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$21 - $43
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Wine Bar, Slovenian
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Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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Comprising a bar, wine bar, restaurant and hotel, the Gostilna Vovko is a family-run business with more than 50 years of history behind it, where the t...
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Reviewed December 11, 2023

We went on a ski trip from Belgrade to Austria and decided to make a stop in Slovenia for lunch. Someone recommended Vovko to us, since it is very close to the highway and has great food. So we went there and had an absolute...fantastic time! Food was great, both soup and meat, excellent wine list and amazing chocolate cake with cheesecake and raspberry layers. The host Rok was very friendly and he shared great stories with us and acted as a part of our crew. I am sincerely recommending this restaurant. Make sure you book in advance and prepare yourself for suggestions regarding the food and wine.More

Date of visit: December 2023
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Rok Vovko, Owner at Gostilna Vovko, responded to this reviewResponded April 21, 2024
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Poštovani gospodine Ivan, puno Vam hvala na posjeti. Bilo nam je u veliko zadovoljstvo. Ljepi pozdrav u Srbiju i dobrodošli...More

Reviewed September 4, 2023 via mobile

Authentic hospitality, delicious menu and great wine selection made our dining experience memorable. Attention to detail and wonderful ambiance left us feeling well taken care of. Interesting mixed of old and new decor. The owner has a good eye. Highly recommended.

Date of visit: September 2023
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Reviewed August 14, 2023

Service by the landlord, extremely welcoming and with very smart advice on food and wine. We were advised to share and order collectively, giving each the opportunity to taste many dishes. All food was very tasty and delicate. T-Bone pork, foie gras duck and trout...tartare are a must. Slovene wines were complex and well suited with the food. Don't try to outsmart the boss, just follow his exteremely well informed advice.More

Date of visit: August 2023
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Reviewed July 22, 2023 via mobile

We had a lunch today at this nice restaurant with our family of 4. Beautiful Slovenian dishes made of local products and nice paired wines. We chosen the 5-courses tasting menu which was a lot for a lunch! But we enjoyed. ☺️ Only ‘negatives’ were...the superslow classic piano music and a little bit old fashioned ‘woodies’-interior.. we expected this to be a bit more modern due to the very nice website. But still.. great food and experience!More

Date of visit: July 2023
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Reviewed July 21, 2023 via mobile

Outstanding meal and excellent service. Wine selection was also excellent. They even made some pasta for a picky child which much appreciated.

Date of visit: July 2023
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Reviewed June 26, 2023 via mobile

5 star experience. The food, the service, the place. The server was very helpful with suggestions and wine pairings. Everything he brought to our table was delicious. You gotta try it!

Date of visit: June 2023
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Reviewed June 17, 2023

Simply amazing! The food is truly tasty and the atmosphere is exactly what it needs to be like in a place like this one. We managed to eat everything we ordered and really enjoyed it all. The chef was very kind and came to talk...to us, and our waiter was exquisite from the very beginning; nice and friendly without being too pushy or annoying. I would love to see some more vegetarian friendly dishes on the menu in the future though, because I cannot wait to come back here :)More

Date of visit: June 2023
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Reviewed May 22, 2023

Great place to enjoy peaceful weekend with excellebt food and wine selection. Near Castle Otočec and city centre. Ideal place to relax - weather you are spending your holiday as house guest or if you are looking for a place to have lunch or dinner...(or both). Highly recommended!More

Date of visit: May 2023
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Reviewed May 21, 2023

Beautiful place, clean and tidy rooms, breakfast with home-made healthy ingredients, perfect dinner, top wines, friendly staff. I will definitely be back. I recommend it to everyone. Wonderful green surroundings, peaceful, ideal for vacation.

Date of visit: May 2023
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Rok Vovko, Owner at Gostilna Vovko, responded to this reviewResponded May 23, 2023

Dear Mirjana, thank You!

Reviewed May 21, 2023

An extraordinary weekend with the company thanks to the excellent host who provided us with comfortable accommodation, varied and delicious food, tasting and stories of local winemakers, seasoned with music and song for a better atmosphere... personally played two different accordions. Definitely recommended and see...you againMore

Date of visit: May 2023
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Reviewed May 18, 2023 via mobile

An extraordinary late lunch! We arrived at 14:00 and left at 17:00, a three-hour culinary tour of the best food and wines of Slovenia. Not only were the five courses delicious, but our waiter was super. He suggested combinations of foods for each course, as...well as wines to pair with them. He offered options, explained clearly in good English (his fifth language), yet never pushed. He allowed us to enjoy at our own pace, never rushing. We got to sample five local wines, and chose the one to go with our main course. When we thought we were finished, and had paid, he treated us to a sampling of small liqueurs. Our enjoyment of the experience (it was much more than a meal) was obviously his delight, and that delight was contagious. We shared three cold appetizers between the four of us, and that was so successful that we shared two or three dishes for all the other courses except the soup. So each of us got to experience 10 amazing dishes! Complete delight! Thank you, Gostilna VOVKO for the premier gustatory highlight of our 17-day visit to Slovenia!More

Date of visit: May 2023
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Rok Vovko, Owner at Gostilna Vovko, responded to this reviewResponded May 19, 2023

Dear Madam, thank You so much! 🙏

Reviewed February 17, 2023 via mobile

Deliciuos food, cousy interour and realy helpfull, friendly and knowledgable staff. You will drink and eat great local food and wine. If you don't know what to order, waiter will help you and recommend something that suits you with of course matching wine. Whole atmosphere...in the restaurant is so pleasant that you will definitely remember this experience. Definitely try sone of the local wine and I wouldn't skip warm appetizers.More

Date of visit: February 2023
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Reviewed January 21, 2023

Fantastic food, impressive vine selection, and friendly host. The quality of food and service is outstanding. Very reasonably priced. Definitely, the restaurant is a "must" to visit and enjoy.

Date of visit: January 2023
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Reviewed November 14, 2022

They made us feel welcome. Food was delicious. Lovely ambience.I will definitely come back. Highly recommend

Date of visit: November 2022
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Reviewed November 13, 2022

If you search for a unique place that connects the past and refreshes it with the present - you are in right place. Hospitality is on the next level. A handful of things to explore and visit in the neighborhood. Highly recommended!

Date of visit: November 2022
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  • Food: 5
  • Service: 5
  • Value: 4.5
  • Atmosphere: 4.5