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“Beautiful location with decent food and good service”
Review of Zlata Ribica

Zlata Ribica
Ranked #83 of 585 Restaurants in Ljubljana
Price range: $11 - $56
Cuisines: Mediterranean, Slovenian
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Dining options: Late Night, Breakfast, Reservations
Description: In one of the oldest houses in Ljubljana, the former engraved with the year 1578 which is above the front door wiping out time is already extractor wine in 1790.
Belfast, United Kingdom
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525 reviews
217 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 397 helpful votes
“Beautiful location with decent food and good service”
Reviewed May 24, 2014

We had dinner in Zlata Ribica, on our first night in Ljubljana; having had a large lunch in Trieste on our way to Ljubljana we just opted for a main course and a bottle of water, at over Euro 7 for .75 litre, the most expensive bottle of water on our week long trip of Slovenia and Venice! My wife opted for a slow roasted lamb rump with spring onion, which was literally as stated, i.e. it was served with a large, bulbous raw spring onion on the side! The meat was served on the bone, which was quite fiddly but the portion of meat was tasty and generous, served with small roast potatoes. I opted for the loin of pork, which, disappointingly was served very pink; I had not been asked how I wanted it cooked and when the waiter came to clear our plates and saw that I had left quite a bit of the pork, I explained that while I am happy to eat medium-rare beef, I, like the majority of people, prefer pork to be cooked through, to which he replied “it should be served pink”, he was however, a very friendly and helpful waiter. The pork was served with a portion of fried polenta and the sweet onion sauce was pleasant. We were served with a complimentary, delicious blueberry based liqueur after dinner, which was much appreciated. This is a nice restaurant with lots of outside seating by the river, a little expensive for what you get but decent enough.

  • Visited May 2014
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New York City, New York
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622 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 262 helpful votes
“Excellent food, Nice location.”
Reviewed May 3, 2014 via mobile

A bit surprised to read average reviews of Zlata ribica. We had a very pleasant lunch: superb octopus salad with very tasty olive oil and very nice rucula salad. The location is ideal, along the river. Service was ok but that's clearly the area where they could improve.

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Thank Laurent G
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Barcelona, Spain
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162 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
“Good location, really bad service!!!”
Reviewed April 19, 2014

The best thing of this place is the location, but terrible service. We were a party of three that ordered just two salads and a risotto. After one hour we were still waiting for our meal. Just one waiter realized that we hadn't had our food yet so he went to the kitchen to check the remaining time. Twenty minutes later we got our food. The rice was overcooked and tasteless. After this poor service no one apologized.

  • Visited April 2014
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Ghent, Belgium
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17 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Nice food with a nice view to the river”
Reviewed November 24, 2013

We ate here on a sunday at noon, not to busy. Fast and friendly service. We sat at the window with nice view of the people strolling by. Food was very nice, a bit privy maybe.

  • Visited November 2013
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Lisboa
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21 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Great food on a Sunday night”
Reviewed November 17, 2013

First of all this one the few restaurants in Ljubljana that serves late on a sunday night. The food was excelent and the deserts amazing. One of Ljubljana finest!

  • Visited November 2013
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Thank Diogo R
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