A guide to the best restaurants in Argostoli

Argostoli is well known for its superb selection of restaurants. There are a wide range of food choices available for your holidays in Kefalonia, including both local and international cuisine. You’re sure to find something tasty for laid-back lunches, snacks during the day, and long, relaxed dinners in the evenings.

Excellent Greek cuisine at il Borgo

Located on a hill near the Castle of St George, here you can sit out on the amazing terrace – which seemingly floats in mid-air – and enjoy some great views while you eat. Specialising in traditional Greek dishes it also offers favourites the world over including grilled steaks and tasty salads.

Delicious locally grown ingredients at Casa Grec

Located just off Argostoli’smain square, Casa Grec offers a shady courtyard to relax in while you dine. You’ll taste the freshness in their mix of menu options featuring both traditional Greek and Italian dishes. It’s very popular with Italian visitors, so it could become a hot favourite of yours too.

Tasty seafood and homemade chips at Ampelaki

Smart, contemporary decor makes this place a joy to dine in. Known for its excellent seafood dishes, Ampelaki serves Greek, Mediterranean and international cuisine. Here you’ll find traditional Greek island holiday choices such as stuffed vine leaves and calamari along with perfectly cooked homemade chips.

Big portions and cooling breezes at Palia Plaka

Palia Plaka has been a firm favourite with locals and visitors for over 20 years now. Here, you can pick your spot on their shaded veranda and enjoy the sea air as well as the delicious food. Specialising in traditional Kefalonian cuisine, they serve local delicacies such as hare ragout and tsigaridia, which is veal with stewed greens.

Enjoy a lazy lunch at Tzivras Restaurant 1933

Only open for lunch, Tzivaris is a family run taverna which offers a wide selection of local Greek dishes you can choose yourself from a buffet counter. This is a good, budget friendly venue offering well cooked food, a relaxed atmosphere and plenty of choice.

Scenic views and fresh fish at Portside Taverna

As the name suggests, Portside Taverna lies close to the harbour and has great views over the port area. The staff are friendly, and on the menu you’ll find kebabs, octopus and fresh ‘fish of the day’ options alongside pastas, salads and sandwiches. This is a great place to stop off for lunch or a snack during the day, but you’ll also get a good feed before a late night out.

Dedicated to pizza lovers at Pizza al Forno

Popular with dedicated pizza lovers, this well-established venue offers freshly prepared dough and authentic Italian recipes. This is the place to go when hunger strikes and only the satisfaction of a perfectly cooked, thoroughly good pizza will do.

Watch the setting sun at Sto Psito

Enjoy the sea views on the open-air terrace while you choose from the wide and varied menu at Sto Psito. From seabass, shepherd’s pie and doughnuts to homebaked bread there’s sure to be something to tempts you. It’s a great place to watch the setting sun while you dine with friends or family.

Greek music and song at Arhontiko

The cosy decor and atmosphere here is a little like being in a traditional Kefalonian home. Arhontiko offers a warm welcome and homemade traditional Greek dishes – with the accompaniment of Greek music and songs. Join in the fun and get into the Greek party spirit.

Enjoy warm and friendly Greek hospitality at El Greco

An authentic Greek taverna located in the main town square. Go here to experience the warmth of Greek hospitality in traditional surroundings. Serving authentic Greek food, friends and family will enjoy the easy atmosphere and friendly service.