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“Simply excellent” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Gostilna As

Gostilna As
Knafljev prehod | Copova 5a, Ljubljana 1000, Slovenia
386(0)1 425 88 22
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Ranked #21 of 387 Restaurants in Ljubljana
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $4 - $20
Cuisines: Italian, Cafe, Mediterranean, Wine Bar
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Good for: Romantic, Doing business
Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch, Reservations
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“Simply excellent”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2013

I travel frequently, eat in top restaurants, am italian and very demanding. I have to say that i had a fantastic experience in this cozy restaurant in a charming green corner of ljubljana. The ownner personally suggested us a selection of grilled seafood, a plate of tagliolini with lobster and bottarga and a delicious monkfish in a olive oil and chardonnay sauce. Highly reccomended

  • Visited June 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Helsinki, Finland
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“Brilliant food with excellent service”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2013

Definitely the best restaurant for fine dining in Ljubljana. We have travelled a lot around the world with my husband and we can both highly recommend this restaurant for all food and wine lovers. We felt ourselves as royal couple from the very first moment we arrived to the restaurant. We didnt even take a look at the menu when we visited this restaurant. Our waiter recommended us menus and wines and every time the combination of food and wines was absolutely fantastic! We ate 4-course menus in 3 evenings and the portions were big and taste brilliant. The price for two persons dinner with high quality wines was 175€ and definitely worth it.

  • Visited June 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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“Lobby and slow food - 2 stories”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2013 via mobile

Here are 2 different stories.
Lobby has decent prices (still not cheap) and great food with quite OK service.
Slow food restaurant have marvelous food but the service personal is arrogant and unfriendly!!! You have to fight many times to get what you want.
Prices are stellar high!!!

  • Visited June 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Australia
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“It's a pub...”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2013 via mobile

The restaurant has two areas - the finer dining area, that look very well presented although somewhat staid.

We make the mistake of opting for the more casual area, based on reviews and the seemingly logical argument that it is much the same food, prepared in the same kitchen as the fine dining area, but at half the price.

No so. It was extremely crowded and noisy, with just as many drinkers as diners. I never ate in the fine dining area, but I find it hard to imagine the food served there is the same as we received. It was basic, quickly prepared and I can only compare it to the fast basic meals churned out in UK pubs.

Great for drink, but pass if you're looking for dinner. In fairness though, it was a Friday night - walked past at lunch and it looked a lot more relaxed.

Visited June 2013
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Ljubljana, Slovenia
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“The new part of the restaurant looks gorgeous!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2013

This was one of the best-looking restaurants in town! I was there for the first time after they renovated the new part.

I ordered one of their specialties "As Burger", which is actually an oversized beef patty with buns, vegetables, french fries and a secret sauce (some hint of horseradish). It was delicious, though I feel the need to question whether it was intended to leave the center of the patty a bit undercooked, because as far as I know you shouldn´t undercook minced beef. Nevertheless, I was starving and 10 minutes later finished every part of it.

Their menu is like a nice mix of foods from traditional Italian bistro, American Diner, with some meals of Mediterranean flair and a little push toward fine-dining, eventhough it´s not a fine-dining restaurant.. The recession attracted less upscale crowds, so I have an impression that the owner is experimenting with new market, thus lowering the price.

Will come again one day to try their other dish on the menu!

  • Visited May 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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