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Always visit here on each visit to Elounda. Very welcoming. Great pizzas but great choice of other dishes too.. Great value.
October 16, 2021
Lovely food warm welcome banging pizza
Nice and clean
Outstanding customer service
Something on the menu for everyone
Keep up the good work... read more
October 15, 2021
We visited this restaurant while on holiday in Elounda and we were not disappointed.
Their starters of grilled halloumi, Tatziki, and pita bread were fab and followed by a... read more beautiful large pizza to share. We drank their local rose, and it was lovely.
The staff were very friendly, remembering my sister from last year.
Nothing is a problem for them
Very reasonably priced.
We will be back.... next year hopefully
September 21, 2021
Our visit to Elounda was prompted by the fact we had fallen in love with this little town and charming fishing port during our holiday in Crete last year. We... read more decided to try a different restaurant this time and chose Porto Rino as the menu looked bright and attractive with meal choices clearly shown in four languages including English. We were shown to a table by an English lady who told us she was married to the owner and had lived in Crete for over 30 years. the restaurant is a family business and it showed. The attention to service was excellent, the quality of the food was also very very good. We had a starters which we shared between us of crumbed prawns and local Greek delicacy of Saganki, this was followed by grilled large prawns, fries and salad again perfectly cooked and delicious. Would definitely recommend, it was obvious they were popular as the restaurant next doors was struggling to get people in.
September 21, 2021
Wanted to eat in at the villa for a change.
Ordered take away Pizzas
WOW wood oven great base great fresh toppings.
Could be in Italy Buonissimo... read more
September 7, 2021
We visited last night at 9pm and the restaurant was busy with only a few tables inside. We asked if we could come back in 30mins and they said they’d... read more have a nice table ready. We came back and got a table right at the front.
Service was very friendly throughout and made an effort with our children.
We shared a garlic pizza bread between 4 and it was nice and plenty of it.
Pesto pasta was huge, tasty and fresh.
Carbonara was simple and delicious.
Mussel and shrimp pasta was good. Plenty of huge prawns.
Local wine was fine and reasonably priced.
Kids got complimentary ice cream and sweets abs the walnut cake that came with our bill was lovely too. Very pleasant evening.
August 19, 2021
We had lunch and it was ok, the menu has very different options from Greek cuisine to vegan hamburgers and pasta. Nice waiters and good value.
Recommended if you are... read more around.
August 13, 2021
Amazing service, so welcoming. Great knowledge on gluten free and even offered pasta which is so rare to find when eating out. The hummus, watermelon and peach schnapps was such... read more an unexpected delight. We recommended this restaurant to some friends who also came to visit. Really was a lovely find.
July 30, 2021
Relaxed but brilliant and reasonably priced. We’ve been twice in 3 nights. It’s great for families. Home made pasta and a proper pizza oven plus authentic mezze. It’s not pretentious... read more and it’s not dreamy. But if you want everyone to eat well with choice, it’s great
July 27, 2021
Lovely pizza here but we tend to go Greek! They deliver a beautiful pork and potatoes takeaway as well as a wide range of other options - a real treat... read more from the hotel balcony!
July 25, 2021
Not much to add to my previous review. Porto Rino is probably the safest restaurant around Elounda and offers delicious food at very reasonable prices.
Highly recommended, keep up the... read more good work!
July 11, 2021
Thank you ! Very nice place ! Good food and the lady is adorable (with a perfect English accent) :) !
May 21, 2021
We ate in here four or five times in August as usual. Always felt safe - the restrictions were ALWAYS adhered to.
The menu is extensive and worth a... read more good look through - admittedly this trip we stuck to pizza, pasta and salads, but there is little we've not tried over the years.
The food is great and the staff are wonderful - friendly, professional and knowledgeable.
November 8, 2020
We were very fortunate to find this family ran restaurant on our first evening in Elounda. We arrived late in the town starving, the menu offered a great selection of... read more traditional Cretan dishes as well as delicious wood fired pizzas. We shared a homemade moussaka and lamb kelftiko. Both were well made, delicious and definitely used traditional recipes. The service was very warm friendly and efficient. We were also pleased to be offered token local shots and a few sweet greek delicacies.
September 15, 2020
We went for lunch with my parents and the restaurant was almost empty. The tables were separated according to the corona rules. Every waiter had protective gear on and I... read more say them disinfecting the menus on a regular basis. My father and husband enjoyed a great pizza, my mother and I had salads which was a bit too large for me. We also enjoyed dessert. The vanilla milkshake was great!!
September 7, 2020
Great pizzeria with food that is excellent and piping hot. Staff always make you welcome and willing to explain menu. Able to get some menu items as a half portion... read more which is great when not massively hungry too. Complimentary orange chocolate truffle was delicious. Well done n we’ll be back soon.
September 4, 2020
We visited this area prior to a day trip to Spinalonga and we are so pleased to have found this restaurant. It is a great location on the harbour front... read more and the staff were lovely. The whole restaurant was clean and I can honestly say this is where I had the nicest pizza I have ever eaten! Coming from a seasoned pizza eater - that is some achievement!
August 31, 2020
We started coming to Porto Rino in 2009 and have returned to Elounda at least eleven times and each time, we go to Porto Rino at least three times. We... read more have never been disappointed. The pizzas and pasta dishes are the best we've ever had but as somebody else said don't just think of it as an Italian pizza pasta restaurant. The restaurant is owned and run by a wonderful Greek family and they produce fabulous Greek dishes as well as the usual International dishes. The restaurant is fronted by Dimitris and Louise and the customer service is absolutely superb even when the restaurant is extremely busy and it very often is. Food and customer service apart, what really stood out for us this year was the standard of hygiene. Despite the restaurant being very busy, as each table was vacated not only was the table top thoroughly cleaned, the sides, the legs and the chairs were also thoroughly cleaned. As each menu was handed back they were individually thoroughly cleaned as well. I haven't seen that level of cleanliness anywhere else in Greece or the UK.
August 29, 2020
This restaurant is lovely and very friendly, we visited most days for lunch as it’s a ideal location from the beach. A very good selection from the menu.
Would recommend... read more this restaurant and will visit again, hopefully next year.
Pauline and Colin
August 25, 2020
Great place to eat! Amazing staff and hygiene especially in covid 19! Great food and something for everyone! Came here for lunch with my wife and dinner! Huge portions!!! Do... read more not hassle you or rush you! Great value for money!
August 18, 2020
We don't normally do pizza when we're on holiday, but thought we'd try it for a change. Friendly and cheerful with great pizzas. A small was big enough for me,... read more although Mr Astronaut went for a medium 4 cheese with added spice and managed to fill that in. Kids had colouring to do, which the 10 year old was far too cool for, but the 8yr old and the 40 somethings were more than happy with. A great meal.
August 12, 2020
How lovely and friendly this is.started of free pizza bread with oil and olives.then had special pizza and gorgonzola salad wow never tasted anything so good.then they bought some free... read more fruit.would definitely visit again.
August 6, 2020
Delicious pasta! You taste that the pasta is freshly made and that is not always the case in many restaurants. Delicious! The pizzas are also very tasty. Lovely people. A... read more lot of restaurants in the Netherlands can learn from this. We will come back for sure!
August 5, 2020
We went for an early (7ish) evening dinner with the kids (5/8). The restaurant was very welcoming and staff were super friendly. We all had pizza - the ones on... read more the kids menu were plenty big enough for our two (essentially same as small ones on the adult menu).
The pizzas were fab - crisply, fast and tasty! My partner’s calzone he said was one of the best he’s had!
The kids had free ice cream and lovely little juice shots at the end of the meal - a great touch! Definitely recommend.
August 1, 2020
"You can't judge a fish by lookin' in the pond
You can't judge right from looking at the wrong
You can't judge one by looking at the other
You can't... read more judge a book by looking at the cover"
The above lyrics of an old Willie Dixon song sprung to mind when we had our first lunch sometime in late-May early-June at the Porto Rino.
At first, there were all kinds of signs warning us against visiting Porto Rino.
The name for example: Port Fino sounds familiar, but Porto Rino? What gives?
Then there was the decoration and layout: quite touristy, without any local or "Eyetalian" character to match the menu.
Then, the final blow, the menu itself: extensive, almost too extensive (all kinds of fresh pasta and pizza, salads, starters, meats and seafood etc. etc.), with prices looking almost suspiciously affordable... Can such a restaurant be any good?
"Against all odds" we decided to give it a try because the place had warm and good vibes despite the omnipresent COVID-19 cautiousness.
The verdict? Well, it was good! In fact, it was very good, and still is after 5-6 weekly visits throughout June and July (and we plan to visit again quite a few more weekends during our brief escapes to eastern Crete this summer, since a more old-style vacation period somewhere in Greece or abroad is out of the question this year).
Port Rino's qualities worth mentioning include: the use of fresh and high quality ingredients, very good cooking skills, efficient, courteous and friendly service, a relaxed atmosphere, general cleanliness and adherence to hygienic rules and regulations and, last but not least, excellent price to quality ratio.
Obviously, for various reasons, I cannot answer yes to Tripadvisor's standardized question "Is this one of the best meals you've ever had in a restaurant?" However, each visit to Port Rino proves that this restaurant offers consistently high quality dining at very affordable prices with safety and decent atmosphere. I think this fact is much more important than having a one -time "one of the best meals you've ever had in a restaurant" only to be greatly disappointed the next time you visit that restaurant, at least, IMHO...
Needless to say that I highly recommend eating at Porto Rino to all like-minded travelers who value the above mentioned qualities.
July 8, 2020
Perfect pizza base with delicious toppings however my favourite is Hawaiian with additional pepperoni which adds a nice kick to the taste experience.
Prompt courteous service and a call to... read more the restaurant from home to say just how good it was. Thanks Porto Rino - I’ll be back!
July 2, 2020
This restaurant is a MUST. The staff is professional, the food is the best and the location outstanding. If you want a little spice add local hot peppers to the... read more dish!! WELL DONE.
June 6, 2020
Always the venue for our first night's meal when visiting Elounda and our last night.
Plus three or four other visits including take away orders for the nights we're... read more looking for a quiet night.
Consistently good and friendly service and always lovely food.
See you next time
January 23, 2020
After having a very nice dinner, the staff basically ignored us. We we're trying to pay the bill but they walked past, made no eye contact and generally ignored us.... read more The young waiter looked like he wanted to be anywhere but there.
After about 10 minutes, we lost the plot and my other half stamped up to the manager and complained.
Sadly, the experience ruined the meal for us and we didn't go back, which was a pity as the food was very nice.
November 1, 2019