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“Amazing place”
Review of Fainos Restaurant

Fainos Restaurant
Ranked #102 of 506 Restaurants in Rhodes Town
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Greek
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Good for: Local cuisine, Romantic
Dining options: Breakfast, After-hours, Delivery, Reservations
Description: Our company is established since 1992, our goal is the satisfaction of our customers with our local cuisine and impeccable hospitality and behavior of our staff offer their comfortable stay in a fantastic medieval environment. A place located in the middle of the oldest and largest medieval town of Europe. this was the incentive to create, in this space, a restaurant which respects the history and the tradition of the people, we have tried and hope we have achieved, to bind yesterday’s cuisine with today's gastronomical demands in an attempt to offer you the purity of the old and the quality and variety of the new. “fainos” (phainos) = from the Greek word “phos” (light) like in the same way phos in phenomenon, photography, phosphorus etc. It’s actual meaning is close to “enlightened”. The Greek people use the word fainos (phainos) to describe a brilliant, out of the blue, sudden idea.
Reviewed 29 June 2018 via mobile

We enjoyed our coffee And And ice cream here). Nice place with a warm atmosfere). I recommend it!)
Krásné místo s utulnou atmosférou. Výborná káva a obrovské zmrzlinove poháry. Přátelská obsluha). Vřele doporučuji)

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Reviewed 21 June 2018

Fainos is located in an avenue of restaurants, all of whom are *very* keen to secure your business. We passed through it every day en route to/from our hotel, and had become a little tired fending people off. I feel it's important to mention that Fainos won the day largely because they actually let us browse their menu in relative peace and discuss whether we wanted to stop for something to eat without overly badgering us.

As far as tastes go, we are still pretty new to Greek food and often stick to things we know (unadventurous? definitely.). I'd spotted that they did chicken a la crème, which is a favourite of mine, and we ended up coming back a couple of times during our holiday for this dish - it was really delicious. Here in Scotland chicken can often taste as though it's pumped full of water, but this chicken breast was just as it should be, succulent and grilled to perfection. The sauce was rich and full of flavour. It came with rice and an option of chips or potatoes. We also had a side of sliced tomato, onion and cucumber, all of which tasted extremely fresh.

The waiters who tended to us on each occasion we visited (I think we went there 3 times in total) were exceptionally polite, giving us a warm welcome each time and treating us very well. They also spoke excellent English.

Price-wise, a main meal for 2 with a couple of drinks came to about 40 Euros. Our main courses were towards the higher end of the menu.

I should point out that, on one of our visits, there was a vegan couple seated next to us, and the Fainos staff coped with their very specific requirements admirably.

I recommend Fainos without hesitation. Thanks guys, and see you next time we visit Rhodes!

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Reviewed 29 May 2018 via mobile

Excellent knowledge about gluten free options. Delicious lunch and very helpful friendly staff. So nice to find a place like this here.

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Reviewed 28 May 2018 via mobile

Tasty food at heart of old town. Quick and friendly service. The food was tasty and well sized portions. The restaurant seemed to be clean. Free wifi.

Thank mmikko
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Reviewed 20 May 2018

We were treated nicely and had good food. Looking for vegan options, it was great that they focus on traditional food with good pure vegetable dishes. We had dinner on our first day in the great surroundings in the old town and the bean soup favela is so great that we returned for it as late lunch/starter another day. There where nuances in how it tasted the two dys, which shows it is a homemade product and is great. One day I will make that dish my self here at home, yummy!

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