What is ‘the best’ restaurant in Klaipeda? Answering this question isn‘t an easy task even for the locals. Almost any restaurant can be the best depending on your preferences. However, after a fun day visiting remarkable places in Klaipeda a delicious dinner is a must. So, which restaurant you will choose? To make your choice a little easier, we came up with our top 5 list of the best restaurants in Klaipeda.
1 Friedrich Passage
Friedrich Passage is one of the best restaurants in Klaipeda Old Town. It has really deep historical roots that reach the seventeenth century. A few centuries ago, there was a shelter for fishermen and soldiers. In XX-XXI century it was reconstructed enduring the historical heritage and authenticity of the buildings.
Nowadays, this lovely passageway has become extremely popular among locals and travelers. Friedrich Passage offers several different dining options including a pizzeria, steakhouse, high-end restaurant, and, of course, an eatery to taste traditional Lithuanian food. The Passage also features a coffee house and winery you won’t be disappointed with.
Location: Tiltų g. 26a, Klaipėda
Piccolini is an Italian restaurant also well-known as a kid-friendly restaurant. Although the kid’s menu is rather small, a lovely kid’s play area hidden inside the restaurant is really awesome. Stylish interior and beautiful music create a lively relaxing atmosphere for visitors.
As Piccolini restaurant is one of the most popular restaurants in Klaipeda Old Town, it is often overcrowded. So, while the food is delicious, but it takes some time to taste it. Highlights of this restaurant menu are furnace baked pizza and delicious desserts.
After all, if you’re looking for vegetarian or vegan options, you may be a little disappointed with it because there are only few options. Despite that, grilled vegetables are super tasty, you should try it.
Location: Sukilėlių g. 6, Klaipėda (Theater Square)
3 Restaurant VIVALAVITA
Like from a bird’s-eye view. Restaurant VIVALAVITA is located on the 20th floor of one of the highest buildings in Klaipeda. The atmosphere is quiet and delightful with the view of the Curonian Spit, harbor and a breathtaking sun setting over the Baltic Sea.
More so, they serve really delicious wine and food, but prices are steep. The menu is quite wide and offers loads of tasty surprises. You are free to choose between exotic, seafood and classic dishes. Even if you’re just up for the coffee and dessert, VIVALAVITA is a lovely place to be.
Location: Naujojo Sodo g. 1A, Klaipėda
4 Pilies uostas
Pilies Uostas is a well-hidden restaurant just by the river Dane in the center of Klaipeda. Those who find this lovely place – never get disappointed by a nice view over the yacht Marina and the hill of Klaipeda castle.
Even though Pilies Uostas restaurant is more popular among locals than city guests, you shouldn’t hesitate to visit it. A pretty wide menu will give you a chance to choose among surprisingly new flavors and already familiar dishes.
However, this restaurant has only a few options for vegetarians or vegans but don’t be sad about that. When life hands you lemons, make lemonade. Be creative! Let‘s talk to the staff about small modifications to existing dishes.
Location: Priešpilio g. 4, Klaipėda
5 ETNO DVARAS (Forto Dvaras)
We can all thank for ETNO DVARAS restaurant for making a wonderful job by introducing tourists with traditional Lithuanian dishes. Local dumplings, potato pancakes, and cepelinai positively melt in the mouth.
Also, there you will find a variety of beer and wines. If you aren’t a frequent guest at restaurants serving traditional Eastern European dishes, you might be surprised with soup served in a bowl made from bread.
How to find this restaurant in Klaipeda? In fact, it’s not really difficult. Firstly you should find the Theater Square in Klapeda Old Town and then look around. Two great restaurants: Piccolini and ETNO DVARAS are situated next to each other.
Both of them we recommended as the best restaurants in Klaipeda, thus to make a decision might be quite difficult unless you are certain about what are you looking for.
Location: Sukilėlių g. 8, Klaipeda (Theater Square).
All restaurants are presented in a random order.