Restaurant Sveta Sofija
A good place to try both the local trout and cake, as the name suggests this classy establishment overlooks the eponymous church and comes complete with a few outside tables for staring at it when you’re eating. Serving the dual purpose of a café and full-blooded restaurant, the menu is stuffed with Macedonian and international dishes that although not exactly venturing into the realms of gourmet cuisine are certainly delicious enough to keep the place open. Like many restaurants in the area, Sveta Sofija features live music most evenings.
Pizzeria Cosa Nostra
Found in a lovely Old Town setting and complete with a fine indoor terrace that opens to the elements during the summer, Cosa Nostra wins bonus points before we’ve even mentioned the great food and the even better prices. Fancy without being too over the top, they knock out some impressively creative pizzas here alongside a range of other dishes including their highly praised lasagne. There’s also a good selection of beers and a good selection of Macedonian wine.
Pizza Via Sacra
Lovely little restaurant offering pizza and local dishes with a great view of St Sofia. It lies on a very cosy square near the church and almost next to restaurant St Sofia .
The service of Via Sacra is great and the food is very very great !
One can choose to sit outside and inside .
In weekends it may turn out to be very busy and one may have to make a reservation
Although the menu’s packed with dishes including the usual grilled meat options and beef stroganoff, this fine affair perched close to the water’s edge is essentially a fish restaurant. Their Ohrid trout is legendary in fact, and the setting is hard to beat. Definitely worth a visit if you’re looking for an exceptional feast, and even better if you drop by when there’s some traditional Macedonian music being played live.
With glorious views of Lake Ohrid, this pace has one of the best locations in town. Their terrace is right on the water, which makes the dining experience here even better, but if you want a table outside, we do recommend booking it in advance. It can be a bit tricky to find, but you can't miss it if you follow the lakeside path out of town towards the bluff with the famed Church of St John at Kaneo. They serve superb Macedonian dishes and have a great vegan menu, and if you can't decide your waiter will be happy to help with some recommendations.
St Petka Etno Restaurant
Great Macedonian food at a very reasonable price is what you get at St Petka. A nice, simple ambiance prevails here. One interesting thing about this place is that there's no menu. Instead the waiter will recommend various daily specials and house favorites. It's a bit unusual, but from our experience you can't go wrong with this place.
With no sign of a hipster anywhere in sight, this refreshing little kiosk of a place serves falafel, hummus, bread to wrap it in and little else beyond a refrigerator full of soft drinks. There’s a handful of tables inside and out, although the best way to enjoy the food here is to take it away and devour it on the hoof whilst strolling around the Old Bazaar. The falafel in question isn’t the best you’ll ever taste but it’s pretty good all the same and just about the only street food option for vegetarians in town.