Best restaurants in Zakynthos

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    Cross Tavern

    Perched above the west-coast cliffs at the end of the road that climbs beyond Kambi, and marked by a huge white Christian cross, this top-notch taverna extends over terraces, so diners can enjoy views so stunning they'll understand why someone built such a big cross here. The menu covers all bases, from omelettes to baked standards and grilled fish.

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    Prosilio

    Gourmet dinner-only restaurant, with a boutique interior and a romantic garden courtyard. The hushed atmosphere may be unusual, but the service is relaxed and friendly, and if you love Greek food you’re sure to relish inventive dishes such as Greek blue-crab risotto. The wine list abounds in well-priced local choices.

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    Malanos

    This much-loved family-run taverna, set amid fields on the southern outskirts of town 2km from the centre, is renowned island wide for its huge portions of rich local favourites such as rooster, rabbit and wild boar, served at simple, plaid-clothed tables. For an authentic Greek dining experience it's unbeatable.

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    Allegro

    Don't expect to get much of a say in what you eat at this delightful, very welcoming taverna-cafe on Keri’s village square. The chatty woman who runs it will likely take one look at you and decide what you're going to like. Fortunately, she's normally right! Whatever you have, it'll be good, home-cooked local food.

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    Anastasia

    This friendly taverna at the southern edge of Anafonitria village, at the turning for Shipwreck Beach, is busy at lunchtime, when day trippers stop by for salads or souvlaki, but quieter and more relaxed in the evening, when there’s time to linger over succulent local meats and stews.

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    Nobelos Bio Restaurant

    This exquisitely romantic restaurant is built into and around the rocks beside the private beach of its namesake boutique hotel. The irresistible setting is the main reason to come here, along with the sunset cocktail menu, but the Italian-Greek food is reliably good, with lots of seafood pasta options and meaty stews.

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    Ammos Taverna

    In a small, tree-lined square right down at the far southern end of town and well away from the worst of the tourist hubbub, this nautical-themed, family-run taverna claims to be the oldest in the neighbourhood. Enjoy the expertly grilled sardines and other fish while watching the huge ferries pull into port.

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    To Kantouni

    No-frills, traditional home-style cooking is the order of the day at this small backstreet taverna that has a loyal local following. With checked tablecloths, strings of garlic hanging from the ceiling, and walls covered in replica 1930s posters, it could pass for a French bistro.

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    Yard of Taste

    Delicious and wholesome Italian-influenced food, much of it organic and/or vegetarian, served in an enticing setting, with linens and upholstery that bring to mind lazy summer picnics. As well as pasta and Greek staples, it prepares huge salads using unusual grains and pulses.

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    Stathmos

    A spit-and-sawdust kind of place attracting a diverse crowd of locals and in-the-know tourists, Stathmos has a list of daily specials written on a blackboard as well as a good range of island classics. The house special is rabbit stew.

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    Pantheon Cafe

    This charming, rough-and-ready rural cafe on a hillside terrace facing the village of Louha serves cool drinks, coffees and simple snacks, including sandwiches and salads.

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    Mesathes

    A prime spot for people-watching, this welcoming taverna spreads through a broad and breezy terrace on the open pedestrian precinct behind the Byzantine Museum, and offers a well-priced menu of carefully presented dishes such as rabbit stifadho (stew), grilled shrimp, and panna cotta that melts on your tongue. The owner plays a mean tune on the guitar.

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    Gerakas Taverna

    The closest taverna to Gerakas Beach, just before the end of the road, this place makes an obvious stop as you explore the island. It serves local favourites, from rabbit stifadho (stew) and grilled shrimp to pies and pasta, at very reasonable prices, but don't expect especially high-quality food.