Restaurants - Corfu Cruise Port

Flavors and Best Restaurants

Overview

Exploring Corfu is not complete without sampling the delicious local cuisine. Greek food, in general, relies on local, seasonal ingredients and the use copious amounts of olive oil. Corfiot specialties reflect the island's Venetian influence. Dishes such as soffritto (veal in a wine and garlic sauce) and pastitsada (beef and pasta casserole) are only some of the local delights that grace the tables of Corfu's tavernas. Of course, no cruise ship traveler should go without trying a traditional Greek salad or snacking on a Greek kebab. Although fabulous local cuisine can be found all over the city, Spianada and Spilia are the main restaurant areas.

Aegli Garden

Editor Points: This local favorite has several locations: in the Liston arcade and in the mall of Kapodistriou. Traditional Corfiot dishes are carefully created here. Make sure to order some appetizers and enjoy a beer or wine on tap.

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Aegli Garden

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Address: Kapodistriou
Phone: 30 2661 031949
Website: aeglirestaurant.com

NOTES: Outdoor Seating.Late Night.

Bellissimo

Editor Points: At this traditional Greek taverna, the owner welcomes you into the kitchen to see what's cooking. Seasonal ingredients are used to concoct traditional food as well as vegetarian selections. It has a cozy ambience and prices are reasonable.

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Bellissimo

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Address: Plateia Lemonia
Phone: 30 2661041112
Website: Facebook Page

NOTES: Outdoor Seating. Breakfast. Late Night.

Da Giovanni - $$$

Editor Points: Da Giovanni serves authentic Italian food in the center of Corfu Town. Popular dishes here include the cacciatore and pesto linguine with clams. Make sure to try the limoncello, an Italian liqueur made from Sorrento lemons .

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Da Giovanni

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Address: Kapodistriu 6
Phone: 30 2661 044055
Website: http://dagiovanni.net/

NOTES: Free Wifi. Outdoor Seating.

Rex - $$

Editor Points: Rex has been a local favorite for almost 100 years thanks to a friendly atmosphere and food that is consistently good. On the menu are traditional Corfiot dishes as well as more experimental dishes made with local ingredients.

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Rex

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Address: Kapodistriou 66
Phone: 30 26610 39649
Website: rexrestaurant.gr

NOTES: Free Wifi. Outdoor Seating.

Venetian Well - $$$$

Editor Points: This restaurant captures all the romance of Corfu. It is set around a 17th-century well in beautiful Old Town on Kremasti Square. The food is as good as the atmosphere, too.

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Venetian Well

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Address: Kermastis Square | Lili Desila 1
Phone: 30 2661 550955
Website: www.venetianwell.gr

NOTES: Free Wifi. Outdoor Seating.

Corfu Flavors

Corfu is particularly well known for its olives and olive oil, honey, wine, and cereals. Corfiot cuisine specializes in dishes derived from Venetian, French, and Sicilian influence, including Pastitsada, Sofrito, and Savoro. Ginger beer is the refreshing beverage of choice on Corfu. Be on the look out for kumquat liqueur, Mondato, which is nougat candy, and wines such as Kakotrigis, Moschato, or Petrokoritho.

Ginger Beer
Ginger Beer is known locally as "tzitzibira.” It was brought to the island by the British in the late 1800s. Though the British left, the production of ginger beer remained, and it is the most popular choice for a refreshing beverage in Corfu, especially in the summer. It is made of lemon juice, sugar, water, and ginger. Some ginger beers may have alcohol, though most do not.


Kumquat
Kumquats are a produce of citrus trees called japonica. These trees were brought from Japan to Europe in 1846, and the British cultivated them on Corfu. Kumquat preserves, glazed fruits, and liqueur are local specialties and are sold all over the island.


Pastitsada
This is Corfu's most popular traditional dish, so you should have no trouble finding it in restaurants. It is made with rooster or beef that is stuffed with garlic, salt, pepper, and parsley. The sauce is a tomato base with olive oil, cinnamon, onion, cloves, nutmeg, laurel leaves, and cumin. It is served over pasta or with potatoes.


Sofrito
Sofrito is one of Corfu's traditional dishes that dates back to the Venetian era. It consists of slices of thin, fried beef served with a white sauce made from garlic, parsley, white pepper, white wine, salt and vinegar. Served with either rice or potatoes, it is a hearty dish.


Rouvas - $

Editor Points: If you want to eat where the locals eat, try Rouvas. It is centrally located near San Rocco Square in a back alley. The atmosphere is casual and the food is traditional Corfiot.

Address: 13 Stamatiou Desila
Phone: 30 26610 31182

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Last Update: January 21, 2018

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