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Knyaz Boris I ul. No 66, Sofia 1463 Bulgaria+359 89 540 5555WebsiteMenu
Open now12:00 PM - 3:30 PM6:00 PM - 11:00 PM
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What you can expect during your visit
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Hand sanitizer available to guests & staff
  • Socially distanced dining tables
  • Staff required to regularly wash hands
  • Tables disinfected between guests
  • Contactless ordering
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Updated 10/26/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Updated 10/26/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.

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Mediterranean, European, International, Fusion
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Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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Reviewed October 30, 2020

I am from abroad and frequent this restaurant regularly when in Sofia. Excellent service, good wines, superb food. Highly recommended.

Date of visit: October 2020
Reviewed October 25, 2020 via mobile

I tried Bistrello in Sep 2020 and I dined there 3 out of the 7 nights i was in town. The place is elegant yet cozy. The service is impeccable. The real hit about this place is the creative and savory international cuisine that stands...apart from many 5-star restaurants in town. Everything is prepared with high quality and attention to detail. The wine list is a worthy match and the menu impressed with quality, not with length. Once the waiter upgraded my wine with a bottle of higher quality from the same winery that costed 50% more because they have run out of the option I ordered. I strongly recommend Bistrello for any foodies looking for a relaxed place in the heart of Sofia.More

Date of visit: October 2020
Reviewed October 14, 2020

Yes it is more expensive than other places in Bulgaria, but where else in Europe you can enjoy an upscale creative cuisine for such low prices? Everything was great - the decor, the service, and mainly the food

Date of visit: October 2020
Reviewed September 11, 2020

Finally, a restaurant in Bulgaria where the waiter wears a mask over nose and mouth. But this was not the only pleasant surprise. Great kitchen a decent choice of wine and excellent service. Will definitely come back if we have the chance to be in...Sofia again.More

Date of visit: September 2020
Reviewed September 1, 2020 via mobile

Bistrello is the restaurant with the most delicious and well presented food I've ever eaten (not only in Sofia). Everything in it is fascinating...from place, throughout the service and of course - the menu. Highly recommended Bistrello if you're looking for delicious food and wine...in calm atmosphere. I guarantee you that you will be amazed by the food and definitely will come back..soonMore

Date of visit: September 2020
Reviewed August 11, 2020 via mobile

Hidden Gem - easily the best restaurant in Sofia. Been there 5 times now and never disappointed Highly recommended - 5 star

Date of visit: August 2020
Reviewed August 1, 2020 via mobile

Amazing service throughout with beautiful food and wine to match. I thoroughly recommend the duck liver pate and also the fish fillet which was sea bass.

Date of visit: July 2020
Reviewed July 28, 2020 via mobile

Excellent food, wine and service. Highly recommended and from the amount of people there definitely underappreciated, a hidden gem!

Date of visit: July 2020
Reviewed February 23, 2020

Wonderful spot. The menu is quite short but what they do offer is really tasty. Not the cheapest place either but worth it for a special day

Date of visit: January 2020
Reviewed February 11, 2020

We were 4 people, we shared food in order to experience different dishes. Very interesting receipts and food is definitely tasty. Service was good and waitress has extremely helpful and joyful.

Date of visit: January 2020
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Response from eduardv8888 | Reviewed this property |
I think yes but I'm not sure
March 20, 2019|
Response from Dimitar M | Property representative |
Hello.... Yes we can accommodate you, the only thing that you need to do is to let us know in advance, so we can make sure that everything will be just fine. So when you make a reservation, please inform us about your... More
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Frequently Asked Questions about Bistrello

Yes, Bistrello is taking precautions against COVID-19. A full list is available within the "safety precautions" section of this page.

Bistrello is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travelers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4.5