Lardos boasts a range of authentic restaurants serving various dishes and styles, from Italian at Il Gelso to the mixed grill house at Savva's. You can grab a romantic bite at Valentina's during your holidays in Rhodes, or a cheap and delicious Greek dish at El Greco.
Roulas is a traditional family-run tavern offering an excellent and wide variety of Greek dishes - they're famous for their ribs. Be sure to bring your appetite because they're very generous with their portion sizes.
Located within the hotel of the same name, Valentina's is another family run affair with plenty to shout about. They serve high quality Greek dishes here, with a smile. Consider the seafood plate or the potok medallions and kleftiko. It can get busy so consider booking if you're arriving later in the evening. You can also grab a cocktail or two at the bar.
Periklis is yet another lovely Greek tavern offering a range of delicious meals. Periklis isn't too pricey either so would be perfect if you're on a bit of a budget. Try the swordfish, the pork souvlaki, moussaka, and meze or lamb kleftiko.
If you fancy an Italian night whilst in Lardos, Il Gelso should be your go-to choice – they're famed for their delicious pizza and pasta. Il Gelso is located centrally, by Lardos Square, meaning it's also the perfect spot to people watch while enjoying your meal. Good service, too.
Go for the uncomplicated Greek favourites aplenty at Savva's. This is a popular grill house serving a variety of Greek food, including gyros, souvlaki, fish, lamb chops, pastitsio and kleftiko. Savva's is known for its high-quality meat, wholesome atmosphere and relaxed dining style.
Fancy a romantic beach vibe during your holidays to Greece? Head to Elvita Beach Bar. They serve up delicious Tzatziki, mouth-watering grilled sea bass, and a perfect ocean view. A good choice for lunch or dinner, Elvita offers a range of international food with a chilled ambiance.
El Greco serves up all the most popular Greek specialties at very reasonable prices. Go for the sumptuous meze, the tasty pepper steak or one of the many seafood options. It's a brilliant choice for families, and affordable too – you can enjoy a very good meal here for just 15 euros per head, including drinks.
They serve awesome pizzas at Mare Mato, alongside the Greek classics. The food isn't too expensive, and the staff are super friendly. Portion sizes are big, and they use fresh produce – don't be surprised if Mare Mato becomes one of your mainstay visits.
Popis Garden is a super friendly family-run restaurant managed by the lovely Popi and her family. Consider the meze starter and the mixed grill for main. Set in a beautiful garden, and with very good service, this place is well worth a visit and definitely worth a return.
Crazy Georges is a lot of fun, with welcoming English owners. This relaxed pub serves British beers, ales and ciders as well as your usual home cooking. If there's a game you're worried about missing during those cheap holidays to Rhodes, fear not - this is the perfect place to catch the football.