Visiting Kalamata? You are in luck as we just crafted a selection of delicious restaurants and eateries where you will get to sample delicious local specialties and drink refreshing beverages. Beyond the small and traditional haunts commonly associated with Kalamata, we’ve profiled a variety of establishments for all tastes and budgets. Here is a list of the top restaurants to visit in Kalamata.
Located near Kalamata’s railway station, Kardamo Edesmopoleio is a lovely restaurant operating since 2010 with a mission to offer its customers with unassuming yet authentic Greek dishes created with fresh local ingredients. You will find traditional dishes, though somewhat refined and revisited with newfound flavours. You will surely have a nice time dining (or lunching) here.
Restaurant, Contemporary, Pub Grub, Beer, Wine, Cocktails, Street Food, Greek, Fast Food, $$$
Platea, Kalamata | Courtesy of Platea
With an air of a 5-star hotel lobby and a crisp decor, Platea is an all-time favourite in Kalamata. Located on Kalamata’s main square, this beautiful establishment comprises a cafe/bar on the first floor and serves a varied menu of pizza, meat and seafood dishes, as well as tasty salads and refreshing desserts. The wine list is also simply enticing – we guarantee you will enjoy this hotspot.
Wine Bar, Bar, Contemporary, Greek, Wine, Beer, Cocktails, $$$
Up for an evening of delicious wine and scrumptious food? Then Kantoina (pronounced kantina) is where you need to go. Located in Kalamata’s central food market, this unassuming eatery and winery is a little gem in the Messinian capital. The menu includes a variety of Greek and international dishes, as well as several vegetarian-friendly options, but the highlight is certainly the impressive wine menu where you can sample Greek labels that are virtually unknown.
If you are craving Greek food but with a twist, Oinopantopōleion is the answer. Forget typical dishes and get ready to discover local ingredients combined to produce flavorful dishes. You can pair them with a bottle from the fantastic wine list and enjoy a relaxing dining experience. And if you end up falling in love with one of the locally sourced ingredients from your dish, you can go home with a package of pasta, nuts, a jar of jam or honey or grab a bottle of olive oil, vinegar, wine and even ouzo and Tsipouro.
Bar, Restaurant, Contemporary, Greek, Mediterranean, Beer, Wine, Vegetarian
Courtesy of Yiamas Gastro Bar
Looking for a place where you can sample fine cuisine from a rich menu and receive great service? Yiamas Gastro Bar is what you are looking for. Excelling in creative Greek cuisine with Messinian flavours, Yiamas, located inside the Elite City Resort hotel, counts a few unique and interesting dishes, such as Bao buns with homemade kimchi and a yogurt sauce, local cheese nuggets with tomato marmalade and other surprising flavours. Wash your dinner down with local wines, beers, Tsipouro and ouzo or delicious cocktails crafted by the experienced staff.
For a delicious meal by the water with fantastic views, head to Ksimeroma, a little family-run restaurant outside of the city. Here, you will find fresh seafood and fish (you can actually choose your fish) and a great variety of delicious dishes, such as aubergine dip (melitzanosalata), fresh salads and traditional food. The house wine is perfect but you can opt for a bottle from the wine menu or simply choose a refreshing beer while enjoying the impressive vistas.
For good portions of food and delicious Tsipouro and ouzo, your best bet is Tsipouradiko Therapeftirion, a traditional tsipouradiko (an establishment specializing in Tsipouro and related alcohols) where typical food is served in small portions to accompany your drink. Located on a small pedestrian street in the centre, this hidden yet relaxed place has a cool atmosphere where we suspect you will spend many hours sipping delicious Tsipouro, beer, wine or anything that tickles your fancy.
The perfect place for meat lovers, Kreopoleion 29 is a cool steakhouse where you can savour delicious quality meats. An old butcher shop turned restaurant, it serves mouth-watering cuts of beef, chicken and pork meat cooked to perfection according to your taste. The wine list will give you a run for your money and the impeccable service will surely make you come back for more.