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“Great food, superb quality in very nice setting”

Trattoria Gostilna Lokanda Devetak
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $0 - $68
Cuisines: Italian, Mediterranean, Slovenian
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Restaurant details
Good for: Local cuisine, Special occasions
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Reservations
Description: The DEVETAK family has been running the RESTAURANT since 1870. They offer to the customers homemade bread as well as pasta. The raw ingredients come from the family's farm on the Carso (Karst). The cuisine respects the borderland, Austrian-Central European culinary tradition merges with those of Slovenia and Italy. The menu varies according to the change of season and enumerates more than 800 wines from all over the world with particular attention on wines of the region. There are also 8 rooms with all comforts - all with a private and independent entrance, soundproof and designed in the Karst style (traditional wood and stone). Free Wi-fi connection.
London
Level 6 Contributor
125 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
“Great food, superb quality in very nice setting”
Reviewed June 16, 2012

We had lunch with our 2 little children. The food was excellent: it is traditional local food, a mixture of Italian, Slovenian and Austrian cuisine, with a modern, international twist. Very nice family atmosphere and environment, you feel taken out in time in this little corner of the Italian Carso/Karst. It is also a good starting point to visit hystorical sites of World War I with its trenches. Many customers were from Austria, which confirms our feeling: it is well worth a detour or a purpose trip to come and eat here. They also have 8 rooms, all in traditional style if you wish to visit the surrounding area with more time in your hands or if you want to indulge in the superb tasting menu and do not feel like driving afterwords. Honestly priced for such quality. If you are around or land in Ronchi dei Legionari, Trieste Airport, it is just 30 mins away, well worth a visit.

  • Visited June 2012
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Devetak, Proprietario at Trattoria Gostilna Lokanda Devetak, responded to this review, November 8, 2012
Thank you for the really good words!
Tatjana Devetak
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English first
Level 3 Contributor
11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“High quality dining in a relaxed atmosphere”
Reviewed January 15, 2012

This was my second time at Devatak and was not disappointed at all. The road is a bit long and windy but well worth the trip. This part of Italy is quite particular and is mixed with the Slovenian culture and this is well represented in Devetak's kitchen. The quality is excellent yet the restaurant is rather informal and the Devatak family really does their best to make their guests feel at home. The menu has a wide variety of products to choose from (mainly meat/game) and portions are just right to be able to try almost each course (I skipped the appetizer and was very full at the end of the meal). Some food combinations are quite peculiar and a lovely surprise. The wine list is excellent and includes very interesting Slovenian wines. The owner is helpful in guiding your choice. I would have expected the bill to be a bit more expensive considering the excellent quality of the food and service!

  • Visited January 2012
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Devetak, Proprietario at Trattoria Gostilna Lokanda Devetak, responded to this review, November 8, 2012
Thank's a lot for the beautiful review!!
Tatjana Devetak
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Annapolis, MD
Level 5 Contributor
49 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
“attractive, warm, inviting, fine food and wine”
Reviewed July 16, 2011

It's a bit of a challenge to find Devetak, which was recommended by the owners of the b&b
in which we were staying in Gorizia -- but Mapquest and patience got us there. The building is very attractive, the staff couldn't be nicer or more helpful, menus change with the seasons and are available in Slovenian, Italian, English and German. This isn't your typical Italian fare. It's more Slovenian with an Italian aspect. If you try it you will not be disappointed. From
appetizers to the home made desserts, Devetak is a change and a treat.

  • Visited July 2011
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Devetak, Proprietario at Trattoria Gostilna Lokanda Devetak, responded to this review, November 8, 2012
A very big thank you for your words!
Tatjana Devetak
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Kiev, Ukraine
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Good but more Slovenian than Italian”
Reviewed October 18, 2010

First of all, the place is nice, friendly, warm, comfortable etc. But... don't expect to eat Italian here. Two reasons: 1. pasta is not al dente; 2. risotto neither. So, just avoid that part and you might be Ok. Although a highly recommended (by Maitre) vitellone al vino rosso (veal braised in red wine) was just not bad, but nothing to write home about. Another strange thing - between pasta and main course they served rather sweet strawberry sorbet... Ok, you are not pushed to eat it, but what's the reason to serve it? Not a season, not much of a refreshment... Strange. The only great thing was the wine list. Extraordinary choice of not just Friulian but also Slovenian wines. I would say exactly that could be a reason to come here. But altogether it's hardly a destination place.

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Devetak, Proprietario at Trattoria Gostilna Lokanda Devetak, responded to this review, November 8, 2012
Thank you for your sincerity. I regret that you were disappointed in your expectations. I hope, that if you will come back to Italy, will you give us another possibility to satisfy you!
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Tatjana Devetak
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“Fantastic experience. Just sit back and relax, you are in good hands ;) Devetak serves sophisticated but simple local...”
Reviewed November 9, 2009

Fantastic experience. Just sit back and relax, you are in good hands ;) Devetak serves sophisticated but simple local dishes combined with excellent local wines.

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