The Best Places to Eat in Oia, Santorini

Food tastes better in Greece. And even better on a Greek island. And did I mention that your meal almost always comes with an epic view? Dining in Oia, on the island of Santorini, will be an experience you won’t soon forget. Here are the best places to eat in Oia!


I stumbled upon this spot while walking around one afternoon on my own. It was nice to have a place to sit inside, out of the sun. I got the yogurt with honey, nuts, and fruit, and I took an apple pie back to the hotel for my husband!

Yogurt with Honey, Nuts, and Fruit
Apple Pie for Take-away
Read next: What to Know Before You Visit Santorini


We had a large, well-deserved meal here after our hike from Oia to Fira and an afternoon of touring on the other side of the island. Greek portions are quite large, but we cleaned our plates at this restaurant! I got the grouper, and my husband got the scallop risotto, both of which were excellent. The service was some of the friendliest we experienced on the island, and I got to try a new-to-me Greek dessert. I chose it because I’d never heard of it. That’s a good reason to try something new, right?

“Salad” (colorful peppers, white smoked eggplant, tomato, Gruyere, cracker, paksamas, kritamo, thyme)
Santorini Salad (multi-colored cherry tomatoes, toast, feta, carob nut, olives, peppers, onions)
Scallop, Chorizo, and Walnut Risotto
Grouper Stifado with Sweet Onions and Celery Root Puree (not quite as beautiful as Steve’s, but so tasty!)
Ekmek Tsoureki with Ice Cream
More here: Everything You Need to Know About the Hike from Oia to Fira

Skiza Pizza Cafe

Okay, this one not only served our favorite food (pizza), it also came with a stunning view, and the server made the experience a lot of fun! When I went downstairs to look at the desserts, he asked, “Do you trust me?” I said that if it meant I’d get dessert, then sure. He brought up an authentic Greek dessert after we finished our pizza, and he refused to tell us what it was until after we ate it. It was warm and filled with custard, and it came with vanilla ice cream.

When we said we liked it, he told us it was Galaktoboureko, which is what I was planning to order anyway! It was perhaps one of the best things I’ve ever eaten. 

The view from our table–and we were in the back of the restaurant!
Prosciutto Pizza with Arugula
Sweets Display Case
Galaktoboureko (Phyllo filled with Custard, Topped with Ice Cream)
Keep reading: What to Know Before You Stay in Oia, Santorini

Amoudi Fish Tavern

This restaurant came highly recommended, but it’s definitely a special occasion place. It’s situated right on Amoudi Bay, where the tour boats and local boats alike dock. You’ll recognize it by the octopus hanging up next to the restaurant. It’s a beautiful setting, and mostly open-air, facing the Caldera. This was certainly the fanciest place we ate! Just remember that you’ll have to head back up when you’re finished! You can take the stairs, ride a donkey, or take a taxi back up to the top of the mountain to Oia.

Octopus, anyone?
Aubergine (eggplant) Mille Feuille
Seafood Linguine (Scallops, Shrimp, Mussels)
Squid Ink Risotto with Calamari
Keep eating on my World Foods Page!

Melenio Cafe and Patisserie

If you’re looking for an epic view, look no further. This one has one of the best on the island. And some of the best sweets, too! What drew me in? Their sign on the outside that said, “Home Made Desserts.” Three of my favorite words!

We stopped in on our last day for a mid-morning coffee and a sweet called a noua. It looks similar to an eclair, but is a completely different dessert. Each one had a cakey-cookie nut base, chocolate creme in the middle, and covered in milk, white, and dark chocolate. It was wonderful! And that view…

The view from our table!
Cappuccino Fredo, Espresso Fredo, and Noua
More here: What to Know Before You Visit Greece

Meteor Cafe

This little spot was on my short list of places to eat, and we made it happen for lunch on our last day! They have a very tiny cafe, and across the pedestrian street, they have more seating. Service is the same in each place, so choose what is more comfortable for you! Steve and I each got a wrap, and upon recommendation from a fellow patron, I chose the orange cake with ice cream for dessert! 

Peach Juice
Chicken, Tomato, Pepper, and Mushroom Pita
Orange Cake with Ice Cream
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Want more? You’ll find all my posts about Santorini on my dedicated Greece Page!

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3 responses to “The Best Places to Eat in Oia, Santorini”

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  2. I went to meteor cafe and ordered what you recommended. Thank you! So delicious

    1. quickwhittravel Avatar

      Thank you for telling me that! I’m glad you liked what you got, and that the post was helpful!

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