Kefalonia is very fertile due to the rainfalls and produces a big variety of agricultural products which are included in the Kefalonian diet: olives, olive oil, wine, fruits, vegetables, feta cheese. Kefalonian diet is similar to other Ionian islands' diet, with certain variants that include local recipes and local tasty dishes. The cuisine of Kefalonia includes all ingredients of the Mediterranean and Ionian cuisine: meat, fishes, fruits, vegetables. The most popular dishes of the island, that you should try, are presented below :
- Feta cheese: The famous Greek cheese made by goat's and ewe's milk.
- Kefalonian pies are really delicious and are the trademark of the island. The pies are prepared with home made crust and filling of rice, meat, leek and spinach, vegetables, cod and octopus.
- Bourbourelia: A kind of soup made by beans, salt, pepper and olive oil.
- Aliada: Local dish consisting of boiled octopus, garlic and mashed potatoes.
- Strapatsada: Eggs with tomatoes, fried in olive oil, salt and pepper.
- Riganada: Bread slices, grilled or not, accompanied with olive oil and oregano.
- Galaktompoureko: One of the tastiest sweets in Greece and in Kefalonia. It is made by home made crust and custard filling, including eggs, sugar and milk.
- Mantoles: Famous sweet snack in Ionian Islands, made by almonds and sugar. You can find it everywhere and you can buy it packed or by the kilo.
- Pasteli: Caramelized sweet snack with sesame and excellent local honey.
- Amigdalopita: Almond pie.
- Robola: The most famous wine in Kefalonia, white and dry.
- Mavrodafn:. Red, thick and sweet wine.
- Muscat: White and sweet wine.
Kefalonia, promises to offer you a separate gastronomic experience, offering dishes made by fresh ingredients. There are many dining options in Kefalonia. There are luxurious restaurants, traditional Greek taverns and “mezedopolia”, as well as restaurants of international cuisine, Italian, Indian, and Chinese. Below we propose some restaurants you should try.
Recommended Restaurants of Kefalonia
A special restaurant, for special summer nights in Scala of Kefalonia. The splendid food, the aromatic wine, and the soft music will offer you a total experience of senses, which you will never forget!
The most famous barbeque restaurant in Argostoli of Kefalonia, is waiting for you in a hospitable and friendly environment in order to serve the tastiest Greek dishes, at the best prices.
In Lassi of Kefalonia you will find Osckars restaurant, which will satisfy all gastronomic preferences, children's and vegetarians'. The menu includes everything you can imagine: soups, titbits, roasted meat, fresh fishes, salads and many others that you will definitely want to try
In this beautiful space you can enjoy a traditional Greek meal with excellent local wine. Service is excellent and prices very reasonable.
You will find Captains restaurant in Argostoli, accommodated in a beautiful space with unique decoration. Try dishes from the Greek and international cuisine and of course don't forget the special dish, the lobster! Live music accompanies your dinner each evening!
One of the most popular restaurants in Argostoli, that is all year open. You will be impressed by the Greek and Kefalonian delicacies that are accompanied by local wine!
Delicious pizzas, pasta, meat and salads are some of the dishes included in the menu. Friendly environment, a rich variety of wines and reasonable prices are some of the elements that compose the setting in Piero, in the capital of Kefalonia.
List of resraurants
- Aenos Restaurant +30 2671028013
- Asteras Restaurant (Davgata,) +30 2671084434
- Capitol +30 2671025254
- Captain's table – Live music +30 2671023896 / +30 2671027170
- Casa Grec Restaurant +30 2671024091
- Chinese Dragon (Lassi) +30 2671022005
- El Greco Restaurant, Pizza and Souvlaki +30 2671024449
- Il Gabbiano – Pizzeria (Lassi) +30 2671025510
- Il Palazzino- Restaurant Pizzeria Cafe +30 2671025580
- La Gondola – Pizzeria (Lassi) +30 2671025522
- Monte Nero +30 2671022646
- Mythos +30 / 2671022663
- Maistrato – Appetizers restaurant +30 / 2671026563
- Piero +30 26710 24685
- Syrtaki (Lassi) +30 2671023852
- Sto psito (Lassi) +30 2671025306
- Old Argostoli +30 2671026789
- Kiano akti (26710}26680
- Stateri- Greek tavern +30 2671025438
- Aqua Marina (Lassi) +30 2671024175
- Chinese House (Lassi) +30 2671024815
- Oskars (Lassi) +30-26710 23.438
- Fedra (Lassi) +30-2671026631
- Agia Paraskevi +30 2674023061
- Riviera Cafe – Pizzeria +30 2674023223 / +30 2674022777
- Dolphins +30 2674022008
- Dum Spiro's Spero +30 2671042150
- Porto Helis–Greek &international cuisine, karaoke (Porto-Heli) +30 2671041141
- Greek restaurant-grill +30 2671081192
- Lighthouse - Fish Restaurant & Grill +30 2671081355
- Sirines-Fish tavern +30 6944120834
- Persa's tavern +30 2671081602
- Finikas +30 2674061507
- Poseidon – Fish tavern +30 2674061222
- Dendrinos +30 2674061392
- Flamingo +30 2671083378
- La Luna – Pizzeria +30 2671083242
- Arburo +30 2671081192
- The Pines +30 2671083559
- Mylos +30 2671083188
- Spilia +30 2671083575
- Pefka +30 2671083559
- Lottos – Grill restaurant +30 2671092880 / + 30 2671095564
- Antonis + 30 2671092221
- Akrogiali + 30 2671092613
- Maria + 30 2671091610
- Maistros – Pizzeria +30 2674041103
- Tasia +30 2674041205
- Vassos +30 2674041276
- Panas Restaurant +30 2671069506
- Petrino spiti – Grill +30 2671069485
- Oinopolis +30-26710 69988