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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

To have a possibility to choose is a simple but yet very, very important detail when it comes to food. If you stay at Špacapanova hiša for two nights you HAVE to follow a slow food menu. Only one menu. No choices! And if you...say that you want to enjoy food by your own choice they told you that you ordered dinner! So accept what they have… And forget the simple wish to really enjoy your food. Food by your choice. And when you talk to the staff about the issue they become arrogant.More

Date of visit: October 2021
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Reviewed August 3, 2021 via mobile

Known place to locals (Slovenians) but not really destination you just turn off from the main roads if you are tourist. But if you have time do just that as it is well worthy. Splendid food, great hospitality and being in the heart of Karst...region - amazing red wine Kraški Teran. Just take a 5 or 7 course menue and with some extra "amuse-bouche" you are in for culinary delight. Everything is super tasty & smooth. For me personally young goat as a main was real cherry on the cake but all the rest was amazing as well. Even more - my wife is vegetarian and she got special treatment with customised magic from the Chef. I just attach pictures as they can say more than words.More

Date of visit: August 2021
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Reviewed June 26, 2021

During Slovenia's 'Restaurant Week' I went to this place with a couple of friends for dinner. For an hour and a half we waited for something to eat. What did we get? Our first "amuse-bouche" was - I'm not joking - a fried sage-leaf! Yes,...ONE fried sage leaf! This was followed by other tit-bits of nothing, backed up by various wines and large quantities of bread. The first actual (very small) dish of the menu didn't arrive until 90 minutes later! And so it went on. The photos on their site look great, but we didn't get anything resembling those dishes. We were charged €300 for a SNACK that was not worth more than €30 - for THREE of us!! Looking round at the other diners, they were in the same position - nobody was eating! The dishes were so minimal and infrequent that the diners spent most of the time waiting.... We will NEVER go there again ( and we live nearby!)!More

Date of visit: June 2021
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Reviewed May 29, 2021 via mobile

A nice family restaurant serving local food with a modern twist. The chef is very creative with the dishes and you get to taste a big variety of food.

Date of visit: April 2021
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Reviewed April 30, 2021

This was one of our gastronomic highlights highlights last year. An unpretentious house in the middle of the village, with traditional indoors and a nice terrace. A relaxed setting; perfect for a long, relaxing, and enjoyable autumn lunch. The start was outstanding. They brought a...long line of tasty bites (technically, they weren't amuse bouche since there is a cover charge, but at 4 EUR per person, this is negligible compared with what you get). The highlights were tempura-style fried sage, and a donut with speck (the latter of course being the star since Špacapan makes their cold cuts). The homemade bread was excellent, as was the whipped butter with yeast added to it. While an overly yeasty note is a flaw for a bread, being it the accompanying butter, it was really nice. Then came the prosciutto. Slovenians tend to exaggerate praising our Karst-pršut, rating it higher than San Daniele and pata negra. Well, the one that Špacapan makes, actually is a worthy contender and it is one of the things I am really looking for at our next visit. I can actually say that it is the best Slovenian prosciutto we ever had. The ramsons soup was a complex mix of flavors and textures. Compiling it at the table was a nice touch as well. Before the main dish (a perfect representation of local lamb, consisting of oven-baked leg, succulent and tasty, lamb pate, and a potato fritter) came the star of the whole lunch and one of the best dishes we had in 2020 - a sorbet. How can an interim dish be the star of the meal? Simply. First, there were the ingredients: artisanal yoghurt, gentle in flavor, but certainly making the leading note of the dish. Chopped black olives were not too aggressive and the olive oil dripped over the sorbet was not one of those overly-spicy blends from Slovenian Istria. A touch of celery accentuated the savory note. Heaven! I have to add that the texture of the sorbet was perfect and if I am not mistaken, achieved without using the PacoJet. After such a sorbet, our expectations for the desserts were very high. Unfortunately, they were crushed with both plates we got. The apple strudel was a poor version of deconstruction of this traditional Slovenian dish. The small rolls of filo dough were boring, apples were present in the form of brunoise, with no chef's intervention. The vanilla ice cream lacked the "vanilla" component, and I am not quite sure whether the caramel sauce was homemade. Štruklji, another traditional Slovenian dish, were even worse. Like with the strudel, there were micro-rolls of dough. There was very little filling in them (they should burst with cottage-cheese-filling, and Špacapan sources from and artisanal dairy producer, another reason to make it the central point of the dish), they were floating in some sort of a thin sauce, with a few blueberries (tasteless American variety) and almond slivers added. The desserts are one of the reasons why I rated such a good restaurant with 4/5 only. The second one was the waiter. As with the meal, it started well with the service as well. But at some point in time, a group of young women sat at the table next to ours, and later an unannounced group of cyclists was welcomed. The ladies took the waiter's attention, while the large and unexpected group caused a serious slow-down of the service. We will certainly be paying attention to that during our next visit, enjoying the pršut and yoghurt sorbet (and of course all other creations Špacapan will prepare).More

Date of visit: September 2020
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Reviewed October 21, 2020

Excellent food in homey ambient. Many surprises throughout the whole dinner. Excellent wine selection. Nice service. Great home made jams.

Date of visit: September 2020
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Reviewed August 10, 2020 via mobile

One of the top restaurant in Slovenia. Food, garden, inside, presentation of food and whole story is amazin.

Date of visit: October 2019
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Reviewed February 18, 2020 via mobile

We planned to just have good lunch but stayed for almost 7 ....amazing, delicious, out of this world... hours instead. The words can't describe my gratitude. Best food experience so far (and I had many). Unfortunately I'm not able to post all 17 courses we...had.More

Date of visit: February 2020
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Reviewed January 3, 2020 via mobile

Great place with local cusine! I am originally from the Kras area and I visited Spacapanova hisa with my boyfriend. We had an amazing experience thanks to superb food, sweet local wines and great staff. Definitely recommended!

Date of visit: January 2020
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Reviewed November 1, 2019

Had a great experience. Till today hadn’t experienced a better service as it was offered at Spacapanova hisa. The food was delicious. Outstanding taste with so much different and unknown tastes and combinations. Couldn’t imagine before, that a 4 hours dinner could be so fun,...with so much surprises and different small “hello from the kitchen” dishes. Loved the way of preparing and presenting the food. The wine recommended from the service was the best white wine and it went along with the menu perfectly. The service had so much knowledge about the food and wine and have to say that it is worth to visit the destination and be prepared of the experience of your life.More

Date of visit: October 2019
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Špacapanova Hiša is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travelers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4
  • Value: 4