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“Nice location, good food, attentive service” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Old House

Old House
Ranked #7 of 250 Restaurants in Skopje
Cuisines: European, Eastern European, Central European
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Good for: Romantic, Business meetings, Families with children, Kids, Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Brunch, 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
Frankfurt, Germany
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8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Nice location, good food, attentive service”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 13, 2013 via mobile

Supposed to be the oldest house in use in Skopje this restaurant offers more than an astonishing interior (ie the wooden ceilings) but also a beautiful outside area.

We had a Business event with about 10 people, some locals and some from across Europe. We went for the local tradition of sharing the starters and the entrees as well. So, we just described more generally what we wanted to get - and it turned that was a wise decision. Everything what we got was really good, not excellent, but close it. That includes the Macedonian wine as well, delicious.

Service could communicate in in several languages, which was helpful and nice, of course. They served the food quickly and enough of it anyway.

Comparing with 2 other locations that I know in Skopje I feel this one is very suitable for a business event (while in summer the garden is probably very romantic for private dining) however, the prices - still low for a foreigner - are a bit higher than their competition.

All in all: I'd go to the Old City House for sure again!

Visited October 2013
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Clinton, MS
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20 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Wonderful ambience and food”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 10, 2013

This beautiful renovated house was a perfect place for our last night in Skopje. We ate inside because it was a little too cool for comfort outside, and I am glad we did. The table we were given was in a wonderful room with a gorgeous wood-carved ceiling and interesting artifacts all around. Our waiter came right away, and while the friends we were with had a basic understanding of the Macedonian language and could ask questions about the menu, I think we probably would have been all right if they hadn't been with us. I had the Old City Hot Pot, and it was a delicious mixture of chicken and pork with vegetables, served piping hot, and it was more than I could eat. We started with the Shopska salad, and with the usual tomatoes, cucumbers, and cheese that make up this salad, they included peppers and black olives. For appetizers, we got marinated peppers, one sweet and one hot, served with a delicious garlic oil dressing. We had a child with us, and he was delighted with a pizza-type dish. My husband got smothered lamb, which was served the same way as my hot pot, and the lamb was tender and had a wonderful flavor (I think I liked his better than mine!) For dessert, we had kadaif (a very sweet shredded wheat-type mixture covered with syrup) and served with ice cream. Our friend had the chocolate lava cake, and his wife had an apple strudel type dish. She said the apples seemed like apple sauce instead of sliced apples, so she was a little disappointed in that. The others desserts were totally enjoyed.

  • Visited October 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Skopje, Republic of Macedonia
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112 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 108 helpful votes
“Nice place for a business meeting”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 5, 2013

I visited this place for a couple of times and it was excellent. The service was good and the food great especially for my guest from the US. They were amazed from the food and also from the great vines and on the end from the bill in a positive way. :) Also sometimes there is a live old music and is relaxing.

  • Visited March 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Des Moines, Iowa
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706 reviews
136 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 296 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
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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36 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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