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Restaurant Shtastliveca

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  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Hand sanitiser available to guests & staff
  • Daily temperature and symptom checks for staff
  • Socially distanced dining tables
  • Staff required to regularly wash hands
  • Tables disinfected between guests
Updated 03/10/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Updated 03/10/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.

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US$4 - US$59
International, European, Eastern European, Central European
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A very elegant restaurant in a nice area of Sofia, not far from the city center. The food was very good, the service fast, at a reasonable price. The staff was really helpful and kind, we were served by the Italian waiter and he was...really great, thank you! Very recommendedMore

Date of visit: August 2021
Reviewed 9 August 2021 via mobile

This restaurant has 2 locations and we visited the one at San Stefano Street. The restaurant is located inside the shopping mall and on the second floor. Overall the restaurant has an extensive menu, something for everyone. Our youngest had Parmesan risotto while our oldest...selected a traditional burger with an egg and bacon. A vegan option with puréed carrots and sage was my choice whereas the waitress suggested a popular lamb dish for my husband. We all left fully satisfied and happy with the enjoyable evening. While it may be a bit pricier than other local restaurants, it certainly was worth the money.More

Date of visit: August 2021
Reviewed 11 July 2021

Great place, atmosphere, delicious and beautiful dishes, friendly staff, enjoyed our lunch very much and will definitely visit again

Date of visit: July 2021
Reviewed 6 June 2021 via mobile

Delicious food, average prices, friendly and helpful service, beautiful establishment, outstanding desert (the raffaello). Enjoy it!

Date of visit: May 2021
Reviewed 5 June 2021 via mobile

Great atmoshere, delicious food and great service. Recomended for dinner with friends, family or business. :)))))))At least I reach hundred characters

Date of visit: May 2021
Reviewed 29 April 2021

Hello, I had a meeting in your restaurant with my guest from Korea. There were things in the restaurant that she was fascinated by, but there were also things that she didn't like, to put it mildly, and I was somewhat ashamed that they happened...because of your staff. The place is great, very cozy and the food is very tasty. The staff also seemed polite and kind at first, BUT: They hardly wear masks or wear them under their noses, which makes customers feel insecure about their health. Even if employees are vaccinated, they still have to wear their masks properly, because it has been proven that vaccinated people do not get sick, but spread the infection. Whether you serve Bulgarians or foreigners. There was another problem, which appeared 3 times during our stay in the restaurant. The waiter twice asked us if he could take the salad, which we hadn't milked yet, and the utensils weren't even put on the plate to take away! You can't ask if you can take the food if customers still eat it! Wait until the customer has eaten all the food or explicitly asked you to take the plate. If you still want to ask if you can take a plate with food in it, you can only ask if the utensils are placed in the plate as if to take them away! And if you are denied, do not ask a second time! The third manifestation of this problem occurred when the same waiter asked if he could take the bottle of lemonade, even though there was a whole glass of the drink in it! If you want to free up space on the table for the next ordered dish, just rearrange the things on the table - spices, plates - rearrange them so that there is room for more things. As a last resort, remove the candle, which is not needed anyway. The restaurant is bright and the candles emit carbon dioxide. That's why many customers avoid candles. It's a good idea to ask in advance if customers want a candle and if you want to light it. But this small problem is too small compared to the others. Why are you in a hurry to take the food and drinks to your customers before they have milked and finished? It's annoying, it also gives the impression that you want us to leave the restaurant faster. Most high-end establishments like yours take at least a few hours to hire new staff to explain how to deal with customers. I don't know if you have this practice. If so, then this waiter missed it or forgot it. Also, I don't know how it is possible in a place where your customers trust and take off their masks, to allow the staff not to wear masks properly! Everything else was wonderful. Congratulations to the chefs and the interior designer.More

Date of visit: April 2021
Reviewed 5 November 2020 via mobile

About Vitosha, not San Stefano but couldn't find it here. Everything was brilliant, food and drinks. Our waitress seemed to be constantly in a hurry, almost felt like she didn't hear the last sentence. In one of our dishes was a hair and when pointed...at, the waitress went to investigate in the kitchen. When she returned she said "the kitchen is sorry ". Been there and in San Stefano quite a few times, won't return.More

Date of visit: November 2020
Reviewed 18 October 2020 via mobile

It was fantastic. The decoration of the restaurant is very unique and special. The food was outstanding and the waiters were very nice and helpful. The deserts were out of this world and the wine was remarkable. I advise strongly this restaurant.

Date of visit: October 2020
Aleksandar C, Marketing at Restaurant Shtastliveca, responded to this reviewResponded 7 February 2021

Thank you so much! :)

Reviewed 24 February 2020

Wow! What a great hidden gem! Huge menus that also includes vegan and vegetarian options and plenty of other offerings as well. Great service, delicious flavor combinations.

Date of visit: February 2020
324aleksandarc, Marketing at Restaurant Shtastliveca, responded to this reviewResponded 20 May 2020

Thank you for your review!

Reviewed 22 February 2020 via mobile

Excellent food, desserts and staff. Its a must-go if you are in Sofia. Its crowded but if you are lucky without reservation you wont regret it

Date of visit: February 2020
324aleksandarc, Marketing at Restaurant Shtastliveca, responded to this reviewResponded 23 February 2020

Thank you for your review!

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Frequently Asked Questions about Restaurant Shtastliveca

Yes, Restaurant Shtastliveca offers takeaway services.

Yes, Restaurant Shtastliveca is taking precautions against COVID-19. A full list is available within the "safety precautions" section of this page.

Restaurant Shtastliveca is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4.5