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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We went without reservation,but the staff managed to find us a table for two. Everything we ordered was delicious and professionally made. The only down side is that was really noisy inside. Also there was a big company (probably around 20-25 people) that were basically...screaming and behaving like they were the only ones in the reasturant and that wasn't very nice for the other customers. Anyway we would definitely go again ,because the food and the service were perfect.More

Date of visit: August 2022
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The Place Is super charming and Cozy. The food Is completely Amazing and delicious. The Bulgarian wine Is Just Heaven. And here we hade the nicest, more careful and warmesth waitress services you can Imagine.

Date of visit: August 2022
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A fabulous experience! Beautiful setting, delicious food & very fine wine! Great service by our very knowledgeable waitress. Would love to return.

Date of visit: June 2022
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I have been using this restaurant for just over six years and up until our visit this week we were very impressed with the variety on the menu, the ambience, the decor, the service and the quality of food. When I first found this restaurant...I was wandering along Vitosha Boulevard looking for a bookshop which was recommended to me, and I saw an 'A' frame board which said 'Home Made Food'. The entrance six years ago was fairly non descript, however I was enticed by the board, and went into the restaurtant and I was absolutely gobsmacked, this was a beautifully decorated establishment, was shown to a table and given a menu. My waitress asked me what I would like to drink, and ordered a glass of hose red. The menu was a beautifully bound book with many choices catering for various pockets. I was really pleased with my choice of main course and house wine. I have to go twice a year to Sofia and travel by car from Bansko therefore don't have more than one glass of wine. On my last three visits 'glasses of wine' are not available, only half and whole bottles are available. As I was driving I didn't want either a half or full bottle of wine.so had to settle for a glass of beer. On this occasion the menu didn't have lamb shank which we have had before, and cooked to perfection, a disappointment. We had the mixed grill that can be shared by two. Some chicken, pork, one sausage, two burgers and cooked vegetables. The chicken and pork were both very gristly, the burgers were good as were the vegetables. I didn't complain as we made up our mind not to come back and find another good establishment elsewhere in Sofia for our next visit. The staff were not up to the usual standard, by asking if everything was alright or did we enjoy our meal. It looks to us that they are having a high turnover of staff as non of the were the same as our previous visits. For what we had it was overpriced considering the poor quality of meat. I feel because they are on a prime site, they don't have to care. Looks like maximum profits by providing poor food and poor staff. We will not visit this establishment again, it has gone down hill.More

Date of visit: July 2022
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This restaurant is the perfect lunch stop after sightseeing and museum-hopping in Sofia. It is almost like a museum itself with all the paintings and art decorations inside. There is a massive tree in the middle that is filled with flowers. It is magical! The...food is good and the service is great. They have really good Moussakas!More

Date of visit: July 2022
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Reviewed June 29, 2022

This has all the qualities of a bad restaurant. The waiters push higher priced items as "house specials"- as better choices / house specialties, after you order your food. We had an overpriced lamb dish that was below average. Rather overcooked, no flavor. This website...called "culture trip" recommended this place. It should be avoided. So many other restaurants in Sofia have less expensive food that is better. One of the worst restaurants I have eaten at in Europe.More

Date of visit: June 2022
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Reviewed June 29, 2022

The service we had after actually staying line to get a table there was friendly and even entertaining. The food looked pretty fancy and it was tasty, but don't expect Michelin-stars good.

Date of visit: June 2022
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Reviewed June 24, 2022 via mobile

Very nice place and environment. The food was a bit disappointed. We had a duck that was cold. Service could also be a bit better and friendlier. Not value for money.

Date of visit: June 2022
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Reviewed June 15, 2022 via mobile

Good located on Vitosha Boulevard very good wine list food tasty we take lasagna with spinach and roasted lamb very well cooked so overall very good !

Date of visit: June 2022
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Reviewed June 13, 2022 via mobile

We found the waiter rude trying to push us into buying the most expensive drinks and insulting our choices. 2 black hairs were found in one of our meals and after complaining, we were told they were whiskers. To top it off we were then...charged for 4 extra meals (70 lev more). Would not recommend to any tourists.More

Date of visit: June 2022
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Reviewed June 8, 2022

Great food! Nice atmosphere! We had tuna, veal and minced meat filled paprika. Service was fast and professional.

Date of visit: June 2022
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Reviewed June 3, 2022 via mobile

We had a reservation inside on the upper floor and it was beautiful inside and an added bonus that people did not appear to be smoking inside (or if they were we couldn’t tell). Initially service was great (we had table booked for 8pm) but...by the time we’d finished our main we struggled to get any service at all and had to ask for our bill at the same time our dessert was delivered. The people serving tables had to walk up and down the stairs to get the food so imagine a table of 6 or 8 with all their main courses. The lady serving us looked exhausted by the end of it. Between us we’d ordered pork medallions, beef medallions and a kebab and whilst food was lovely……very very tasty, it was so cold! As per our learning the previous evening, Bulgarians like to eat their food cold/cool. Well, we don’t and unfortunately it spoiled the meal. I was ok but our 15 year old daughter struggled to eat her beef medallions with pepper sauce. All in all, given all the restaurants probably serve cold food, it was probably one of the best we had and will go to but disappointing.More

Date of visit: June 2022
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Reviewed June 2, 2022 via mobile

Food is good, a big variety of choice. Service is awful at first they came 10 times to sell food and the best and expensive wine than they disappear from our table. We had to wait 30min just to order a dessert. At the end...We spend 200lv in 3 I think over priced for Sofia.More

Date of visit: June 2022
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Reviewed May 14, 2022 via mobile

Delicious food, good meals size & appropriate service. Nicest place in the center of Sofia! I'd highly recommend Italian food here.

Date of visit: May 2022
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Reviewed May 1, 2022 via mobile

Great restaurant to try traditional Bulgarian cuisine. Awesome ambience. The staff was very friendly, made excellent recommendations and ensured our dining experience was exceptional. It was very busy on a Saturday evening with people waiting outside to be seated. Thankfully, we got our table as...we had made our reservation online a few days back. Recommend the same if you are only visiting Sofia for a short time and planning to eat here, to avoid disappointment.More

Date of visit: May 2022
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I do not work there, I dined there a few times.
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Yes, they accept all type payment cards accepted in Europe, so Mastercard, Visa and etc. However, I doubt they would accept Canadian or an American debit card. They are both rarely accepted in places in Bulgaria due to... More
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