Melania Restaurant

A traditional family run tavern with delicious food!

Melania Restaurant has been owned and run by the Kannavias family since 1988. 

Georgios Kannavias, son of the original owners of the restaurant, now runs this great restaurant. 

The history of the restaurant is very interesting...
It was in 1935 when Andreas tou Giorki (Chlorakiotis), Georgios’s grandfather, bought the plot of land where Melania Restaurant is located from the Kais family. He spent most of his life planting tomatoes, onions, melons and cauliflowers until 1971. In 1971, his daughter, Elli Kannavia and her husband, Matheos Kannavias, Georgios’s parents, planted a vineyard of sultana with a vast production of grapes next to their greenhouses. On 27th June 1988, Melania Restaurant was established by Elli and Matheos and started serving homemade meals. The four children of the family, Maria, Kyriaki, Georgios and Charalampos started helping in the kitchen, serving, cleaning…even dancing zorpa and sirtaki!

On 9th November 1989, a twister destroyed Melania Restaurant. All the plantations and the greenhouses of the family were destroyed too. Friends of the restaurant, mostly British customers, arrived at the place as a team, offering their support in multiple ways: painting, building, cleaning even fund–raising. Elli, Matheos and the four children, more powerful and positive than ever, replanted the new plantations and rebuilt the restaurant. On 1st June 2018, Georgios Kannavias became the new restaurant owner. Elli (74) and Matheos (79) decided to retire and spend more time with their seven grandchildren. They swim every morning and plant many vegetables, fruit and potatoes for the restaurant and the family. They still help with the cooking when necessary. 

At Melania Reastaurant you can find a unique Menu full of traditional dishes to try, fresh high quality ingredients, delicious food, creative dishes designed by their creative chefs, authentic cuisine, and a wide variety of drinks selection. 
Enjoy their original Cypriot MEZE available every Thursday, a huge selection of fresh fish available every Friday, a Kids Menu and new meals are available too with BBQ souvla, octopus, jumbo prawns, beef kebab, falafel and more!

Operating Hours:
Mon - Sat: 1:00pm - 11:30pm
Sun: Closed 

“Our goal is to provide the best possible service to our customers.”  George Kannavias