In the heart of Skopje, located on Macedonian Square, Pelister Restaurant is popular among both locals and tourists. It is based on the ground floor of a beautiful building that is also a hotel. The interior of the restaurant is very sophisticated, with the ceilings decorated by large, elegant chandeliers. Outside seating provides a great view over the Old Town, and the menu focuses on regional Macedonian cuisine with Mediterranean influences.
Address:Pelister, Macedonia Square, Skopje, Macedonia, +389 2 311 2482
Twice in a row awarded the Trip Advisor top restaurant accolade, Skopski Merak serves Balkan and international meals. Delicious Macedonian treats like pastrmajlia, an oval-shaped bread pie made from dough with a meat, cheese or vegetable filling, are prepared in a traditional wood oven. An elegant interior and cozy terrace add to the atmosphere, which is further enhanced by rustic decorations.
Address: Skopski Merak, 51 Debarca Street, Skopje, Macedonia, +389 2 32 12 215
Near the famous St. Pantelejmon Church, on Vodno Mountain, there is a restaurant with an amazing view over Skopje. Pantelejmon Restaurant is a place popular among locals, as it organizes different kinds of celebrations and feasts, while tourists come from far and wide to bask in its romantic atmosphere. The unique view offered by the venue can be observed both from the restaurant’s terrace and its interior, since one of the walls is made entirely of glass. Pantelejmon’s kitchen serves up Macedonian cuisine, with staples like their famous Macedonian yogurt, grilled meats, and pitas.
Address: Pantelejmon Restaurant, Gorno Nerezi, Skopje, Macedonia, +389 2 3081255
Stara Gradska Kuka
Stara Gradska Kuka is a traditional restaurant located in one of the oldest Macedonian houses in the town. The building dates back to 1836, and although it went through a significant renovation and modernization, it still maintains elements of its great history. The restaurant’s courtyard is equally beautiful and is a perfect place to spend a warm evening in Skopje. Meals served up by the kitchen are inspired by elements of traditional Macedonian cuisine.
Address: Stara Gradska Kuka, Boulevard Phillip the Second of Macedon 14, Skopje, Macedonia, +389 2 31 31 376
Skopje’s cosmopolitan atmosphere can be found in one of its newer restaurants, TWINS. This modern eco-restaurant is located near the Vardar River and the famous Park Woman Warrior. The menu is a fusion of different cuisines, and food is served in a stylish manner, usually in glass jars. The interior space is interesting to boot, with hidden alcoves all boasting different design features and decor.
Address: TWINS, Kej 13. Noemvri, Skopje, Macedonia, +389 75 204 338
Vodenica Mulino offers one of the most romantic dining settings in Skopje. The interior is vintage, designed with a great dose of elegance, while visitors who prefer to sit outside will find a charming patio with a small pond, a charming bridge and a beautiful garden. Vodenica Mulino is proud of its wine cellar, which is stocked with the most exquisite labels from all around the world. The delicious, regional meals with an exotic touch only add to the draw.
Address: Vodenica Mulino, Str. Teodosij Gologanov 69, Skopje, Macedonia, +389 2 32 32 877
La Tana is another great proposition for those seeking to fully experience the Macedonian culture and cuisine. With a rustic and bucolic vibe throughout, the terrace here is surrounded by various flowers and trees, so even though La Tana is located on one of the busiest streets of Skopje, it has the feeling of a rustic getaway. The homey interior, daily traditional live music performances and delicious meals provide visitors with an experience to write home about.
Address: La Tana, Prolet 1, Skopje, Macedonia, +389 77592211