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Street: Donika Kastrioti, Tirana, Albania
+355 68 608 8714
12:00 - 01:00
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Kranj, Slovenia
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20 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My wife and I visited the place for a light lunch -- and we wish we had gone there for a complete experience. After a fresh salad, we tried two kinds of pasta: one with seafood and another one with lamb ragout. Both were prepared al dente in a way that the Italians should learn from. The seafood pasta was... More 

Thank Tomo B
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 February 2017 via mobile

Elegant good service and great food. And scampi cruddo are very good prepared! Langustinni as well well served.

Thank Silviu A
Warsaw, Poland
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66 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 January 2017

It was my first visit to Alabania and I had no idea what to expect. Upon coming, in my head there was a not-too-brilliant picture concieved out of preconceptions, prejudices and reminiscences of my own country's post-soviet gloomy past. How wrong was I! Tirana is a vibrant city, that seems to be getting out of the shackles and - while... More 

Thank matowi
Boston, Massachusetts
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143 reviews
91 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 91 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 January 2017

I had been a few years before to Il Gusto and went back, mostly because a friend of mine wanted to go there and try it. Despite my efforts to try and convince him not to go there, we went. Just as I remembered, the food was less than nothing special and they charge you a lot for it. Particularly... More 

1 Thank Gent P
Cork, Ireland
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 January 2017

Visited this restaurant at the weekend. The atmosphere was magical with a a two person band performing in the background. The service and attention to detail by all staff was exceptional. Cuisine was fine dining, would highly recommend the avocado salad to start. Great experience and a true gem in Tirana

Thank cathy h
Ipswich, United Kingdom
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52 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 January 2017

Chic, international resturant where Tirana's movers and shakers go to see and be seen. The food is fashioned from fine ingredients and brings enough surprises to elicit a happy gasp as it is delivered. The staff are attentive and multilingual.

Thank timdawsn
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11 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 December 2016

Very good restaurant in Tirana Very good restaurant in Tirana and with very good service and wonderful staff. A perfect fish and meat restaurant, with wonderful desserts as well. You can enjoy a business and also pleasure lunch or dinner with friends and family also.

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Pristina, Kosovo
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27 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 December 2016 via mobile

One of the best restaurants in Tirana. Spinach ravioli its a must try. Looking forward to go back when in Tirana next time.

Thank U H
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44 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 November 2016

Excellent food with excellent service, best fish restaurant in Tirana. I highly advise to have business lunches or dinners in this place. You won`t be disappointed.

Thank Demirel B
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016 via mobile

This is the third time that I am visiting this restaurant and always the food is fresh delicious.The service and staff is very welcoming I would suggest the fish soup and rissoto seafood

Thank Ibra F

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 5 - US$ 43
Italian, Seafood, Mediterranean, European, Soups, International, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Television, Highchairs Available, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Cash Only, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Private Dining, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Child-friendly, Business meetings
Open Hours
12:00 - 01:00
12:00 - 01:00
12:00 - 01:00
12:00 - 01:00
12:00 - 01:00
12:00 - 01:00
12:00 - 01:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Street: Donika Kastrioti, Tirana, Albania
  • Location: Europe  >  Albania  >  Tirana County  >  Tirana
  • Phone Number: +355 68 608 8714
Il Gusto opened in April 2010 and slowly has become one of the best restaurants in Tirana. A comfortable environment, with a Mediterranean brush in every detail which will impress you by offering moments of relaxation. Our gourmet cuisine with delicately prepared dishes from our experienced chefs, will transform your visit into an unforgettable culinary experience. Our wine cellar offers a wide variety of French, Italian and Spanish wines for an imaginary tasting travel into the most famous producers of Mediterranean wines.Our location is beyond perfection. We are located behind the twin towers, surrounded by a colored wall of flowers, away from the noise and close to the most important government buildings like PM’s office, the Parliament etc…If you think that too much talk is excessive, you can always visit us and check for your self. You’re welcome.

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