Mattheos

Cypriot in Nicosia (Lefkosia)

As simple as it gets, this little canteen squeezed up next to the Arablar Mosque dishes up homestyle Cypriot cooking to lunching nine-to-fivers. There's nearly always gutsy kleftiko (oven-baked lamb), afelia (pork cooked in red wine) and stuffed vegetables on the small menu. This is rustic, hearty village-kitchen fare, and locals love it.