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Pod Lipite

ul.Elin Pelin 1, Sofia 1164, Bulgaria
+359 2 866 5053
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  • Excellent50%
  • Very good37%
  • Average7%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible3%
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Barbecue, European, Eastern European, Central European, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
ul.Elin Pelin 1, Sofia 1164, Bulgaria
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is a little gem hidden a bit outside central Sofia. Doesn't look much from the outside but inside it is very cosy. The food is very good and traditional. Absolutely worth a visit and a taxi from the Nevski cathedral is less than 3...More

Thank BjarneGertz
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

A local Sofian suggested "Under the Linden tree" to us and we were so grateful. Even though we didn't have a reservation for a Friday evening, 5 of us were ushered to the courtyard at the back where we were greeted by the sounds of...More

Thank Runiboy
Reviewed 6 July 2017

The restaurant and the food was very nice. The only very unpleasant part was the discussion with the restaurant manager about the tip and the number of served meals. Very bad and unexpected arrogant behaviour after we gave a tip that she considered not sufficient.

Thank paolofulvio
Reviewed 23 June 2017

I told my local friends I had preference for local, or Etno food, and they took me to Pod Lipite. Definitely Etno. Good Food, possibly a bit pricey. Good Atmosphere. OK service, even though the place looked full to capacity on a Monday evening. All...More

Thank PdV_on_tour
Reviewed 17 June 2017 via mobile

We have guests from USA so we want to show them traditional bulgarian food. The food its great but the place its very commercial and not exactly traditional

Thank VyaraRuseva
Reviewed 4 June 2017 via mobile

Just love this place - can't say anything more - just go the good is traditional - the restaurant has ambience and the food is great

Thank DiamondSmiles
Reviewed 4 June 2017

Food isn't tasty and is more expensive than in similar restaurants. Waiters are very slow, portions are small.

Thank Игорь М
Reviewed 4 June 2017 via mobile

My fiancé liked his trout in tomato sauce. I did not like my tarator (yoghurt soup)--the yoghurt tasted stale, and the nettle mash was extremely salty and not really bringing out the great nettle taste I remembered from my mother's cooking. The service was so...More

Thank Traveller201084
Reviewed 3 June 2017

For our first mesl in Sofia, we were fortunate to get a table on a busy Friday evening. Fantastic rooms, feels very authentic. We shared a simple green salad, i had a chicken dish which combined chicken with pork, beans, onion, cooked in a copper...More

Thank Printwerks
Reviewed 19 May 2017

One of our favorite restaurants in Sofia. Great atmosphere and food. A favorite spot for Bulgarian writers and intellectuals since the 1920s, today it's one of the best places (if not the best) for traditional Bulgarian food. Check it out if you want to sample...More

Thank Linasc
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16 March 2017|
Response from dianamG3581QN | Reviewed this property |
I made my reservation on the phone. Just type in in Google and call them directly. Email won't work that well, I imagine but always call in bulgaria
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$15 - US$37
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Romantic, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Groups, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: ul.Elin Pelin 1, Sofia 1164, Bulgaria
  • Location: Europe  >  Bulgaria  >  Sofia Region  >  Sofia
  • Phone Number: +359 2 866 5053
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