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“Excellent food, great service and kind to coeliacs!”
Review of Valvasor

Valvasor
Ranked #5 of 637 Restaurants in Ljubljana
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: European
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Good for: Romantic, Special occasions
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Late Night, Reservations
Reviewed August 19, 2014

We liked our first meal here so much we returned a few days later despite staying an hour away from Ljubljana. Two of our party are coeliac and the staff could not have been more helpful and knowledgeable about their menu; nothing was too much trouble. The food was impeccably presented and the taste matched the expectation. The free amuse-bouche was a delightful extra. We were recommended an excellent Slovenian Teran wine. Everything from the home-made pasta to the (gluten free) house gateau for dessert was enjoyed by all 5 of us. The décor, representing the city, which was specially created for the restaurant, enhanced the ambience inside where we ate.

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Reviewed August 19, 2014 via mobile

When we discovered Valvasor in top 5 in TripAdvisor, we decided to test it. The food was very good (we tested a tartare for starter and a istrian pasta plus a risotto. Perfect. The service a little less as we asked twice some extra bread without success but the overall experience can achieve a very good level.

Thank MichaelC1
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Reviewed August 13, 2014

This restaurant seems to be one of Ljubljana's highest rated, and while I can understand why, we didn't have such a great experience here unfortunately.

I think we might have annoyed the staff by sitting down at a table which had not yet been set - perhaps a mistake on our part, but an innocent one. This led to us being ignored for 10 minutes while others who arrived after us were served.

When the waiter did take our order, he refused to serve my girlfriend a white wine spritzer, saying "we don't do that here". This can only be for one of two reasons: either they are snobs who think they know best, or they just wanted to be able to charge us extra for a glass of wine plus the sparkling water separately. I tend to think it was the former. The restaurant should seriously rethink its policy on this - regardless of what they might think of mixing wine with sparkling water, some people like it, and they don't appreciate being made to feel silly when asking for something quite reasonable.

Credit where it's due, the food was very nice - lobster tagliatelle for me, and prawn and asparagus risotto for my girlfriend. With good service, I would probably have been leaving a five star review, but the issues mentioned above really did detract significantly from our experience.

1  Thank thesilkworm
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Reviewed August 9, 2014

A nice restaurant with tables in the street food much above average in quantity we couldn't cope,but really rewarding with polite waiters ant the nicest of atmosphere

Thank Antony V
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Reviewed August 8, 2014

Came here 3 times during a two week stay, and the dishes were all good and reasonably abundant. Tried the veal, the rumpsteak, and seabass. The prices are quite good considering the quality and service.

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1  Thank 785simoneg
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