Top Choice Cypriot in Nicosia (Lefkosia)


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 Cypriot in Nicosia (Lefkosia)


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…
Cypriot in Nicosia (Lefkosia)


Locals rate this rough-and-ready restaurant across from the bus station as the best place in town for souvlaki. Market-fresh salads, superb vegetable side dishes, traditional bean courses and a jovial family atmosph…
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…
Cypriot in Nicosia (Lefkosia)


The ever-so-discreet yet very popular Egeon draws a faithful following of mainly local devotees. The food, basically meze, is reliably good. You dine in the courtyard of an atmospheric old house in the summer and in…
Cypriot in Nicosia (Lefkosia)


Cypriot in Nicosia (Lefkosia)


Cypriot in Nicosia (Lefkosia)


Greek in Nicosia (Lefkosia)


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…