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Avli in Malia

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  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Hand sanitizer available to guests & staff
  • Daily temperature and symptom checks for staff
  • Socially distanced dining tables
  • Staff required to regularly wash hands
  • Tables disinfected between guests
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Updated 01/07/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
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Updated 01/07/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.

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US$2 - US$22
Mediterranean, Greek, Healthy
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Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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Reviewed 18 October 2021 via mobile

Friendly and warm. Even at the end of season. Food was excellent: beef stew with aubergine, to die for! Although I was full after the main course I would return for more

Date of visit: October 2021
Reviewed 16 October 2021

Home Made Cretan Style Food that is just amazing. Wine, Service and Staff were top class. I loved BOTH visits.

Date of visit: October 2021
Reviewed 16 October 2021

Great place and atmosphere. I recommend the smoked and grilled pork as a starter and the lamb kleftiko for main. Portions big enough to last two days. Staff checks for QR code so when it started to rain and the people outside rushed in it...didn't worry us at all and it still felt safe. In fact it was nice to suddenly have some girls from the Czech Republic at our table and we had a lot of fun together. Felt like pre-Covid-19 times. If you have the chance go there and enjoy the hospitality and the food and wine.More

Date of visit: October 2021
Reviewed 14 October 2021

lovely meal, very accomodating staff during peak time when it was very busy, great wine, lovely atmosphere and decor. great location and very reasonably priced.

Date of visit: September 2021
Reviewed 13 October 2021

Great food, great service, great location!! Good menu selection and choices for vegetarians, definitely worth going !!

Date of visit: October 2021
Reviewed 12 October 2021 via mobile

This place is a must visit restaurant!! Great food, great service and reasonable prices. Do not miss it! I am Cretan and I would rate this place as one of the best in Crete.

Date of visit: October 2021
Reviewed 10 October 2021 via mobile

Had 2 meals here and we were made very welcome by the staff, it is managed with great experience and the food definitely did not disappoint. Would highly recommend snd can’t wait to visit again .

Date of visit: October 2021
Reviewed 7 October 2021

Had been recommended this Venue but did not find it that great. The food was ok, but did not have a patch on San Georgios. Very disappointed 😥More

Date of visit: October 2021
MIKE, Γενικός Διευθυντής at Avli in Malia, responded to this reviewResponded 9 October 2021

Dear 928deer Thank you for taking the time to provide this feedback. We are very disappointed to read that your visit was not to our usual high standards. we do strive to ensure all our guests leave our restaurants delighted with their experience, clearly this...More

Reviewed 5 October 2021 via mobile

We had a lovely launch with my family in Avila restaurant.Second time in the restaurant and we weren’t disappointed everything was very tasty and the staff very kind and helpful. And the prices very reasonable. Definitely a must if you are in the area!

Date of visit: September 2021
Reviewed 4 October 2021 via mobile

After checking TripAdvisor we thought we’d give it a go and we were not disappointed. Friendly and welcoming staff, lovely lighting, 3 different places to sit in. I would recommend reserving a table, but they will fit you in if you haven’t (for a certain...time until the reservations turn up, for example we got a table from 18.30-20.00 which was enough time). If you sit upstairs you’re offered blankets if you get too cold. Food is delicious and there’s something for everyone. We thought it was so good we reserved a table for the next day!More

Date of visit: October 2021
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Yes, Avli in Malia is taking precautions against COVID-19. A full list is available within the "safety precautions" section of this page.

Avli in Malia is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travelers:
  • Food: 5
  • Service: 5
  • Value: 5