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Morova 4, Izola 6310, Slovenia
+386 5 640 35 00
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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

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  • 11
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  • 14
    Very good
  • 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
One of the best grilled scampi

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 9, 2015
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Ljubljana, Slovenia
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Ljubljana, Slovenia
Senior Contributor
38 reviews 38 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 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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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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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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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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35 reviews 35 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 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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19 reviews 19 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 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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Koper, Slovenia
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15 reviews 15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2012

absolutelly a must! they have the best tagliatelle with scampi alla buzara. no other comment needed! just go and enjoy!

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Warwick, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2012

During my holidays i had my lunch in Sonja twice. What can i say...very good in terms of quality for affordable price. Personally, I recommend to try their fish soup if you like soups, the portion is really huge, and is ok to share for 2...another dish which was really really good-plate of grilled meat. Prices: for 2 people if... More 

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Slovenija
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2012

We always go to Sonja's for birthdays, graduations or something like that, it has the best pasta with shrimps I've ever tried, it is great. Of course you have to be ready to spend a bit but for the price you get tons of shrimps with the marvellous pasta, it is really worth the price. Good also the cuttlefish salad,... More 

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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?