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Morova 4, Izola 6310, Slovenia
+386 5 640 35 00
Today
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Fri 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Sat 11:00 am - 12:00 am
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner

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  • 14
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  • 16
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  • 2
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  • 0
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
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One of the best restaurants in Izola. Always fresh fish, grilled scampi are just amazing. Never follow the menu, just ask for recommendations...

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 19, 2015
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Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

One of the best restaurants in Izola. Always fresh fish, grilled scampi are just amazing. Never follow the menu, just ask for recommendations...

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20 reviews 20 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

wanna try seafood at its best and at a reasonable price, Mediterranean food at its best, simple and excellent, no odd adds, from sea to your plate, try it!

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Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015

We were Sonja's guest for 15 years now, we were visiting them on Korte many years ago and followed them to Izola - their scampi with tagliatelle are one of the best dishes you can ever taste. Plus heavenly delicious fish soup, grilled fish and salads and extra kind personnel are reasons why we would follow them to end of... More 

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Ljubljana, Slovenia
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42 reviews 42 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015

It is not easy to decide how to have your scampi. Or, to be precise, it is easy to eliminate one of the options - scampi on red buzara, (buzara: shellfish sautéed in garlic, olive oil, parsley & white wine + tomatoes in a red variation), since they take over rich tastes of the sea, which must prevail. So, you... More 

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Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

For a couple of years now Sonja's is run by her son, always warmly smiling professional who knows the (fish)food business well. The ingredients at Sonja's are always fresh, food delicious, tastes heavenly. Would recommend bakala (baccalà (codfish in Istrian regional cuisine, prepared as a spreadable paste made from dried codfish mixed with extra virgin olive oil and garlic), fishsoup... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

Fish soup, probably the best ever, scampi with home made pasta to die for...rustic ambient, amazing staff...superb family restaurant...

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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014

Had a fantastic experience and service was superb! The fish soup was excellent and the truffle fusilli was otherworldly. A must if visiting the Slovenian coast!!

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Luxembourg City, Luxembourg
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15 reviews 15 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

Sonja is a traditional Slovenian restaurant. In the summer time you can enjoy you meal under a Visterian perloga. The served food is the best you can find in Izola.

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Slovenia
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36 reviews 36 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

1) you should start with a fish soup. Clear, tasteful, really good. 2) then continue with some pasta (fusili) with truffles (beautiful taste) 3) ...and finish with fresh fish, maybe grilled rombo. ... not a high cousin, but fresh istrian food, as it should be. Maybe I missed a better wine list...

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Koper, Slovenia
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18 reviews 18 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2014

The only thing you need to know is that until you've had Sonja's fish soup you haven't had fish soup. Also, they prepare perfect crayfish. A great place run by a nice family. I've been going for 20 years and have never been disappointed.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Morova 4, Izola 6310, Slovenia
  • Location: Europe  >  Slovenia  >  Slovenian Littoral Region  >  Slovenian Istria  >  Izola
  • Phone Number: +386 5 640 35 00

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 16 - 23
Open Hours
Monday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 12:00 am

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?