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To Be Or Not To Be

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Cizmedziluk 5, Bascarsija, Bascarsija, Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina
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Amman, Jordan
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18 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Stopped in for lunch on a frigid winter day. Greeted by a very friendly, bubbly hostess who did all the service and cooking. Nice hot food to warm our tummies; the food arrived hot and was steaming throughout the meal. My daughter had spaghetti tomato sauce and it's the best tomato sauce we've tasted, very well seasoned. Good-sized portions and... More 

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Baku
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87 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We happened upon this lovely cafe as we strolled around the old town. We liked it so much that we returned four times over the week and worked our way through the menu. The small cafe, with gingham table cloths, is decorated with many old Sarajevo collectibles, souvenirs and knick-knacks. It gives it a warm intimate atmosphere. Twice we were... More 

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Cluj-Napoca, Romania
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 December 2016 via mobile

A very good place to eat in Sarajevo old town with a pleasant atmosphere and a nice host. I definitely recommend it!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 November 2016 via mobile

The best dinner i have ever had. I highly recommend this place for dinner in Sarajevo! Great food and service.

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Wolverhampton, United Kingdom
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38 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016

I am so over the moon that we discovered this amazing restaurant on our last night in Sarajevo. We stumbled upon it about midday and booked a table for that night with the lovely man who was working there. The food we had eaten on previous days had been average and the service wasn't great, but 'To Be' completely turned... More 

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Canton of Bern, Switzerland
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 October 2016 via mobile

We were at this restaurant due to coincidance. The food was tasty and the waiter was very attendive and friendly. I can recommend.

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Chester, UK
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25 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 September 2016 via mobile

We really enjoyed our homecooked style meals, I had a vegetable risotto, my partner had chicken in sauce with vegetables and potatoes. A great example of wonderful Bosnian hospitality, really friendly and welcoming atmosphere. Thank you!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 2016

Stumbled upon this place during the day and looked at the menu and was sold. We came back for dinner and it was amazing! It's nice if you speak English, the woman speaks English as well. Lovely dinner and would had a variety of Bosnian foods and also usual's to pair with them as well in case you were scared... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 September 2016 via mobile

The proprietor welcomed us warmly and cooked us delicious food. This was a very personalised service by a Bosnian who experienced the privations of the siege. His explanation of the BiH population's attitude in getting on with their lives was heartening. This meeting was especially appreciated as we had just visited the new Museum of crimes of human rights and... More 

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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 September 2016 via mobile

Small friendly place for great home style cooking. Nothing too flash but tasty food cooked right in front of you. I had stroganoff with nice glass of house red wine for 20 km

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
European
Meals
Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi
Good for
Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Romantic, Cheap Eats
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Cizmedziluk 5, Bascarsija, Bascarsija, Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina
  • Location: Europe  >  Bosnia and Herzegovina  >  Sarajevo Canton  >  Sarajevo

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?