Unlike other Eastern European cities such as Tallinn, the influence of western-style restaurants hasn’t got in the way of the number of Vilnius’ eateries which specialise in Lithuanian gastronomy. Whether it is local or international dishes you wish to delve into, you can rest assured that it will be of a high standard.
One of the best areas in Vilnius for eating out in is around the Old Town. Whether it is a café or a restaurant, local cuisine or more local food, you are bound to find something to suit your taste in this part of the city.
If it is Lithuanian food you wish to try out, then some of the specialities you should be looking for are Kastinis which is butter and sour cream heated together in a clay bowl, Zeppelin which is mashed potatoes stuffed with meat and then fried, and Curd-fritter with potatoes.
Vokieèiø 4, Vilnius, Lithuania
This reastaurant is best known for its European food, and in particular its Italian gastronomy. But there are a good selection of native dishes also. It is excellent value and its setting in an old wine cellar is very cosy also.
Dominikonu Gatve 9, Old Town, Vilnius, Lithuania
For good old 'pub grub' this is the best place in town. Choose from shepherds pie, large burgers and more in this venue which doubles up as one of the city's most popular clubs.
Sausio 13-osios 10, Television Tower, Vilnius, Lithuania
To take in some of the best views of the city while enjoying a bite to eat, don't leave Vilnius without trying something out in this restaurant. It may take a while to get to, and there may be a cover charge, but it is well worth the extra few ‘litu’ as well as the journey.
Vokieciu 24, Vilnius, Lithuania
Zemaiciu Smukle has one of the best selections of Lithuanian food in Vilnius. Set in a 15th century wine cellar, one of this restaurant’s specialities is its meat platter. Filled with spicy sausages and much more, they are a bargain as one will easily feed two.
Didzioji 5, Vilnius, Lithuania
This pizzeria is one of the most popular restaurants in the city. It always has a lively atmosphere which makes the whole eating experience a lot more fun. This is just one of many branches scattered around the city.