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Stara Gostilna

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Seafood, Mediterranean, European, Soups, Slovenian, Central European, Italian, Croatian
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Savudrijska Ulica, 2, Piran, Slovenia
+386 40 640 240
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 September 2016 via mobile

Taste was good, but somehow the little details kept screwing everything up! First of all my girlfriend got a three piece of a clamm shell in her risotto, which is quite dangerous for teeth of you imagine, and then I found a piece of squid in my French fries. That's disturbing for me as I absolutely refuse to eat anything... More 

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Thank Boštjan J
Ljubljana, Slovenia
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 August 2016 via mobile

Very tasty food for a reasonable price depending on the quality of food. I liked the atmosphere. I like Piran and the food there.

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Thank Blaž G
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8 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 March 2016

If you want to eat a fish, meat or local “cevap cici” go there. We were there with two kids, 2 and 4 and being honest, it is not a restaurant to go with kids. If you are a couple or more adults, you are at the right place. We had some starters, “prsut”, olivas, very nice. Soups were really... More 

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18 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 February 2016

Finding somewhere to eat in an unfamiliar town is always a challenge. After some reflection, I decided that reasonably-priced wine in carafe, simple local food, a shortish menu (to avoid the freezer) and a small place without a plastic menu outside should constitute the guidelines. And so we came across the "Osteria vecchia" or Stara Gostilna as it is in... More 

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india
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125 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2015

Got a chance to savour authentic Istrian food in a really quaint restaurant. I needed assistance with the menu and the staff were okay. You have to meander the alleyways to locate the place!

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Thank IndiaAnna
Prague, Czech Republic
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 July 2015 via mobile

We had a nice dinner here. There didn't seem to be much English from the staff so don't expect too much, but the seafood plate for two was 20€, which is 15€ less than most places. We also shared an octopus salad and were not disappointed on both counts. Not sure why, but maybe because when we arrived we were... More 

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Thank VirkusT
Axbridge, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 July 2015

This restaurant was very near our hotel and we spotted it recommended in Lonely Planet Guide, so we were keen to try it. So when we wandered by at lunchtime and saw a blackboard with various set menus on it, we sat down at once. Excellent fish soup followed by sardines one day, Fish soup followed by sea bass the... More 

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Nairobi
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 June 2015

We read about the place in Lonely Planet, and somehow accidentally hit on it browsing Piran narrow lanes. We dined twice out of 4 nights. Which speaks volumes. We had outstanding fish soup, second best in our experience, great grilled sardines with garlic, excellent (to our taste) house Malvasia (EUR10 per litre, and litre we had!), and rounding up with... More 

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Thank Gandibober
Tignes, France
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 May 2015

One of the worst meals we have ever had. Watered risotto with a selection of seafood which turned out to be long grain rice with a few shrimps and tasteless sauce, followed by a seafood platter, all of which was overcooked and tasteless. We didn't stick around for dessert. I'd like to say that the staff made this experience better... More 

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Bratislava, Slovakia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 April 2015

We had a salad - it was nothing special, frankly basic and rather dull. The grilled calamari was OK, fresh but otherwise forgettable. The waitress was unwelcoming and did not offer a menu but kindly explained they would close in ca. 1 hour (at about 4pm, albeit a holiday weekend) so she then proceeded to share the limited menu although... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Seafood, Mediterranean, European, Soups, Slovenian, Central European, Italian, Croatian
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Savudrijska Ulica, 2, Piran, Slovenia
  • Location: Europe  >  Slovenia  >  Slovenian Littoral Region  >  Slovenian Istria  >  Piran
  • Phone Number: +386 40 640 240

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