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Gostilna Sestica

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European, Slovenian, Eastern European, Central European
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Slovenska cesta 40, Ljubljana 1000, Slovenia
+386 1 242 08 55
10:00 - 23:00
Closed now
All hours
Sun 12:00 - 17:00
Mon - Fri 10:00 - 23:00
Sat 12:00 - 23:00
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A very good place to eat, with great service. We took 2 beefteaks with mushrooms and it was delicious!!!

Thank Alex B
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12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The restaurant was recommended by Tourist Info Office as traditional, oldest (celebrating 240 years) and offering decent food. Restaurant is decorated without any details of its long history, food was tasteless and for drink....no matter what kind of beer you order, you will get what waiters decide - most probably Union brand (which is BTW not bad) Food: 3/10 Service:... More 

Thank Goran B
Thousand Oaks, California
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2016

The Tourist Agency recommended this restaurant as a good example of Slovenian food. When entering, you pass through the "locals" section (bright and modern) into the "tourist" section (decorated with kitschy wallpaper, etc). Well, we were tourists, after all, so no problem with that. We were given an extensive menu by a friendly waitress. The food was generous and delicious.... More 

Thank EricaTO
Coalville, United Kingdom
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27 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 2016

|What a lovely restaurant this is, and when we were there, they had traditional Slovenian dancers on show.

Thank russell w
Joensuu, Finland
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 October 2016 via mobile

If you are in Ljubljana centre, only have a limited time and wish to check a local restaurant for good and local beer, try Gostilna Sestica at Slovenska Cesta 40. Service in the world's most common language (broken English) goes well and you'll get what you need, even if you cannot gind it from the Menu. I really enjoyed my... More 

1 Thank TJH_Joe
marko b, General Manager at Gostilna Sestica, responded to this review

Dear TJH_Joe, Very nice rewiew, thank you! The best part is that you will come again... Wishing you all the best More 

Bristol, United Kingdom
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45 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 October 2016

This was a much larger restaurant than it looked from the outside with many side rooms which I suspect will cater for large groups of visitors. The decor was pleasantly rustic with a large menu( not necessarily a good sign) . It was a mix of Italian and Germanic inspired Slovenian dishes and our party had brochetta, veal with mushrooms,... More 

1 Thank ChrisJepson
marko b, General Manager at Gostilna Sestica, responded to this review

Dear ChrisJespen, Gostilna Šestica is the oldest gostilna (Gasthaus) in town operating since 240 years and we are by far no touristic restaurant like those in the old part of town. The waste majorty are local people and companies working around. It is true that we are large with 350 seats inside in different rooms and a summer garden with... More 

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8 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 September 2016

A really excellent restaurant, to eat local food. Waiter was firendly even if he was not speaking like Shakespeare ! A really good cuisine. I will recommand the mushroom plate, that are really tasty

1 Thank sam clay
marko b, General Manager at Gostilna Sestica, responded to this review

Dear sam clay, Nice rewiew hopefully you will come again and maybe we get a star more. Thak you very much. More 

London, Ontario
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113 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 September 2016 via mobile

My wife and I dined here for lunch with a friend on Monday Sept 13th. We arrived around 2:45 pm to a packed house and were directed to the garden at the rear of the place. An efficient waiter seated us and promptly returned to collect our drink and me all orders. We chose from the grill menu, turkey and... More 

Thank JedLeonard1007
marko b, General Manager at Gostilna Sestica, responded to this review

Hello JedLeonard1007, Thank you, your wife and friends for visiting us and writing this kind rewiew. Wishing you all the best. More 

richmond, va
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47 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 2016 via mobile

Extensive menu featuring mostly Slovenian dishes. Very helpful serving staff who explained the menu clearly and descriptively. Food was delicious and , with generous portions, it was reasonably priced.

Thank fishlove
marko b, General Manager at Gostilna Sestica, responded to this review

Dear Fishlove, Thank you for sharing your thoughts with us and the readers of Tripadvisor. Great rewiew. Best regards More 

Catania, Italy
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21 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 August 2016

May be we were just unlucky, given the many positive reviews. The setting is nice, the personnel prompt and active, but the only good element of our dinner was the wine. Bottled, therefore not the property's merit. The problem was the quality of the ingredients of the dishes we ordered: I had a starter of Kras prosciutto, which emitted a... More 

Thank SalvatoreCosta
marko b, General Manager at Gostilna Sestica, responded to this review

Hello SalvatoreCosta, Your rewiew is far from accurate and we strongly dissagree with your evaluation but unfortunatly we can not change it. As you say that the service was nice why didn't you tell them that you are not satisfied and we would give you another dish? This is no problem at all for a good restaurant as we are... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$5 - US$27
European, Slovenian, Eastern European, Central European
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi
Good for
Local cuisine, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Cheap Eats, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Kids
Open Hours
12:00 - 17:00
10:00 - 23:00
10:00 - 23:00
10:00 - 23:00
10:00 - 23:00
10:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Slovenska cesta 40, Ljubljana 1000, Slovenia
  • Location: Europe  >  Slovenia  >  Upper Carniola Region  >  Ljubljana
  • Phone Number: +386 1 242 08 55
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.

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