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Gregorciceva ulica 3, Piran, Slovenia
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  • 66
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  • 81
    Very good
  • 21
    Average
  • 4
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Oysters and mussels and buzzara -- oh, my!

Our most recent visits to the Pavel and Pavel 2 restaurants ranged from lunches for two to dinners for twenty-plus. The food was excellent: fresh, tasty, and carefully prepared. All of our servers were pleasant and professional. On our last evening, we had an added treat: Mario oversaw our... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed December 6, 2014
AlfredEileen
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Carbondale, Illinois
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  • Late Night
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Carbondale, Illinois
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014

Our most recent visits to the Pavel and Pavel 2 restaurants ranged from lunches for two to dinners for twenty-plus. The food was excellent: fresh, tasty, and carefully prepared. All of our servers were pleasant and professional. On our last evening, we had an added treat: Mario oversaw our table service sharing his culinary expertise, entertaining an international crowd, and... More 

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Maldon, United Kingdom
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55 reviews 55 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2014

We stopped in this restaurant for lunch. Great location overlooking the sea. I had fried calmari and frites and my wife had veal. There was nothing wrong with the food, but I would only rate it average. Service was adequate. It was quiet when we visited and there is a good choice of restaurants. One of the top ones rated... More 

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Barcelona
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15 reviews 15 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

We've been going to this seaside paradise for years, sometimes just to eat at Pavels. There are two family run places next to each other just off the town center next to the dock area. The views are spectacular, especially in the evening as the sun sets in the West, toward Trieste. Their signature dish is a shrimp/seafood soup presented... More 

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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163 restaurant reviews
120 helpful votes 120 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

A busy restaurant but great service. I started with some good mussels ,followed by Seabass. Like all the other Seabass I had on this holiday it was farmed. Which I suppose is good for the wild stocks, I just wish it tasted like wild fish. Some excellent Slovenian white wine.

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Frankfurt, Germany
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29 reviews 29 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

After two nights eating at the same fantastic restaurant in Piran (Pirat), we thought we ought to venture out and try somewhere different. Pavel looks very pretty with a large covered terrace area directly on the seafront and judging by the number of filled tables, it was obviously a popular spot. We ordered a plate of mixed shellfish to start... More 

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Vienna, Austria
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40 reviews 40 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

The restaurant is great. Servce is great and food is great, but it gets too crowded, then immediately the service and food quality drops, as they are too rushed and can't cook for that many.

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The Hague, The Netherlands
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220 reviews 220 reviews
145 restaurant reviews
77 helpful votes 77 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

Pavel is certainly a very good restaurant, with high quality, no-nonsense food. What made our experience particularly enjoyable was our waiter Mario and his colleague, who entertained us for two days and simply made us feel like home. Priceless his reply when we asked for some butter: "No! It's not good for you. There's olive oil on the table!" Good... More 

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27 reviews 27 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014 via mobile

We visited Pavel as it seemed to have the highest TA rating of the restaurants along the seafront and that menu looked extensive and varied. It's a great location right by the sea and even though we went in the evening the atmosphere was nice. The food was pretty good, not amazing but not bad at all and good value... More 

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Senior Contributor
24 reviews 24 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

We stopped there for lunch. I wanted to try calamari. It was delicious. My husband had schnitzel. Very tasteful as well. The restaurant has big terrace to sit on enjoying the meal. Staff is profesional. Speaking Slovenian, English, Italian. Maybe even the German but I did not hear them.

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Warsaw, Poland
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

I've been there for a lunch. I've ordered a tagliattele with scampi and porcini. Really great. Food was absolutely stunnig - made with fresh ingredients, very tasty. For a pasta, glass of wonderful malvazija and coffee I've paid 13 euros, which was very reasonable price. The service was very fast and waiter really nice - and he spoke in 4... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Gregorciceva ulica 3, Piran, Slovenia
  • Location: Europe  >  Slovenia  >  Slovenian Littoral Region  >  Slovenian Istria  >  Piran

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