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Sofra e Ariut

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Elbasan Street, Tirana 1019, Albania
+355 4 230 3030
7:00 am - 12:00 am
Open now
All hours
Mon 7:00 am - 11:45 pm
Tue - Sun 7:00 am - 12:00 am
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4 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

We come hire at least once a month and this place has amazing view and the food is for sure traditional,

Thank Rockwood Tirana R
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This place could be great ...but it is NOT. A typical wooden logs building in a very nice garden, few minutes outside Tirana, with great views of the mountains, matched by a charming interior, with staff dressed in traditional costumes, and often live violin music in the evening. A local bottle of wine was good. ...However the quality of the... More 

Thank PJCella
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Very good food, variety of wines for you to choose. If you book by phone ask if they still have the live violines on week-ends. Excellent choice for lunch or dinner with family but also for business. It's quiet and cosy. It's 20 min by car from the city center.

Thank Gentiana H
Munich, Germany
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117 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Didn't know what to expect, as I didn't had any idea of Albanian food, which in the end turned out to be similar to Greek and Turkish. The waiter recommended some Albanian appetizers, which turned out to be bell peppers stuffed with cheese, white beans, peas and grilled eggplant, additionally some Albanian cheese flambéed with cognac. Actually this was already... More 

Thank Travelista15
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7 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Such beautiful place to go for romantic dinner,in such nice area on the park. Nicely decor,you get impression that you are on 5star place,but the food was not so nice.I order "tav dheu" and is suppose to be very very hot and boiling,but was cold! I eat little and it make me sick. And I had to fly that night,... More 

1 Thank AltinTa
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8 restaurant reviews
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 18, 2016 via mobile

We reserved a table for the lunch of sunday and we were there in time, but we didn't find ready the table, so we wait a lot that the table became free. They offered to us the aperitivo to exuse, but again they mised 1, so we waited a lot to do" gezuar"! They served a welcome apetiser( butter and... More 

1 Thank Trinident
Boston, Massachusetts
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 9, 2016

Although I have been to Tirana many times, I did not know about this place. To start with, the setting is in a nice place with plenty of parking. The Chef recommended a variation of Albanian starters which were excellent. We could have stopped at that as there was plenty for two people. However, the Chef also recommended an oven... More 

Thank benbatouta
Stockholm, Sweden
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 4, 2016

We visited the restaurant during our visit in Albania this september. The dinner was really nice and the atmosphere was romantic inside the restaurant. There was live acoustic music also during that evening. This is definitely a must visit restaurant in the city!

Thank Aniela2015
Tirana, Albania
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33 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 29, 2016

It is a beautiful place and in a nice area of Tirana but food was below average.It was 3 of us and none enjoyed the food served there. The prices were high and low quality, although i must say i was there last year and probably things have improved by now.

Thank helloween2016
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 18, 2016

Is a nice restaurant and a nice place to spend some time with friends and family. Good food and service.

Thank Ona B

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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
Mediterranean, European, Albanian, Italian
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi, Delivery, Validated Parking, Highchairs Available, Full Bar
Good for
Scenic view, Families with children, Romantic, Kids, Business meetings, Special occasions, Large groups, Local cuisine
Open Hours
7:00 am - 12:00 am
7:00 am - 11:45 pm
7:00 am - 12:00 am
7:00 am - 12:00 am
7:00 am - 12:00 am
7:00 am - 12:00 am
7:00 am - 12:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Elbasan Street, Tirana 1019, Albania
  • Location: Europe  >  Albania  >  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?