A guide to the best restaurants in Gouvia
Gouvia was once a Venetian naval base, but now is a vibrant Corfu holiday resort with one of the best views out to sea anywhere on the island. As well as being scenic, over the years it has developed itself as one of the most varied dining spots on the island. Traditional tavernas and international fusion restaurants line its streets. The attractive marina makes Gouvia a great spot for seafood, which is delivered fresh from the ocean to local chefs each day.
Only the best at Fresh
As its name suggests, everything served at this cafe is freshly sourced. Even though its menu is limited, the food on offer is filling and super tasty. Specialising in burgers, waffles and pancakes, there’s no better place for breakfast or lunch in Gouvia.
A taste of Italy at Da Roberto e Fei
Authentic Italian cuisine lives here. Da Roberto e Fei serves up the best pizza, pasta and calzone in Gouvia. Finish it all off with one of the desserts, which combine colourful and juicy fruits with sweet ice cream and rich pastries.
More than just a menu at 9 Muses Restaurant
You can fill your belly and educate yourself at the same time at 9 Muses Restaurant. The menus simultaneously teach customers about the mythic muses of Ancient Greece, while offering the best in Corfiot food. The seafood platter comes particularly recommended – it’s almost of mythical status.
A meal to remember at Leon
Leon is a pretty little restaurant in Gouvia which specialises in Mediterranean food from Greece, Italy and Spain. Whatever you go for on your holidays to Corfu, you can trust Leon to serve tasty and freshly prepared cuisine every time. Ask for a wine recommendation from your waiter, and they’ll suggest one of the fine local fruits of the vine.
Have a drink at My Place
My Place is a bar with a difference. They serve up filling mezze and snacks, and they do a great Greek salad. What sets My Place apart is its huge list of cocktails which will wash down lunch nicely. They’re massive, and occasionally have fireworks in.
An authentic experience at Romeos Restaurant
The atmosphere at Romeos is special. This large restaurant not only serves amazing Greek food, but it does it all in cool dim lighting, with a background of lively chatter and its very own water fountain. If you’re lucky, the night will end with a traditional Greek dance, or live rembetika music.
Italy meets Greece at Bella Ellada
Bella Ellada translates to Beautiful Greece, and this taverna is true to its name. The classic blue and white island decor sets the tone wonderfully, and the menu is chock-full of local specialities and delicacies, each more mouth-watering than the last. And there’s a delicious romana pizza thrown in for good measure.
Spectacular live shows at Aries Taverna
Fishing boats from Gouvia marina have served Aries Taverna well since the restaurant opened, and you can trust that Aries will serve its customers even better. The king prawns are a local favourite and come with fresh salad and potatoes. Aries is known for live shows, including Greek dancing and even fire shows.
A balti and a beer at Karnveer Indian Restaurant
If you’re look to put a bit of spice into your holiday, Karnveer is a great place to do it. This authentic Indian restaurant has all your favourites on its menu, plus some surprises. One surprise is that Karnveer doubles up as a beer bar, with a wide selection of local and international bottles and draughts.
Get your fill at S.O.S.
For the really peckish, there’s S.O.S. This restaurant will save all visitors from hunger after a long day in the sun. The dishes are always piled high yet still very reasonably priced. The atmosphere is friendly, with the waiters always taking an interest in how their guests are finding their stay in Gouvia.