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“OLD city house isn't just a name. It's accurate and gorgeous”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of Old House

Old House
Ranked #6 of 252 Restaurants in Skopje
Cuisines: European, Eastern European, Central European
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Good for: Romantic, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Families with children, Kids, Special occasions, Large groups
Dining options: Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Private Dining, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Street Parking, Takeout, Validated Parking, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Des Moines, Iowa
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705 reviews
136 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 301 helpful votes
“OLD city house isn't just a name. It's accurate and gorgeous”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 28, 2013

My understanding is the interior is the oldest home in the city still in use. We ate outside and it was night, but ask permission to go inside upstairs. The wood carved ceilings are astounding.

However, restaurants are for food, and this one delivered. I'm always skeptical about restaurants serving 'authentic' local cuisine. Usually, they're a tourist trap. This restaurant had mostly locals though there were a few Germans.

We were seated outside as it was a beautiful night. They have trees and most all of the area is covered. Our waiter made a perfect suggestion for Macedonian wine which was appreciated and delicious.

The food was quick, in good quantity, and priced reasonably. All in all a must visit restaurant in Skopje and a very short walk from the square.

  • Visited September 2013
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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
“Charm and Excellent Food”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 22, 2013

We had dinner at the Olde City House (Starakuka) and were very pleased with our experience. We arrived in the city late and found the restaurant based on a recommendation from our hotel. The restaurant is away from the bustle of the modern area across the river. Stepping into the restaurant is like stepping back in time. The surroundings are beautiful and the staff was exceptionally friendly. Our food was also delicious. Definitely try the traditional Macedonian Bean Stew...it's an authentic dish prepared perfectly.

  • Visited July 2013
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Thank 30_by_thirty
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Germany
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36 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
“Avoid - Totally overrated”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 14, 2013

This place appears to be totally overrated. It's a typical tourist destination with average food and rather indifferent service. I had the boneless prok knuckle which was ok, but it was served lukewarm and oversalted - and the portion was rather small. Although many waiters constantly passed by, nobody bothered to clear my table or to ask me if I would want another drink or anything else. I decided to not even ask for the desert menu ... Finally I wanted to pay in Euro which they accepted but at a very bad exchange rate, so they basically overcharged me 20%. Not a good recommendation to other potential costomers.

  • Visited September 2013
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Slovenija
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15 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Best restaurant in Skopje”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 26, 2013

It was a great experience eating in this restaurant, unfortunately we discovered it on our last evening in Skopje. The food was so good, that we stopped in Skopje on our way back to Slovenija only for eating in this restaurant!
First we tried their cheeses, different types of ajvar and fried zucchini which were excelent. Then we had selsko meso, turli hava, tavče na gravče and pastrmajlija - it was all excelent!
And for the desert ... njami! You must try their kadaifi with ice cream, it was splendid!

  • Visited August 2013
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Thank KATJA P
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Skopje
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12 reviews
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“Stay away”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 16, 2013

This place is just horrible. Bad service, over priced food and the band that played sounded really bad. There are several good restaurants in Skopje, this is just not one of them.

  • Visited June 2013
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1 Thank WorldTourist75
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