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PRICE RANGE
$10 - $24
CUISINES
Contemporary, Slovenian, Wine Bar
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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MICHELIN Guide's Point of View

With more than 40 years of history behind it, this welcoming roadside inn, situated slightly out of town, is now run by a new, enthusiastic and skilful...
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The MICHELIN Plate: Good cooking
Simple restaurant
Sponsored by: Gostilna Vovko

Top 3 Reasons to Eat Here

1. Veal shank / Stinco di vitello
1. Veal shank / Stinco di vitello
" I highly recommend trying this place"
Rhian G
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2. Fresh ingredients
2. Fresh ingredients
"Wild boar was delicious, just like the dessert at the end."
Drethuul
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3. Chocolate cake
3. Chocolate cake
"Ended up with a chocolate cake served up on a piece of slate."
Haydyn W
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Reviewed August 25, 2020 via mobile

My girlfriend and I are traveling in the Dolenjska region for a couple of days. As Trip Advisor advised, we went for dinner at this lovely place. Even though we did not have a reservation, they managed to squeeze us in. The service was very...friendly, the food arrived as expected and everything was simply amazing, worth every penny. We had a cold appetizzer that we shared, mushroom soup, and a main meal. Sadly we were too full to eat a dessert, but will stop again in the following days.More

Date of visit: August 2020
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wolfhaus, Owner at Gostilna Vovko, responded to this reviewResponded August 30, 2020

Dear Mr. Tadej, thank You very much for your opinion. We are here for You.

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Reviewed December 31, 2019

We got a recommendation from our receptionist in Balnea hotel. It was wonderful - real haute cuisine restaurant in the middle of nowhere. Perfect service, excellent wine and tasty food

Date of visit: September 2019
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fbmng, Owner at Gostilna Vovko, responded to this reviewResponded January 1, 2020

Dear Zeituni, thank You for Your visit. We are glad that You were satisfied with our service and food. Hope to see You back. Kind regards!

Reviewed August 15, 2020 via mobile

Delicious food, great wine, nice location & extremely kind service. You’re especially going to love this place if you’re a fan of good meat and good desserts. We can’t wait to visit again :)

Date of visit: August 2020
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wolfhaus, Owner at Gostilna Vovko, responded to this reviewResponded August 17, 2020

Dear Ekranac, thank You for Your visit. Kind regards, Rok

Reviewed August 5, 2020 via mobile

Amazing delicious food, cozy and stylish place, and welcoming people ❤️we absolutely enjoyed the place and felt refreshed after a long drive ☺️

Date of visit: August 2020
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wolfhaus, Owner at Gostilna Vovko, responded to this reviewResponded August 5, 2020

Dear Ms. Anastasia, thank You for your visit. We are glad, that You were feeling good in our house. Kind regards and hope see You soon.

Reviewed March 14, 2020

Excellent food with a focus on local suppliers. Good choice of wines from Dolenjska. Great service and owner who really runs his restaurant with passion.

Date of visit: February 2020
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Reviewed March 8, 2020

I love returning here, nice serving, very good and delicious food, very tasty in first class vine. I will return.

Date of visit: March 2020
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Reviewed March 7, 2020 via mobile

i had my birthday and my boyfriend took me here for dinner. And i had no words but AMAZING. Great food, beautiful atmospehere, staff is really nice and they make you feel special! And for cherry on top I got best wishes for my birthday...and bottle of wine from owner - very toughtful! Will go back definetly and for sure - love it!More

Date of visit: February 2020
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wolfhaus, Owner at Gostilna Vovko, responded to this reviewResponded March 8, 2020

Dear 'Miummy', thank You for Your visit. Very glad that You choose our restaurant for such a beautiful day like birthday. We are very happy You felt special.

Reviewed March 7, 2020 via mobile

We had a wonderful dinner at this family owned restaurant. For anyone who is passing Novo mesto - worth to stop by!

Date of visit: March 2020
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wolfhaus, Owner at Gostilna Vovko, responded to this reviewResponded March 8, 2020

Dear Mr. Peter, thank You very much. Hope to see You again in our restaurant.

Reviewed February 17, 2020

I love returning to this place, they always succeed to amaze me with a special starter or comfort me with a dish that tastes like home-cooked meal my grandma would prepare as a sunday lunch. This time, the smoked trout tartar tasted heavenly and the...roasted veal leg was crispy and tender at the same time. Always friendly hosts, just a few kilometers away from the highway and Otočec castle. Definitely worth a detour!More

Date of visit: February 2020
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wolfhaus, Owner at Gostilna Vovko, responded to this reviewResponded February 20, 2020

Dear Madam Tejc, thank you very much for Your review. Hope to amaze every time of Your visit in our house. We would like You to offer friendly, cosy place with soul food. Kind regards,

Reviewed January 4, 2020

This restaurant is worth visiting. The pleasant atmosphere, great food and service. All dishes were great from soup to desserts. The winner of the day is pear cooked in local wine.

Date of visit: January 2020
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wolfhaus, Owner at Gostilna Vovko, responded to this reviewResponded January 4, 2020

Thank You for great review! We are glad that You enjoyed at our house. It is our goal that guests leave our restaurant with nice feelings. We hope to see You again.

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  • Gostilna Vovko is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travelers:
    • Food: 5
    • Service: 4.5
    • Value: 4.5
    • Atmosphere: 4.5