Bella Cuzina, Platanes, Rethymno

Come and try truly authentic Greek food, at its best.

Help us on our quest to preserve the real Greek tastes, through natural produce, brought together with passionate care, according to original recipes, from all of the country.

Come see what happens when a small group of people, very passionate about their field of expertise come together to offer unforgettable tastes and unparalleled quality, in a relaxed, quiet atmosphere.

Giannis tends to the animals, Manolis looks after the vegetable farm, Ilias cares for the olive groves, makes the finest extra virgin olive oil as well as the vinegar, Stelios scales the mountains for wild herbs, Pablo minds the new roof-top garden, Michalis slaves over the hot stove, Yanna serves our creations and Steve keeps it all together. And lets not forget top mixologist Giorgos, for the finest cocktails mixed to perfection, for a complete dining experience.
Small eclectic menu, only 10 tables, no microwave, no fried foods, no gimmicks.

Every salad is cut… every plate is cooked… after the order.

Appetizers - Starters

Smoked Aubergine dip

Aubergine from the BBQ with garlic, parsley and onion 

Zakynthian Dolmades

Minced pork, rice and various herbs, wrapped in tender vine leaves and covered in a succulent lemon sauce.

Lemon Chicken Breasts

Boneless Chicken and vegetables, covered in a creamy lemon sauce.



Homemade yogurt with cucumber, garlic, Cretan olive oil , carrot, capers and dill.

Spinach & Cheese Pie

with handmade filo and real Feta cheese.

Soutzoukakia on the grill

Spicy meatballs in flavored Greek yoghurt.

Lemon Pork Fillet

Pork Tenderloin and vegetables, covered in a creamy lemon sauce.


Sublime quality Greek brined curd white cheese with olive oil and oregano.

Talagani cheese on the grill

The most delicious grilled Greek cheese

Halloumi cheese 

on the grill.


Greek Salad

with tomato, cucumber, olives, green pepper, feta of Dodoni and a little something more.

Lolo Salad 

with fennel, mango, avocado, orange and a little something else.

Bella Cuzina Salad

 Tomato, cucumber, lolo salad, avocado, tuna, and yogurt dressing.

Rocket Salad

with spinach, parmesan cheese, balsamic fig vinegar, and Cretan walnuts & raisins.

Avocado & Prawn Salad


Fresh Tomato Soup

Fresh Fish Soup.

Fresh Mushroom Soup

Traditional Greek


A rich layer of béchamel from carob flour and semolina over ground beef, aubergine and potato.


Tender beef onion stew with whole baby onion bulbs, tomato sauce and garlic.

Cretan Sea Grouper
with Okra .

Lamb “Kleftiko” 

Lamb in ‎filo pastry purse, with Cretan cheeses, peppermint and various Greek spices.

Trachanas with Prawns

Homemade trachana from sheep's milk and wheat flour.

Trachanas with Aegean Octopus 

Homemade trachana from sheep's milk, wheat flour and courgette

Gyros Platter

Marinated tender pork belly, onions, tomato, pita and tzatziki.

Lamb Shank 

with Kritharaki Pasta (Orzo).

“Fricassee” Pork Tenderloin fillet,

in a creamy lemon sauce with zucchini, mushrooms, onion, dill and fresh lime.

Leg of Lamb in the Oven,

Served in its own spicy dark brown sauce and baked potato.

Fine Meat

Veal Kebab 

served with your choice of garnish

Lamb Chops

served with your choice of garnish

Chicken Breast on the Grill

with grilled vegetables (potato, aubergine, tomato, onion, mushroom, pepper)

Premium Ribeye (300gr.)

Beef Fillet "Pepper Steak" (200gr.)

Beef Fillet (tenderloin) (200g.)

Beef Fillet "Bearnez" (200gr.)

Beef Fillet "Chateaubriand" (270gr.)

Beef Fillet "Madeira" (200gr.)

Choice of garnishes:

Fried Potatoes, Baked Potato or Rice

Lamb Kebab

served with your choice of garnish

Pork Tenderloin fillet on the Grill

with grilled vegetables, (potato, eggplant, tomato, onion, mushroom, pepper) and lemon sauce.

Chicken "Kiev" 

Chicken fillet stuffed with fresh butter, garlic and chives. 

Pasta & Rice

Vegetable Risotto

with onions, carrots, aubergine and spinach.

Chicken Risotto

with onion, carrot, aubergine, dill and parsley.  

Prawn Risotto

with onion, carrot, aubergine, dill and parsley. 

Spaghetti & Prawns 

with tomato, courgette, onions and sea spices 

Spaghetti & Mussels

with garlic and celery.

Spaghetti & Lamb thigh,

in ouzo sauce, with zucchini, carrot and parsley.


Fresh Sea Bream 

Filleted fish, cooked on the grill, with grilled vegetables and salad. 

Cretan Sea Grouper
with Okra .

Salmon Fillet

with vegetables and salad

Fresh Sea Bass 

Filleted fish, cooked on the grill, with grilled vegetables and salad.

Octopus on the Grill

with baked potato and salad 

Prawn Risotto

with onions, carrots, aubergine, dill and parsley.

Prawns on the Grill

with vegetables and salad. 

Spaghetti & Prawns 

with tomato, courgette, onions and sea spices 


Chocolate Soufflé

Chocolate Soufflé & Ice Cream

Lemon Mouse

Milfei (mille-feuille)

layers of crunchy puff pastry and rich lemon custard  

Kataifi & Ice Cream

roughly chopped nuts, scented with ground clove and cinnamon, wrapped into buttered crispy shredded phyllo dough and bathed in lemon scented honey syrup

All of our desserts are prepared in very small batches, in-house, with the finest and freshest local ingredients. 

Please ask about availability before ordering.

Hot Strawberry Soup & Ice Cream

Profiterole (choux a la crème) 

sweet choux pastry filled with cream and covered with chocolate sauce

Seasonal fruit.