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“Wonderful athmosfere” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Gostilna Pri Lojzetu - Castle Zemono

Gostilna Pri Lojzetu - Castle Zemono
Dvorec Zemono, Vipava 5271, Slovenia
+386 (0)5 3687 007
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Ranked #1 of 9 Restaurants in Vipava
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $36 - $90
Cuisines: International, Diner, Slovenian
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Good for: Romantic, Entertaining clients, Special occasions, Large groups, Local cuisine, Doing business
Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Late Night, Reservations
Ljubljana, Slovenia
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147 reviews 147 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 75 cities Reviews in 75 cities
67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
“Wonderful athmosfere”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2014

Restaurant is very easy to find, located in the Castle Zemono. You have to book in advance and the service and athmosfere in the restoran is wonderful. You better have some time to experience the food as it is a slow food restaurant where you have few options of set menu to chose from. The food is delicious.

  • Visited March 2014
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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English first
Stoke-on-Trent, United Kingdom
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12 reviews 12 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 10 cities Reviews in 10 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“Fabulous experience!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2014

This was a perfect luncheon experience, wonderful atmosphere, superb service and th e for and wine were probably the best we have ever eaten.
Highly recommend for a truly fabulous meal. Will definitely visit again.

  • Visited May 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Lenox MA
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25 reviews 25 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 17 cities Reviews in 17 cities
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
“Delicious, beautiful and entertaining”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2014

Vipava, the major wine producing area of Slovenia, is less than an hour from the Italian border and is the home of this wonderful restaurant, which combines excellent food, great views and a full palette of local wines, all for not much more than a fried calamari lunch in Venice. With cuisine, service and setting all worthy of a Michelin star or two, the atmosphere was friendly and welcoming, and offered a few amusing surprises. The restaurant vaut le voyage, and is easily found, but call before you go-- it's popular-- and leave plenty of time to enjoy the meal.

  • Visited April 2014
    • 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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27 reviews 27 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 17 cities Reviews in 17 cities
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
“Take your time, enjoy food, wine and ambience”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2014

Visiting Dvorec Zemono is not only about food and wine but about enjoying top culinary state of the art. It is not for every day and not for every mood. When you decide to take a business dinner or family Sunday lunch save some 4 - 5 hours and be in a specific mood to fully enjoy everything what Zemono can offer. It is typical slow food restaurant and it is de facto focused on fixed menus although someone could be choosing from the list. All dishes are innovative (not over-creative) also the way of serving is extremely full of temptation. Allow yourselfat least a month between two visits, this way you avoid eating the same or similar dishes.
The service is top, garçons are intelligent, very professional and full of humour (Anze is the best...), the owner always give you the feeling of being very precious guest. What could generate some discomfort is owner's wife attitude - she is very carrying and friendly with Italian guests which indeed represent probably 80% of all guests according to our experiences however she ignores you fully if are local or Slovenian. It is sometimes funny to watch approach she takes when Italians are coming and fully ignorance towards Slovenians.

  • Visited November 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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Slovenia
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36 reviews 36 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
“Simply the best”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2013

That was my 5th visit to this restaurant. And they suceeded to impress us, again!
We never order a la carte, but simply let them to guide us through their fresh season specialties.

They can easily compare to some 1 or even 2 star Michelin restaurants.
What a wonderful place!

  • Visited October 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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