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La Capannina

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9 Narodno Sabranie Sq., Sofia 1282, Bulgaria
+359 88 812 3474
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Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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16 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 February 2016

Visited for a second time after few years, food is still authentic and overall good, as the wine list, so definitely a reference for Italian restaurants in Sofia, yet prices remain somehow too high. Ambiance and service are of an overall high standard, with some waitstaff speaking Italian, a bonus given the place. Would recommend for special occasions dinners or... More 

Thank Dante C
Sydney, Australia
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160 reviews
94 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 February 2016

This restaurant is two steps away from the Raddison hotel where I was staying, I did see it several times in the past but didn't go in. This time I didn't feel like going too far therefore I decided to try it. What a pleasant surprise, a nice welcome as I walked in, I was given a table next to... More 

Thank John L
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 February 2016

Very good italian restaurant in a very good location. The place is small and elegand, the shef uses the best quality of raw materials but the prices are very high(and not only for Bulgary's standar)

Thank Matina terzi
lacapanninasofia, Responsabile relazioni con la clientela at La Capannina, responded to this review

Dear Mrs Terzi, first of all thanks for your visit and we really thank you for your feedback. We know that our price are higher compared to the Bulgarian restaurant but we want to offer an high level cuisine and to do it we have to select the best raw materials without take care of the costs and this is... More 

Zetten, The Netherlands
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129 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 January 2016

Had a business dinner. We enjoyed the Italian dishes but above all the great selection of wines available. With a good espresso and some grappa, we ended the pleasant evening.

Thank CGK60
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28 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 January 2016 via mobile

Nice decorations in this restaurant, location on one of the best places in Sofia, but the prices - of my... For Sofia standards they are just ridiculous... Just crazy!

Thank mrmotcina
lacapanninasofia, Responsabile relazioni pubbliche at La Capannina, responded to this review

Dear Client, first of all thanks for your feedback. We know that our prices are a little bit higher compared to the Sofia standard, but our prices are well justified by the quality of the food proposed with a maniacal selection of each single ingredient, imported directly from Italy and coocked by a Chef with a long-time experience in one... More 

Barrow in Furness, England, United Kingdom
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30 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 January 2016

We popped in here after we completed a tour of Sofia's cathedral! The staff were so welcoming and polite, offering us a complimentary glass of prosecco and nibbles before we ordered the most beautiful meals! We had the veal and the sea bass, both cooked to perfection and absolutely beautiful! The chocolate fondant is also something worth trying! The nicest... More 

Thank Emily L
Saffron Walden, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 22 November 2015

We chose this restaurant one evening for both the prior reviews and because it was close to our hotel during pouring rain. We expected a fairly good meal and nothing more. It was an excellent meal with very good service. We ordered the duck & the crab pasta, no starter. So they gave us a little dish of balsamic soaked... More 

Thank Martin W
Prague, Czech Republic
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58 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 November 2015 via mobile

The fare was good, duck breast not overcooked and Opera cake absolutely delicious. Kometa red wine was excellent. Very expensive by Bulgarian standards. Problems started as I attempted to pay by AmEx. They claimed that POS terminal is not working. Which would not be a big problem itself but nobody seemed to be helpful or even honestly apologising. It seems... More 

1 Thank vkupcis
lacapanninasofia, Responsabile relazioni pubbliche at La Capannina, responded to this review

Dear Client, first of all thanks for your positive feedback about the food and the wine. About the problem that happened with the payment unfortunately the ownership wasn't at the restaurant and the Employees didn't managed the situation on the best way, but in such cases it creates a situation of embarrassment for both of the parties not nice to... More 

Seattle, Washington
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 9 October 2015 via mobile

Everything about the occasion was superb. The store front is unassuming but don't be fooled, it is the best food in the area by far.

Thank Keith425
Province of Lucca, Italy
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 3 October 2015

during our stay in Bulgaria we could eat a delicious Florentine Steak bio (Fiorentina), well cooked and oil of excellent quality

1 Thank sarith99

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Italian, Mediterranean, European, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 9 Narodno Sabranie Sq., Sofia 1282, Bulgaria
  • Location: Europe  >  Bulgaria  >  Sofia Region  >  Sofia
  • Phone Number: +359 88 812 3474
The restaurant La Capannina has the goal to bring the true Italian high quality cuisine in the heart of Sofia, thanks to the selection of raw materials imported and selected from Italy and a chef with many years of experience maturated directly in Tuscany. We offer traditional Italian dishes revisited with a more modern touch in order to provide the right mix between taste and lightness.

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