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“Great Serbian Food” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Gostilna Cad

Gostilna Cad
Cesta na Roznik 18, Ljubljana 1000, Slovenia
+386 (01) 251 34 46
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Ranked #37 of 372 Restaurants in Ljubljana
Cuisines: Barbecue, Slovenian
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
Restaurant details
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
pdx
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31 reviews 31 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
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13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
“Great Serbian Food”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2012 via mobile

One of the best Serbian meals I have ever had. Very reasonable prices as my family of 3 ate for 30 euros. Not a great place for vegans though as grilled meats are a specialty. You can get any meat from lamb to horse and venison to turkey. Portions are big. Very nice outdoor eating area but small indoor area. This place is best on a warm summer night. The thick Serbian bread and Peprika based side dishes are unique and tasty. Will come back again.

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Nova Gorica, Slovenia
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37 reviews 37 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
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15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
“Old Ljubljana restaurant in a quiet place”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2012

Traditional serbian specialties are the best choice!

Visited March 2012
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Ljubljana, Slovenia
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43 restaurant reviews
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“Cad”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2012

Very nice location, the food is consistently good, but it is not a restaurant to go for a fancy dinner, but rather for a good meal with plenty of meat - not much choice if you are not a fan of meat...

Visited December 2011
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springfield
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“average, but could be special”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2012

A very large group was sharing a special meal on a Sunday afternoon--it looked charming.

We went after a trip to the Zoo--and it was just OK. Cevapcici really not as good as at the market or other places (does not come with bread and Kajmak was melted through in a buttery pool), and waiter seemed bothered that we were there. I would get the baked beans again though. I think it has the potential to be lovely in the summer sitting outdoors, so we might try it again. Yet did not live up to hype.

  • Visited March 2012
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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Ljubljana
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“Authentic Serbian restaurant”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2012

The restaurant enjoys one of the best locations below the Roznik hill where some of the most popular hiking paths start. On warm days you can relax in its wonderful garden.

When you enter the restaurant, you experience the retro feeling of former Yugoslavia: there are absolutely no traces of modern architecture, modern design or posh service. Even the waiters are perfect examples of typical Serbian (a bit over-)proud waiters from 1980's.

They serve fantastic no-nonsense food: it's perfectly cooked and you will find to traces of haute cousine.

Their baked peppers with garlic and parsley are delightful. I also love their version of champignon mushroom. The lepinja bread is so good that you have to restrain yourself from eating it before even starting the meal.

Cevapcici (minced meat), sudzukice (home made veal sausages), and foal medallions (yes, we do eat horse meat) are perfect. Prebranac (baked beans) is the best side dish possible.

I usually finish my meal with tasty tufahija (an apple filled with wallnuts) and a cup of Turkish coffee.

The prices are generally reasonable, however, for a complete meal you usually pay about 20% more than you'd pay in a similar restaurant.

  • Visited March 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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