Homemade mediterranean cuisine
Restaurants to Visit
Where to start, if you want to describe the cuisine of Messinia. Plenty of local products to taste and buy, delicious dishes with local products, smells and aromas from the kitchens are a part of the gastronomic setting that will take you on a journey.
Fresh grilled fish, Greek style home cooking, tasty snacks, and of course an ouzo every now and then: all just a walk down to the beach promenade. Here you can appreciate Greek hospitality from high in the bleachers.
At the small but picturesque beach promenade of Gialova, you will find a dozen different restaurants, taverns and cafés.
The place is known for the goods that thrive on its land, such as figs and prickly pears, olives and virgin olive oil that gives a different flavour to the dishes, salted, spelled, peanut (otherwise, peanuts) are some only products that every visitor will be able to enjoy.
The local cuisine is full of delicacies / delicacies that will satisfy even the most demanding palate. Pork with celery, zucchini, kayanas, lalangia, the special Messinian salad, rooster with noodles and the famous gournopoula are just a few dishes that you will find in the place.
What to say about fresh fish! From production to consumption directly by local fishermen. Grilled, fried or cooked, all available for you! Magical dishes with fish such as cod chiladia and red mullet savory make an impression and are waiting for you to taste them!
Here are our personal recommendations:
Elia satisfy’s the demand for fantastic Greek food made from the finest local products at affordable prices. Elia sources the majority of their ingredients from local suppliers and has a wide selection of local and regional wines to compliment any dish.
WEBSITE Restauran Elia
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Ionis Cafe in Giálova is one of the most cosy places to enjoy a view over the amazing bay of Navarino. During breakfast, lunch or evening snack we take care that your coffee, beer or cocktail is served to your convenience.
WEBSITE Ionis Cafe
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Katerina’s Fish Restaurant
The Finest Fish in the Area:
Katerina’s Restaurant approximately a ten-minute drive away from the Gialova Villas. Every morning, 75-year-old Katerina visits the local fish market to personally shop for fish, which she then prepares the fish, squid or octopus, using old family recipes. It is really fingerlicking Delicious!
Notre Maison Gialova
This is the best restaurant in Gialova with Greek food served as is available in the season. Yannis goes out to hunt his own mushrooms and he is really good in his trade. During the day and in the evening he serves the wine at your table.
‘What do you want for wine?’, he will ask you. Do not expect to get a menu you can choose from, Yannis knows already what you want to eat! He will suggest your several dishes you can share with your table.
Café Terpsy Iklena
It’s not a cafe but a proper restaurant. You can eat inside when it is cold (only winter), and you can eat in a beautiful setting outside underneath the trees and beautiful lighting in the evening.
The kitchen is typically greek, as you wish of course wile you are in Greece.
Try the smoked pork steak or the ‘pancetta’ if it is on the menu of the day, it is really wonderful delicious.
The Sugar Café Bar
Trendy: Not a restaurant but a Cocktail Bar where you can also eat hamburgers and Greek Meze.
Ilias, the owner of The Sugar Café Bar serves the best coffee far and wide, as well as delicious drinks and cocktails.
WEBSITE Sugar Cafe Bar
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Feet in the sand, food in your mouth:
Kochili, is mainly a fish restaurant on the beach with excellent fish and classic Greek cuisine. The restaurant can be found down at the Gialova beach.
WEBSITE Restaurant Kochili
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La Cucina Italiana
Italian Restaurant with an Outstanding view:
La Cucina Italiana (very tasty, suitable for vegetarians) is situated up the stairs of the ‘Cafe Ionis’ building along the promenade. Guests are seated above the palm trees, with a view of the promenade and across the sea.
Order the Vitello Tonnato, The Barbeque Pizza and taste the Italian kitchen at it’s finest in Greece! There are many more delicious dishes to choose. You are welcomed with a prosecco and a pizza dow bread with Greek olive oil and salt as an aperative. You will come back for more!
WEBSITE Cucina Italiana
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The Souvlaki Grill House
Good food at a good price:
To Steki tou Vergou
(savory Greek dishes, grill specialities) is up the stairs of the ‘Cafe Ionis’ building along the promenade. Guests are seated above the palm trees, with a view of the promenade and across the sea.
Greek Family owned restaurant at the beach of Gialova.
If you are hungry and you can eat a ton of food, you go to Neokastro.
Else, if you go out dining with your family and friends and you want to have dinner on the beach with a nice sunset, you share every dish with the whole table. Just enjoy the nice Greek dishes and mediteranian kitchen.
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Swimming in the Ionic Sea and having lunch and diner on the beach:
The Restaurant Natura is a part of the Hotel Zoe and serves many dishes made with organic, homegrown ingredients. Guests can relax on the deck chairs (for free) and will be served by the waiters. You can also sit in the cool shade of the trees.
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Lunch & Dinner in Pylos
There are a lot of good restaurants in Pylos for Lunch or Dinner.
Just drive to the Pylos Marina, park your car for free and take a little walk to the Platea. Choose a terrace or a restaurant, it is all good!
Beautiful situated at 2 beaches, the finest greek cuisine with an affordable price.