Ionio Restaurant

Restaurants in Lassi

Kath and rod -(lisa) Kerfoot          10/10

June 2013 - Visited Ionia Restaurant several times as we always do on our visits. Lambros and staff wonderful, great, genuine welcome with excellent service and food. See you September.

Peter H          8/10

Just returned from 2 weeks in Kefalonia. We ate at this delightful taverna twice and found the food of good quality and the staff very friendly. The sweets were very impressive and large. The restaurant had an authentic ambience about it which made for a relaxing evening. Would definitely eat there again should we revisit the island.

Peter and Tracey Holliman

Zoe B          10/10

We ate at  Ionio 3 times, food and service was fantastic. Moussaka was the best I've ever had. Saganaki was absolutely delicious. Souvlaki great, I could go on with more of the things we ate but suffice to say they were all delicious. Portion sizes were good too. Nice setting, although it was on the main road, the restaurant was set up a bit higher and with the plants that they had planted along the front, you didn't see the road, just the very tops of peoples heads as they walked by and then over to the sea in the background. If and its probably not going to happened, we ever went back to Kefalonia we would definitely
go back here.

Sarah K          4/10

Returned from Lassi last weekend and ate at Ionio once, hate to say but the service was poor and the fod was average.  Had a long wait to even place our order for drinks/food, and it didn't improve muh from there.

Sue T          10/10

We arrived back from Kefalonia on Tuesday night, as usual our favourite nights were spent in Ionio.  Fantastic food, very friendly, helpful people, especially Andreas (even though he caught me out trying to get me to write with his exploding pen infront of the whole taverna!!!) Also a wonderful  view of the sunset. A varied menu - Moussaka delicious and red snapper, gorgeous!

Darren M          10/10


Kate           10/10

 Really worried about meals in Kefalonia as by three nights in and I had three poor meals.  Went to this restaurant expecting the worst, and I am pleased to report I was wrong.  The meals were really enjoyable and a good size.  We went back for the rest of the week to try the other meals.

The staff were great, especially Andreas, this is a man who really enjoys his work and nothing is too much trouble, he always remembers people, and makes a point of coming over to chat.
We had different meals every night, all of them were tasty and a good evening was had by all!! 
This is a friendly restaurant with a good greek feel to it, unfortunately alot of the restaurants seem to play old English songs and have too much of a british feel and too many british menu's.

Jeffrey M          8/10

Had two meals in this restaurant during our stay in Lassi last week.  The quality of food was very good with nice staff etc.

Yvonne P          6/10

Nice and roomy especially for families. Food average (small portions!) but not unpleasant.

Beverley H          10/10

This is one of the best restaurants I have been to in Greece, and beleive me I have been to lots.  Not only was the food fantastic but the waiters and waitresses could not do enough for you.  They were so welcoming and friendly they are really lovely people.  The english lady standing outside welcoming you to the restaurant was very funny and friendly and provided us with complimentary wine with our meal.  I had the red snapper wrapped in paper (filo Pastry) this was a truly scruptious meal as was everyone elses (all 9 of them).  Thank you to the Ionio restaurant for maintaining the traditional charm and character that we remeber Greece for.  What a fantatic restaurant.

Sharon H          10/10

This restaurant was so amazing!! We have been to Lassi 5 times now, but never eaten here.  What a shame as it was stunning!  We ended up here after walking out of the Sto Psisto restaurant as the service was so bad.  We passed the Ionio and looked at the menu outside, and there was a really friendly english lady outside who recommended the food to us.  We jokingly said to her that if we all ate here tonight (there was 9 of us), could we have a free carafe of wine?  That was no trouble for her to arrange, we entered the restaurant and were shown to a lovely table straight away and immediately given the carafe of wine, and the waiters/waitresses couldn't do enough for us!  They were such lovely people, very friendly and professional.  The service was very quick and our food was amazing.  I had the cheese pies to start with and they were lovely, and everyone else in our party enjoyed their food.  some of the main courses we would recommend are:  the stuffed lamb with vine leaves, this was a gorgeous dish, the lamb was so tender and really tasty.  The red snapper wrapped in paper (which was actually filo pastry), my sister had this and she loved it, it was a massive dinner and really scrummy!!!  My husband had the seafood spaghetti and this was also excellent. The kids meals are fantastic value for money at around 3 euros each!  The kids loved them.  All round we went here on two consecutive nights, and even on the second night as soon as we arrived, we were given another carafe of the wine on the house (I can fully recommend the house white wine, it was great!).  You also get a nice shot of ouzo at the end of the meal which was nice.  Our bill of the first visit was 139 euros for 9 people, which was one of the cheapest and best meals we had in Lassi during our 2 week holiday.  I would eat at the Ionio every night given the chance as it is by far the best, and I wish we had discovered it earlier in our holiday!  We will be returning again next year, and look forward to eating here again! 

Kerrie W

6th visit to Kefallina and went to the Ionio 3 times. The food service and everything was great. Lambros and Andreas are the best, they made me laugh so much, there great fun!


Christine B          9/10

Went to this restaurant twice.  Excellent greek food, international dishes average.

Waiters friendly and fast!
Give it a try.

Michael M          10/10

in lassie for a week 26 may 2007 ate in this restaurant 3 nights the best food and very friendly service give it a try

John G          10/10

the Ionio is an Excellent Restaurant what more could you ask for than fine food and great staff we were only there a week and went in three times. if you DON'T like chips ask for baked or roast with veg it's no problem.I wish them all the best for making our stay so enjoyable.

Lisa M


Shirley & bryan N           

We went to Ionio 10 years ago and still tell people how wonderful it was. It has obviously changed since then but if we come back we will definately visit.

Clare H           

bloody love the place,lovely people,fab food,good beer,just go there for a nice meal and you should meet some good friends.Alot of the locals go there so that says something,

we did try another place,sirtakis,which was lovely but very busy,the ioino is just right for us...
my 18 year daughter had tears in her eyes as we walked away....she'd being serving behind the bar for 2wks!!!!!
i have no doubt that we will go back,just like the friends we meet there that have been going to lassi for 20 years
love clare mal rachel

Liz M           

This was our most favourite Restaurant in Lassi - there Lamb Kleftiko is amazing!  The service is brilliant too very friendly and welcoming staff - vistited this reatuarant twice on our holiday - the only restaurant we deemed good enough to go back

Chris S           

Really nice friendly place, we ate here twice for breakfast and once for our evening meal. Had the sea bass which was lovely for 10 euros. Definately worth a visit.

Clare H           

going back to lassi next wk,3rd time to go back....

we always go back to the ionia,the meals are great,and the boys are fab.
we really should try some place else....nah...
have fun

Yvonne & dale H           

First came here in 2003.  Certainly lived up to our previous expectations.  FRIENDLY service by everyone, genuine too!  Food gorgeous, kids loved it here, lots of goodies for them to take home, key rings, mugs etc makes a difference.  Lemon chicken to die for, kleftiko fantastic and lemon pie mmmm.  Definately got to try it!

Robert J           

Went there on our first night and returned every night for the next two weeks! The food was amazing, prices were good compared to other restaurants we thought about going into.......... service was the real highlight for us, got to the stage we didnt have a free shot of ouzo, grenadine & orange juice, we went and sat at the bar and Lambros would mix us a different cocktail to finish our meal off.

Cat N           

We loved ionia. Food great, lamb kleftico and beef stifado especially. Reasonably cheap for a 3 course meal, litre of house wine and couple of drinks- usually cost us about 40 euro. Llambros the waiter is fab! Friendly service doesn't get much better than here.

Sue J           

the first place we ate was here. On arriving  we need a light meal the omlette were delicious. went back to eat 3 more times. all the meals were good. there were 4 of us and the prices were reasonable.The lemon chicken was beautiful. and my friend had vine leaves for lunch  they even serve half a salad if you wish. Always made welcolme and always went out of there way to speak as you passed.