Nicosia – Gastronomy

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A Guide for Local Restaurants

From traditional Cypriot mezze to international cuisine, the city offers an array of gastronomic options to satisfy every palate.

Remember to plan ahead and make reservations, especially during peak hours, as seating can fill up quickly.

Most restaurants open their doors after 18:00, welcoming guests to their memorable dining experience.

All restaurants offer menus in both Greek and English languages; however, if you are not local it’s advisable to consider the waiter’s recommendations.

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Our RecommendationsNicosia

  • Taverns
  • Restaurants
  • Pastry
  • Wineries

Taverna Stou Rousia: Offering authentic Cypriot cuisine in a cozy atmosphere, Taverna Stou Rousia is a beloved dining destination in Nicosia. Indulge in traditional meze dishes, grilled meats, and local wines while enjoying warm hospitality.

Beba Restaurant: Offering traditional Cypriot cuisine with a modern twist, Beba Restaurant is a cozy tavern located in the heart of Nicosia. Indulge in hearty meze platters and grilled specialties in a warm and inviting atmosphere. Website:

Kathodon: Known for its authentic Greek and Cypriot dishes, Kathodon Taverna is a family-run establishment that prides itself on using fresh, locally-sourced ingredients. Enjoy classic meze and grilled meats paired with local wines in a relaxed setting.

Zanettos: A beloved institution in Nicosia, Zanettos Taverna offers a taste of traditional Cypriot hospitality. Savor homemade meze, grilled fish, and traditional stews while soaking in the vibrant atmosphere of this bustling tavern.

Pralina: A hidden gem in Nicosia, Pralina Restaurant offers a fusion of Mediterranean and international flavors in a chic and stylish setting. From gourmet salads to decadent desserts, each dish is crafted with care and creativity. Website:

Scale Restaurant: Elevate your dining experience at Scale Restaurant, where innovative cuisine meets breathtaking views of the city skyline. With its modern decor and creative menu, this restaurant is a favorite among food enthusiasts and urban adventurers alike.

Piatsa Gourounaki: For a taste of Greek street food with a modern twist, look no further than Piatsa Gourounaki. From souvlaki wraps to loaded fries, this lively eatery offers a casual dining experience with a focus on quality ingredients and bold flavors.

Melissa: Known for its delectable array of sweet treats, Melissa  offers a delightful experience for dessert enthusiasts. From heavenly cakes to freshly baked pastries, each creation is crafted with precision and passion.

Giagia Victoria: Stepping into Giagia Victoria feels like entering a cozy grandmother’s kitchen, where warmth and nostalgia embrace you. This charming café serves up traditional Greek desserts with a modern twist, alongside aromatic coffees and teas.

Hurricane: With a name that packs a punch, Hurricane  delivers a whirlwind of flavor and creativity. Try their decadent desserts and pies all crafted with the finest ingredients and a dash of imagination.

Gelatiamo: Gelatiamo is a paradise for gelato fans, offering a tantalizing selection of artisanal gelato local flavors. Made fresh daily using traditional methods and premium ingredients, their gelato is a true taste sensation.

Aes Ambelis: The winery is an impressive two-level structure featuring modern winemaking facilities, an underground cellar for barrel and bottle aging, and a reception hall for tastings.

Santa Irene Winery: Nestled in the majestic Troodos mountain range in Farmakas village, Santa Irene Winery offers vineyard tours, wine tastings, and insights into grape varieties and production processes.

Did you know?

Halloumi Cheese

Originated in Cyprus over 2,000 years ago, making it one of the oldest cheeses in the world.

Has a high melting point, which allows it to be grilled or fried without losing its texture.

Traditionally, haloumi cheese is made from a mixture of sheep’s and goat’s milk,

Often enjoyed as a versatile ingredient in both savory and sweet dishes.

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