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“Good meal and experienced a traditional show”
Review of Gostilna Sestica

Gostilna Sestica
Ranked #78 of 676 Restaurants in Ljubljana
Price range: US$ 6 - US$ 29
Cuisines: Slovenian
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Good for: Local cuisine
Dining options: After-hours, Breakfast, Dinner, Reservations
Description: Gostilna what means in Slovenian Inn Sestica is the oldest and largest establishment in Ljubljana the capital of Slovenia. It is operating continuosly since 1776 with no interupption serving traditional and original Slovenian food. It is popular with locals and visitors from abroad with an large summer garden in the backyard.
Reviewed 21 July 2018

I visited here with my partner for dinner and happened to be in the big room with a large group of 16 people who had a traditional show booked. So we got to experience that. The waiter was nice and knowledgeable and we had a good starter, main (sausage and veal) and dessert for a reasonable price. The decor and atmosphere are great and whilst some people have complained the shows are noisy I enjoyed it and don't expect to go to every restaurant and get a silent meal.

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Reviewed 8 July 2018

Lunch was included on a day trip to Ljubljana & we were taken here. I requested vegetarian and was served soup & pasta. The food was very good. Most people had meat and said it was very nicely cooked. It's only a short walk from the main square but was surprisingly empty at lunchtime. I would imagine it's much busier at night. The decor is atmospheric.

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Thank Raymond M
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Reviewed 4 July 2018

The patio was a geat find on a hot day. Our waiter was one of the most knowledgeable and passionate we've ever had. We were so curious of the hot and filling dishes we ordered them even tough they were more for the winter. But they were so good it didn't matter !
Portion sizes are generous. There's something for everyone, both in terms of food, pricing, and ambience (lively or romantic).

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Thank ckdz c
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Reviewed 21 June 2018

Lovely history, oldest hotel in Ljubljana, great Slovenian food but a few more contemporary dishes on the menu too. Tomato salad and season salads were fantastic, fresh and flavourful. Goulash, wow! Our waiter had the best sense of humour, we dined in the garden on his recommendation and the temperature was perfect, it was quiet and we were able to imagine how it was in bygone days. It has several large indoor dining areas, an open fire which we presume is lit in the cooler months, an enormous former stove now probably also a fire pit, spotlessly clean toilets and thoughout the whole restaurant. Limited wine list but the menu tries to cater for all. Highly recommend.

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Reviewed 18 June 2018

We chose this restaurant after reading the reviews on TripAdvisor and we weren't disappointed. The decor is very local as is the menu; and there were many locals in there too - always a good sign.
We chose local sausage dishes and they were certainly hearty!
The staff were really very friendly. We saw our waiter in a bar next door later in the evening and bought him a drink - he was soooo appreciative, and said we had made his day - unfortunately I don't recall his name - but what a great chap

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Thank BeatriceManchester
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