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Gostilna Sestica

Slovenska cesta 40, Ljubljana 1000, Slovenia
+386 1 242 08 55
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  • Excellent30%
  • Very good37%
  • Average21%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible6%
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European, Slovenian, Eastern European, Central European, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Slovenska cesta 40, Ljubljana 1000, Slovenia
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Top 3 Reasons to Eat Here
Sponsored by: Gostilna Sestica
1. Slovenian food from fireplace
"Very good starters, traditional cheese dumplings, delicious steak"
Kasia S
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2. Warm atmosphere
" It had a warm atmosphere, good service and very friendly staff."
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3. Long tradition
" Local slovenian dishes with a long, long tradition, since - 1776!"
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Reviews (594)
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1 - 10 of 272 reviews

Reviewed yesterday

We were told this was a tradition Slovenian food restaurant so we tried it. The food was very good although they had a bus tour group in so service suffered. The mushroom soup in a bread bowl was very good, but not enough soup was...More

Thank Richard F
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Reviewed 7 May 2017 via mobile

I emailed the restaurant and asked for a nice table for my wife and I for her birthday and they did not disappoint. We had a lovely romantic evening. They even put flowers on the table for her which no other table had. The restaurant...More

Thank Brian C
marko b, General Manager at Gostilna Sestica, responded to this reviewResponded 18 May 2017

Dear Brian C, Thank you so much for this rewiew and that you enjoyed your meals and vistit. Whising you and your wife all the best. Kind regards.

Reviewed 1 week ago

My wife and I had been advised that this restaurant serves very good, traditional food, though we were not told exactly where is was. We were staying at the Grand Hotel Union and we were told to go around the back and the restaurant was...More

Thank MWandAW
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Traditional Slovenian restaurant that has occupied this location for decades. Suspect that it might cater to tour groups as there was traditional music and dancing taking place at the front. We therefore chose to sit in the back. Both of us had goulash with polenta...More

Thank Mark P
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Our tour group had our farewell dinner here on our last night in Slovenia. So much fun! There was traditional dancing, accordion playing, games with audience participation. The food was excellent as was the brandy and wine. Service was exceptional considering it appeared that there...More

Thank Linda B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The food was very nice. Only problem we had not finished the soup before our main course was placed on our table. Noticed this happened to other dinners as well. That said the food was delightful. The house wine is nothing to get excited about....More

Thank Peter H
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Based on reviews on TA we went here for dinner. Immediately we were put off by the tour groups dining here with excessive noise present and lack of service by the wait staff. Our older waiter was initially quite grumpy and unresponsive, but he eventually...More

Thank jrandsk
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stumbled across this restaurant whilst looking for a quick spot of lunch. Initially, we thought we had made an error as the interior was far more grand than the outside and location suggested. However we soon realised that we were wrong. The waiter was...More

Thank MoominValleyGirl
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This was our first trip to Slovenia, and sadly, we only had one day - so we searched for a way to enjoy some of the local food and culture, in a fun, welcoming environment. Gostilna Sestica was the perfect choice. We actually found the...More

Thank clevelandmom54
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

On September 19, 2017 my wife and I had lunch and dinner at Gostilna Sestica. This is the oldest restaurant in Ljubljana. The service was excellent and both meals were delicious. The Old World surroundings made this large restaurant feel cozy. I recommend it highly.

Thank cjrmmr
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$6 - US$30
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
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, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Romantic, Groups, Child-friendly
Open Hours
12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
10:00 AM - 11:00 PM
10:00 AM - 11:00 PM
10:00 AM - 11:00 PM
10:00 AM - 11:00 PM
10:00 AM - 11:00 PM
12:00 PM - 11:00 PM
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
  • E-mail
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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