Restaurants

Top Choice International in Saranda

Mare Nostrum

This sleek restuarant immediately feels different to the others along the seafront: here there's elegant decor that wouldn't look out of place in a major European capital, the buzz of a smart in-the-know crowd and a…
Top Choice Albanian in Berat

Lili Homemade Food

This charming family home deep into the Mangalem Quarter underneath the castle is the setting for one of Berat's best restaurants. Lili speaks English and will invite you to take a table in his backyard where you ca…
Top Choice Mediterranean in Tirana

Boutique de l'Artiste

Despite its rather pretentious name, this place is all understatement, with a restrained decor and passionate staff who effortlessly translate the daily specials from a giant blackboard into English for guests. Ther…
Top Choice Albanian in Gjirokastra

Kujtimi

This wonderfully laid-back outdoor restaurant, run by the Dumi family, is an excellent choice. Try the delicious trofte (fried trout; 400 lekë), the midhje (fried mussels; 350 lekë) and qifqi (rice balls fried in he…
Top Choice Mediterranean in The Albanian Riviera

Pastarella

At the far southern end of Dhërmi Beach, this offshoot of a well-loved Tirana restaurant is a hugely popular place come the summer months. Its dining room, which opens onto the beach with gorgeous views, functions a…
Top Choice Italian in Tirana

Pastarella

The seafood is fresh here and forms the centre of the menu, but there's also a large range of pastas (as you'd expect), risotti and grilled meats on offer, and all are superb. There's a charming terrace to dine on o…
Albanian in Tirana

Uka Farm

Uka Farm was founded in 1996 by former Minister of Agriculture Rexhep Uka, who started organic cultivation of agricultural products on a small plot of land. His son Flori, a trained winemaker and standout amateur ch…
Albanian in Albania

Mrizi i Zanave

Set on a sprawling farm in a remote village of the lush Lezhë District, 65km north of Tirana, this restaurant is credited with taking Albanian food back to basics: fresh, organic farm-to-table produce and meat that …
Albanian in Tirana

Mullixhiu

Around the corner from the chic cafes of Blloku neighbourhood, Chef Bledar Kola’s Albanian food metamorphosis is hidden behind a row of grain mills and a wall of corn husks. Opened in February 2016, the restaurant i…
International in Korça

Avenue 55

Housed within a fancy walled villa on one of Korça's main avenues, Avenue 55 is made up of a super-popular outdoor eating and drinking area, which is easily the most fashionable spot in town and is favoured by a you…