High-class and high-end, Gourmet offers its guests both outdoor and indoor seating choices and even a fireplace for the colder winter nights. With an open kitchen and an international menu based on the refinement its name suggests, Gourmet is the perfect location to try more sophisticated dishes such as goat cheese baked in cast iron with Italian Serrano ham and mango jam, tagliatelle with green asparagus, salmon and vodka sauce or yogurt mousse with lime and fresh fruit in mint syrup.
Gourmet, Jul Varibova, Tirana, Albania, +355 0184 427 8881
With an exotic garden filled with lemon trees and banana plants, and just a few minutes from the expansive Rinia Park, Vila 100 is a great location to relax, listen to good music and simply enjoy a cozy and intimate atmosphere. The menu is based on a fusion of styles and international influences, revolving around home-made pastas, such as the signature octopus penne, and grilled meats.
Vila 100, Rr. Myslym Shyri, Tirana, Albania, +355 0 682074576
A café, bookshop, pizzeria, art gallery and publishing house all in one, E7E is one of the most artsy, laid-back spaces Tirana has to offer. It also hosts weekly cultural events, from film screenings to live music or literary meetings and readings, and is a great place to meet locals of all ages and other travelers in search of more off-the-beaten-track venues. On top of its unique vibe, E7E has a small but charming interior garden; a perfect place to chill on hot summer days.
E7E, Jul Variboba 2, Tirana, Albania, +355 4227 1288
Part of the Padam Boutique Hostel, Padam offers a high-class experience, with stylish yet simple decoration and the renowned international culinary creations of its chef, who constantly reinvents the menu with fresh dishes and ingredients. Padam also has a great variety of drinks and cocktails served pre-dinner on its lush green veranda.
Padam, Papa Gjon Pali II, Tirana, Albania, +355 4450 4913