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“Always a good choice”
4 of 5 bubbles Review of Gostilna Kaval

Gostilna Kaval
Ranked #85 of 571 Restaurants in Ljubljana
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $15 - $29
Cuisines: Italian, Steakhouse, European, Central European, Pizza, International, Mediterranean, Slovenian
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Good for: Business meetings, Kids, Families with children, Large groups, Special occasions, Romantic
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Lunch, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Wilmington, North Carolina
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55 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
“Always a good choice”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 24, 2013

I've eaten in Kaval on a number of occasions. It has always justified it's reputation. Both parts - brick pizza and the restaurant part are very cozy furnished, reminiscent of an old farmhouse; a lot of old reclaimed wood furnishings and similar. Very nice food selection with a lush salad bar and an exquisite vine selection. Service is excellent. Restaurant is located on te outskirts of Ljubljana, but definitely worth the short 10 minute trip from the city center if you happen to be there.

  • Visited August 2013
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birmingham england
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442 reviews
268 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 317 helpful votes
“outstanding”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 13, 2013

I first went to this restaurant ten years ago. Over the years it has grown bigger and bigger and now seems to have more outside than inside tables. I have always enjoyed the atmosphere and the food. We took a friend for a special birthday meal this time and sat in the garden. We shared starters from the special menu and then moved onto grilled squid with fresh strawberries for desert. The starters included girolle mushrooms and zilkrofri a ravioli style pasta made with potatoes, with seafood sauce and shrimp. We had a salad with our squid and when we settled the bill a small wild cherry liqor was served to us on the house. Our meal took a relaxing three hours, we enjoyed friendly and attentive service and sampled some fine slovenian wines. Outstanding.

  • Visited July 2013
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Luxembourg
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228 reviews
124 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 124 helpful votes
“Very nice food and service”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 30, 2013 via mobile

We were recommended to eat here while staying at the nearby Dvor Tacen (approx 1km away). The food, service etc were very good and we enjoyed our meal. The restaurant is a bit out of Town. There is a menu in English. The food is Italian / Tuscan style. There is a bar and a restaurant at the same location. Would recommend.

Visited June 2013
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Denver, Colorado
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32 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
“Excellent food and service”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 2, 2013

We were staying within walking distance of Kaval Club and ended up eating here twice in several days. The first night was cold and rainy and they had a roaring fire on and cozy candle-lit tables. The atmosphere is lovely, with old-timey interior and traditional-looking furniture. It was very full at 6pm on a Friday night, but they found us a table right away and offered English menus and English-speaking waiters. They recommended a delicious local white wine (so reasonably priced: 1 Euro a glass!) and we had a variety of wonderful fresh salads from their impressive salad bar. My mother had a fresh home-made pumpkin ravioli with octopus and shrimp in a rich tomato broth that was so good she came back and ordered it again a few days later! I had fresh whole-wheat pasta with local mushrooms, smoked bacon, tomatoes and fresh herbs. Everything from the salads to the pastas and the fresh bread they brought with a delicious fresh cheese spread was completely outstanding. They finished the meal with a complimentary sip of local fruit brandy (drenov liker) that was so good we bought some from the farmer's market the next day. I wish this were really my neighborhood restaurant - I would eat here weekly!

  • Visited May 2013
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Belgrade, Serbia
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114 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
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“Great restaurant at the outskirt of Ljubljana.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 6, 2013

If you are hungry and are in or around Ljubljana this is the place to go. Great etting, quiet with a private parking, very nice garden with a playground. The food and service are all excellent and with the best price performance in the region. The food is mainly home made Italian with a great salad bar but there are other optiona as well. Enjoy.

  • Visited May 2013
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Thank kostam
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