Restaurants

Top Choice Cypriot in Nicosia (Lefkosia)

Shiantris

Our top choice restaurant has moved from cramped premises to a super-spacious three-floor venue with a rooftop terrace. Shiantris is named after its ebullient owner, who cooks up a fantastic array of seasonal beans …
Cypriot in Nicosia (Lefkosia)

Zanettos Taverna

This place has a great reputation in the city, as it’s allegedly one of the city’s oldest traditional taverns, dating back to 1932. Locals flock here in their dozens for the succulent Greek-Cypriot meze, and it’s de…
Top Choice Cypriot in Nicosia (Lefkosia)

Mattheos

A simple, atmospheric place next to the Faneromeni Church, with a clutch of outside tables set with colourful chequered tablecloths. Attracting lunching nine-to-fivers, the food is homestyle Cypriot, with gutsy klef…
Top Choice Middle Eastern in Nicosia (Lefkosia)

Syrian Arab Friendship Club

Apart from being one of the best places to eat in Nicosia, this is the ideal place for vegetarians and families (it has a large garden in which children can play). The meze is vast and varied, with lots of tasty dip…
Spanish in Nicosia (Lefkosia)

Casa Vieja

Flaunting an appropriate olé España atmosphere with dark ochre walls, bullfighting posters and Andalusian tilework, the menu here ranges from tapas, such as tortilla (potato omelette) and croquetas de queso (cheese …
Cafe in Nicosia (Lefkosia)

Silver Pot

Tight on space but big on boho-urban atmosphere, the menu here features locally sourced produce which is, as far as possible, organic. Dishes change daily but typical mains are Thai curry, oven-baked pork chops mari…
Cypriot in Nicosia (Lefkosia)

Tospitikon

There are just a couple of tables inside and out at this stripped back place so grab one quick and order a specialty pourekia (small fried pasties) with a choice of fillings like spinach, mushrooms and haloumi (hele…
Greek in Nicosia (Lefkosia)

Kathodon

Large, noisy and touristy… All is forgiven when you taste the authentic Greek cuisine here, like Cretan apaki (smoked pork) and crispy pumpkin. Take a look at the wall full of photos of contented customers, includin…
International in Nicosia (Lefkosia)

Power House

Part of the Nicosia Municipal Arts Centre, this sophisticated restaurant is suitably decorated with striking paintings and sculptures. The menu includes steaks, kebabs, pasta and salads, and desserts are in the inno…
Italian in Nicosia (Lefkosia)

Da Paolo

This small Italian restaurant has a terrace setting beside the Venetian walls. It has a proper wood-fired pizza oven, traditional strings-of-garlic-style decor and a wide choice of pizza and pasta dishes. Go for the…