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Izbata Tavern

ul.Slavyanska 18 | 18 Slavynska str, Sofia 1000, Bulgaria
+359 2 989 5533
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  • Excellent51%
  • Very good38%
  • Average5%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible3%
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“chicken” (17 reviews)
“dolmas” (3 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
European, Eastern European, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
ul.Slavyanska 18 | 18 Slavynska str, Sofia 1000, Bulgaria
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Went here on a summer evening without a reservation. The place has typical Bulgarian traditional furniture which gives one a warm welcome as much as the staff does. Took grilled sírene (Bulgarian cheese very similar to the Greek feta) with zucchini and mixed meat with...More

Thank marco d
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Lovely little place with great food - seems very authentic and doesn't have bad prices. We tried a bottle of melnik, a red wine traditionally produced in Bulgaria, and my new favourite! Smashing wee tavern with great service (and not just by Bulgarian standards).

Thank deamito52
Reviewed 1 week ago

The guide on the Free Sofia tour recommended this place for lunch and I am glad we took her advice. Traditional Bulgarian interiors, local music and great dishes! The hostess was very warm and attentive. Would have loved to go again. Must not miss this...More

Thank 585jaskarans
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Lovely little place, and felt very Bulgarian which is exactly what we wanted! The food was lovely, we both decided to try something new - the Kavarma. It was presented nicely and tasty. I wanted a drink with the meal, unfortunately the wine did not...More

Thank SputnikCosmos
Reviewed 1 week ago

After a rainy tour, my boyfriend and I tracked down Izbata Tavern and we are so glad we did! The food was fresh and delicious, the waitress was polite and friendly, and the prices were very reasonable. We had two drinks, two salads, two starters,...More

Thank orangeheather
Reviewed 1 week ago

We learned about this place from our Free Tour guide...it was wonderful...so many wonderful choices and everything we had was great...the portions were so big that we could bring some home for dinner...service and atmosphere made it even better....will be back before we leave.

Thank Patpv
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A beautiful restaurant with a wide ranging menu. Service was excellent and we were warmly welcomed. The restaurant is through a courtyard then down a lane and then down a flight of stairs. It's worth the adventure. Very cheap beer and the food was priced...More

Thank TonyMcKeown
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had granny's chicken and roasted chicken with tomatoes along with some shopska salad... all of them perfectly brilliant. Small quaint place with a homely feel. The waitress is polite and industrious. Highly recommended.

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The food is traditional and tastes very good. The interior is very traditional (in a cellar with old decoration) but it's made for tourists. The prices are moderate.

Thank Carole1988
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Food is ok but service is awful. The waitress was rude to us and It took to long to have our food ready, would not recommend It

Thank Miguel Angel I
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Restaurant Details

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  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$3 - $12
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Buffet, Seating, Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Waitstaff, Wine and Beer
Good for
Romantic, Kids, Families with children, Local cuisine, Large groups, Special occasions
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: ul.Slavyanska 18 | 18 Slavynska str, Sofia 1000, Bulgaria
  • Location: Europe  >  Bulgaria  >  Sofia Region  >  Sofia>  > Oborishte
  • Neighborhood: Oborishte
  • Phone Number: +359 2 989 5533
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