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Sofra e Ariut

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Italian, Mediterranean, Albanian
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Elbasan Street, Tirana 1019, Albania
+355 4 230 3030
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Today
7:00 am - 11:45 pm
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Hours:
Mon 7:00 am - 11:45 pm
Tue - Sun 7:00 am - 12:00 am
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night

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  • 70
    Excellent
  • 39
    Very good
  • 9
    Average
  • 7
    Poor
  • 4
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Always brilliant

I have always been lucky enough to be treated to this restaurant on visits to the country and so can't comment on the pricing the food is always top calibre and the staff are friendly. The red wine in Albania is superb. I will be going back I hope.

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 19, 2015
MonkeyButler1984
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Guildford, United Kingdom
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129 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Guildford, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
24 reviews 24 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

I have always been lucky enough to be treated to this restaurant on visits to the country and so can't comment on the pricing the food is always top calibre and the staff are friendly. The red wine in Albania is superb. I will be going back I hope.

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London, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015 via mobile

If you are a foreigner, stay away from this overpriced tourist trap. They will suggest the traditional Albanian menu, serve you a few nibbles and charge you twice the price of a plentiful meal in any similar restaurant in Tirana. But what can you expect from a restaurant that keeps two stressed out bears in a small cage for the... More 

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Tirana, Albania
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

I go there usually with my family. It is a nice restaurant and the food is delicious. There are a lot of varieties of food where you can find traditional albanian dishes also. The place is nice made of wood and during spring and summer the tables in the garden are very pleasant to dinner. The waiters are polite and... More 

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Ljubljana
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27 reviews 27 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

A unique restaurant which caters to a very varied audience. For me it is best when you can sit in the gardens and enjoy the greenery and the domesticated birds which wander around (peacocks, ducks etc.). The bear enclosure may not be to everyone's taste though although it is a reasonable size with a pool in the middle. You can... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

We were there with our friends from Albania . They recommended us ethnic cuisine and we took it . It was very good choice .We did not see the prices because we were invited but the service was excellent .One of the best ever seen

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Tirana, Tirane, Albania
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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2014

they have a great menu and offer really excellent food! the service is very good and you feel comfortable! big parking place and very stylish furniture!

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Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina
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31 reviews 31 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

The food was very well prepared, fresh and tasty. The restaurant has a beautiful large space, in a traditional Albanian setting, it is not smoke free, but as a non-smoker I did not feel engulfed with smoke as I did in other parts of Tirana. Excellent local drinks, relatively moderate prices for the quality of food and service. The waiters... More 

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Tirana, Albania
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

This is a very good restaurant that serves traditional Albanian food. Everything is 'first class'...exceptional, the price too. Is worth mentioning that anywhere you go in Tirana, it is dead cheap prices , however, 'Sofra e Ariut' is probably the most expensive in town (expensive by albanian standards, anyway). However, is worth going there especially as the atmosphere is extremely... More 

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Tirana, Albania
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014 via mobile

Very beautifull place inside and the outside place in nature, forest. The food is so delicious, a lot of albanian traditional foods, italian food and mediteran one. Served with delicatese and finese

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Tirana, Albania
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9 reviews 9 reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014 via mobile

Sofra is the spot I have used for showing my bussiness partners the best of Albania.It's the place to be proud of. They have an appetiser sharing menu that is 100 % Albanian.Sofra is for meat menu in Tirana, but if you want to be by the sea in 30 mins drive you can also head off to Bleart or... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Elbasan Street, Tirana 1019, Albania
  • Location: Europe  >  Albania  >  Tirana
  • Phone Number: +355 4 230 3030

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Italian, Mediterranean, Albanian
Open Hours
Sunday
7:00 am - 12:00 am
Monday
7:00 am - 11:45 pm
Tuesday
7:00 am - 12:00 am
Wednesday
7:00 am - 12:00 am
Thursday
7:00 am - 12:00 am
Friday
7:00 am - 12:00 am
Saturday
7:00 am - 12:00 am

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?