Top 10 restaurants in Tirana, Albania

October 24, 2017 Karren Gelb

Tirana, the Republic of Albania's largest city, is blessed with a mild Mediterranean climate, a plethora of beautiful churches and lush parks. Founded in 1614, some striking Mussolini-era architecture dots the city center. Walk between sights such as Skanderbeg Square's 1789 Et'hem Bey Mosque, the 1830 Sahat-Kulla (Clock Tower) and the Puppet Theater, once home to King Zog's puppet parliament. Visit the Peace Bell, built with old cartridge shells, a reminder of Tirana's stormy past.
Things to do in Tirana

1. Era Vila

Rr Papa Gjon Pali II, Vila nr 11 | near Qemal Stafa stadium, Tirana, Albania Delivery, Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar Italian, Pizza, Mediterranean, European, Albanian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night HK$16 - HK$157 +355 68 902 4561
Excellent
51%
Good
36%
Satisfactory
10%
Poor
2%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 1 reviews

Era Vila

Reviewed By Armela22 - Tirana, Albania

I've been here so many time and still has maintained his greatness about food and service .Very polite and no wifi lol so you could talk without phones in your handsDear Armela22, thank you very much for this positive and nice review! We are glad you could enjoy it and hope to welcome you soon again at our restaurants, Thank you and have a nice day!

2. Ballkoni Dajtit

The Edge of Dajti Mountain Accessed via the 'Dajti Ekspres' Cable Car, Tirana SH47, Albania (Formerly BALLKONI DAJTIT) Seating, Parking Available, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Credit Cards Mediterranean, European, Albanian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options Brunch, Lunch, Dinner HK$47 - HK$243 +355 67 401 1021
Excellent
62%
Good
30%
Satisfactory
5%
Poor
1%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 163 reviews

Ballkoni Dajtit

Traditional cuisine in a stunningly beautiful location. Ballkoni Dajtit - as the name suggests, sits on the edge of Mount Dajti providing an unrivaled view of the city and beyond. Day or Night this is an experience you will never forget! Enjoy the warm atmosphere and the breathtaking view which puts Tirana in the palm of your hand. We look forward to your custom.

Reviewed By barbara115de - Bethany Beach, Delaware

We stopped here after our ride up the mountain. Service was excellent, wait staff responsive. I️ had salad, grilled vegetables and homemade pasta in a sauce. Everything was good. The bread was toasted and served hot. It was lovey to have fresh cut fruit with a little cinnamon for dessert.

3. Otium

Rruga Brigada VIII, pallatet Agimi, Tirana 10001, Albania Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi Mediterranean, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner HK$78 - HK$118 +355 4 222 3570
Excellent
78%
Good
15%
Satisfactory
3%
Poor
2%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 394 reviews

Otium

Reviewed By danielsZ3351OW - Boston, Massachusetts

My wife and I dined at Otium Restaurant in December of 2017 and had a very nice experience. Attentive and friendly staff speak great English and offer many good suggestions. Pleasant and relaxing atmosphere. Food selection included many nice options, the food is absolutely delicious and was artistically prepared. Highly recommended!

4. Amor

Rr. Komuna Parisit | Prane Stadiumit Dinamo, Tirana 1022, Albania Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible, Full Bar, Accepts Credit Cards Italian, Mediterranean, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner HK$157 - HK$275 +355 69 268 4952
Excellent
77%
Good
15%
Satisfactory
6%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 205 reviews

Amor

Reviewed By Carlos_Barcelona - Barcelona

Enjoyed a lovely lunch there. Very good appetisers, there is a good cuisine behind the door, risotto and an awesome assortment of meats to end with. For dessert, extraordinary cheesecake, crepe brûlée was good but not the best and lovely avocado ice cream. On the not so good, the bread could be way better. Heated buns not at the same level at all than the cuisine.
I can’t judge prices as I was invited.

5. Artigiano

Rruga Abdyl Frasheri | Blloku, Tirana, Tirana 1001, Albania Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts Credit Cards Albanian, Italian, Pizza, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner, Brunch HK$165 +355 69 209 2794
Excellent
62%
Good
26%
Satisfactory
9%
Poor
2%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 916 reviews

Artigiano

Artigiano is casual restaurant offering a wide variety of products like fresh homemade pastas, pizzas baked in wood fired oven, gourmet burgers and salads prepared with best seasonal ingredients. Food quality is at the heart of our business concept. Artigiano #1 is located at one of the busiest crossroads of Tirana, at the entrance of the Bllok area. Artigiano #2 is located at Papa Gjon Pali crossroads with Mustafa Matohiti street.

Reviewed By Fation B

i was to artigiano last week with my friends.we had salad,mushroom trio and spring rolls and for main we had trio of pasta,chiken with vegetables and for dessert their fantastic cheescake and panacota.it was very tasty and fresh.the service was very friendly and the waiters always ready to make us feel special.many thanks to artigiano team

6. Restaurant Dinasty

Rruga e Kosovareve Street, Tirana, Albania Takeout, Reservations, Parking Available, Valet Parking, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Buffet, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer, Outdoor Seating, Accepts Credit Cards Italian, European, Albanian, Mediterranean, Seafood, International, Vegetarian Friendly Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Brunch +355 4 225 8132
Excellent
88%
Good
8%
Satisfactory
3%
Poor
0%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

5 based on 83 reviews

Restaurant Dinasty

Organize the most important events of your life at hotel Dinasty. Birthdays, engagements, weddings, will be unforgettable in the luxury and elegant premises of our Restaurant. Entrust these events to the qualified staff, which takes care of everything, from creating an ideal atmosphere to the accommodation of the guests to our rooms and suites. The selected menu, assorted and with fresh products, will match your taste. .

Reviewed By durandlisbeth - Coye-la-Foret, France

For the moment I am living in Albania and have been severals times in Restaurant Dinasty with my danish and french family and freinds. There are choises for everybody's tastes, also childrens. And don't forget the good wines. The "boss" Jimmy always makes you feel home.

7. Delicatezze Di Mare

Rruga Reshit Collaku 3 | Mbrapa Albtelekomit, Tirana 10001, Albania Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Free Wifi, Reservations, Private Dining, Highchairs Available Seafood, Italian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner, Drinks, Late Night HK$141 - HK$337 +355 68 373 7503
Excellent
76%
Good
18%
Satisfactory
4%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 335 reviews

Delicatezze Di Mare

Sembra uno scrigno di lusso, il Ristorante di Pesce "Delicatezze di Mare" di Tirana, che si apre inaspettatamente in un angolo di una Tirana defilata e silenziosa, inattesa. Un rifugio di gran classe, che si fa complice di una serata a due romantica, intima e indimenticabile, ritmata da un servizio impeccabile e discreto. Perfetta per un'occasione speciale da condividere e regalare alla persona del cuore, per un anniversario da ricordare, un compleanno speciale o per chiedere la mano della propria amata nel Ristorante di Pesce migliore di Tirana. Una serata da godersi in assoluta riservatezza, per chi vuole concedersi il lusso di gustare piatti unici, pregiati e prelibati, innaffiati dai migliori vini italiani e d'Oltralpe. Ristorante di Pesce Delicatezze Di Mare, il migliore di Tirana e non solo.

Reviewed By armand f - Tirana, Albania

A neat little restaurant situated walking distance from the center in a small villa. Chef has lived and worked in Italy for a decade and has come back to delight us with great seafood appetizers cold or hot.
I keep coming back to this place from time to time when i am in the mood for a seafood feast.

8. A la Sante

Sami Frasheri Street | Aside Edith Durham School, Tirana 1001, Albania Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi International, Mediterranean, European, Albanian, Healthy, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner +355 69 851 1112
Excellent
72%
Good
21%
Satisfactory
5%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 477 reviews

A la Sante

The location of our nice little restaurant is in the middle of Tirana, in the most favorite part of it called The Block. The philosophy of this restaurant since the beginning of it is eating healthy so this is what we offer. Nearly all of our products are homemade & bio, and this differs us from other restaurants.

Reviewed By Uliks K

If you want to have a perfect lunch or dinner you need to go at a la sante.is not easy actually to find but once you found this restaurant than you will enjoy on of the best restaurants around.the Menü is not big but what they have ,they made it perfect.

9. La Bottega dei Sapori

Rr Andon Zako Cajupi Nr 12, Tirana 1020, Albania Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Waitstaff, Television, Private Dining, Accepts Credit Cards Italian, European, Vegetarian Friendly Lunch, Dinner HK$94 - HK$432 +355 67 609 5999
Excellent
72%
Good
20%
Satisfactory
7%
Poor
1%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 115 reviews

La Bottega dei Sapori

La Bottega dei Sapori is an Italian Restaurant that serves the best Italian food and wines in Tirana. We offer a wide variety of dishes and refined wines.

Reviewed By britalb - Tirana, Albania

Nor good, nor bad. The pasta was ok. Wine was ok, quite cheap price for its quality. Service was good. I liked their desserts.It is seems that we did good but may be you didn't get the real experience we would like customers to have. We hope to see you visit us soon and have your opinion on our great food offering and service quality.

10. Restaurant Melograno

Bulevardi Zhan D'Ark | Pas Ministrise Se Jashtme, Tirana 1000, Albania Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Street Parking, Validated Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Waitstaff, Accepts Credit Cards Mediterranean, European, Soups, Italian, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner HK$94 - HK$243 +355 66 666 6111
Excellent
75%
Good
16%
Satisfactory
5%
Poor
2%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 245 reviews

Restaurant Melograno

Creativity and refinement of cuisine realized with great workmanship presents traditional and modern Italian dishes offered in the modern manner by combining versatility with different flavors in the company of selected wines national and regional.

Reviewed By Ersi Q

A very well decorated restaurant with a excellent staff that served us very professionaly. The food was delicious but not something you would not find in other restaurants for cheaper. But the whole experience is something you will not find in other Restaurants.They had a welcome plate and aur Glasses were never empty. The restaurant is a little difficult to find if you dont know where it is or you havent been there! I would recommend to try the Restaurant!

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