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Mediterranean, European
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Reviewed 21 July 2022 via mobile

For me the best restaurant in Žilina. Location of restaurant is very good for date. I must recommend it for every couple. Foods are very delicious.

Date of visit: July 2022
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Reviewed 17 July 2019 via mobile

Just been there for dinner with my family. All was fine, food was nice. Shock came when the food for my children was hugely overpriced. They had plain home made tagliatelle and small piece of chicken breast (I estimate around 75g). I asked for fresh...chopped cucumber and carrot. We litteraly got 6 tiny slices of cucumber and maybe 8 mini julienne pieces of faded carrot. Charge? 8€ for food and 3€ for veggies! So my 5 year old had 11€ dinner (times 2 as we had 2 kids eating). Children eat cheaper in the UK! Don't have pictures. Food for other people was delicious and reasonably priced. I feel insulted as we are (after this experience used to be) returning customers.More

Date of visit: July 2019
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Reviewed 18 May 2019

We also came on TA reviews. They do seem to supply menus to locals that where there for a quick lunch. However we went with the flow and asked the chef for his recommendations. He seemed surprised we didn't want to start with soup but...offered us choices of fish, steak or vegetable dishes. He gave us some warm bread rolls with sauerkraut filling which were delicious. Chose the fish and steak which were both beautiful fresh cooked perfectly with simple vegetable accompaniment. The chocolate cheesecake was to die for. A slight negative. He sent us out salads while waiting for our meals that we later found on our bill. Also I asked for dessert my husband said no thanks. Two were sent out. We didn't make a fuss and paid for it all. Felt a slight case of ' take advantage of the tourists'. There was no language barrier so lesson learnt for us not to be too easy going and let the chef take charge.More

Date of visit: May 2019
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Reviewed 12 April 2019 via mobile

Very good food, all fresh products, no menu, the host tells you in person what is available when you are there. Super friendly host, service was great.

Date of visit: April 2019
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Reviewed 9 September 2018

When sitting in the restaurant, the cook explained for the starter, main course as well as desert what he can offer and asked what we would like to have. Afterwards we became a very fresh, delicious and big menu. I really enjoyed the food and...the time in the reataurant. The next time I'll be in Zilina, I'll come back for sure! =)More

Date of visit: August 2018
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Reviewed 26 August 2018

We came to the restaurant based on positive TripAdvisor references, but when we entered the restaurant, we wanted to turn around and go back – strange small dark place without guests (it was late afternoon) and terrace more like in home cottage not a restaurant....After we finished our meal, we had to apology to the owner and chef for our initial distrust. It is a real family restaurant how it should look like! The chef could be a star in any restaurant in Prague. If you go there, don’t choose from menu – it´s boring. Let the chef to offer you daily specialties. Everything he cooks is only best fresh food made on grill with a salt and pepper allow excelling its own delicious taste. It’s very simple Italian style cousin you have to admire! This is a restaurant I would definitely stop if going around Žilina. Many thanks for this culinary experience!More

Date of visit: August 2018
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Reviewed 29 April 2018

Went in completely randomly, place was almost empty, but what a surprise awaited. Firstly the place is really family run, the chef and owner in one person is a really nice guy, who likes what he does. I did not get any classic menu, which...is a bit surprising, but I actually like this. We discussed what I feel like and the chef recommended some of the plates available. Fair enough, corageous approach, probably not to everyone's taste, but I like it. Food was very good, but not really that special. Do not get me wrong, I liked what I got, the scallops just barely cooked, how they should be done, the salad was also very nice, but it is clear that the kitchen is run singlehandedly, thus there is no room for more sophisticated preparations. Nevertheless, the quality of the food together with the homely feeling justify the 5* (the food itself would be 4*). The place is a bit on the expensive side, but still a very fair price for what you get. Hat off to the owner for trying this in Zilina.More

Date of visit: April 2018
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Reviewed 29 March 2018 via mobile

We visited this place based on reviews on tripadvisor. Since the app is not very popular in Slovakia and there is limited nr of reviews we are allways sceptical (couple of negative experinces despite high reviews in the past) However we have to say thw...food was delicious. A little bit surprised that we were not offered the printed menu, but the owners recommendations were on point. Had grilled salmon with salad & grilled goat cheese with salad. Fresh and good quality ingredients. The salad had unique taste not the typical vegies & olive oil you get in Slovak restaurant.More

Date of visit: March 2018
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Reviewed 7 November 2017

All the time. Fresh food, high quality raw materials, very pleasant personal. Aslo good vine selection.

Date of visit: November 2017
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Reviewed 8 August 2017 via mobile

Very nice food. We had salad and it was really delicious. Plus we had very tasty cake for free and our child could stay plain in small playground in the garden.

Date of visit: August 2017
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Reviewed 1 August 2017 via mobile

We had a very warm welcome in this small restaurant. The restaurant has a cosy terrace. The cook uses fresh ingredients and gave use some nice suggestions for dinner (also for vegetarians).

Date of visit: August 2017
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Reviewed 20 July 2017

A warm welcome and cozy surroundings all set the stage for what was a culinary delight. A menu from the Chef's heart with the freshest of ingredients and adapted for our own personal palates was both a surprise and superb dining experience (there is no...written menu so prepare to be surprised!). Influenced by French cuisine but with a local twist, the fish and steaks were devoured in short order all complimented by a fairly respectable house red wine. Our colleagues visited the next evening and were equally impressed and delighted.More

Date of visit: June 2017
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Reviewed 2 June 2017 via mobile

Having spent quite some time time in Zilina, I can say that this easily is the best restaurant in Zilina. No fixed menu, chef recommends dishes based on what's available, and then prepares the always fresh ingredients in a perfect way! And if this wasn't...enough: best coffee (or as some people call it "ristretto") north of Rome!!More

Date of visit: June 2017
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Reviewed 6 May 2017 via mobile

We were not sure what to expect here but it surpassed all our expectations. There is no printed menu but the chef comes to the table and describes what is available. The lentil soup was very tasty and most definitely home-made and we were shown...the meat before it was cooked to check that is was exactly what we wanted. Both dishes (mixed grill and pork tenderloin) were cooked to perfection and served with what we had requested along with some nice home-made bread. The biggest surprise came at the end; as there was no menu there were no prices but a two course meal with drinks cost about half of what we were expecting, just over €30; an absolute bargain!More

Date of visit: May 2017
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Reviewed 6 November 2016

I have eaten at La Famille twice while travelling to Slovakia on business. These two dining experiences were about a year apart, and both times I left thoroughly impressed. La Famille is a unique restaurant, where the menu depends on what ingredients the chef has...on hand. He describes the ingredients, their origins, and makes his own recommendations based on what is fresh and in season. Flavor, quality, and ambiance all combine to make this an excellent restaurant. Can't wait to be back!More

Date of visit: October 2016
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