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Pod Lipite

Certificate of Excellence
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Barbecue, Eastern European, Central European, European
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ul.Elin Pelin 1, Sofia 1164, Bulgaria
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Beautiful traditional restaurant with delicious food :) we were walking through town and came across this restaurant. Even though we didn't make prior reservation they took us in and we promissed to be quick because everything was reserved in advance. Even though we didn't have time to read everything on the menu, our main dishes of veal and pork were... More 

Thank Petra F
Saint Paul, Minnesota
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 December 2016

My Bulgarian friend took us to this restaurant to experience traditional and authentic Bulgarian food. The ambiance was amazing with live music and lots of locals dining together gathered around large tables. A great place to experience authentic Bulgarian cuisine.

Thank 55Gab
Porec, Croatia
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 December 2016 via mobile

One of the best.... Ambient very traditional.very good food.normal price.very smili staff.excellent deserts.

Thank Ducatistaaa
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24 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 November 2016 via mobile

I went with my colleagues, recommended by one of our Bulgarian colleague. The place if not too far from city centre bug in a quiet locality. Once I entered it looked like a large mountain cabin made of stone and wood. Waiter suggested dips starter which was quite good with traditional bread. After which I ordered Chicken on a sizzler... More 

Thank Neelesh S
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2016 via mobile

Traditional Bulgarian "comfort food' in a nostalgic restaurant with full wooden interior and cosy fire place. There was live folk music during our dinner. Tasteful salads and potato-meat style main courses. A bit away from the city's centre but worth the (small) detour.

Thank Oscar B
Sofia, Bulgaria
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016

The restourant serves traditional bulgarian food and some of the most popular food worldwide. It was quite good. Awesome starters, great bread. There was some deliciuos homemade icecream for desert.

Thank Dimiter T
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016 via mobile

Nine of us dined here on a mixture of shared starters and main courses. The particular highlights for me were the fresh salads, the thyme and honey warm sheep's milk cheese and the grilled sweet chillies in garlic oil. The kebabs were delicious too as were the selection of desserts. We all had plenty to eat, eight of us were... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 October 2016 via mobile

We went to several of the best Trip Advisor traditional restaurants in Sofia and this was the best one! The waiters were very friendly and helpful, the food delicious, and the atmosphere calming. We had a great time! The building itself gives you a great feeling of a traditional place, and it was also interesting to just look around.

Thank Amir R
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 October 2016 via mobile

The best place for traditional bulgarian food!!!! The survice is perfect, very good music program. Good wine

Thank Boyan A
Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 September 2016

In the sea of faceless, cold restaurants in Sofia, Pod Lipite stands out as true Bulgarian restaurant, frequented by both, locals and foreigners working in BG. The menu is remarkably extensive and in a way it is compilation of national dishes. I had lamb soup, and wild boar dish. Great, very tasty. Value for money - trough the roof -... More 

Thank Srdan V

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 15 - US$ 37
Barbecue, Eastern European, Central European, European
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi
Good for
Cheap Eats, Groups, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: ul.Elin Pelin 1, Sofia 1164, Bulgaria
  • Location: Europe  >  Bulgaria  >  Sofia Region  >  Sofia
  • Phone Number: 35928665053

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?