The Marco Polo restaurant, located in the Turkish Quarter of Rhodes medieval Old Town, is part of a small family run hotel (Marco Polo Mansion). We had heard it wasn’t the easiest to find, and we can vouch for that – we walked past the door a couple of times as our phone navigation was jumping all over the place in the narrow cobbled streets. We ended up asking a person sitting outside their house taking in the evening breeze for directions.
Located on a rooftop garden, amongst fragrant potted citrus trees, Marco Polo is a real find with a reputation that sees regulars coming back time and again (we sat near a couple who sail around the Greek islands every summer and always stop at Rhodes just to dine here). We loved the relaxed, attentive service and buzzy vibe from our fellow diners.
Offering a fantastic range of modern Greek cuisine cooked with love and using fresh local produce, some of our highlights were the seafood carpaccio, feta cheese with honey, lamb chops and the delicious souvlaki. There’s also a great selection of tasty, refreshing desserts for those hot evenings. We enjoyed it so much we returned a few nights later.
Local wine recommendation: La Tour Melas Idylle d’Achinos Rosé (a Provencal style rosé with crisp aromas of rose petal, mango and peach).
This hidden oasis for the in-the-know crowd is a must. We loved everything about Marco Polo restaurant.
Agiou Fanouriou 37, Rodos 851 00, Greece.
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