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Rr Papa Gjon Pali II, Tirana, Albania
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Tirana
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89 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 April 2016

The restaurant puts an emphasis on high quality ingredients and prepares them well. Nonetheless, the dishes are sometimes a bit bland and the prices are very high. Portions can be ridiculously small (I once counted the penne on my plate).

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Rome, Italy
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63 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 September 2015

It is possibly the only panoramic restaurant in the world not to allow to take pictures. The place was empty, I could not disturb anybody, still I was followed by a waiter to enforce the ban. Not a way to encourage tourism. Not a great loss as the view on Tirana isn't that exciting.

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Thank Kotik_66
Ashford, United Kingdom
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94 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 February 2014

We visited for a birthday party. The food and wine we experienced here was second to none! It was amazing. The views over the city at night are lovely from the room terrace. Staff were very friendly and on the ball to make sure glasses were never empty. I had seabass gazpacho to start followed by a shrimp pesto spaghetti... More 

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Thank frecklesejd
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 November 2013 via mobile

Very fancy restaurant. Appropriate for serious business dinner. Far too expensive and it seemed like experimental cooking to me. Not that tasty. Ou yes. I almost forgot. I was still hungry after the dinner there.

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Thank Enkelejda F
Udine, Italy
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27 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 October 2013

I went four or five times in ABA tweny first. Every time I've eaten really really good, prices are a little bit more expensive than the medium in Tirana but the difference is payed from the location (21st floor in the centre of Tirana) and from choosen products (pasta and olive oil). It's a restaurant to visit once you are... More 

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Oslo, Norway
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16 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 May 2013

Nice atmosphere, lovely interior, good service and beautiful view. Lovely balcony. Wine was great. Food was variable - considering the high price (for Tirana) it does not deliver to the expectations. The starter crab had very obviously been frozen (boohoo) and the taste was suffering from this. The nice fish was disguised in some strange batter and deep-fried - which... More 

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Thank Ellie M
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 May 2013 via mobile

Ive been there 3 times ... Im excited every time i go there, its a little bit expensive but its worthy!

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1 Thank Dea D
Venice, Italy
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 March 2013

very expensieve but the food was yammi. italian food, better than in Itali :P. i reali liked the place.it was in 21 floor of a build and the views was amazing.

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5 Thank Aurela S
Tirana, Albania
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21 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 December 2012

Excellent restaurant, two great degustation menus, very good service and confortable room. Expensive but unforgettable meal.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Italian, Mediterranean
Restaurant features
Reservations, Waitstaff
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Rr Papa Gjon Pali II, Tirana, Albania
  • Location: Europe  >  Albania  >  Tirana County  >  Tirana

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?