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Krupowki 28, Zakopane 34-500, Poland
+48 18 201 33 91
11:00 - 23:00
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Sun - Sat 11:00 - 23:00
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We waited about 20mins to be seated but was totally worth it. Typical mountain-style food, beautiful decor and nice staff. Portions are massive so be sure to go hungry!

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Lincoln, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It is very well designed from the inside, we went there when it was raining, it felt really warm and comfortable there, I liked that the menu was written in mountain language really added to the whole experience. Food quality was really good and tasty.

Thank zerocool8585
RestauracjeZakopane, Staro Izba at Staro Izba, responded to this review

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 December 2016 via mobile

We visited Zakopane for a day and came across this lovely restaurant - a little gem in the heart of Zakopane. Excellent food and service.

Thank Vanessa
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Chester, United Kingdom
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21 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016 via mobile

Great little place, good food. Great selection and good portions. Live music to top it off, great atmosphere. Would definitely go again.

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Mosta, Malta
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 September 2016

This is a very excellent restaurant. All the food ordered was top notch and of great quality! The pierogi were full to the brim with filling and the dough was thin. The trout was cooked to perfection and the pike-perch was excellent. The cheese soup was excellent and couldn't find it elsewhere so I definitely recommend anyone in Zakopane to... More 

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Zagreb, Croatia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 August 2016

We spent 3 days in Zakopane during August 2016, enjoying the surrounding beautiful nature and the city. We didn't have much time to decide where to have a meal, so we just took a slow walk from our hotel and along Krupowki street. After a while we decided to try the restaurant "Staro Izba", at Krupowki street 28. The place... More 

Thank zg-hr-eu
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 August 2016 via mobile

Welcoming and traditional atmosphere that did not disappoint when we returned a different evening for another drink. The warm honey beer, mulled wine and hot mead are all perfect great!

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Paris, France
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 June 2016

Wow, what a restaurant! I can spend hours here: food is excellent, they have live music most evenings plus a great selection of music when the musicians are resting or having a beer, and the ambience is warm and cosy. The restaurant is tastefully decorated, the waiting staff is very friendly, it's cheap like most other restaurants in Zakopane, and... More 

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Warrington, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 February 2016

I thought this was a very nice place. It was very full inside when we arrived, but there was room downstairs. Staff were friendly, great service, food was very nice too. Lots of local polish traditional places like this on the main road, but I really enjoyed it.

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Carlisle, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 January 2016

We came back to Staro Izbo as wanted to try their mulled wine again. It tasted just like last year and was really delicious! We will be back again.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 2 - USD 24
Polish, Eastern European, European
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Outdoor Seating
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Groups, Romantic, Bar Scene, Local cuisine
Open Hours
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Krupowki 28, Zakopane 34-500, Poland
  • Location: Europe  >  Poland  >  Southern Poland  >  Lesser Poland Province  >  Zakopane
  • Phone Number: +48 18 201 33 91
We invite you to our restaurant in the centre of Krupówki street. The decor of this restaurant is based on that of the Traditional Highlander House. The wooden interior follows the pattern of the best examples of regional building of the Podhale and Orawa regions. A bar located by a lime-whitened countryside stove, with a fire-place and antique chairs create a really homely atmosphere. Inside the restaurant we can see the external wall of a house built in the style of the region of Orawa with a characteristic elements on which are pillows, buckets, barrels and plenty of other items. In a word just like in a highlander's house. At weekends, and in the summer and winter, a highlander group plays music. A speciality of our restaurant are ribs roasted with onions served on a wooden dish with sauces, roasted duck in fruit served with cranberry, potato fritters with garlic butter (moskol), lamb cutlets, and many other meats and drinks characteristic of our region. Friendly ansd professional service, unforgettable taste experiences and a unique homely atmosphere. Hej!!!

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