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“Good but not the best”
4 of 5 bubbles Review of il Gusto

il Gusto
Ranked #16 of 608 Restaurants in Tirana
Price range: $5 - $44
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Good for: Large groups, Romantic, Business meetings, Special occasions, Families with children
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Lunch, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Cash Only, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer
Description: Il Gusto opened in April 2010 and slowly has become one of the best restaurants in Tirana. A comfortable environment, with a Mediterranean brush in every detail which will impress you by offering moments of relaxation. Our gourmet cuisine with delicately prepared dishes from our experienced chefs, will transform your visit into an unforgettable culinary experience. Our wine cellar offers a wide variety of French, Italian and Spanish wines for an imaginary tasting travel into the most famous producers of Mediterranean wines.Our location is beyond perfection. We are located behind the twin towers, surrounded by a colored wall of flowers, away from the noise and close to the most important government buildings like PM’s office, the Parliament etc…If you think that too much talk is excessive, you can always visit us and check for your self. You’re welcome.
Tirana, Albania
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25 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“Good but not the best”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 12, 2013

Based on its high ranking, we decided to try this restaurant. In a nice ambiance, there were enough number of waiters -a rarity in Albania-, however it is hard to say that the service was extraordinary. When we asked explanation of certain items in the menu, frequently they asked to each other. Among the starters, the octopus was dry and tough. For the main course, I chose Sea Bram fillet with lemon sauce, which I can only classify as excellent, whereas my wife decided on Rolled Beef filled with Almonds, Bacon, Edam Cheese, cooked in Red Wine accomp. with Boiled Vegetables. Unfortunately, it was already cold at the time of serving and the tenderness of the meat left a lot to be desired. Desserts were successful, but not extraordinary. White wine was served in the optimal coldness. So, my overall feeling is that it is one of the nice restaurants of the city, but for the same amount of money we paid, there are better options.

  • Visited November 2013
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Ipswich UK
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59 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
“Good food, good service”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 23, 2013 via mobile

A business colleague and I eat here tonight. Good fish, good wine, good service 20€ what's not to like? .................

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corvettec5
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12 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“First class restaurant in Tarana”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 20, 2013 via mobile

Highly recommend this restaurant. Great menu choice, fresh cooked food, first class service from eager to learn young waiters from an experienced modest Maître 'd that can speak 8 languages. We had a Gravalax starter followed by a "choose your own fresh fish" , which was Sea Bream baked in salt. If you are in Tirana, make this a place to visit.

Visited October 2013
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Tirana, Albania
1 review
“Great choice!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 26, 2013

You want smth tasty, classy, and very well served? Il Gusto Restaurant is the right place! Great choice!

  • Visited September 2013
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New York City, New York
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Seafood”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 24, 2013

Very nice food, but very pricy!!!! Overall very nice experience, sea food very nicely prepared. Great service........................................

Visited September 2013
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