Where to Eat in Ioannina: The Best Restaurants and Bars

October 31, 2017 Vivienne Hutton

Ioannina (Greek: Ιωάννινα, Greek pronunciation: [io̞ˈɐ.ni.nɐ]), often called Yannena (Γιάννενα, Greek pronunciation: [ˈʝɐ.ne̞.nɐ]) within Greece, is the capital and largest city of the Ioannina regional unit and of Epirus, an administrative region in north-western Greece. Its population is 112,486, according to 2011 census. It lies at an elevation of approximately 500 metres (1,640 feet) above sea level, on the western shore of lake Pamvotis (Παμβώτις). Ioannina is located 410 km (255 mi) northwest of Athens, 260 kilometres (162 miles) southwest of Thessaloniki and 80 km (50 miles) east of the port of Igoumenitsa in the Ionian Sea.
Things to do in Ioannina

1. Mystagogia

44 Koudouriotou, Ioannina 454 44, Greece Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi Mediterranean, Greek, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner, Late Night +30 2651 065325
Excellent
61%
Good
25%
Satisfactory
11%
Poor
2%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 240 reviews

Mystagogia

Reviewed By Maria L - Athens, Greece

A great mix of tradition with modern! A variety of dishes to cover the most difficult taste! Food fresh and interestinf. The setting is warm, the service is friendly.
When out in a city that mainly caters for students it's good to know that one can have a descent meal at a reasonable price.
Special thank you to Aris, the owner, for his welcoming attitude.
A definite must if visiting Ioannina!

2. Stoa Louli

Anexartissias 78, Ioannina 454 44, Greece Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi Mediterranean, Greek, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options Lunch, Dinner, Late Night HK$78 - HK$118 +30 2651 071322
Excellent
47%
Good
36%
Satisfactory
13%
Poor
3%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 337 reviews

Stoa Louli

Live greek music in winter, every Thursday, Friday and Saturday night at 22.00 and every Saturday & Sunday at 15.00. And the new entrance in our property, for your coffee and your sweets (also gluten free) - The Cake's Home -

Reviewed By mariner55 - Cernobbio

It is a large tavern in the center of Ioannina. There is a body guard at the entrance, but I never have found myself in danger there. The food is on the avegìrage quality, nothing special. The nice aspect is that you can eat even at midnight with no problem , if needed.
They have no fish, meat is the king , specially souvlaki. They have to price list :one for local people and onother for tourist. Price are anyway cheap enough. In the evening there was live traditional music.

3. Mpoukia Mpoukia

Akadimias 4, Ioannina, Greece Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi Greek, International, Mediterranean, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options Lunch, Dinner, Late Night HK$102 - HK$149 +30 2651 077767
Excellent
53%
Good
36%
Satisfactory
8%
Poor
2%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 429 reviews

Mpoukia Mpoukia

Reviewed By Manuela L - Luxembourg City, Luxembourg

A real greek restaurant, excellent mezes, variety menus on the card, will always meet your needs; relax on a nice patio or interior and enjoy good wine and delicious food, Mpoukia combines tradition in a friendly ambiance in an exeptional way.Thank you for your wonderful review. We are very happy to hear that you enjoyed your meal, the wines and you got the chance to relax in Mpoukia Mpoukia. We really hope to see you again soon!

4. Fisa Roufa

Averof 45, Ioannina 454 44, Greece Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi Mediterranean, Greek, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options Lunch, Dinner, Late Night +30 2651 026262
Excellent
57%
Good
31%
Satisfactory
8%
Poor
3%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 299 reviews

Fisa Roufa

Reviewed By krezie23 - Malia, Greece

Both my partner and I had a cold so some chick peas and a soup each (patsas and vegetable) were perfect! The waiter was very helpful and friendly and prices were good. We would recommend this to anyone looking for more traditional Greek food - vegan and vegetarian options also available.

5. Anorthografo

50 Koudouriotou, Ioannina 454 44, Greece Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible Mediterranean, Greek Lunch, Dinner, Late Night +30 2651 037001
Excellent
62%
Good
27%
Satisfactory
9%
Poor
2%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 131 reviews

Anorthografo

Reviewed By s0fia58 - Brussels, Belgium

We have entered this place by luck and it was the best choice we could have made! Great environment, with a fireplace in the middle of the hall, the food was really tasteful, and the prices very reasonable! I highly recommend it!

6. Restaurant O Fotis

Peripheral road Amfithea, Ioannina 455 00, Greece Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Seating, Accepts Credit Cards Mediterranean, Greek, Barbecue Lunch, Dinner HK$55 - HK$141 +30 699 600 9001
Excellent
70%
Good
26%
Satisfactory
4%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 82 reviews

Restaurant O Fotis

Reviewed By Roni T - Beirut, Lebanon

O Fotis is a family restaurant with a wide variety of tasty dishes. Arriving there, we were welcomed by the waiters who were always smiling and ready to serve. Their salads are very fresh and their schnitzel and the kalamakia were yummy and big in size. This place is highly recommended.

7. Frontzu Politia

Agias Triados, Ioannina, Greece Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi Mediterranean, European, Greek, Central European, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night HK$110 - HK$212 +30 2651 021011
Excellent
68%
Good
25%
Satisfactory
5%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 768 reviews

Frontzu Politia

The «Frontzu Politia» complex (Hotel | Restaurant | Congress Center | Cafe | Playground) is located just one kilometer from the center of Ioannina. The ideal location of the complex “Frontzu Politia” gives you the opportunity to enjoy the magnificent view of the city and Pamvotis lake, as well as the beautiful natural forest that surrounds it. Our culinary philosophy is based on the use of fresh, seasonal products and local delicacies. Traditional recipes, with selected raw materials, modern techniques and combinations of flavours, offer another dimension to the gastronomic results.

Reviewed By stephanieesq - new york

This place is not to be missed. Where do I start? The view is absolutely breathtaking , the food excellent and the service superb. Order the steak!! The hotel is also spotless and very comfy. Highly recommend!!

8. O Zagorisios

Koutselio, Ioannina 45500, Greece Wheelchair Accessible Greek Lunch, Dinner +30 2651 055051
Excellent
69%
Good
25%
Satisfactory
5%
Poor
0%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 59 reviews

O Zagorisios

Reviewed By Aethelred - Cambridge, Massachusetts

- almost not an exaggeration. This is a great traditional restaurant in a village just outside Ioannina that specializes in meat (and potatoes etc) slow-cooked (3.5 hours) in huge iron pots over and under (!) glowing coals. This is still how they do it here; we visited the kitchen and the room with the coal range, and it looked as fantastic as the food tasted (specialty is billy). Also otherwise, a nice restaurant with great salad, cheese, and so on. Well worth the visit. It seems the restaurant is quite well known locally and even in Greece, but it hasn't made it on tripadvisor yet.

9. Balsamico

17 Soutsou, Ioannina 454 44, Greece Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi Mediterranean, Greek, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options Lunch, Dinner, Late Night +30 2651 037722
Excellent
51%
Good
31%
Satisfactory
13%
Poor
4%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 370 reviews

Balsamico

Reviewed By mendi62 - Tel Aviv, Israel

We were recommended by somebody to eat at two Ioannina restaurants. Following eating at these two, it is sure that this restaurant is much better. The taste and quality of food were wonderful and by resonable low prices. The service was very quick. Highly recommended...MoreDear customer thank you very much for your time and your comments! We are happy to see that you enjoyed your visit! We hope you will visit us again!

10. Metsovitiki Folia

101 Averof, Ioannina 454 44, Greece Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards Steakhouse, Barbecue, Greek Lunch, Dinner, Late Night HK$63 - HK$78 +30 2651 022033
Excellent
63%
Good
32%
Satisfactory
4%
Poor
1%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 524 reviews

Metsovitiki Folia

Reviewed By ancapralos - Athens, Greece

It was cosy but very crowded because i think it was Christmas period.Excellent dishes of salad and local cheeses.Must to taste the chicken kontosouvli but we find the pork kontosouvli a little bit hard. Excellent service by their friendly staff and decent prices.

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