Mantelena - (Restaurants in Alykanas)

Audrey J           

 
The Mantelena was by far our favourite taverna on our first visit to Zante in 2000, we are going back in August 2006 and are thrilled to read the comments on here, we cannot wait to have our first evening meal at the Mantelena, we tell everyone going to Alykanas to try them, but as others have said, there are a lot of good choices to be had, so reserve judgement - just dont miss this one!!!!!

Psarapoula Lemon Tree - (Restaurants in Alykanas)

Audrey J           

When in Alykines you cannot go home without visiting the Psarapoula (Lemon Tree), situated on the Old Alykines road, away from the bustle of Alykines itself, if you are staying in Alykines there are horse and carriages which will take you to the Lemon Tree and return for free.  We were staying in Old Alykines, so for us it was a pleasant stroll every evening.  The staff are excellent, Lisa, you were a huge influence on our visits to your taverna, keep up the good work girl and don't let the bu**ers get to you, we had a lovely last evening chatting away and I will be trying some of the methods of cooking.  Sokrotes - 'you are trouble', but you made us laugh so much (you fat sumo wrestler......), as for Dennis the Menace, we are still chuckling at our mistake of thinking you owned Psarapoula.  I cannot believe I only put on two pounds, the amount of food I ate was unreal, and each dish seemed better than the last.  For families with children there is an amazing safe play area at the back at which children seemed to have the loveliest time whilst happily and safely running back and forward to their table, this allowed parents to enjoy a relaxed meal.  Prices, well you tell me, where will you eat a two course meal for two with wine for approximately 18........................  Go there folks, or you will miss something big.  

  Audrey & John, Edinburgh

Mantelena - (Restaurants in Alykanas)

Audrey J           

Oh dear Mantelena what happened.  We arrived in Old Alykanas on the Sunday evening (6th Aug) and took the 25 minute stroll down to Alykanas to eat.  We were eventually seated, they were quite busy but not exceptionally so, our waitress was stressed and running around like something demented.  We ordered, waited patiently (which isnt a problem we are on holiday and in no hurry.....)  My starter arrived and we sat for 10 minutes before reminding our waitress that my husband too would like his starter, she rolled her eyes, tutted and flounced off - with style I might add.  The food was ok, however, we would like to retain our happy memories of this taverna, so will forget we ate there this year...............

Sorry Mantelena, I cannot help feel that the take away service is somewhat detracting from the main taverna.