A guide to the best restaurants in Lassi

You’ll find a good range of restaurants and tavernas in Lassi. Although the resort and its buildings are modern, there’s plenty of traditional Greek food as well as some international cuisine. Most of the eateries can be found on the main street, as well as near the beach and some treasures tucked further back from shore. If you’re already thinking about where you’ll eat on your Greece holidays, here are a few of our favourites.

Sunsets at Oskars Restaurant

Oskars is tucked away from the main street so you may see their staff touting for business with flyers. Take one if you do, because this eatery is well worth a try. The food isn’t the most authentically Kefalonian but tastes great all the same. The staff are exceedingly welcoming and you might even get a free soup to start.

Moussaka all the way at Nefeli

This is a traditional Greek taverna with wholesome dishes that bring diners back time and again. If you want moussaka in Lassi, get it here. Other delicious meals to try on your holidays to Kefalonia include the beef stifado, sea bream and Kefalonian pie. Or you could just have a quick sandwich and chips for lunch. The restaurant is well-presented and easy to see from the main street, just looks for the lush green vines.

Diner style at Mel's

Mel’s is an American-style Greek diner and an easy place to take the whole family for lunch, dinner or a light snack. It’s an alternative to the traditional tavernas and does a good omelette, burger or classic Caesar salad. The best thing about Mel’s however could well be the cake selection – enjoy yours with a fresh coffee.

Greek class at Phaedra

Phaedra is a beautiful restaurant with even more beautiful views over the bay. It has a touch of class about it without being pretentious or over-priced, and is a good local option for a special occasion. Start with freshly-made warm bread and locally-produced feta, followed by lamb kleftiko or bacon-wrapped chicken souvlaki. There is pizza too, and fish fingers and chips for the kids.

Fresh seafood at Trata

It’s not difficult to find good seafood in Kefalonia – it is an island after all – but Trata is a particularly good bet. Situated on the main Lassi road, Trata has a wide choice of dishes on the menu covering traditional Greek cuisine and broader Mediterranean food. Benefitting from a pretty setting and attentive staff, they often have an inventive daily specials board.

Full English at Pitharia

There’s nothing wrong with enjoying a good breakfast on holiday and Pitharia rocks the Full English. Proper sausages, bacon, fresh eggs and baked beans just like back home, all plated up and accompanied with a good cup of tea. They do Greek well too, so you can pop back for lunch or dinner.

Fish platter at Aqua Marina

The friendly staff at Aqua Marina are keen to talk diners through the menu. The fish platter draws most people in and usually includes seabass or bream, mussels, king prawns, squid and sardines, with a side dish of Greek salad and chips. For a lighter bite try the gyros, Greek style wrap. Happy hour cocktails are great value, perfect for cooling down in the sun.

Meat pie at Retseto

Retseto has some of the best Kefalonian meat pie in Lassi, so if you want a slice of the meaty delight this is the restaurant to come to. Other than this, they have a broad range of Greek food, all at reasonable prices. The lemon potatoes are a house speciality, and make a delicious light accompaniment to any meal. The easy-to-access location means it can get very busy at times so you might need to be patient with the waiting staff.

Beach snack bar at Staircase

Located on Makris Gialos beach, this cafe-bar offers the ideal bite to eat after a day in the sun. It’s nothing fancy but offers well-priced sandwiches, burgers and salads in a pleasant setting overlooking the sea. If you’re not hungry you’ll still be welcomed in to enjoy a cold beer.

Music and laughter at Da Veronica

Da Veronica occupies a spacious area on the main road and is a good spot to refuel and watch the world go by. It can’t offer the most authentic food but they have a nice range of meat and veggie dishes, including some of the very best pizza in the area. Holidaymakers particularly enjoy the cocktails and themed music nights like 70s discos.