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18 Aksakov str, Sofia, Bulgaria
+359 2 987 2723
10:00 am - 11:59 pm
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I love this place -- service is always impeccable. I come often for Sunday brunch. The brioche cake is for the books! :)

Thank Lyubomira M
Leamington Spa, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Just had a really great dinner at this little gem of a place. Friendly service, very tasty food and a decent wine selection. I went for stuffed pasta and received an assortment of differently filled raviolis in a flavoursome cheese sauce covered in Parmesan shavings, every bite a different flavour and every one yummy. My friend opted for the veal... More 

1 Thank rozmurdoch
London, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Absolutely sublime food and service. Perfect Saturday night evening meal. Reserve in advance for the garden- but inside is glam too if you can't get out there. Best food in Sofia by many miles. N.B.Plenty of veggie options too.

1 Thank Tesman
Dubai, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Popped into Motto for lunch. A great little gem right in the city centre. Atmosphere is very urban chic, but. It pretentious and very chilled out. We had soups, a salad and a couple of drinks. The soups were delicious. The staff are friendly and welcoming. Nice place just to hangout in the afternoon, taking a break from sightseeing.

Thank Emma B
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed March 22, 2017

I appreciated the nice location- in the cool downtown area of Sofia. Weather was wonderful so we sat in the outside garden (huge and easily seats many people). I had a delicious carrot soup and a decent home made lemonade.

Thank Linchonka
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54 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed March 16, 2017 via mobile

The good things: pasta was good. The beef soup was good. Browne also good. Music is pleasant. Things that need improvement : the availability of wine. You need to have what the list says. Service; Friendly but a bit unorganized. Cheesecake is not cheesecake.

Thank Alkiviadis R
Sofia, Bulgaria
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33 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed March 14, 2017

Very nice and friendly place in the very heart of the city.Nice menu very good food, polite and helpful staff

Thank dr s
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed November 1, 2016

Had a great Sunday afternoon with a group of friends in this bar, sipping mulled wine and cocktails - enjoyed our time a lot.

Thank Lucy B
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23 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed October 6, 2016

It's one of the few old places in Sofia which has remained true to its values and quality through the years. Good vibe, nice garden, good (no frills) food and service. Would recommend the soups and the Shopska salad (the best you can have at that price point). For the price and location, you can't get much better.

Thank Tremolo_arm
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4 reviews
Reviewed September 24, 2016 via mobile

Delicious food, great garden, but the staff could be better behaving. In conclusion, a place i would return for the Ceser salad.

Thank SlavaMonova

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Large groups, Special occasions, Business meetings, Families with children, Bar scene, Romantic
Open Hours
10:00 am - 11:59 pm
10:00 am - 11:59 pm
10:00 am - 11:59 pm
10:00 am - 11:59 pm
10:00 am - 11:59 pm
10:00 am - 11:59 pm
10:00 am - 11:59 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 18 Aksakov str, Sofia, Bulgaria
  • Location: Europe  >  Bulgaria  >  Sofia Region  >  Sofia
  • Phone Number: +359 2 987 2723

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?