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9 Stari Trg, Ljubljana 1000, Slovenia
1 425 6463
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Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Authentic Charmer

We stumbled into Julija late on our first evening in Ljubliana, and the restaurant was packed. It was worth waiting -- we loved the ambiance, the service, the local wines, and the beautifully prepared food. The home-made pasta was excellent, and the cheese dumplings with mushroom sauce, were... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 3, 2015
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Good for:
  • Local cuisine
  • Romantic
  • Special occasions
  • Doing business
  • Entertaining clients
  • Families with children
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37 reviews 37 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015 NEW

We stumbled into Julija late on our first evening in Ljubliana, and the restaurant was packed. It was worth waiting -- we loved the ambiance, the service, the local wines, and the beautifully prepared food. The home-made pasta was excellent, and the cheese dumplings with mushroom sauce, were light and tasty. We'll return.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2015 NEW via mobile

I ate here a couple of times while in Ljubljana. I found it slightly better value for money and much more attentive service than the surrounding restaurants (a little strip of restaurants with similar menus offering "traditional Slovenian food"). The food was excellent- I love the homemade polenta that comes with the ghoulash. A good range of mains for around... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015 NEW

We try not to return to a restaurant for a second meal, preferring instead to keep trying new places. Julija is one of those restaurants that compels you to return. We had two wonderful lunches at Julija. The services both days was excellent. The fish is so fresh and perfectly cooked. Do try the duck confit - I thought it... More 

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seattle
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

I was looking for traditional Slovenian food and this restaurant was recommended to me. It showcases the Italian influences in Slovenia food. I had pasta with asparagus and mushrooms. noodles were al dente (about 9 €) and the food was fabulous. I also had a "glass" of Slovenian Cabernet Sauvignon 3.5 €/ small pour/about 3 ounces. The staff spoke very... More 

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101 helpful votes 101 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015

This was a shot in the dark! We had not read reviews, but it looked charming and we gave it a try. We were pleasantly surprised at every level. Good appetizers, helpful wait staff, great wines, and desserts. All for of us raved about our main dishes. I had the braised rump roast in wine redux, amazing! A definite repeat... More 

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Hamilton, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

We made a note of this delightful restaurant as we walked through town during the day and made a point of coming back to eat there that night. We opted to sit in the back room rather than wait to sit on the street and it was nicely decorated with tables spaced far enough apart to feel comfortable and not... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

They have tables outside and also inside in two very charming rooms. Service was excellent, friendly, and caring. I had a terrific goulash with a rich gravy, served with two cubes of delicious fried polenta. I also had a very good Slovenian merlot, the middle grade of three that they offer. My friend had slow roasted pig's knuckle, which was... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

With an inviting exterior Julija draws you into its rustic and thought through interior. The design is accomplished and sets a relaxed atmosphere that puts you at ease, with slow, almost not noticed, music. The staff greets you with authentic smiles and are ready to welcome you in fluent English, if the native tongue is not among your talents. Without... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

This is a good choice for a romantic dinner - the restaurant is ornate and dimly lit with candles on the table. Service was very good. All the food we had was delicious, and the local wine was excellent. All the food we saw other people getting looked amazing too - the steaks were particularly impressive!

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

Tasty food, slightly impersonal service but a shabby chic restaurant that just does more than adequately. Worth the money ☺

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 9 Stari Trg, Ljubljana 1000, Slovenia
  • Location: Europe  >  Slovenia  >  Upper Carniola Region  >  Ljubljana
  • Phone Number: 1 425 6463

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 37

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Local cuisine, Romantic, Special occasions, Doing business, Entertaining clients, Families with children

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