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#338 of 1,200 Restaurants in Sofia


$6 - $34
Lunch, Late Night, Drinks, Dinner
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Reviewed February 25, 2018

I have been coming to the Restaurant Izbata for quite a while, enjoying lunch or dinner with business partners during the week and late brunch with family in the weekends. This place is a hidden gem, offering authentic scrumptious traditional Bulgarian dishes with a twist...of international fusion. I have tried almost all of the great choices of fresh salads and the wide variety of appetizers. Grilled meat options are lip-smacking and the main dishes are masterfully prepared, reminding of my mom’s home cooking. A well-selected list of Bulgarian wines is a complement. The wait staff would be happy to recommend you the perfect pair to your meal. Sometimes in weekends I have to make a sacrifice and skip the appetizer in order to leave some space for a dessert… The best part, however is that the main park Borisova Gradina is right across the street from the Restaurant Izbata, so I love to take a nice stroll in the park after a great meal. Izbata is a combination of a cozy atmosphere, delicious food and pleasant wait staff service which makes me feel delighted and at-home away from home every single time. I strongly recommend it to all business or pleasure travelers as well as to locals and their families.More

Date of visit: February 2018
Reviewed October 20, 2017 via mobile

This restaurant is not easy to find. It is away from the heart of Sofia and it takes some effort to get there. It was recommended to us by Free Sofiatours, a great non- profit organization that showed us around in Sofia (free of charge)...and thar gave us the oppirtunity to doscover several interesting places. The restaurant is typical and not tourist oriented. The food is local but very tasty. The wine list of predominantly Bulgarian wines is very interesting. The Midalidare Merlot, Malbec & Shiraz os one of the best we tasted during our stay. A place worth looking for!!!More

Date of visit: October 2017
Reviewed June 1, 2017 via mobile

Nice setting with excellent and long wine list coupled with first-class meals. Courteous service and affordable prices.

Date of visit: June 2017
Reviewed March 18, 2017 via mobile

I visited the restaurant last month and was pleasantly surprised by the friendly staff and tasty meals. Everything was delisious from the salad to the dessert. The meals are big enough and the prices are reasonable. Will definitely visit it again,when in Bulgaria. Highly recommended!

Date of visit: February 2017
Reviewed March 14, 2017

I would highly recommend this cosy restaurant in Sofia! As a location - it is situated close to boulevard Dragan Tzankov ( Vasil Levski Stadium metro station - not more than 10 min walk from the city centre), close to park on small street with...no car access from the boulevard, what makes the place quiet and suitable for pleasant afternoon' chat with friends or dinner. Good list of bulgarian wines. Try roasted goat cheese (starter) or grilled scallops (main)...Friendly staff :)More

Date of visit: August 2016
Reviewed February 11, 2017 via mobile

The pork file sauce was excellent. The chicken sauce was not good. Our waitress has been very polite lady. Warm decoration. Stone and wood prevail in the space. Heating is good, very comfortable during winter. Fix the chicken sauce and you are perfect.

Date of visit: February 2017
Reviewed February 5, 2017

I went to this place on 23 January because of the recommendation from the Free Sofia Tour- there's a 5% discount if you show the leaflet. It was excellent. I started with some fine rakia and had the kavarmer stew and a schopska salad with...Melnik wine and the Gorna Banja mineral water from Sofia. It was all really tasty, warmed me up on a cold evening and was a lovely way to spend my last evening in Bulgaria. The staff are very friendly and helpful.More

Date of visit: January 2017
Reviewed March 27, 2016 via mobile

The food was amazing and the service couldn't be better. Excellent privately run cosy, local place. We had a blast! The dished were amazing.

Date of visit: March 2016
Reviewed January 4, 2016 via mobile

I was with my sister and my wife and we had a great time in this restaurant. The food was wonderful and the drink were the best. I will visit again :)

Date of visit: January 2016
Reviewed October 21, 2013

This lovely restaurant has a delightful walled garden which is open in Spring , Summer & early Autumn - & is well worth a 10 minute taxi ride from the centre of Sofia.The food was cooked with care & attractively presented - with wine to...die for ( and extremely reasonable in price)!! Service was pleasant and attentive throughout - a great 'find'. There is also a 'sister 'establishment IZBATA TAVERN situated downtown with authentic Bulgarian folk style decor - which, if it is of the same standard, I am sure would also be well worth a visitMore

Date of visit: July 2013
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  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 5
  • Value: 4.5