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Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.
Coffee Shop
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“Soma is a modern, creative space that includes a restaurant, bar, and art gallery where you’ll often find live music and cultural events. Until recently, Pristina’s international crowd preferred to gather at the bar for beer and wine, but a recent menu revamp has made dinner at the restaurant equally attractive for a night out. The kitchen now focuses on seasonal, locally grown ingredients in traditional dishes like stuffed peppers with cheese and thyme, assortments of grilled meats, and mezze platters with regional dips such as ajvar (smoky pepper spread) and tarator (sour curd spread with cucumber, garlic, and lemon zest).”
  • 22 locals recommend
History Museum
“Kosovo Museum is the National Museum of Kosovo, located in the city of Pristina. It was founded in 1949 and is the largest museum in Kosovo. However, the building of the museum was constructed in 1889 and it was designed according to the Austro-Hungarian style of construction and its real aim was establishing the high military command of that time. The Museum is the earliest institution of cultural heritage in Kosovo, established with the goal of preserving, restoration-conservation and presentation of movable heritage on the territory. It is situated in a special facility, from an architectural point of view but also because of its location since it is situated at the old nucleus of the city centre.”
  • 9 locals recommend
Cafe
“A very stylish café located next to Soma Book Station Cafe. Self-service, vintage style and multi-cultural place.”
  • 16 locals recommend
Restaurant
“If you want to try delicious traditional food, Tiffany is the place to visit.”
  • 12 locals recommend
Landmark
“The Newborn Monument is a typographic sculpture and tourist attraction in Pristina, Kosovo. It is located in front of the Palace of Youth and Sports, It was unveiled on 17 February 2008, the day that Kosovo formally declared its independence from Serbia. The monument consists of the English-language word "Newborn" in capital block letters, which were painted bright yellow when the sculpture was first revealed. The monument was later re-painted with the flags of the states that have recognized Kosovo. At the unveiling of the monument it was announced that it will be painted differently on the anniversary of Kosovo's independence movement day every year. The monument attracted the attention of international media reporting Kosovo's movement declaration of independence, and it was featured prominently on the front page of The New York Times”
  • 9 locals recommend
Museum
“The Ethnological Treasure of Kosovo is an ethnographic museum in Pristina, Kosovo. It is located in Emin Gjiku Complex, a monument of culture from the 18th century. This house was once owned by the family of Emin Gjikolli. Emin Gjikolli nickname means "little man", in Turkish "Eminçik", which the complex holds the name today. In the museum, tools and items related to lifestyle from the Ottoman Kosovo period are on display. In 2002, the Ethnological Museum opened its exhibition of a permanent nature, in which ancient clothing, tools, containers furniture and old weapons, etc., were presented. Until 1990, the Emin Gjiku Complex served as a nature museum and after the completion of internationally funded conservation works in 2003, it was turned into an ethnological museum housing a vast collection of traditional costumes as well as utensils, handcraft elements and other tools used in everyday life.”
  • 11 locals recommend
Coffee Shop
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“Visit the biggest shopping mall in whole Kosovo. Lots of food chains and clothing brands for affordable prices. ”
  • 7 locals recommend
Library
“The National Library of Kosovo is the highest library institution in Kosovo established by the Assembly and is located in Pristina. The mission of the library is to collect, preserve, promote and make accessible the documentary and intellectual heritage of Kosovo. It holds exhibitions and holds an archive of national newspapers. The library also provides a number of other services. It is known for its unique history, and the style of the building designed by Croatian architect Andrija Mutnjaković, followed by controversies about the outside appearance of it”
  • 7 locals recommend
Nightclub
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“If you're up for partying in a "dance-floor disco style", ZONE CLUB is definitely the place for you. Literally, the best in town when speaking for it.”
  • 7 locals recommend
Bar
“After visiting Skanderbeg statue, you can look over the menu at this bar. This place is known for great lemonade. Select between indoor and outdoor seating. If you look through the visitors' comments, the waitstaff is patient at Bon Vivant. Fabulous service is something guests like here. There is enjoyable atmosphere at this place.”
  • 7 locals recommend
Night Club
  • 4 locals recommend
Theater
“The National Theatre of Kosovo was founded in 1946 in the city of Prizren, Kosovo. It is the highest ranked theatre institution in the country, with the largest number of productions. The National Theatre is the only public theatre in Kosovo and therefore it is financed by Ministry of Culture, Youth and Sport. This theatre has produced more than 400 premieres which have been watched by more than 3 million spectators.”
  • 6 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Italy, Kosovo’s neighbor across the Adriatic, has had a huge impact on Balkan cuisine (including that of Kosovo, Croatia, Montenegro, and Albania). Pizza and pasta are as common on restaurant menus as local dishes. So when Kosovars do true Italian food, they do it right. Among Pristina’s Italian offerings, Osteria Basilico is a standout, with dishes comparable to any osteria in Bologna, Florence, or Naples. Basilico’s rich spaghetti al ragu and spaghetti ai gamberi (pasta with shrimp) have become crowd favorites.”
  • 5 locals recommend
Movie Theater
“City cinema showing all the latest blockbusters + local movies. A few meters near the aparment.”
  • 4 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Located on the same street as Shpija e Vjetër. Pishat is a highly recommended restaurant if you're up to try exceptional dishes, both traditional&other.”
  • 4 locals recommend
Sandwich Place
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“What distinguished Papirun since the beginning of the entrepreneurship was an initiative based on three pillars. Launching of innovative and novel sandwiches and other products in the market with the aim of distinguishing from other fast-food shops. Introduction of entire home-made products such as bread, sauces, meats, soups, etc. Ensuring standardization of production and preparation of foodstuff with the maximum quality and the fastest possible delivery service. ”
  • 9 locals recommend

Top restaurants

Coffee Shop
“Soma is a modern, creative space that includes a restaurant, bar, and art gallery where you’ll often find live music and cultural events. Until recently, Pristina’s international crowd preferred to gather at the bar for beer and wine, but a recent menu revamp has made dinner at the restaurant equally attractive for a night out. The kitchen now focuses on seasonal, locally grown ingredients in traditional dishes like stuffed peppers with cheese and thyme, assortments of grilled meats, and mezze platters with regional dips such as ajvar (smoky pepper spread) and tarator (sour curd spread with cucumber, garlic, and lemon zest).”
  • 22 locals recommend
Restaurant
“If you want to try delicious traditional food, Tiffany is the place to visit.”
  • 12 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Italy, Kosovo’s neighbor across the Adriatic, has had a huge impact on Balkan cuisine (including that of Kosovo, Croatia, Montenegro, and Albania). Pizza and pasta are as common on restaurant menus as local dishes. So when Kosovars do true Italian food, they do it right. Among Pristina’s Italian offerings, Osteria Basilico is a standout, with dishes comparable to any osteria in Bologna, Florence, or Naples. Basilico’s rich spaghetti al ragu and spaghetti ai gamberi (pasta with shrimp) have become crowd favorites.”
  • 5 locals recommend
Sandwich Place
“What distinguished Papirun since the beginning of the entrepreneurship was an initiative based on three pillars. Launching of innovative and novel sandwiches and other products in the market with the aim of distinguishing from other fast-food shops. Introduction of entire home-made products such as bread, sauces, meats, soups, etc. Ensuring standardization of production and preparation of foodstuff with the maximum quality and the fastest possible delivery service. ”
  • 9 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Located on the same street as Shpija e Vjetër. Pishat is a highly recommended restaurant if you're up to try exceptional dishes, both traditional&other.”
  • 4 locals recommend
Restaurant
“This traditional Balkan spot offers an extensive menu of solid Kosovar dishes in a space inspired by the city’s historic Ottoman culture. At a glance, the long menu can seem intimidating, but there are only two foods you have to try: the casserole and the homemade bread. Okay, there are technically three critical dishes, since the restaurant offers two excellent types of casserole, one listed as “white” and the other “red,” both made in a tavë (clay baking pot). The white variety is closer to Kosovo’s traditional tavë kosi, a soft, buttery mix of yogurt, egg, and extremely tender veal. If you prefer a tomato base, however, the restaurant’s red version overflows with abundant eggplant, zucchini, red peppers, and onions, along with soft cuts of beef. Both dishes are served with homemade pitalka, a light, fluffy native bread cooked in a masonry oven. ”
  • 6 locals recommend
Restaurant
“This restaurant is one of the greatest when speaking of quality dishes, too. ”
  • 3 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Small restaurant with great pasta selection. The Lasagna and the Spinach & Ricotta Pasta are my favorite. ”
  • 4 locals recommend

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