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“Friendly modern place” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Bistro Zvezda

Bistro Zvezda
Kongresni trg 3, Ljubljana 1000, Slovenia
38614219091
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Ranked #45 of 387 Restaurants in Ljubljana
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $9 - $33
Cuisines: Mediterranean
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Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, Free Wifi, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
Description: We offer fresh and healthy dishes, prepared mostly with organic seasonal Slovenian ingredients and exquisite foreign specialities. Light and diverse lunches with different daily menues, delicious snacks, salads and pasta go well with a glass of finest wine. Try Zvezdina hrustljavka, our house’s special, a crunchy pie, made from organic wholemeal spelt flour, without yeast and lavishly topped with various tasty fillings.
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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59 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
“Friendly modern place”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2013 via mobile

Nice, modern atmosphere with an amazingly friendly and superb-english speaking staff. Great for afterwork drinks and a small bite.

    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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  • Chinese (Simplified) first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Child Okeford, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Great food”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2013

My second visit to this fab restaurant on Congress Square, poart of the Zvezda group.Very stylish decor worthy of any major capital city in the world, interesting food which is delicious, with healthy portions.Great staff, who as virtually everywhere in Ljubljana, speak English, and great wine. Zvezda means star in Slovenian and the in house magazine is called Constellation - this restaurant is certainly a star.

Visited January 2013
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Nice, France
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21 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“Nothing special!!”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2012

We had a lunch in this very well decorated restaurant. The 2 burgers arrived with a huge quantity of sauce and the salad had no taste at all. We paid around 45 EUR with one bottle of water and one beer, we really regret that.
However; the staff was friendly.
In conclusion, you can avoid this restaurant.

Visited November 2012
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Glenview, Illinois
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“Zvezda: A Shining Bright In Ljubljana”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2012

In the European celestial universe of sweets, cakes and ice cream Zvezda [ Star] is the brightest in Ljubljana's.

It is located one block up the street from Tri Mosta [Three bridges], the picturesque old town center area and one block west from the river. The outdoor seating is facing a small park on the South. Recently underground parking garage was built under the park, so parking is easy. This is the main location, it has two other locations. There is also a good chance that you will be entertained by street musicians.

Zvezda is classified, by different people, in different ways....such as restaurant, bistro, patisserie or ice cream shop. It really covers all of them, take yours choice!

It serves breakfast, lunch and food throughout the day, as well as alcoholic beverages. But the main star are cakes.

Slovenia was occupied by Habsburg Empire for centuries, which was known for delicious pastry and cakes. So something came good out of it. Slovenians learned to make delicious cakes and sweets and to some respect upstaged Vienna and Budapest. At Zvezda you can get Austrian "Saher torte" and Hungarian "Dobos torte" which are just as good and at much, much lower prices and better service.

In addition to sumptuous cakes, "tortes", macaroons, cupcakes, pralines, magdalenes and pastry are available to be accompanied with excellent coffee and teas. The tortes are world class made with the best and freshest ingredients rich in fruits, chocolate, butter and creams. Not a place to diet!!!

The favorite spot is to sit in comfortable booths in front of display case and order by by pointing at more than 20 or 30 different cakes, forget the menu!

The rumor is that in Ljubljana, the most consumed items are potatoes, beer and ice cream. Not necessarily in that order! Zvezda, according to ice cream aficionados makes the best ice cream.

Considering the size of servings and the quality of products, the prices are reasonable.

The service consists mostly of friendly young servers. This is not the place to hurry and run....enjoy you delicacies and the service reflects that. The servers don't make much money, so don't forget to tip, althoiugh is not required.

For cakes and ice cream ....this is the place!!!

  • Visited September 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Ljubljana, Slovenia
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“Looks fancy but it sure deliveres!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2012

Very good pasta, and the best Ceazar salad, you gotta try it! Prices are pretty reasonable for the location. Arounf the corner is also the best pastery in Ljubljana from same Zvezda...

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