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Sofra e Ariut

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Mediterranean, European, Albanian
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Elbasan Street, Tirana 1019, Albania
+355 4 230 3030
07:00 - 00:00
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All hours
Mon 07:00 - 23:45
Tue - Sun 07:00 - 00:00
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Tirana, Albania
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18 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2015 via mobile

Very nice location and good service. A bit expensive and the prices are a bit higher from what you would expect. Maybe this is the way the owners have found to "filter" their customers

Thank erion3579
Level Contributor
6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 2015 via mobile

We've been there several times, but the last time we celebrated our cousin's birthday. With people of all ages, the restaurant offers such a variety of food, traditional taste served in a modern way. The prices are a bit high for locals, however it is worth it! The restorant is located in a very fresh area, the service is perfect... More 

Thank Pjerina2000
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115 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 September 2015 via mobile

It is located just outside Tirana, southeast direction, in the area called "Parku i madh i Tiranes". The atmosphere outside and inside is fantastic. The food is very good, especially meat assortments. There is also live music inside with classic, or contemporary theme. Be aware of the prices of the wine, there are in some case's much higher then other... More 

Thank Ilir Q
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235 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 255 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 September 2015

Do not eat here just because Laura Bush did. The food is dreadful and over-priced. Yes, the place is charming but go to Era for better Albanian food. My mixed starter was more expensive and not great. My chicken with prunes was horrible. The chicken was dry. The rice was salty and oily.

Thank Intrepidtraveler53
Tirana, Albania
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 September 2015

I was about to book a table for a group of foreign visitors and I'm surprised seeing some negative comments about the place and I decided to add my comment. I have been there maybe more than 50 times. First of all, the place is one of the few addresses in Tirana that you can taste delicious local food varieties,... More 

2 Thank AnExpatAL
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27 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2015

the deco is nice but the food is average and expensive. It is the place where local businessmen are coming with clients...

Thank Ilir M
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 August 2015 via mobile

Unfriendly service. Swarmed by wasps. Linguine was very bland and greasy. Overpriced. And then we spot two real fully-grown brown bears living in a tiny cage. No space to roam, no stimulation. Just there, in a tiny circular cage for tourists to gawp at. I thought this practice had died out in Europe about 30 years ago. This does Albania... More 

Thank Jack H
Tirana, Albania
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16 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 August 2015 via mobile

Great place. With a huge garden and different kinds of animals in it. Inside it's decorated traditionally Albanian- even the staff wears traditional folk clothes and they're very welcoming. The food is amazing and the menu has a vast variety. For more privacy there's the Laura Bush salon- where the former first lady dined when she came to Albania. To... More 

Thank Keti K
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 August 2015 via mobile

Very nice restaurant. I was there with my husband and my baby. The food was great the staf was great. Also it has on display some of the traditional albanian costumes. We loved it!

1 Thank donikabb
Paris, France
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27 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 August 2015 via mobile

Very nice surrounding but very poor service and terrible food. We took 3 starters and 2 plates. The 3 hot starters came directly ready-made from the fridge with few minutes in tbe oven. Except for one, the beans. They served us a beautiful bean plates that looked hot and crusty as if it came out of oven just before discovering... More 

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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
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi, Highchairs Available, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, View, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Kids, Groups
Open Hours
07:00 - 00:00
07:00 - 23:45
07:00 - 00:00
07:00 - 00:00
07:00 - 00:00
07:00 - 00:00
07:00 - 00:00
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?