Top Choice Macedonian in Skopje

Pivnica An

Skopje's Čaršija is still home to a couple of ans – ancient Ottoman inns, similar to desert caravanserai – and the Kapan An houses this upmarket restaurant, serving some of the city's best Macedonian fare. Try butte…
Top Choice Kebab in Skopje

Kebapčilnica Destan

Skopje's best beef kebabs, accompanied by seasoned grilled bread, peppers and a little raw onion, are served at this classic Čaršija place. There's no menu, everyone gets the same thing, but the terrace is usually f…
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Letna Bavča Kaneo

There are three terrace restaurants dipping their toes in the water at Kaneo and this one is marginally considered the best. A fry-up of plasnica (a diminutive fish commonly eaten fried in the Balkans; 190MKD), plus…
Top Choice Skara in Bitola


Named after the Roman town where Bitola once stood, the first thing worth noting at this Čarsija cafe is its gorgeous hammered copper bar, dark-wood panelling and low-beamed ceiling. Pull up a chair on the cobbled p…
Pizza in Ohrid

Pizzeria Leonardo

The main draw at this local pizza institution is its cute little dining terrace out back, which spills into the gardens of ancient Sveti Nikola Bolnicki.
Macedonian in Ohrid

Restaurant Antiko

In an old Ohrid mansion in the middle of the Old Town, the famous Antiko has great traditional ambience and is a good place to try classic Macedonian dishes such as tavče gravče (beans cooked in spices and peppers),…
Macedonian in Ohrid

Restoran Sveta Sofija

This upmarket restaurant opposite the Sveta Sofija Cathedral couldn't have a better location, and in the warmer months you can dine al fresco across the road on a little terrace. Local trout, eel and 'monastery chee…
Macedonian in Skopje

Stara Gradska Kuča

Housed in what the owners claim to be the oldest functioning house in Macedonia (now dwarfed by a new riverfront government building), this traditional place has a warm ambience, a wide assortment of traditional Mac…
International in Skopje

Restaurant Pelister

This cafe-restaurant is a real local fixture with a prime spot on Skopje's Ploštad and the feel of a Mitteleuropa grand cafe, attracting a diverse crowd. It's a good spot for coffee and people watching, and it also …
Skara in Skopje


In Debar Maalo's skara (grill) corner, no-frills Idadija has been serving grilled meats for more than 80 years to neighbourhood fans. There's a relaxed vibe but staff speak virtually no English.