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9 Unmissable Restaurants in Santorini to Eat Local Greek Food

Updated: Jun 11, 2023

Santorini is one of the most famous Greek islands where people fly from all over the world to take stunning pictures in the top cliffs towns, looking at the caldera.


But Santorini is more than some stunning views. It is also a food lover paradise, where to enjoy local and Greek dishes that offer something for every taste, fish, meat, cheese and of course, many vegan options.


Valentina's Travel Guide, 9 Best Restaurants in Santorini

In the list below, you will find both simple tavernas and fine dining restaurants, where they all also serve vegetarian and vegan options.


If you are vegan and want a whole menu for yourself, I also added what I think is the best Vegan Restaurant on the island, where the food is so delicious that even non-vegan people will fall in love with it.


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Valentina's Travel Guide, 9 Best Restaurants in Santorini

1. Misteli:


Located in Akrotiri, on the southwest side of Santorini, this restaurant offers delicious Greek food, like Tzatziki, fave beans and much more as starters, veal, lamb, chicken, sea bass, shrimps and much more, all cooked with traditional Greek recipes.


Address: unfortunately, many roads in Santorini have no name, so I advise using Google Maps to get there or by hiring a taxi.


Valentina's Travel Guide, 9 Best Restaurants in Santorini
Gia mas Restaurant

2. Gia Mas:


Located at the Kamari beach, this restaurant offers local food like lamb kleftiko, stuffed aubergines, fava beans pure, and much more with a beautiful beach view.

It can be the perfect place to have lunch while sending the day at the beach or for a romantic dinner with the sea view.


Address: an unnamed street in Kamari, near the beach. You can find Gia Mas restaurant in Santorini here.

 
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Valentina's Travel Guide, 9 Best Restaurants in Santorini
Katsaboo Santorini

3. Katsaboo Restaurant:


Located in Fira, this is a great place to enjoy Greek food with a twist. You will love the modern decor, relaxing ambiance, and friendly staff.

This restaurant is part of the San Marino Suites, but you don't have to stay there to book a table at the restaurant.


There is also a lovely terrace with a fabulous Santorini view and a swimming pool to relax after sightseeing.


Address: Katsaboo Restaurant, Thira 847 00, Greece



Valentina's Travel Guide, 9 Best Restaurants in Santorini
Karma Restaurant

4. Karma Greek Restaurant:


This place doesn't have a fantastic view like many other restaurants, but their little intimate patio is a beautiful place to enjoy a delicious Greek dinner away from the noise and crowd.


The food is fantastic, with a very high standard, wine is local and perfect to pair with every dish.


In my opinion, this is a little Gem you cannot miss to pay a visit at last once when in Santorini. Vegan options are available.


Address: Nik. Nomikou 11, Oía 847 02, Greece


Valentina's Travel Guide, 9 Best Restaurants in Santorini

5. Santo Athiri Restaurant:


Suppose you can stay in Santorini for over enough time and visit the beaches (I highly recommend them because they are very particular and scenery). In that case, you will surely see Kamari Beach (one of the most famous).


This restaurant is at the beach, so you can enjoy a wonderful local lunch between swimming and working on your tan.


If you are staying nearby, it can be the perfect place for a romantic dinner, where to listen to the noise of the waves crashing against the beach and look at a full moon.


I highly recommend ordering the mixed fish platter, which is massive and delicious.


Address: unnamed street like many in Santorini, but you can find it here.


Valentina's Travel Guide, 9 Best Restaurants in Santorini
Meraki Restaurant

6. MeRaki:


Located in Fira, this restaurant offers wonderfully prepared Greek food. From Moussaka, zucchini and tomato fritters, snails (yes, they serve snails here, and if you like to try new dishes, you should absolutely give it a go), souvlaki, and much more.


They have indoor and outdoor tables. The ambiance is simple, like a typical tavern where the food is prepared perfectly following the original recipes.


Address: an unnamed street in Fira. You can find the location here.


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Valentina's Travel Guide, 9 Best Restaurants in Santorini
5 Sense Restaurant

7. 5 Sense Restaurant (Vegan):


Sense Restaurant is absolutely a Vegan Paradise.

The menu is so full of delicious plant base options that you will eat here every lunch and dinner (the menu changes from lunch to dinner, so even more options are available).


The dishes are not only delicious but also very pretty. The terrace restaurant is the perfect place to feast while on the island.


Even the most meat lover will fall in love with their food. It is a guarantee.


Address: located in Fira, Erithrou Stavrou, Thira 847 00, Greece


Valentina's Travel Guide, 9 Best Restaurants in Santorini
Armeni Restaurant

8. Armeni restaurant:


More than a Restaurant, dining here is a truly remarkable experience.

Located in Armeni bay, you have two options to get to this restaurant: walk down 287 steps from Oia to get to the little village, or make them come to pick you up by boat at Ammoudi beach.


Here the fish is so fresh like it just jumped from the sea to the grill, the most famous dish is the octopus in Santorini fava cream, but I also recommend you try the fried prawns wrapped with "kantaifi" pastry.


Address: in the Armeni bay, on the right side of the little pier.


Valentina's Travel Guide, 9 Best Restaurants in Santorini
Ifestoni Restaurant

9. Ifestioni Restaurant of Aressana Spa Hotel:


This famous restaurant is in the beautiful Hotel Aressana Spa, but you can book a table there even if you are not a Hotel guest.

If you are looking for a Greek fine dining experience, this is the perfect place to reserve a table in Santorini.


All the ingredients used are organic from Greece, the original recipes are made with outstanding creativity from Chef Kostas Aggelopoulos that will make you want to go back the day after because one meal is not enough to try everything he creates.

Also, the view is spectacular.


Address: Mitropoleos Street, Thira 847 00, Greece


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