zante where to eat

Where to eat in Zante

Where can you enjoy some authentic local food in Zante?

Zante’s growing popularity among tourists has meant that in the last five years, numerous taverns and local restaurants have gradually been replaced by more touristy establishments, leaving many tourists to wonder where they could still find some authentic local food.

WelcometoZante constantly updates the list of restaurants and places that still offer traditional local cuisine and Greek hospitality.

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Below is a list of recommended fish restaurants, meat restaurants and traditional taverns:


welcometozante dove mangiare Alivizos Asteria

Highlights: Fresh fish, sea views. This tavern is located just steps from the sea and can be reached on foot from the main square of Zakynthos’ town. It mainly attracts locals, who come here to enjoy fresh fish and some glasses of Ouzo.


welcometozante dove mangiare varkarola

Highlights: traditional local dishes, live music. Located on the seafront of Zakynthos, this tavern offers traditional local dishes made with high quality ingredients and fish caught fresh daily, accompanied in the evening by popular Zakynthos songs (Kantades).


restaurant pirunaki zakynthos

Feature: fixed menu and lots of food. This characteristic Greek tavern is located in Lagkadakia, inland. With only € 15 per person you will be entitled to 8 local side dishes, a mix of meat, drinks and wine. Many of the raw materials come from the owner’s garden!


restaurant Ladolemono zakynthos

Feature: the best pita in Zakynthos and meat cooked on a spit. In this small tavern located on the side of the road, you will find the best pita in Zakynthos. Here both pita and meat are still cooked on the grill and on the spit. Read more


ristorante el greco taverna

Highlights: fresh fish, friendly atmosphere. Owner Gnognos is the soul of this family-run tavern: fresh fish daily, some meat dishes of the day and moussaka prepared daily by Gnognos’s lovely wife. Unique tavern and Greek hospitality at its finest.


Feature: grilled meat, traditional Greek cuisine. Located in Argassi, this tavern offers traditional Greek dishes (with generous proportions) at an affordable price. Famous for the size of the skewers and the mix of meat, in reality there is so much more to try, let Kostas recommend the dish of the day.


Feature: moussaka in the earthenware pan and local cuisine. Located in Kalamaki, the setting of this family-run tavern is reminiscent of the Parthenon in Athens. You will be impressed by the excellent cuisine and the friendliness of the staff. Here you absolutely must try the moussaka cooked in the earthenware pan and the grilled meat.


Feature: panoramic view and alternative cuisine. Located on Bochali Hill, it offers a beautiful panoramic view of Zakynthos Town. Since 1993 it has been chosen by many couples and families looking for a panoramic and romantic view where they can savor excellent Greek cuisine. Try the “Zantese rabbit”. Read more.