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Gostilna Vovko

$$ - $$$, , Vegetarian Friendly
Ratez 48, Novo Mesto 8321, Slovenia
+386 7 308 56 03
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  • Excellent80%
  • Very good18%
  • Average2%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
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“veal” (3 reviews)
“liver” (2 reviews)
“wild boar” (2 reviews)
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Contemporary, Slovenian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Ratez 48, Novo Mesto 8321, Slovenia
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Top 3 Reasons to Eat Here
Sponsored by: Gostilna Vovko
1. Veal shank / Stinco di vitello
" I highly recommend trying this place"
Rhian G
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2. Fresh ingredients
"Wild boar was delicious, just like the dessert at the end."
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3. Chocolate cake
"Ended up with a chocolate cake served up on a piece of slate."
Haydyn W
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Planing a one day trip in Otočec and Kostanjevica na Krki region we decided to check for a nice place to eat. It appeared to be the best place in region. When I called for reservation I immediately had a good impression. We went for...More

1  Thank Radomir P
Restaurant's Favorite
Reviewed August 2, 2017

First of all: you can not go wrong with ordering whatever from the gostilna Vovko menu. The food is simply delicious and you can just feel the freshness and quality of the ingredients. The ambinet is charming, tyipically Slovene, with lots of fine homecrafts details....More

1  Thank Vesna510
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very lovely traditional restaurant. It's half restaurant and half museum. :-) Placed in small village close to Novo mesto and Otočec makes it very suitable for lunch after tourist activities. Food is very tasty and traditional.

Thank Jernej S
Reviewed May 5, 2018

A tourist is unlikely to find this place by chance, even though it is only some twenty minutes drive off Ljubljana-Zagreb highway. But it is worth it! No great views, blessed peacefulness prevails. Well decorated, outer part more traditionalist/simple in design and table setup, inner...More

Thank ZahtevniGost
Gourmet M, Owner at Gostilna Vovko, responded to this reviewResponded May 9, 2018

Dear ZahtevniGost, thank You for review. We appreciate to serve You in our "gostilna". We would like, that our guests feel quality of our dishes and hospitality with soul."Gostilna" is our life and we feel responsible to our guests. We hope to see You again....More

Reviewed May 2, 2018

In a nutshell - the best Slovenian restaurant we have been to (and we have been coming to Slovenia for twenty years now). Perfect food, excellent wine Frelih and an extremely kind and really professional owner who served us. I felt like having a meal...More

1  Thank 647natalijak
Reviewed April 15, 2018 via mobile

We ate dolenjski steak and were delighted! Excellent piece of meat. Also, struklji and fish were good.

Thank Martin G
Reviewed April 10, 2018 via mobile

Realy good and tasty food. Recomanded for good diner. Staff are kind and funny. I would recomanded to all who are near this place

Thank David R
Reviewed March 28, 2018 via mobile

Great hospitality! A place to visit for sure for anybody traveling there. Good food and great wines, nice time.

Thank ivzg2
Reviewed February 1, 2018 via mobile

Friendly staff, magnificent food and smile on mz face as I was leaving. Definitely gonna visit again

Thank Jakub P
Reviewed January 20, 2018 via mobile

Gostilna Vovko is a place where you can call home. So warm and lovely place and food - AMAZING! Especially, the main course and dessert too. I really recommend this place for everyone.

Thank Nika G
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$9 - $23
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Breakfast, Drinks
Restaurant features
Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Validated Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Wine and Beer, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Romantic, Families with children, Business meetings, Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions
Open Hours
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
12:00 PM - 2:30 PM
6:00 PM - 9:30 PM
12:00 PM - 2:30 PM
6:00 PM - 9:30 PM
12:00 PM - 2:30 PM
6:00 PM - 9:30 PM
12:00 PM - 2:30 PM
6:00 PM - 9:30 PM
12:00 PM - 2:30 PM
6:00 PM - 9:30 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Ratez 48, Novo Mesto 8321, Slovenia
  • Location: Europe  >  Slovenia  >  Lower Carniola Region  >  Novo Mesto
  • Phone Number: +386 7 308 56 03
  • E-mail
Experience the taste of simle Slovene dishes interwoven with the flavour of genuine charcoal grill foods served in the pleasant and warm ambiance of our restaurant. Our in-house sommelier prepared an exquisite selection of Slovenian wines while also keeping in mind biodynamic wine enthusiasts. Priority is given to proven local suppliers; only in this way can we ensure constant quality and freshness of ingredients used in our kitchen. Reservation required by phone.
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