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

September 21, 2017 Enriqueta Cusson

Messini (Greek: Μεσσήνη) is a municipal unit (dimotiki enotita) and seat (edra) of the municipality (dimos) of Messini within the regional unit (perifereiaki enotita) of Messenia in the region (perifereia) of Peloponnese, one of 13 regions into which Greece has been divided. Before 2011 the same hierarchy prevailed, according to Law 2539 of 1997, the Kapodistrias Plan, except that Messenia was a nomos and the Municipal unit was a locality (topiko diamerisma). The dimos existed under both laws, but not with the same constituents.
Things to do in Messini

1. Fish & Pasta Kannas

12 Poseidonos | Marina Kalamatas, Kalamata 241 00, Greece Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi Italian, Seafood, Mediterranean, European, Greek, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly Lunch, Dinner, Late Night +30 2721 091596
Excellent
70%
Good
20%
Satisfactory
6%
Poor
2%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 293 reviews

Fish & Pasta Kannas

Reviewed By stoupagr - Falls Church, VA

We come to Greece three times a year from the U.S. as we have a Spitaki (little house) in Stoupa. We always eat at Kannas when we are in Kalamata. I love Greek food, but I want a change sometimes. I always have the pasta...MoreThank you very much!!!!! your review give us the strength to carry on!!!!!

2. Kardamo Edesmopoleio

Sidirodromikou Stathmou Square 21, Kalamata 241 00, Greece Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Free Wifi Mediterranean, Greek, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner, Late Night HK$94 - HK$173 +30 2721 098091
Excellent
64%
Good
28%
Satisfactory
6%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 509 reviews

Kardamo Edesmopoleio

Reviewed By Adriane M

The food is delicious! We shared greek appetizers and there were the best in our trip so far. The atmosphere was very calm at the moment because it is not located in the noisy street.
I totally recommend this place if you are looking for typical gourmet greek food.

3. ATHANASIOU

Central Square Trianon, Kalamata, Greece Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi Cafe, Greek Breakfast, Brunch, Late Night +30 2721 023344
Excellent
45%
Good
29%
Satisfactory
12%
Poor
8%
Terrible
6%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 282 reviews

ATHANASIOU

It Is A Patisserie With Various Branches In Kalamata. It Has Coffee Shop And Gelateria Also.

Reviewed By apapafloratos - Athens, Greece

Try the cafe store on Navarinou str. by the seaside. Very nice view, best coffee and pastries to enjoy. Not very cheap, but worth it. When in Kalamata, this cafe is a must stop. Also has other 2 branches in central City, where you can get a great variety of local pastries for take away at home! But if you need to relax and enjoy your coffee or Sandwich, go to the branch by the sea side.

4. Da Francesco

14 Possidonos | Pedestrian Marina, Kalamata 241 00, Greece Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi Italian, Pizza, Mediterranean, European, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner, Late Night +30 2721 080806
Excellent
69%
Good
15%
Satisfactory
9%
Poor
4%
Terrible
3%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 492 reviews

Da Francesco

Reviewed By Andrea P

The best pasta and the best Italian cuisine is only at one place, and that’s Da Francesco.
Magnificent place, lovely staff, and the most amazing variety of foods you’ll ever find.
If you want the best of Italy, get down to Da Francesco for the best experience of your life.

5. Luna Lounge

23 Aristomenous, Kalamata 241 00, Greece Delivery, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi Bar, Cafe, Mediterranean, European, Wine Bar, International, Greek, Vegetarian Friendly Lunch, Brunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Late Night, Drinks HK$24 - HK$86 +30 2721 777777
Excellent
64%
Good
29%
Satisfactory
5%
Poor
2%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 195 reviews

Luna Lounge

Trying to be a bistrot.Louder music with fine casual kitchen.

Reviewed By theofme - London, United Kingdom

First of all this all day bar is a little treasure in Kalamata's city center! I really like the decoration which reminds something from the modern-retro Greece! Try the sliders and also have a look in the cocktail list! Have fun ♡

6. Ta Rolla

53 Spartis, Kalamata 241 00, Greece Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Free Wifi, Delivery, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible Mediterranean, Greek, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options Lunch, Dinner HK$71 - HK$118 +30 2721 026218
Excellent
73%
Good
21%
Satisfactory
4%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 354 reviews

Ta Rolla

Greek local traditional cuisine with daily fresh dishes for lunch and warm dishes for dinner. Most of the day dishes finish early, but during the summer we are operating longer time and we prepare fresh dish such as mousaka, eggplant with cheese in the oven, fresh cooked vegetables , twice or three time per day.. Monday to Friday from 8 a.M. Till 11:30 p.M. , Saturday from 8 a.M. Till 7 p.M., Sunday is usually closed, but sometimes we open - occasionally. Call if you need more info.

Reviewed By Eskog - Hokksund, Norway

This restaurant is in the city center. It seems very popular among the locals.
On our first visit we ordered beef ragu and chicken. For drinks we ordered beer and red wine. The dishes were tasteful and the beer ice-cold.
The second visit was a week later. We ordered lamb in tomato sauce and chicken filet with mashed potatoes. Once more the dishes were tasteful
Both times some dishes on the menu were not available because they were sold out during lunch. Maybe they should prepare more of the most popular dishes?
This is a nice, typical greek restaurant. Absolutely worth a visit.

7. Stou Kosta

Thesi Mpournias, Kalamata, Greece Takeout, Reservations, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible Mediterranean, Greek, Vegan Options Lunch +30 2721 083957
Excellent
75%
Good
21%
Satisfactory
3%
Poor
0%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 51 reviews

Stou Kosta

Reviewed By Peter K - Perth, Australia

I will start with the only negative about this place - it is almost impossible to find unless you are actually taken there by a local and being tucked away it has no seaside view. But who cares once who sample the food!
The owner, Kosta, is a very gracious host who recites the lengthy daily menu to you. Every ingredient is fresh and in season so there is no actual written menu - just what Kosta and his family have been able to source and cook on the day.
I go to this place every time I get to Kalamata and it never fails to impress. The choices are always extensive from fasting dishes, to vegetable dishes, meats, pastas and seafood of amazing taste and freshness.
The portions are huge - this is Greek home style cooking at its very best in a very relaxed and friendly family environment. So make sure you bring a BIG appetite. As an added bonus the prices are rock bottom so you can keep coming here again and again once you find out how to get here in the first place.
I could go on for a long time about this place but as someone wrote in one of the earlier reviews (in Greek), if I lived in Kalamata I would never eat at home - I would just come here every day.

8. Street Pasta

20 Amfias | 23 March Square ,, Historical Center, Kalamata 241 00, Greece Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Free Wifi, Delivery, Waitstaff Pizza, Italian, Mediterranean, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options Dinner, Lunch HK$47 - HK$196 +30 2721 401328
Excellent
67%
Good
26%
Satisfactory
6%
Poor
1%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 90 reviews

Street Pasta

Reviewed By Leonidas-tg

Very polite and welcoming staff, excellent service, very direct and very personalized, pizza (margarita) was ok but base / was kinda dry and non tasty. Amatricciana was tasty and fresh. Pesto was not so tasty but pasta mista was really good. The best dish was very carpaccio, perhaps the best carpaccio I ever had. Overall it was pleasant and I would visit it again

9. Tavern Argo

Salaminos 52 str. | Marina Kalamatas, Kalamata, Greece Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi, Highchairs Available Mediterranean, Greek, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options Lunch, Dinner +30 2721 025380
Excellent
53%
Good
36%
Satisfactory
8%
Poor
2%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 135 reviews

Tavern Argo

Reviewed By chris i

Love this busy little place on the harbour. Only in the area for 5 nights, yet we were so impressed we ate here twice. Both times had great meals.

10. Bistroteca

Mitropetrova, Kalamata, Greece Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi Bar, Cafe, Mediterranean, European, Greek, Vegetarian Friendly Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night +30 2721 097431
Excellent
39%
Good
36%
Satisfactory
16%
Poor
6%
Terrible
3%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 228 reviews

Bistroteca

Reviewed By Yolanda B - Empire, Michigan

A very nice variety selection in food choices with daily specials, a great place for locals/travelers to get breakfast lunch and dinner. Mediterranean-European and American style menu, a wonderful assortment and fantastic desserts, coffees/tea & cocktails! Great food & atmosphere but the service needs improvement!

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