essential food

Happiness is a small house, with a big kitchen


There’s a peaceful corner of Halkidiki, where taste and imagination meet every day. A series of culinary creations that perfectly fit every hour of the day is the outcome of their meetings. Essential Food is the gastronomic pair of the Estival Concept. With its unpretentious, comfort-all-day style, and the authentic Greek identity of its cuisine, it’s so easy to distinguish it - and easier to understand why it stands out.

We could describe the place, its dishes, the exemplary service. But when it comes to food, the experience can hardly go through a few lines -even when we’re talking about the menus. That's why we suggest visiting -in the morning, noon or evening. Let your senses feel the space, the aromas, the textures of each dish. After all, isn't that the essence of every tasting experience?

Tucked away down a little lane, it is not easy to find, but worth a serious try! The food is outstanding: I started with a raw fish platter, totally fresh and delicious.


This place was little, tucked away from the crowds and the food was delicious! And very prompt and kind service.


The restaurant is a charming place to relax and savour delicious meals especially the seafood. Service was impeccable , best in Italy we had so far – we could not fault anything.


Pre booked for dinner here with friends on our wedding anniversary trip to Venice. Came well recommended and lived up to its ratings. Great service from owner.


Delicious food, nice atmosphere and both friendly and competent service – just perfect. We will definitely come back.


The meal we had at Antico Giardinetto was perfect in almost every way. It’s nestled in a little alley way off the beat path.


We were staying in Venice for a week and did some research on a local restaurant near our apartment. What a find this was.


The food was excellent and the service was the best we’ve experienced in Venice so far. We’ll definitely come back to try out more of the dishes!


This is my first review because the food was so amazingly good we actually offered to take the chef with us to Dubai! You have to try this restaurant! It’s mouthwatering.


Our hotel made us reservations for our anniversary, so we were seated in the smaller, more intimate room, which was nice. The service was great and so was our food.