Top 10 restaurants in Tripoli, Libya

July 16, 2017 Carley Gatson

Tripoli (Arabic: طرابلس‎, Ṭarābulus; Berber:"Oea" or "Wy't" ) is the capital city and the largest city of Libya, with a population of about 1.1 million people in 2015. It is located in the northwest of Libya on the edge of the desert, on a point of rocky land projecting into the Mediterranean and forming a bay. It includes the port of Tripoli and the country's largest commercial and manufacturing centre. It is also the site of the University of Tripoli. The vast Bab al-Azizia barracks, which includes the former family estate of Muammar Gaddafi, is also located in the city. Colonel Gaddafi largely ruled the country from his residence in this barracks.
Things to do in Tripoli

1. Al-Athar

Tripoli Old city, Marcus Aurelius Arch, Tripoli, Libya Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Waitstaff Vegetarian Friendly Dinner, Lunch, Late Night
Excellent
34%
Good
50%
Satisfactory
12%
Poor
2%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 78 reviews

Al-Athar

Reviewed By Stephengollan - Edmonton, Canada

That's right this is indeed a restaurant within the ancient ruins of a Roman city. They serve up traditional Libyan fare including baby camel cooked in a clay pot which they break in front of you!, come here at night the atmosphere is fantastic.... only down side is its quite pricey

2. Havanna Juice

Ghagharesh & Alstgalal street, Tripoli, Libya Takeout HK$16 - HK$126 +218 92-5193811
Excellent
37%
Good
43%
Satisfactory
20%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 24 reviews

Havanna Juice

Reviewed By AdelTripoli - Tripoli

Good place to enjoy the wide range of natural juices and fresh cocktails, the creep is delicious, and the location is perfect for friends to meet at.

3. Storico Ristorante Italiano dal 1927

Omar Al Mukhtar 312 | International Fair, Tripoli, Libya Reservations, Waitstaff Italian, Pizza, Mediterranean, European Lunch, Dinner, Late Night HK$94 - HK$220 +218 92-7817502
Excellent
63%
Good
28%
Satisfactory
3%
Poor
3%
Terrible
3%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 32 reviews

Storico Ristorante Italiano dal 1927

The Storico Ristorante Italiano from 1927, certificate. In the city centre, adjacent to the Tripoli International Fair, it is the ideal place for meetings between friends and business lunches.The restaurant is equipped with wireless and tables well spaced to encourage confidentiality of businessmen.Also ideal for family lunches and romantic dinners. Very pleasant and clean environment, relaxed atmosphere with background musicand soft lighting as desired. Smokers ' area.If you want to eat delicious Italian dishes in a unique environment and excellent service we are open every day. We can accommodate events, groups and conferences up to 60/70 people.We organize gastronomic and cultural events. Business room reserved.Ristorante Italiano , certificato. In centro citta' , adiacente alla Fiera Internazionale di Tripoli, e' il luogo ideale per incontri tra amici e pranzi di lavoro .Il ristorante e' attrezzato con wireless e tavoli ben distanziati tra loro per favorire la confidenzialita dei businessman.Ideale anche per pranzi in famiglia e cene romantiche. Ambiente molto piacevole e pulitissimo, atmosfera rilassante con musica di sottofondo e luci soffuse a piacere. Zona per fumatori.Se desiderate mangiare dei deliziosi piatti italiani in un ambiente unico ed un servizio eccellente siamo aperti tutti i giorni. Possiamo ospitare eventi, comitive e convegni fino a 60/70 persone.Organizziamo eventi gastronomici e culturali. Sala business riservata. Dal mese di febbraio sara' aperta la Pizzeria Bella Napoli con orno a legna. La pizzeria si trova nello stesso stabile del ristorante.

Reviewed By Alan L - Bussum

The restaurant is nicely redecorated and decoration is much better than before the revolution, but some of the food could be better. The mozzarella tastes like plastic and doesn't come close to the real Italian mozzarella di buffala. Spaghetti was OK and worth a second...MoreDear Sir, for me it was a real pleasure to be able to accommodate in Italian restaurant. We are pleased that want to return. It will be a nice opportunity to show our value. Thank you. See you soon. Giuseppe

4. Mat'am al-Saraya

Green Sq, Central Tripoli, Tripoli, Libya Reservations, Waitstaff Pizza 3334433
Excellent
23%
Good
40%
Satisfactory
30%
Poor
7%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 13 reviews

Mat'am al-Saraya

Reviewed By laurieloo82 - Canada

This restaurant is on the east side of Green Square and actually provides two different types of dining. It is a round building on the south side of the road though the red sign is competely in Arabic so you won't know what it is called if you can't read Arabic script. The translation is the Castle restaurant. On the second floor it is more of a formal dining with international cuisine. The food is fine, not great and a little pricey up there. You'll find pasta and fish, risotto and chocolate cake, basically a mish mash of dishes with no real obvious theme. The best part of the place, in my opinion, is on the first floor and in the outside areas. Here you'll find casual meals such as salads, burgers, mixed meat grills, french fries and sandwiches. You get plenty of good food and the price is right. They also serve sheesha here so it is a great place to hang out for some of that as well. They put up tents outside in the cooler months to accomodate all year use. Being downtown near the medina, it is a place we often go when in that area.

5. Barakoda Restaurant

Tripoli, Libya Reservations, Waitstaff Seafood, Mediterranean +218 91-3206971
Excellent
36%
Good
51%
Satisfactory
13%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 22 reviews

Barakoda Restaurant

Reviewed By Hmosoft - Tripoli, Libya

Has been there for a work-team dinner. The table organization was OK, and capacity to cover all orders was adequate.
They serve very nice blood-lemon, and you should treat yourself with a Mid-Spicy Pasta with either sea fruits or grouper.
I did not like their overcharging the table reservation, as it was sky high compared to the market rate.

6. Fes Restaurant

Souk Al Thulatha Al Gadim, Tripoli 82874, Libya Reservations Moroccan, Mediterranean HK$8 +218 21-3351990
Excellent
51%
Good
37%
Satisfactory
0%
Poor
12%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 8 reviews

Fes Restaurant

Reviewed By laurieloo82 - Canada

Located on the top floor of the Corinthia hotel near the Old Medina. Expensive but everything in that hotel is so that is to be expected. Went for a meal with my husband for our first wedding anniversary and generally enjoyed it. Beautiful ambience and tasty food. Given the price we have not been back since as this is the type of place we would save for a special occasion, (there is not much here in Tripoli that is "special occasion" worthy therefore we would reserve this as one of those). We paid about 120 LYD for a meal including appetizers, main course and desserts. Try the tajine - very nice!

7. Veranda Cafe & Restaurant

Gergarish 7km, AboNawas | AlDahra Zone, Kahled Ben Walid St., Tripoli 6060, Libya Waitstaff, Reservations, Seating, Highchairs Available Cafe Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner HK$8 +218 21-4835290
Excellent
54%
Good
33%
Satisfactory
7%
Poor
3%
Terrible
3%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 27 reviews

Veranda Cafe & Restaurant

The best Italian cake,ice-cream,and coffee

Reviewed By SALAH M - Tripoli, Libya

Hi everybody Nice location, Wide area, Amazing taste, nice coffee and cake , really nice setting high standard, Wi-Fi Free, A great idea to meet friends , there a menu, friendly staff,the manager is Conversant with the rules of the profession .. I recommend....Salah

8. Old City

Souk al Turqu, Tripoli, Libya Waitstaff Halal Lunch, Dinner +218 21-7218178
Excellent
49%
Good
41%
Satisfactory
10%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 29 reviews

Old City

Reviewed By Stephengollan - Edmonton, Canada

This place serves up the best seafood couscous I've had in Libya!, it's a great change from all the fried crapp western food Tripoli is dishing up! Fantastic service and a neat location deep within the Medina. A little difficult to find but trust me keep looking

9. Caffe Casa

Essaa Square | Medina, Tripoli, Libya Seating, Outdoor Seating, Waitstaff Cafe Breakfast, Late Night
Excellent
29%
Good
39%
Satisfactory
21%
Poor
4%
Terrible
7%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 41 reviews

Caffe Casa

Reviewed By Stephengollan - Edmonton, Canada

The coffee is expensive and well it's espresso... the outside patio is nice it's right in the old Medina beside the clock tower, WiFi isn't free either. Hmm there used to be a local cheap sheesha place here I think I'd rather have that.

10. Safir

Baladia Street | Behind the Al-Kabir hotel, Tripoli, Libya Takeout, Reservations, Waitstaff, Seating Indian, Asian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Halal Lunch, Dinner +218 91-7414001
Excellent
70%
Good
27%
Satisfactory
0%
Poor
3%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 29 reviews

Safir

Reviewed By SarahEE - Tripoli

YUMMY with capital Y....delicious & freshly cooked amazing food. I tried many varieties on several occasions, and each lived up to my expectations & much more! Lovely place, very delicious food...highly recommended

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