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Sofra e Ariut

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Elbasan Street, Tirana 1019, Albania
+355 4 230 3030
07:00 - 00:00
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Mon 07:00 - 23:45
Tue - Sun 07:00 - 00:00
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 December 2015 via mobile

Such a lovely place outside of the restaurant , but not the same inside . The place was full and we got a table for 2 when we arrived . The food was not something special , the usual ... Just because they were full the started removing our plates even if we have not finished . Our food costed... More 

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Sorum Municipality, Norway
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38 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 December 2015 via mobile

Im her from time to time. The place is great during the chilled period of the summer. It is possible to have a meal without sufering from exhaust and dust from cars. The place os looking good with dom oldfasion stile. You can get all kind of food but my favourits are fish or traditional Albanian steakes. Do not miss... More 

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Trieste, Italy
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41 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 November 2015

The location and service at this traditional Albanian restaurant in Tirana are excellent. Although a bit pricier than the average, it is a real treat and a hideaway from the bustling streets of Blloku.

Thank IGuardia
Tirana County, Albania
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2015

Great traditonal food with amazing original taste. The service is very good and it's very interesting that the waiters are dressed in traditional outfits. There are served local products and dishes are prepared with local ingredients. The only thing that I would consider a problem is "high prices".

1 Thank arlina_kureta
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29 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2015

A local friend of mine took me to this place. Everything I tried was delicious. The decoration is fine qnd upscale as well. It is surprising to see some negative comments. The best restaurant I have been in Tirana.

1 Thank Tolga D
Tirana, Albania
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18 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2015 via mobile

Very nice location and good service. A bit expensive and the prices are a bit higher from what you would expect. Maybe this is the way the owners have found to "filter" their customers

Thank erion3579
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2015 via mobile

We've been there several times, but the last time we celebrated our cousin's birthday. With people of all ages, the restaurant offers such a variety of food, traditional taste served in a modern way. The prices are a bit high for locals, however it is worth it! The restorant is located in a very fresh area, the service is perfect... More 

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115 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 September 2015 via mobile

It is located just outside Tirana, southeast direction, in the area called "Parku i madh i Tiranes". The atmosphere outside and inside is fantastic. The food is very good, especially meat assortments. There is also live music inside with classic, or contemporary theme. Be aware of the prices of the wine, there are in some case's much higher then other... More 

Thank Ilir Q
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237 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 2015

Do not eat here just because Laura Bush did. The food is dreadful and over-priced. Yes, the place is charming but go to Era for better Albanian food. My mixed starter was more expensive and not great. My chicken with prunes was horrible. The chicken was dry. The rice was salty and oily.

Thank Intrepidtraveler53
Tirana, Albania
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 September 2015

I was about to book a table for a group of foreign visitors and I'm surprised seeing some negative comments about the place and I decided to add my comment. I have been there maybe more than 50 times. First of all, the place is one of the few addresses in Tirana that you can taste delicious local food varieties,... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
European, Albanian, Mediterranean, Vegetarian Friendly
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Kids, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, View, Child-friendly, Romantic, Groups
Open Hours
07:00 - 00:00
07:00 - 23:45
07:00 - 00:00
07:00 - 00:00
07:00 - 00:00
07:00 - 00:00
07:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Elbasan Street, Tirana 1019, Albania
  • Location: Europe  >  Albania  >  Tirana County  >  Tirana
  • Phone Number: +355 4 230 3030

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?