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Tirana Food and Drink

Restorant Tymi

8RH7+C2W, Rruga e Kavajës, Tiranë

Restorant Tymi is a renowned traditional Albanian restaurant, popular among both locals and tourists. Their speciality lies in delicious Albanian grilled meats, known as “Zgara.” The ground beef sausage kababs are a menu favourite.

The quirky decor and strobe-lit interior set the stage for lively and fun vibes, making it the perfect spot for an enjoyable evening out. If you’re looking to experience authentic Albanian cuisine, this is the place to be!

Otium Tirana

8RC7+PJV, Rruga Brigada e VIII, Tirana, Albania

At Otium, you’ll find the epitome of fine dining, with a Michelin-star-esque experience and exquisitely curated food. Each dish bursts with great flavours, a true testament to the culinary artistry behind it. What sets this restaurant apart is the absence of a menu; instead, the dishes are communicated verbally. While the prices aren’t initially provided either, the meals are reasonably priced.

The staff really go above and beyond to make you feel welcomed and well taken care of. Whether you’re a meat lover or prefer vegetarian-friendly options, Otium caters to all. It’s an excellent choice for those seeking a top-notch dining experience that leaves a lasting impression.

Artigiano at Vila Tirana

Rruga Papa Gjon Pali II 9, Tirana 1001, Albania

Artigiano at Vila is a highly rated spot for Italian and Mediterranean food in Tirana, serving pasta, seafood, and European dishes. The ambience is simply enchanting, with plenty of space inside and a summer terrace where you can enjoy your meal surrounded by beautiful plants.

It can get quite busy, so be sure to make a reservation. The staff are very friendly and speak English, and there is also a separate English menu.

Tony’s American Restaurant & Coffee Shop Tirana

Rruga Sami Frasheri Tirana, 1019, Albania

Considered one of the best places for breakfast in the city, Tony’s American Restaurant & Coffee Shop is a true Tirana gem. Here they offer a delightful spread of typical Western staples executed to perfection. Breakfast menu favourites include the eggs benedict, pancakes, waffles and French toast.

The service is top-notch, with helpful English-speaking staff. It’s likely you may run into the owner Tony, who is equally as lovely. Contrary to what the restaurant name suggests he’s actually a born and bred Albanian!

While they do a great breakfast, they also serve lunch, dinner, alcohol and coffee.

Oda Traditional Albanian Restaurant

Rruga Riza Jasa, Tirana, Albania

Oda is one of the staples of Tirana, and a must-do while in the city. The family run eatery has earned a well deserved reputation as being the best place to taste authentic Albanian food. The restaurant exudes a welcoming ambience with its cosy vibes, traditional decor, and inviting outdoor seating surrounded by lime and olive trees.

Their hearty, traditional dishes are simply delicious; the perfect introduction to Albanian cuisine. The stone oven-cooked lamb and stuffed aubergines are some must-try dishes.

The rotation of live Albanian bands adds a wonderful touch to the dining experience. It’s the perfect combination of great food and fun entertainment.

Radio bar Tirana

Rruga Ismail Qemali, Tirana 1000, Albania

Radio Bar, located in the heart of Tirana’s lively nightlife district, Blloku, is a must-visit spot for anyone in the city.

With a fantastic selection of cocktails, friendly staff, a pleasant atmosphere and fun decor, it’s the perfect place to unwind and catch some live music. Whether you prefer alcoholic or non-alcoholic beverages, they’ve got you covered.

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