The job of a food reviewer hard because the restaurants here change chef and menu all the time.
Therefor I am just adding the true favorites, I am commenting the texture, smell and presentation of a dish. I do not only comment on the food but also on the atmosphere, staff knowledge and attentiveness, the speed of service, the general impression of the restaurant or cafe.
This restaurant opened 2017, located close to Santa Quaranta. The restaurant was a nice surprise because it has another style when it comes to taste, more salt, more pepper and other spices. They have everything as any other restaurant here in Saranda but Mama's Kitchen focuses on high quality products and the food is delivered with love.
The service is on top. They cover Albanian, Italian, Greek, German, Russian and English -language, the waitors even know some words in some of the scandiavian languages. The restaurant has style and the little extra in the service even when the restaurant is full. The food is presented beautifully and you can have it how ever you like it. I enjoy the lamb speacial cooked in a bag – mussels in wine - saganaki - veal and of course the mix fish plate and the mix meat plate.
This restaurant is none-smoking inside but it's ok outside. This is also the only restaurant that offers glutenfree pasta, I can finally enjoy glutenfree spaghetti fruta deti. Thank you for this service. If you have other allergies you only let the waitor know and you can have it your way because the food is made while speaking.
I really think you will enjoy this restaurant if you are looking for higher quality and top service. It is the same quality of the food the whole year and you can start your day with coffee and omelett and end your day with mix fish dish with your love or your friends.
Adress: Rr. Butrinti, Saranda 9701, Albanien
Ort: Europa > Albanien > Vlore County > Saranda
Telefon: +355 69 933 9347
Sarandaexpert.com gives this restaurant: *****
The Mare Nostrum restaurant in Sarandë you’ll find it at Rruga Limani.
You’ll know it when you walk past it as it stands out from the rest of the restaurants in a classy, subtle way. With its white washed chairs and ‘surfer-esk’ style. The restaurant is soft, relaxing, the food is simply something even though the meny is short.
The cuisine in the Mare Nostrum is a mix of Italian, Mediterranean, Greek and Albanian with the main focus being on seafood and locally produced.
They have a way to keep the menu exciting and interesting.
The service in the Mare Nostrum is friendly. Staff seem service minded and speak multiple languages and are efficient and assist you if have any allergy.
The buns are a delight and the swordfish is exciting. The plates are represented beautifully.
Sarandaexpert.com gives this restaurant: ***
It was a surprise this season to enter Limani after two years of disappointments.
I've noticed there is a higher standard on the food and new there is new dishes and other small but important details. The new Chef is using more salt and herbs and the food is more fresh and tastes more yummie. I've tried risotto and fish, steaks, veal filet, sallads, breakfast, pizza, grilled feta, grilled vegetables, fried kallamar and other seafood. I must say: I do not mind eating here often.
The service has also changed. There is a seriousness with a smile and the harmony in the atmosphere is relaxed. I would like to see a suit and more of multilingual waiters.The Coffee taste coffee and the Coca-Cola is original. The wine is medium dry and medium sweet. You have many choices.
If allergens the staff double check with the Chef if for an example: "if there is wheat in the sauce" if you have celiac. This is perfect for me.
*The smoking is less, but I have not seen sigh of none smoking area. I would also like a wet wipe to clean my hands. * The cinema-area should be rebuilt into sunbed-area.
Sarandaexpert.com gives this restaurant: **
The Cuci Fast food in Sarandë you’ll find it at Rruga 3.
You can not miss it because its always crowded, and you will understand why. For being simple food, it is more tasty and fresher than many other fast foods. The price is good and service is friendly and fast.
All classic fast food but with taste, do not ask me what's the difference but it is!
Very friendly but sometimes it is hard if you only know English, but to point at a picture, it will give you the correct food anyway.
Don't dream about this juicy gyros on Sunday, its usually closed.
Sarandaexpert.com gives this fastfood-restaurant: ***
The Viva Mare in Sarandë you’ll find it at Rruga e 5-te.
It has drinks and coffee.
You can not miss it because its always lights on and the design and the view give you harmony.
All classic drinks and coffee drinks.
Very friendly but sometimes the barista isn't the very best, I go here for the view, not the coffee, because many times the coffee is really bad I rather take a drink.
Sarandaexpert.com gives this Coffee bar: ***
The Santa Quaranta Hotel main Restaurant. You’ll find it at Butrinti Rd.
This amazing 5-start hotel has everything in design but has very poor restaurant. I've been here off-season and high-season, it didn't matter, many things on the menu isn't available. Not even simple stuff, and to sit in this atmosphere - a huge restaurant with amazing chairs and enormous tables, not suitable for only two persons, makes you sad when you have nothing to chose from.
The menu has a lot of dishes and the prices are less than you would think in this high class hotel restaurant. But unfortunately you can't order it. I would rather have a waiter saying: "Today we have this and this" than saying: sorry, we do not have ice cream.. no we do not have this or this...we do not have....
The restaurant is huge, but off-season and high-season doesn't bring guests, and I do understand why. The restaurant has a lot of waiters and it is full service. Better service than in other restaurants because many restaurants in Saranda is a family business witch means its the daughter and the son who are your waiter and they do not have an education how to give this professional service. Unfortunately SQ-waiters can't do a good work, when they menu isn't accurate. The energy becomes negative and I feel annoyed. The chef makes beautiful dishes but its often overcooked and dry. You do not need to come here. Take a coffee outside insead.
Sarandaexpert.com gives the main restaurant: **
The All day Grill Sarandë you’ll find it at Lagjia Nr. 2 Rr.Bulevardi.
You can not miss it because its always crowded down at the promenade. For being simple food, it is tasty and has friendly atmosphere. The price is good and service is friendly and fast.
All classic fast food but also sandwich/ pizza and ribs!
Friendly and usually never problem with English.
Sarandaexpert.com gives this fastfood-restaurant: ***
All day Grill
The LaYos restaurant main Restaurant. You’ll find it at Butrinti Rd.
This new restaurant has everything in design and delivers fish, seafood and pizza-dishes. I've been here off-season and high-season and it's usually clean and the staff is polite, maybe not professional but polite and not stressed out. To sit in this atmosphere with rare wall-design and good chairs and tables, is nice but while it's crowdy it's very loud.
The menu has a lot of dishes and the prices are less than you would think in this new restaurant. But I am still looking for glutenfree-pasta and a menu saying all the allergens. They also have a good wine collection and beer. I've tried at least 15 dishes and if just more salt and pepper it would be really great.
The restaurant is medium sized, off-season and high-season bring guests, and I do understand why. The restaurant has a lot of waiters and it is full service. Better service than in other restaurants but perhaps they are shy when needed to speak english, I do not know.
Sarandaexpert.com gives the main restaurant: ***
This restaurant opened 2015 and it was a nice surprise because it has another concept. It is more a west European style when it comes to taste, more salt, more pepper and other sauces. They have everything as any other restaurant here but Centrali focuses on even higher quality products out of the menu. You can chose from the menu and pay for that or ask for wild fish or top quality veal filet and pay a little more.
The service is on top. This year they have covered Albanian, Italian, Greek, German and English waiters. The restaurant has style and the little extra in the service. The food is presented beautifully and you can have it how ever you like. I enjoy the veal filet of course – medium rare – and it comes as a beautiful dish. The meat is thick and as I want it. The waiter also informs you when asked if you are allergic to something and let you change the sauce or the garnish if you need. Everything feels fresh and the food is made with love.
Fish-dishes are beautiful and the pasta dishes is unique for this city I must say. They offer good wines and many different to chose from. Dessert you have the classic Tri Leches, tiramisu and ice cream.
This restaurant is none-smoking inside but it's ok outside. The only thing I am missing is better coffee, especially when it comes to cappuccino. But this is a restaurant focused on food and not coffee I know, but I wish they could be the best of everything. My friend who is a chef in Corfu were surprised and very pleased with the meat too.
I really think you will enjoy this restaurant if you are looking for higher quality and top service. Even in the summer, at the high season, the stress doesn't change the quality of the service or the food, and that is shumë important!
Sarandaexpert.com gives this restaurant: ****