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$15 - $37
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Barbecue, European, Eastern European, Central European, International
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Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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Reviewed 1 week ago

It's a beautiful, rustic restaurant. The staff were super understanding and helpful since I am a Coeliac and cannot eat any gluten. The food was also delicious. Really enjoyed this meal

Date of visit: June 2022
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Reviewed April 30, 2022

Traditional Bulgarian restaurant with local food/grill. We were a little late but the waiter helped us with the best selection of local delicacies and we had a great 3 course meal. It included dips, salads and warm bread to start then mostly pork dishes (the...schnitzel was excellent, and big!), though all meats are available. Then a selection of deserts. The best thing was the great service and hospitality.More

Date of visit: April 2022
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Reviewed April 17, 2022

Don t go! Never! We booked a table the day before because we wanted to have a special day. It was terrible. They gave us a very ugly table in the corner, the staff was unfrienfly and rude. The food was horrible. It is not...the typical bulgarian cuisine. The prices are high. In brief, very dissappointing and bad experience! Never again!More

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

I went there with my Bulgarian client to have a taste of the real traditional Bulgarian cuisine and the food was very good and the personnel very kind.

Date of visit: April 2022
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Reviewed October 25, 2021

That's the only restaurant I visited in Sofia. It was visited by many locals which is a good sign. They offer traditional Bulgarian cuisine. For dinner for two people we paid 20 euro ( salad + main course) without alcohol. And I think it's a...reasonable price. Service was good.More

Date of visit: October 2021
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Reviewed August 10, 2021

The most horrible experience I have ever had in Bulgaria! Yesterday we went there and there was no free place so we've made a reservation for today. When we arrived, the hostess was very unpleasant (the blonde middle aged woman) and led us to the...table in the corner, with very unconfortable chairs. We asked to be seated to another 2-person table, and they let us to do so. Then, they waited for us to make an order and then they came to us and told us that we nees to move after all. That is not the way to treat a guest, that is a humiliation of someone who comes to your restaurant to give you money! It is obvious that that they leave the comfortable places to the local guests because they will maybe come back. Therefore, if you are a tourist, evade this place and email me so I can gove you at least five places with better food and service for less money. For 2 main dishes 2 drinks and one dessert we've payed around 60 euros.More

Date of visit: August 2021
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Reviewed August 8, 2021 via mobile

We wanted to taste something traditional in Sofia. We found this restaurant and decided to give a shot. Really interesting tastes and dishes. The stuff is so polite. Totally recommend it.

Date of visit: August 2021
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Reviewed June 5, 2021

Food was good but we had to wait almost an hour to get our servings. They should hire more staff in order to fulfill all orders on time!

Date of visit: June 2021
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Reviewed June 8, 2020 via mobile

The place is nice, and location is good. However, the service is much more improvable. 16 leva for 2 chicken fillets, 2 sausages and 1 kiufte (small burger). Lyutenutsa was very good. In addition, not possible to pay with card (because of the coronavirus crisis,...as they told us...we wonder why). It is a pity, because it could be a very good restaurant. However, not to come back.More

Date of visit: June 2020
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Reviewed February 24, 2020 via mobile

We had the chorbadjiski sach, it was delicious! The staff was very friendly and helpful. Really recommend this place!

Date of visit: February 2020
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Reviewed February 21, 2020

We made a special effort to get to this restaurant before we flew out of Bulgaria. It's not full of traditional bulgarian decorations like other bulgarian restuarants and we like it's simplicity. The waiter gave great recommendations as to what to eat - and we...all had really fantastic food. The only issue we had (and that's not with the restaurant) is that the restaurant is in a Green Parking Zone. We took a risk and then found out our car had been clamped whilst we had been eating. We were only in there an hour. But 5 mins & 30 Leve later we were on our way to the airport.More

Date of visit: February 2020
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Reviewed February 17, 2020 via mobile

Next to Borisova Gradina. The interior is beautiful-traditionally decorated, the food is great, the menu is organized and "user friendly". The people who work there are kind and very professional. By far the best place to eat. Been there two times, would definitely go again...and again!More

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

First time visit with business partners from Sofia who know this restaurant from old times, when it was much smaller and apparently better. Food was good, wine was great, atmosphere cosy...but service was terrible. Guy who was serving our table was so rude. No respect...for older gentleman who was ordering and who tried to present us Bulgarian cuisine at its best. Answer to all questions was:"Look in your menu, you have it all there." Not helping with ordering neither with recommending food or wine. Above all, his attitude was unacceptable. If I was alone I would left without eating. It's a pitty that personnel spoiled whole experience, because I liked the food & wine.More

Date of visit: January 2020
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Reviewed December 2, 2019

This was a disappointing experience. The waiters were rude and tried to up-sell wine. Food was average and way overpriced, offering very little value for money. There are far better Bulgarian options, you just need to leave downtown.

Date of visit: December 2019
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Reviewed November 8, 2019

Everytime we visit SOFIA we dine here. Winter or Summer, lunch or dinner , never been less thn superb. We were told Pod Lipite grow veg, get their pork & beef from eco-friendly producers, lot of in-house production( wine, veg-dips , fresh cheeses), hence we...cherish their efforts, would love to support eco-producers & genuinely lov the food offerings Will not regret it , Go for it !More

Date of visit: November 2019
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Ibidunni
March 16, 2017|
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Response from dianamG3581QN | Reviewed this property |
I made my reservation on the phone. Just type in in Google and call them directly. Email won't work that well, I imagine but always call in bulgaria
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November 20, 2015|
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Response from fencer211 | Reviewed this property |
No, it was open as of November 17th, 2018.
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Pod Lipite is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travelers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 4.5