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“Good Serbian food, good prices, good service”
Review of Zavicaj Restaurant

Zavicaj Restaurant
Ranked #5 of 1,191 Restaurants in Belgrade
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: European, Eastern European, Central European
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Good for: Special occasions, Large groups, Local cuisine, Families with children, Kids
Dining options: Brunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Late Night, Lunch, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff
Description: A chain of ethno restaurants Zavicaj is reflected in ethno decor which is creating tempting atmosphere for those who want to experience this authentic ambient. Plates, bowls, cups, and cutlery are made of pottery. Beer is served in mugs made of clay, and traditional drink called ,,rakija" is served in so called "čokančić" that is actually unique type of a small traditional bottle. If you just take a look of the interior you can see decorated coffee pots on wooden shelves, very old coffee mills and irons and similar details. The parts of Serbian costume and heritage are hanging on the walls. You are going to be attracted with interesting beautiful pieces of Serbian folk art like. Plaid tablecloth and wooden chairs, wooden benches covered with a knitted patchwork are creating warm homely ambient. We tried to make each restaurant reflection of Serbian heritage, where you can find handmade crafts from the hands of our grandmothers, ethno clothes, and walls decorated with big number of characteristic details and old object..
Red Deer, Canada
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“Good Serbian food, good prices, good service”
Reviewed May 19, 2014

We went to Zavicaj twice - once late at night for dessert and wine and the second time for dinner. We found the food (goulash) to be very good and tasty - a bit too salty but still good and plentiful. The Serbian beer on tap was great as was the house wine.

A very affordable dinner. Two entrees, Serbian salad, and four beer/wines for about 18 Euros.

Not outstanding, but very good, casual, and authentic.

  • Visited May 2014
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Thank Rob G
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
“Good food, cheap prices”
Reviewed May 13, 2014

Basic but authentic food. Lots of meat but order a salad and freshly baked bread and you'll be full for €10 including drinks.
Choose the no smoking side of the bar to avoid an constant haze of smoke.

  • Visited May 2014
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1 Thank SidFiddler
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“Think before visiting angry waitress”
Reviewed May 8, 2014 via mobile

The first thing that hit me was the really She was really rude when taking orders and was really short in her tone.

Then she comented that we must know that the service is not included in the prices. Its the same as dont forget to give me good tip.

Get rid of that rude farmer waitress and get a proffessional one and people may come back.

  • Visited May 2014
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1 Thank Dennis C
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EtnoRestoran Z, Manager at Zavicaj Restaurant, responded to this review, May 10, 2014
Dear valued guest,

First of all thank you very much for sharing with us your recent experience in our restaurant.

We genuinely value our guests' comments and regret when their expectations are not met. Please accept our sincerest apologies. Know that we always welcome constructive advice and that your review will serve as incentive for improvement in the areas you suggested.

We wish to address your concern with the heads of relevant departments, so we would like to ask you politely to give us more information about the person that was your host. As we are constantly working on staff training and development of service, we will do our best to upgrade the level of our service in the future.

May I take this opportunity to assure you that our restaurant always seeks to maintain the very highest standards of quality and it is my sincere hope that your recent experience will not deter you from visiting Zavicaj Ethno Restaurant again.

It would be our pleasure to welcoming you again in our restaurant, meet with you personally and being of service to you on many occasions.

Kind regards,

Management team of Zavicaj Restaurant
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Angry waitress”
Reviewed May 8, 2014 via mobile

We met an angry waitress who didn't really want to take our order. She was harsh and it felt like she wanted us to leave. The food was average, we ate much better food in many restaurants during our week in Belgrade.

3 Thank Kalima77
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Authentic & cheap”
Reviewed May 4, 2014

Cheap place full of traditional Balkan food (lots of meet). Located just a few minutes walk from the main bus/train station, it's definitely the best way to start or finish your visit to Belgrade!

  • Visited April 2014
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Thank Angelos P
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