Limassol Food Guide: 10 Must-Eat Restaurants & Street Food Stalls in Limassol

October 19, 2017 Leonarda Pillsbury

Cyprus' second-largest city appeals to a wide range of tourists, from those interested in sun and sand vacations to those who prefer to delve into the island's culture at its museums and sites of archaeological interest. This large seaside resort on Akrotiri Bay on the sunny southern coast offers lively nightlife and a slew of energetic festivals. A cornucopia of cafes and bars lines the bustling seafront. Accommodation options range from villas and self-catering apartments to luxurious hotels.
Things to do in Limassol

1. La Maison Fleurie

Christaki Kranou 18 | Germasogeia Municipality, Limassol 4041, Cyprus Takeout, Highchairs Available, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Validated Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Accepts Credit Cards Seafood, French, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options Lunch, Dinner HK$94 - HK$706 +357 25 320680
Excellent
88%
Good
6%
Satisfactory
2%
Poor
2%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 1 reviews

La Maison Fleurie

La Maison Fleurie is established since 1986 and created by great passion for French authentic cuisine. The interior design is based on a rich classic style with very romantic surroundings. During summer time, the restaurant offers you a tremendous garden for relaxing evenings. Ideal for wedding, private parties, baptizing and other private events & anniversaries! The restaurant is awarded in 2017 & 2016 with a Certificate of Excellence for the great reviews earned by guests. In 2014 Tripadvisor awarded the restaurant in the Top 25 Fine restaurants of Europe with the Travelers Choice Award! It has been also distinguished in various gastronomy Exhibitions worldwide and in the most well known Travel Guides as Conde Nast Traveler, DK Travel. The DK Travel Guide of "Top 10 Cyprus" honors since 2004 and every year the restaurant as the 1st Top International Restaurant and probably the best restaurant on the island. Every Tuesday & Friday, the restaurant delivers directly from France, Fresh Tsarskaya Oysters (Gold medal 2017 in Paris) & Seafood, Great Specialties on Duck, Goose Foie Gras, Wild Boar, hare, Quail, Grouse and Deer!

Reviewed By Sebastian F - Limassol, Cyprus

The venue is refined but still a little tired.
It seems overly pretentious because, although the service was acceptable, the quality of the food, sadly, left much to be desired.
Lamb was unavailable which ruled out three items. I didn't want chicken, duck or mouflon which ruled out another 6 or 7 items.
So, I had a lacklustre apple soufflé and a very apologetic (but burnt) creme brulee for dessert.
Having said that, the starters were not so bad.
Sorry, I just cannot recommend this restaurant.

2. Vivaldi by Mavrommatis

Four Seasons Hotel, 67-69 Amathus Avenue | Agios Tychonas, Limassol 4532, Cyprus Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Valet Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi Mediterranean, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Dinner HK$628 - HK$1,452 +357 25 858000
Excellent
78%
Good
16%
Satisfactory
4%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 569 reviews

Vivaldi by Mavrommatis

Offers the best in fresh, fine Mediterranean cuisine. In conjunction with the renowned Cypriot Chef Andreas Mavrommatis, based in Paris and building on the success of our 10 year relationship. Mavrommatis' recipe for success has always been based on the simplicity of market fresh Mediterranean ingredients. Open for dinner only, also outdoors during the summer months (May to October). Vivaldi by Mavrommatis Restaurant is voted as the Best Hotel Restaurant in Cyprus by the TimeOut Readers for 8 consecutive years.

Reviewed By Chris P - Farnham Common, United Kingdom

The service, menu and food quality all indicate a great attention to detail. The main menu has lots of options, but I would recommend that unless you have an enormous appetite, the best way to experience more than 1 or 2 courses is to go for the 4 course "taster" menu, which gives you more courses from the menu but in smaller portions. A delicious variation on a caprese salad to start, a mouth watering porcini and truffle risotto, choice of beef or fish for main, and then your choice from the desert menu. Superb.

3. Ta Piatakia

Nikodimou Mylona 7, Limassol 3095, Cyprus Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi Mediterranean, European, Greek, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Dinner, Late Night HK$243 - HK$432 +357 25 745017
Excellent
77%
Good
15%
Satisfactory
5%
Poor
2%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 591 reviews

Ta Piatakia

Reviewed By mufidsukkar - London, United Kingdom

Ta Piatakia (Little Plates) is one of those restaurants that are deceptive in their unassuming outward looks but, once you step in, all your perceptions, expectations and worries are turned upside down. From the moment you are greeted by the proprietor cum chef, you are made to feel great before you begin the food experience. Roddy Damalis is a one-off force of nature. He trained as a chef in South Africa and returned to Cyprus to feed the Cypriots their own cuisine, but with a twist! Everything that Roddy prepares has its roots in the Cypriot cuisine but he adds his own twist on everything from the humble haloumi cheese to the more traditional Kleftiko (slow clay-oven cooked lamb and potatoes), they all come out tasting like something you never had before. One addictive delicacy Roddy offers on each table as you sit down, is a vase (yes, vase) of celery sticks dipped in some type of batter and flash-fried, then served cold, instead of bread sticks. I dare you to resist eating less than 5 of those amazing sticks. My advice is never ask for the menu, which does exist. Just ask Roddy to recommend a menu and he will ask a few questions about how hungry you feel, what you do and don't eat and he takes care of the rest from his own wine selection to the guilty pleasure of his amazing desserts. Given that the restaurant is no more than the average house reception room, the atmosphere is intimate, friendly and full of laughter and sounds of delighted customers. I have visited Ta Piatakia many, many times and I have never been disappointed. If you love someone enough or you want to impress a business colleague, take them to Roddy's, I guarantee you a delightful experience punctuated by a number of table visits by Roddy who apart from being a chef and cookery book writer, is a hilarious human being. You will go to bed happy, if somewhat over-calorified but hey, you only live once!

4. Columbia Steak House

Agiou Andreou 223 | Old Town, Limassol 3036, Cyprus Takeout, Highchairs Available, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Outdoor Seating, Accepts Credit Cards Steakhouse, International Dinner, Late Night HK$94 - HK$777 +357 25 278000
Excellent
80%
Good
15%
Satisfactory
3%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 343 reviews

Columbia Steak House

The Plaza's chic Steak House is a feast for both the stomach and the eyes. Specializing in fresh, prime cuts of superior quality U.S.D.A Black Angus Premium beef, flown in chilled from overseas every week. The restaurant's experienced chefs use a unique method of cooking the perfectly aged steaks. This not only produces what is now acknowledged as the best steak in town, but is certain to please gourmands island-wide. With Executive Chef, Yiannis Politis, supervising and mentoring the kitchen staff, and paying close attention to detail to ensure the freshness and consistency of your culinary experience, the Steak House takes great pride in serving only the highest quality of food.The restaurant offers a mouth-watering array of original menu options to suit everyone's taste: if you are not a meat-lover, indulge in fresh fish and seafood flown in from across the world, new asian menu including delicious sushi creations from our chefs or sample our succulent appetizers, scrumptious daily specials, unique sides, and decadent desserts. Be sure to try the Steak House signature pepper blend, broiled to a crusty finish over your steak - a house specialty that is sure to delight your taste buds! Stylish and classy, the Steak House boasts a dazzling Cigar lounge area, ideal for enjoying an after dinner drink, cocktail with friends or just a place to relax. With its impressive wine cellar, spacious indoor and outdoor Seating, and impeccable waiting staff, our elegant, metropolitan restaurant is bound to astound. Dine here, and enjoy a memorable gastronomic experience unique to Cyprus.

Reviewed By A TripAdvisor Member

When it comes to steak.. is the place to be. We recommend this place if you wish to have an amazing dining experience . We’ve been there many times and for different occasions but always they meet our expectations respectively. ?

5. Danae Tavern

Leoforos Amathountos 92, shop 05 | Agios Tychonas Community, Limassol 4532, Cyprus Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Wine and Beer, Accepts Credit Cards Seafood, Mediterranean, Greek, International, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner, Brunch +357 25 327917
Excellent
69%
Good
20%
Satisfactory
7%
Poor
2%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 342 reviews

Danae Tavern

Reviewed By Chris940

As usual read the reviews and decided to visit. Nice restaurant good choice of meals, quick service and really friendly staff. We chose the ravioli and moussaka. Both were really nice and we can recommend either. There was live music as well, not really my cup of tea but some people might enjoy it. If you check the photo he bears a likeness to the legend that is "Ron Jeremy"?

6. Venezia

Amathountos Avenue 106a | Agios Tychonas Community, Limassol 4532, Cyprus Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi Seafood, Mediterranean, European, Greek, International, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night +357 25 324922
Excellent
82%
Good
10%
Satisfactory
5%
Poor
1%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 403 reviews

Venezia

Opposite Four Seasons Hotel

Reviewed By Jesse C

While driving along the southern coast of Cyprus, I stopped to walk around Limassol. I wandered in to Venezia for a late lunch. I ordered the grilled octopus, and it was incredibly good. I'm used to getting just some octopus meat when ordering this, so was a little surprised to receive a whole octopus, but I was certainly glad to have all that after tasting it! The only downside was that it was served with french fries, and the ketchup they had was way too sweet. I ended up eating the fries with vinegar, which was okay, but not my preferred way of having them. Next time I will see about substituting a different side.
The service was fine, although nothing really spectacular. There was only one woman serving, but since it was pretty late for lunch, the restaurant was almost empty. However, she was preparing for dinner as well, so would sort of disappear from time to time. Fortunately, when I did need anything, she was around and I was able to get her attention.
I certainly wouldn't hesitate to eat here again the next time I'm in Limassol.

7. Sailor's Rest Lounge Bar Restaurant

St Raphael Resort's Marina | Amathus Avenue, Limassol, Cyprus Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi Seafood, Mediterranean, European, International, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night +357 25 834242
Excellent
70%
Good
22%
Satisfactory
6%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 369 reviews

Sailor's Rest Lounge Bar Restaurant

The award winning Sailor's Rest Lounge Bar Restaurant was re-launched in summer 2008 after an amazing re-creation of Limassol’s favourite ‘hot spot’. Situated in the unique location of the St. Raphael Marina, offering spectacular views over the Mediterranean Sea and yachts, the restaurant serves an array of gourmet cuisine with fresh fish, meats, salads and pasta, not to mention mouth watering desserts and ice-creams that are available throughout the day.

Reviewed By Elena C - Cyprus

Highly recommended. We went for Sunday lunch. The restaurant is spotlessly clean including the washrooms. Food and service equally excellent. Portions are generous even for a very hungry man!. Crowed is mainly local families Highly recommended however pricyDear Elena C, Thank you so much for finding the time to share your excellent experience at the Sailor's Rest Lounge Bar Restaurant. We are delighted to read that you enjoyed your meal and will look forward to welcoming you back soon. Our best regards,

8. Limanaki Fish Restaurant

Leoforos Amathountos 75b | Amathus Beach Hotel, Agios Tychonas Community, Limassol 3606, Cyprus Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi Seafood, Mediterranean, European, Greek, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner HK$141 - HK$777 +357 25 832000
Excellent
73%
Good
15%
Satisfactory
7%
Poor
4%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 241 reviews

Limanaki Fish Restaurant

Known and acknowledged as the best fish and seafood restaurant in Cyprus for more than 30 years, Limanaki is literally only a few steps from the water and has been recently fully redecorated. Its success is based on the assurance that the fish you are served in the evening was swimming in the sea that morning; and there’s an expert on hand to tell you all about the wide array of oysters, fish and other seafood on display.

Reviewed By Spartak55 - London, United Kingdom

Arrived at the Amathus early evening so after a tiring day travelling decided to stay at the hotel for dinner.
Limanaki is a beautiful modern outside restaurant close to the sea. The food is incredible and the olive oil they put on the table to dip the lovely bread in is just like no other olive I have tasted - fabulous. The white taramasalata is simply a taste sensation.
The rest of the food was excellent too but a measure of the food quality is when such attention is given to the relatively small things.... and of course the service was impeccable.

9. Cleopatra Lebanese Restaurant

Tzon Kennenty | Christiana Court, Shop 2&3, Limassol 3106, Cyprus (Formerly Cleopatra's) Outdoor Seating, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards Lebanese, Mediterranean, Greek, Middle Eastern, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Halal, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night HK$86 - HK$173 +357 25 586711
Excellent
79%
Good
15%
Satisfactory
3%
Poor
2%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 511 reviews

Cleopatra Lebanese Restaurant

Cleopatra Lebanese & Cypriot restaurant was established in 1989 and serves traditional Lebanese and Cypriot cuisine. Cleopatra is located in the heart of Limassol in Enaerios area.We assure you that the food you are about to enjoy is of the finest quality, brought daily from the markets.Authentic Cypriot and Lebanese cuisine, variety of dishes including salads, cold and hot selections, deep fried specialties, charcoal grill, Lebanese specialties and Deserts.The success of our style of cooking depends on the very best ingredients being treated in the simple way to enhance their natural flavors. The meals are prepared to order “a la minute”. Nothing is pre-cooked, please allow a little time so that our qualified chefs can ensure your meal is prepared with expertise and care.

Reviewed By johnjupe - Limassol

My wife, son and I went. I had been once before but our son several times. Excellent food once again. Village salad and starters were really fresh. Great main courses from a ample selection. Service was very good. And remembered from previous visits. The restaurant is just a couple of minutes from the beach road, off Makarios Avenue and it's on John Kennedy Street. Well worth a visit

10. Meze Taverna Restaurant

Agiou Andreou 209, Limassol 3036, Cyprus Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi Mediterranean, Greek, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night +357 99 570698
Excellent
80%
Good
14%
Satisfactory
4%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 760 reviews

Meze Taverna Restaurant

Small family business serving traditional Cypriot and Greek food!This includes both meat and fish meze ...recipies were taken from my grandmother and mother and we try to give the customer the feeling of the authentic Cypriot hospitality!!

Reviewed By SimBuc - Brighton, United Kingdom

Visited Limassol for a wedding anniversary weekend and were super lucky without a reservation to grab a 7pm early table for two (before a group booking arrived at 9pm - which was totally enough time for the meal).
Desperately wanted to order the Meze with my husband (based on the reviews already on TA), but also the moussaka. Ended up going with my gut and ordering the moussaka, along with some taramasalata as a starter. I'm actually salivating whilst typing this, as I recall the meal! It was delicious. And the staff were delightful - a really small restaurant, with a great atmosphere. If it had of been open on the Sunday, we'd have come back again the next day!
Loved it.

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