Villa Germia is one of the two restaurants located in Germia Park (the other one being Freskia). Villa Germia is right on the main road, just past the big playground area. There is a fountain out front and indoor/outdoor seating. It gets very, very busy on the weekends but if you can get a table, the quick and efficient staff will keep things moving along. There is a book seller with a stand right by the restaurant in case you are there on a slow week day and just want to read and enjoy the atmosphere. Most books are in Albanian. Villa Germia is a great place to sit and get coffee and a nosh in a beautiful green setting, any time of day.
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Driving Directions: Start at U.S. Embassy Gate (Bravo) and go down the hill to get to the main road (Ahmet Krasniqi). Take a left onto the main road. At the circle, take the second option onto Tirana. Essentially, you are taking a left off of Ahmet Krasniqi. Go straight through the traffic light to go onto UCK street. Follow UCK until you get to the square with the three-pronged white unity statue in it; bear left with the road past ProCredit Bank. When you get to the traffic circle, take the first option, essentially making a hairpin right turn (onto Agim Ramadani). Take a left at the traffic light, turning just before the mosque that is under construction. Now follow this road all the way to Germia. When it looks like it splits a little in Old Town, keep to the right to stay with the road. You will run into the Germia gates. (1 euro to get into the park.) Drive along the main road until you pass the playground on your right. Villa Germia is on the right as well. Park on the side of the road or in the small lot behind the restaurant.