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Pod Lipite

ul.Elin Pelin 1, Sofia 1164, Bulgaria
+359 2 866 5053
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  • Excellent48%
  • Very good37%
  • Average7%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible3%
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Barbecue, Eastern European, Central European, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
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ul.Elin Pelin 1, Sofia 1164, Bulgaria
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Reviewed 1 week ago

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
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Visited it 22 April 2017 in the evening. Great atmosphere. Nice and friendly service. Folk music and dance (maybe because it was Saturday evening. Don't know if they have it every night). Good traditional food. Sopska salad as a starter and mixed "skara" (grill) as...More

Thank Mats S
Reviewed 16 April 2017

This restaurant has been in existence for some time, when I lived here, it seems a long time ago, it was a just around the corner from where I lived in Lozents; but it's great to see this restaurant still going strong. Remembering that most...More

Thank Mark F
Reviewed 12 April 2017 via mobile

This was my first experience of Bulgarian food and I was impressed. We shared platters for starters and mains. The experience was kind of like Bulgarian style tapas. The breads and dips for starter were delicious. Portion sizes were decent too. The restaurant was in...More

Thank CorkGal76
Reviewed 6 April 2017

Wonderfull food, reasonable prices. Very very tasty. we were 3 ladies for dinner and enjoyed every dish that was served. large variety of food. very recommended !! we would definitely come back on our next visit to Sofia.

Thank Avi_Oriane
Reviewed 30 March 2017

Beyond Borisova Gradina, one of the biggest Sofia parks, it was not easy to find a typical Bulgarian restaurant, so we were nicely surprised by this one offering a good diversity of local dishes for moderate prices. Interior resembles the one of old houses and...More

Thank Nejo J
Reviewed 26 March 2017

Great food, an extensive menu with items all freshly prepared. One of the few restaurants we have looked at that had non meat options on the menu including some fish options too. Hungry we were, thus ordered starters, salads, mains AND desserts, after a long...More

Thank Ibidunni
Reviewed 19 March 2017 via mobile

If you are looking for the local experience try this, we had a lovely dinner Aubergine terrine to start followed by traditional Sofia pork stew it's was absolutely lovely. The atmosphere here is friendly, lots of groups and the staff were excellent and very helpful....More

Thank Stuart T
Reviewed 12 March 2017 via mobile

Traditional menu, beautiful dishes and good wine. Most things home made and from local farm which is super cool. The starters are home made breads and dips are a must, particularly the lu tnitza red- pepper dip. My first Bulgarian meal and really impressed!

Thank Rachel F
Reviewed 11 March 2017

Pod Lipite had a Bulgarian atmosphere with a really nice wait staff. I went with a friend and we ordered 2 drinks each, 2 appetizers, and 2 entrees and our total was around €35. One of the appetizers we got was chicken hearts and my...More

Thank 861taylorf
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Hi all. Does the restaurant have an email address? I made a reservation via the website and it is yet to be confirmed. Or are reservations not necessary for a Friday evening?
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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Steve P
Has it closed down now?
20 November 2015|
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Restaurant Details

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