicious fish dishes.
Etrusco at Kato Korakiana has been awarded as the best restaurant in Greece, led by the famous Corfiot-Italian chef, Ettore Botrini.
Toula’s is an awarded gourmet restaurant located at Agni Bay, where you can try local cuisine and fresh seafood.
Karnveer Indian Restaurant for Indian food in Gouvia area.
For mexican food and great cocktails, La Tabernita Mexicana in Agios Gordios is a lovely option, right next to the sea.
La Grotta Beach Bar in Paleokastritsa is one of the most popular places to have a drink and enjoy the view of the rocky formations at the region.
Café Kanoni at the region of Kanoni is one of the oldest cafés in Corfu with the amazing view of Pontikonisi and the Vlacherna Monastery. From the cafeteria you may watch the airplanes taking off and landing, which is breathtaking!
In the city centre at Liston you can have freddo cappuccino or cold chocolate at Josephine. Don’t forget to ask to accompany them with fresh whipped cream!
Last but not least, Mikro cafe is the most famous “cute” cafe in Corfu town. Try their homemade lemonade!
If you wish to have a “local taste” of our island, you can find here a list of corfiot products.
For great variety and the best quality local products you may visit “Lazaris”, where you can see how they make the famous “mandolato” and “mandola” in front of your eyes and try it on spot! There are also mini packages of olive oil and different types of liquor that you can take with you back home!
For fresh and tasteful dairy products, Alexis is one of the oldest traditional shops in Corfu. The store is mostly known for its rice pudding, butter and yoghurt amongst other fresh products. Don’t miss the chocolate custard cream!