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“Homey and delicious” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of To Be Or Not To Be

To Be Or Not To Be
Ranked #14 of 371 Restaurants in Sarajevo
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: European
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Restaurant details
Good for: Local cuisine, Special occasions, Families with children, Kids, Romantic, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Dinner, Brunch, Breakfast, Late Night, Lunch, Free Wifi, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
Williamstown, Massachusetts
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84 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 102 helpful votes
“Homey and delicious”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 13, 2013

As others have noted, part of the charm of this place is the intimate size and the fact that amazing food comes out of a very small kitchen. We were delighted to have one of the two tables on the first floor (indoor) so we could watch the delightful woman who took our orders also cook our food. How does she make such incredible stuff (with such a varied menu) with so little space and equipment?

I opted for the "Homemade Spaghetti" (not knowing how it was different from the other spaghetti offerings) and it was an excellent choice. The wine and slightly creamy sauce was perfect and included some sort of meat and cheese melting from the heat. The chicken soup was "cooked" to order in a small skillet and was also of cream base.

We had a wonderful meal and experience.

  • Visited October 2013
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Oslo
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70 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
“Feels like home”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 4, 2013

We came across this reastuarant by chance and what a happiness! Two tables and a kitchen in the first floor. We were 6 ladies from Norway who was treated in the best way from the chef herself. There were 4 Americans sitting at the neighbour table and we made friends at once. We could watch the chef in the tiny kitchen making food tasting like heaven! This was one of the top experiences on our tour to Bosnia!

Visited September 2013
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Maine
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291 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 159 helpful votes
“Great food and local color”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 3, 2013

Very small (2 outside tables, 2 inside downstairs, and 3 up), not fancy, but great local color - very central to old city - and great/friendly service. We shared a seafood salad, had a sea bass and a veal steak with gorgonzola sauce (wonderful), and 2 very nice wines - very filling and all for 64 marks, including being able to watch chef cook and converse with him (excellent English- we understand his wife, when she is the cook, also speaks excellent English). No frills, no fancy décor, and no fancy presentation - but excellent food in a really nice atmosphere and terrific service.

  • Visited October 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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New Delhi, India
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94 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
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“Small is beautiful”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 1, 2013

To be To be is "small" and "beautiful". We tried the restaurant on two successive nights and were impressed with the wide array of food the lady owner of the restaurant churns out, out of the small open kitchen she works in. It may be bit challenging locating this restaurant as it located at an inconspicuous ally in the old town area but once you get there this 6 +3(on the first floor which is cramped and hence not recommended) will charm you with its warmth and food. Being seafood lovers my wife and I were particularly happy to get some seafood salad and grilled fish accompanied with some nice house wine. The other thing to cheer about is that you can have sumptuous meal for an average of 10-15 Euros per person.

  • Visited September 2013
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London, United Kingdom
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190 reviews
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“Delightful.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 1, 2013

Wonderful host. Cosy room. Excellent rustic Bosnian food.

Not much more to say, but we contemplated returning again the next night. There's only 6 tables, so unless you're going in late, I'd suggest you should make a booking.

  • Visited September 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank royal618
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