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“Best restaurant in Eastern Europe” 5 of 5 stars
Review of La Capannina

La Capannina
9 Narodno Sabranie Sq., Sofia 1282, Bulgaria
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Ranked #33 of 509 Restaurants in Sofia
Cuisines: Italian
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
Restaurant details
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
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1 review
“Best restaurant in Eastern Europe”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2012

I have been to the highest rated restaurants across Eastern Europe on trips for business. This is my favorite by far. The service is impeccable, the quality of the food peerless. One of the best Italian in the world outside of Italy. Can't wait to go back!

  • Visited August 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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  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Spanish first
  • Turkish first
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English first
Sofia, Bulgaria
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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“Quality Persistence”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2012

La Capannina has been one of the first places in Sofia to offer genuine pasta and mediterranean dishes. My recent re-visit confirmed that in their long history no change of the quality serviced. Beautiful terrace with a nice view over Sofia's Cathedral (Alexander Nevski). Recommended.

Visited July 2012
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Ljubljana, Slovenia
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“Great Italian restaurant”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2012

High quality Italian food cooked from the best ingredients. The location and the view are the best in town - the Parliament and the Nevski cathedral. The service is also top notch. The home made pasta is delicious, so are the deserts.

However, not sure the high prices are worth it. I'm happy to pay a lot for good quality food, but in comparison to other restaurants in Sofia a small bowl of pasta for 25 leva is a bit silly.

All in all, if you don't mind spending a few bob (a lot of bob rather) on your pasta, then this is probably one of the places to get it. Perfect for a business lunch/dinner. Not sure if the ambience is cozy enough for a romantic date.

  • Visited April 2012
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Sofia, Bulgaria
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“Wonderful Italian meal..”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2012

What can I say it was a fabulous meal!!! I felt like I was home in Rome... Thanks La Capannina for making my Italian experience away from home a wonderful one.

  • Visited May 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Ljubljana, Slovenia
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“Impeccable Italian Cuisine”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2012

We had a delicious dinner at this elegant restaurant that overlooks the Bulgarian Parliament and the Alexander Nevski cathedral. The restaurant makes a point of noting that it imports most of its ingredients from Italy, and the quality shows. Prices are substantial, and portions are modest, but even with that we found that the meal was a good value. We had a couple wonderful salads, a risotto, and some house made ravioli. Desert was amazing. Bring your Leva and your highest expectations. You won't be disappointed.

  • Visited February 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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