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Nikola Tesla 11, Skopje, Republic of Macedonia
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Ranked #26 of 103 restaurants in Skopje
Dining options: Reservations
Most recent review
- Jul 1, 2014
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Date | Rating
  • English first
  • French first
  • Italian first
  • Any
English first
Skopje, Republic of Macedonia
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

The menu is full of varios meals and dishes. The home-made pastries and pies are renown. The salads are fresh, tasty and well decorated. The meal dishes taste great as well. The service is always excellent, the atmoshpere is warm and cozy, with open fire in the winter and live music that is not loud or anoying. I visit the... More

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Skopje, Republic of Macedonia
17 reviews 17 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2014

I was always a big fan for Lira and I knew the owner very good. Since she died the restaurant lost not only her big smile and soul but rating. I was there for a friend reunion with around 5 persons plus children. The suddenly stopped the normal music and some very loud and bad quality Arabian music game out... More

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Roseville, Minnesota
Top Contributor
72 reviews 72 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2014

The restaurant has a really nice ambiance, esp. by candlelight. I dined alone, and the shopska salad was excellent--huge, really, and beautifully fresh tomatoes and cucumbers. A pepper, grilled and stuffed with goats cheese, was also done very nicely. I had their specialty entree, pork "a la lira", which was a stew of pork, green peppers, and onions, and although... More

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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2013

Outstanding Macedonian restaurant for a difficult customer like me. I cannot eat any food which contains or is contaminated with gluten and/or rice. I explained my predicament when I entered the restaurant, and asked whether they could accommodate me. The answer was a straightforward “yes”. And indeed they did. Immediately I realised that I was in good hands, because the... More

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Tuzla, Bosnia and Herzegovina
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28 reviews 28 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2013

Very nice restaurant with excellent hot and cold apetizers and a variety of main courses, mainly macedonian cuisine. Staff experienced and professional. Plus unplugged live music to make your stay even more pleasant. I go to Lira every time I go to Skopje. Would recommend reserving a table, especially in summer time.

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Milan, Italy
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267 reviews 267 reviews
249 restaurant reviews
181 helpful votes 181 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2013 via mobile

I've been there two times and yesterday's was the most recent one. Unfortunately no live music with traditional songs was played and that make quite a difference as food here is good, but not extraordinary. I had a dish with some vegetables and cheese as starter and continued with lamb which was barely on the average (too dry). Prices are... More

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Top Contributor
53 reviews 53 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2012

This is the best and my favorite restaurant in Macedonia. Great wines, great food, amazing staff, wonderful location. Live music every night. MUST GO. Its great for special occasions and family events.

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Top Contributor
99 reviews 99 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2012

Despite the second visit, I enjoyed the plate of au d'oeuvre with cheeses, paste, fried zucchini with a basket of warm bread. Green peppers are also highly recommended. The main dish of the day was the typical Macedonian (meat in some creamy sauce). A music band comes around and plays all songs from all former Yugoslavian regions (if you know... More

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Kumanovo, Macedonia
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2012

amazing food you should try Shopska Salad and Tavce Gravce ( baked Beans )

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Sao Paulo
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178 reviews 178 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
118 helpful votes 118 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2012

This restaurant was recommended to us by a business contact in Skopje. He suggested it was the best restaurant in town and the favourite of the ex-pat community and the Macedonians with thicker wallets. We enjoyed our dinner.

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