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“A Great Restaurant, Good for Multiple Visits”
Review of Piazza

Piazza
Ranked #73 of 633 Restaurants in Tirana
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New York City
Level 6 Contributor
122 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
“A Great Restaurant, Good for Multiple Visits”
Reviewed September 26, 2012

We dined in the Piazza Restaurant four times during our 10-day stay in Tirana. This high-end establishment was a short walk from our hotel in the center of town. Upon entering the Piazza’s dining room one is struck by its grandness, high ceiling and aged carpets. Tables are positioned wide apart so diners’ privacy is assured. The menu is limited to two pages but food quality is superior, as is the service. Soups are excellent, especially the Vegetable, Mushroom, and Tomato. Pasta dishes are served al-dente and are seasoned moderately.

I recommend the Piazza Restaurant for diners who love Italian food, served in style.

  • Visited September 2012
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  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Greek first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Turkish first
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English first
Tirana, Albania
Level 2 Contributor
5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“very good place”
Reviewed June 26, 2012

i was there for ice-cream an it was very good. very good view in front of museum

Visited September 2011
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Freedom, Pennsylvania
Level 6 Contributor
367 reviews
287 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 166 helpful votes
“Drinks/Sandwiches in a modern spot”
Reviewed September 15, 2011

Stopped in for drinks/sandwiches to get out of the blazing sun in Sept. 2011. Very modern, english speaking personnel, with decent food.

  • Visited September 2011
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Thank Sweetwater
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Miami, Florida
Level 3 Contributor
12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Fantastic!”
Reviewed August 15, 2011

Piazza was amazing! Inside decor is ambient! I strongly recommend indoor seating for this place. The food was beyond delicious, tried the salmon risotto and fried seafood, which required a sauce so I asked the waiter and he brough two delicious sauces- marinara and garlic one which matched perfectly with my seafood. Their baked pear with pinenuts and ice cream is a culinary masterpiece!
The only drawback - smoking is allowed indoors which could have spoiled my whole experience. But ita nevertheless a great place to dine!

  • Visited July 2011
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2 Thank ankarusskaya
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Oak Park, Illinois
Level 3 Contributor
18 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
“The best meal of our trip”
Reviewed June 8, 2011

We were staying in Durres for a wedding (see a review I wrote of our wonderful hotel: Dolce Vita). We happened to dine at Piazza on my birthday (not a bad way to celebrate) and it was the best meal we had during our trip (which included Rome in addition to Albania, so there was some other competition).

We started looking over the menu, but the water, who spoke excellent English suggested that we let the restaurant select our food. I'm glad that we did.

First courses included bruschetta, a seafood rice dish, mussels, crab, grilled octopus (fantastic), and bacon-wrapped shrimp. Main course was fresh sea bass, selected from a tank by one of our party. For dessert we had a lovely chocolate sponge cake sort of like a tiramisu.

We sat outside on a lovely evening. The bill was about 30 Euros per person (no wine but a few beers and sparkling water), which is not cheap by Albanian standards, but for the quality of the meal this was a huge bargain.

If you are in town, make sure to stop here.

  • Visited June 2011
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