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Restaurant Sophia

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Obala 45 | Kempinski Palace, Portoroz 6320, Slovenia
+386 5 692 70 00
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19:00 - 23:00
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Tue - Sun 19:00 - 23:00
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80 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 December 2016 via mobile

Restaurant is very nice inside, service excellent. Food is very good. Order from the menue, other choise is ridiculosly expensive. Capesante shell fish was mediocre, scampi great, fish nice. A glass of bubbly, half bottle of young wine, 120eur per capita was quite expensive but worth the experience. Hence 4 star.

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Thank Ciril K
Koper, Slovenia
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13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 October 2016

Our experience was average. Could be due to the fact that we had a set menu, available just for a short period of time, but the food just had flaws that we didn't expect (dry and sweet scallop au gratin, pasta just 30 seconds short of cooking, dry terrine...). But the cardinal sin is serving lukewarm white wine. It's an... More 

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Thank Kashaya_B
Newbury, United Kingdom
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24 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 October 2016

We had the half board menu at 39 Euros each which was OK but I think the a la carte would have been great but two or three times more in cost

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Thank Graham2011
Ljubljana, Slovenia
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106 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 October 2015

Located inside the best hotel in Slovenia, the Kempinski in Portoroz, Sophia is an upscale restaurant offering great international cuisine, and local as well. Service is impeccable, the only disappointment was the main course - octopus was way too chewy. Everything else was super.

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Thank aaronmarko
Leicestershire, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
Reviewed 17 October 2015

Amazing food, drinks and service. The staff are so knowledgeableand professional. It is a marvellous gourmet restaurant and I would recommend it to everyone who stays at the hotel to try it.

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Thank Hema J
Ljubljana, Slovenia
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83 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 May 2015

The food and service are excellent; the portions are small; the prices are high. We enjoyed the freshness of the ingredients, but thought 4 prawns on a dish that was 30+ euros was a bit high priced.

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Thank JJHigh
Bratislava, Slovakia
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42 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 April 2015

Great seafood dishes. The seafood pasta dish with octopus was truly great. Great wine and mixed drinks. Terrace was very nice, view of pool and ocean. Service staff was nice. A bit pricy for the area, but worth it.

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Thank American_Traveller1
Paris, France
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153 reviews
118 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 118 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 November 2014

We celebrated our anniversary there in September. The restaurant is stunning, very beautiful decor. We opted for the Menu degustation at 44,50 euros. The food was good and very well presented but we didn't find that our meal lived up to the price. The fish was very fresh but the portions were tiny. The service was friendly and efficient.

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Thank AnnBee2006
Dendermonde, Belgium
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317 reviews
229 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 185 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 October 2014

a very nice restaurant where we were lucky enough that a Slovenian female cook came in that week..each dish was a delicacy..the girl who served us was very friendly and knew her job.. the restaurant is located at the hotel Kempinski and has the advantage that a very cosy bar next to the restaurant. There is a lot of space... More 

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Thank xavke
London
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86 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 September 2014

We chose to eat in the fine dining restaurant of the Kempinski Palace Hotel on our overnight stop there. It was very good with good service but some of the food lacked the wow factor you might hope for (although the spaghetti with lobster was outstanding. You can eat on the lawn or in the opulent dining room or indeed... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Italian
Meals
Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Valet Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi
Good for
Business meetings, Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
19:00 - 23:00
Tuesday
19:00 - 23:00
Wednesday
19:00 - 23:00
Thursday
19:00 - 23:00
Friday
19:00 - 23:00
Saturday
19:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Obala 45 | Kempinski Palace, Portoroz 6320, Slovenia
  • Location: Europe  >  Slovenia  >  Slovenian Littoral Region  >  Portoroz
  • Phone Number: +386 5 692 70 00
  • This restaurant is at Kempinski Palace Portoroz
Description
RESTAURANT SOPHIA
A double miracle – the miraculous beauty of Sophia Loren who stayed at the Palace will always be remembered as a moment of la dolce vita.

There are certain moments in social history that will never be forgotten – in the 1950s, a black and white photograph of an Italian film star dressed in a low-cut Dior evening gown, seated at an elegant dinner table; one hand holding a champagne flute, and the other lightly touching a diamond drop earring…

The food is Mediterranean, with an Italian influence. At the Restaurant Sophia, our guests know quite a bit about glamour and the meaning of good food; it’s a part of their lives. It’s a part of our history. It’s unforgettable.

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