Mrizi i Zanave

Mrizi i Zanave

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Hours
Sun
11:00 - 23:00
Mon
11:00 - 23:00
Tue
11:00 - 23:00
Wed
11:00 - 23:00
Thu
11:00 - 23:00
Fri
11:00 - 23:00
Sat
11:00 - 23:00
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5.0
5.0 of 5 bubbles

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Food
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Service
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Value
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Atmosphere
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CUISINES
Albanian
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
features
Is this a Barbecue restaurant?
About
"Mrizi i Zanave" restaurant, operating since 2004, is located in the center of Tirana, next to the 18th century monument Ura e Tabakeve (Tanners' Bridge). It was named "Mrizi i Zanave" in memory of the owner's grandfather, Brahë Alia, who sang on the Albanian lute of fairies (Zana) resting near streams in the high oak forests (Mrizi) and the legendary brave warriors defending their highlands through the epic verses of the Songs of the Frontier Warriors. The tranquil purity of the fairies and the relentless fighting spirit of the heroes we aim to bring to you through the interior built with wood and rock from Valbona, artisanal works from Zadrima, Kruja and Korça, and the combination of traditional highland dishes made of organic products from the Albanian Alps with modern Mediterranean cuisine.
CUISINES
Albanian
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
FEATURES
Delivery, Takeout, Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service, Live Music, Family style, Non-smoking restaurants
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5.0
5.0 of 5 bubbles66 reviews
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Detailed Reviews: Reviews order informed by descriptiveness of user-identified themes such as cleanliness, atmosphere, general tips and location information.

Erin W
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 couples
Small place/kind of around the corner in an alley. But it’s the best find. They were friendly and gave wonderful recommendations. They recommended the traditional starter, maybe the Mrizi starter (can’t remember the name). It was a great start. We also ordered two risottos (shrimp and lamb). The server recommended some grape rakija, which is definitely an interesting experience (beware it burns). We ended with a sugary dessert that was nice and yummy. Highly recommend this little place for a lovely Albanian meal.
Written 14 August 2023
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Brock B
New York City8 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2022 none
My gf and I were looking for simple burek and accidentally came upon one of the first (if not *the* first) farm-to-table Albanian restaurants in the country. The interior was super cozy, our waitress Bianca was extremely friendly and the food was delicious. They have a wide variety of soups, stews, salads, meat dishes, vegetarian choices and the rare Albanian craft beer in bottles. We were so stuffed on our first visit that, even though we were only in Tirana for a few nights, we came back a second time to try dishes we couldn't fit in the first time. You must go!
Written 18 September 2022
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Lost H
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2023 family
My daughter and I recently ate here while on holiday in Tirana and it was outstanding. We felt very welcome straight away, the staff were amazing. The food was delicious, so delicious that we returned a couple of days later for lunch. Between us we tried a starter, a side, two mains and four deserts, each flavour of raki and some Peja beers over our two visits and enjoyed every single thing. The prices are great value, the interior is very tastefully decorated and the staff are great. We loved everything about our visits and would not hesitate to recommend this restaurant.
Written 23 November 2023
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Juraj A
31 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 couples
Interesting menu with various dishes that are convincingly authentic, combined with dishes with a more modern / fusion touch. Was a very plesant surprise. Generous portions for a reasonable price. Service very friendly and courteous. Pleasant, calm atmosphere with local music playing. At the same time approachable to foreigners and feeling like a real place rather than a tourist trap. Definitely would go again if revisiting Tirana.
Written 12 May 2024
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Marsida
London3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 friends
The best restaurant experience so far,I expected it to be good but it really exceeded my expectations, amazing delicious food, affordable prices, we walked around the farm and had an amazing time. Most importantly the staff were extremely polite, at all time hand on, a big shout out to our waiter who was very professional, polite and made our experience even better with his jokes, i wish i asked his name. This is a must visit destination. We will definitely go back every summer we’re in Albania.
Written 29 October 2023
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jadara c
3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2024 family
Great customer service with good recommendations of what to try. Very delicious meal with good ambience with good decor and music. Definitely recommend, great place to try a taste of Albania .Ordered the appetiser plate to share between 2 which included various Albanian pies and other great things like pickled cabbage. I've never had picked cabbage like this, will defo try recreate it myself .For dessert ordered a traditional albanian cake called revani recommended by the host. So delicious to try a little bit of everything and experience the flavours. 10/10 from me
Written 15 June 2024
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Laura W
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 friends
If u come here, you'll be treated to a genuine taste of Albania. With Endri and Ermal's friendly service and the live music, the atmosphere is as inviting as the food is delicious. It's the perfect spot to experience Albanian culture in the heart of Tirana.
Written 13 May 2024
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Liam B
5 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 solo
Made to feel welcome from the moment I entered the door. Superb service, brilliant food. Utterly faultless and I've eaten at a lot of restaurants around the world and this is a place I will remember for a long while
Written 29 February 2024
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Nate N
5 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2023 friends
A good, authentic Albanian restaurant near the center of Tirana. It is tucked away in an alley close to the main boulevard. Food is good and authentic, much of it homemade. Staff is friendly and helpful.
Written 22 May 2023
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Marcel1402
65 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 couples
Traditional food in a traditional setting . Very good recommendations from the restaurant on the different local dishes. We had a very good meal and some excellent local wine. Only comment was that they brought the second dishes dar too quickly - as we were still enjoying the starters.
Written 12 August 2023
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Fayster
75 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2022 couples
Wow just wow! Probably the best we have eaten anywhere in Albania. The Tave dheu was soo good i closed my eyes and nearly cried with joy. The Mzini I Zanave was a wonderful selection of Albanian foods. Save space for dessert. Compliments to the chef and waitstaff.
Written 9 November 2022
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gregory y
San Gabriel20 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 friends
Marvelous Albanian hospitality and food! the host was congenial and welcomed us with a complimentary rakki shooter! He helped us order Albanian specialties which were delicious. The ambiance was inviting and clean. I would highly recommend this restaurant.
Written 27 October 2023
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Pioneer289010
15 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2023 couples
We loved the food here! What more could you want? Traditional Albanian, farm to table style, flavors are incredible, bellies full, friendly restaurant, great music. So happy to have chosen this for our lunch spot! Try everything!
Written 21 May 2023
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Jona P
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2023 friends
Excellent food! If you want to eat in the best way this is the place! Traditional but also modern taste! Excellent staff and warm welcome for everybody. If you come once here for sure you will come back again! Highly recommended!!
Written 6 June 2023
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Stanciu family
Ploiesti41 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2024 friends
Best albanian food , excellent decor , verry good stuff . A real traditional place were you can have best culinar experience in Tirana . verry good prices and verry good soft drinks
Written 29 June 2024
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