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Sofra e Ariut

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Elbasan Street, Tirana 1019, Albania
+355 4 230 3030
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7:00 am - 12:00 am
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Hours:
Mon 7:00 am - 11:45 pm
Tue - Sun 7:00 am - 12:00 am
Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch, Late Night, Delivery, Reservations

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Visitor rating
  • 88
    Excellent
  • 46
    Very good
  • 12
    Average
  • 9
    Poor
  • 6
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
The favorite of local "Businessmen"

the deco is nice but the food is average and expensive. It is the place where local businessmen are coming with clients...

3 of 5 starsReviewed August 23, 2015
Ilir M
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Geneva
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Geneva
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23 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

the deco is nice but the food is average and expensive. It is the place where local businessmen are coming with clients...

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6 reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

Unfriendly service. Swarmed by wasps. Linguine was very bland and greasy. Overpriced. And then we spot two real fully-grown brown bears living in a tiny cage. No space to roam, no stimulation. Just there, in a tiny circular cage for tourists to gawp at. I thought this practice had died out in Europe about 30 years ago. This does Albania... More 

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Tirana, Albania
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12 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

Great place. With a huge garden and different kinds of animals in it. Inside it's decorated traditionally Albanian- even the staff wears traditional folk clothes and they're very welcoming. The food is amazing and the menu has a vast variety. For more privacy there's the Laura Bush salon- where the former first lady dined when she came to Albania. To... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

Very nice restaurant. I was there with my husband and my baby. The food was great the staf was great. Also it has on display some of the traditional albanian costumes. We loved it!

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Paris, France
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24 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

Very nice surrounding but very poor service and terrible food. We took 3 starters and 2 plates. The 3 hot starters came directly ready-made from the fridge with few minutes in tbe oven. Except for one, the beans. They served us a beautiful bean plates that looked hot and crusty as if it came out of oven just before discovering... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2015

Very traditional Albanian food, which is good if a little expensive, spoiled a little by the fact that the 'bear's table' as it translates actually has two bears in a small cage next to the restaurant.

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Newport, Rhode Island
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3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2015

Although the restaurant is a few kilometers from the center of town, the setting is lovely. It is traditional Albanian food. We had the antipasti and sea food mix platter cold. It was delicious. The staff, in traditional costumes, are professional and this restaurant maintains a standard equal with any restaurant in the USA or western Europe. Excellent food value.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2015

The Service was good, I just didn't like the meat since it was butchered wrong and you could end up having piece of bone in your mouth. Fish though was good. Overall, it's a nice place to go, 3 stars for bad meat, but again not because of taste.

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Prishtine
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11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015

Cosy place to eat and relax as well. Very intimate atmosphere inside. Outside a fine maintained garden. Food very delicious and always fresh. Staff very polite and always ready to assist. Manager Adriatik controls situation on its best. During weekend live light music. Can't be missed if you stay in Tirana.

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Oud-Zuilen, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015

This is a very good hotel restaurant. Perfect service and a menu with many choices. Also the old Albanian recipes. Highly recommended.

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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, European, Middle Eastern, 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?