Tirana restaurants

Top Choice French in Tirana

Otium

With its lace window curtains and tubs of flowering plants, this might look like a simple French bistrot and indeed, the food leans heavily on Gallic cuisine. But a meal here reveals a refined operation as attentive…
Top Choice 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…
Top Choice Albanian in Tirana

Met Kodra

One of the great classics of Tirana dining. This tiny place which consists of nothing but a small smoky grill, does one thing and one thing only – qoftas (meatballs) – and the same lady and her family have been maki…
Top Choice Albanian in Tirana

Era

This local institution serves traditional Albanian and Italian fare in the heart of Blloku. The inventive menu includes oven-baked veal and eggs, stuffed aubergine, pizza, and pilau with chicken and pine nuts. Be wa…
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. The restaurant is one of the pioneers of …
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…
Asian in Tirana

Sambal

This beach-shack-like place on the edge of the New Market square looks decidedly out of place, but then the food it serves is also utterly different to anything else you might find in Tirana. Created by an Albanian …
Albanian in Tirana

King House

Enough Albanian traditional artefacts to shame an ethnographic museum bedeck the walls of this charming Blloku place. There's an excellent selection of traditional Albanian cooking – try the delicious Korça meatball…
International in Tirana

Salt

A super popular seafood and sushi restaurant merged with a lounge bar that attracts all of Tirana's beautiful people. Service is on the mark and the food, which is genuinely decent, is presented with an artistic fla…
Italian in Tirana

Green House

Downstairs from the small eponymous hotel, the Green House boasts an enviable terrace and a classy atmosphere that hums with the buzz of the local Blloku crowds day and night. The menu is strongly Italian and French…