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Pod Lipite

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Barbecue, Eastern European, Central European, European
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ul.Elin Pelin 1, Sofia 1164, Bulgaria
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Camberley, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago 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. Not expensive and it's worth booking in advance. Off the main track so probably you... More 

Thank Stuart T
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 friend loved them. I got the chicken sach as my meal and it was sooo... More 

Thank 861taylorf
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

A very nice restaurant in a quiet district of Sofia. Cozy atmosphere, historic place, good and traditional Bulgarian dishes. Every time I go to Sofia is a must

Thank Fabio F
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16 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Pod Lipite is the best place I've eaten during a weekend in Sofia: warm and nice atmosphere, kind people working there and Amazing dishes at a very very low price! I would definetely recommend it!

Thank Silvia A
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14 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

The restaurant is deteriorating over time.Once of my favourite it becomes less and less attractive choice. Rude attitude of the side of the waiters slow service

Thank Petya S
Plovdiv, Bulgaria
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 February 2017

This is restaurant is amazing place in Bulgaria with very good and tasty food. Staff is good profesional and frendly. Lovely tradiotinal typical dips and salads, and realy good barbequ

Thank vonekd
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 February 2017

Unique delicious food, the waiters are very friendly and level setting is a typical Bulgarian. Very interisting music and dance program. Frendly staff

Thank adrian p
Rome, Italy
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472 reviews
428 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 February 2017

... with aubergines with tomato sauce and cheese and a spinach pie, which were good. But then, we ordered some veal leg, and they brought us something different (the waiter claimed it was the leg, but it was not) and pork sach, which the waiter claimed to be better than shashlik, though it happened to be was terribly burnt and... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 February 2017 via mobile

As a Bulgarian i am very critical on local food, I galenerally have too high expectations. In terms of cuisine quality, this was absolutely top of the top. I went to the kitchen to great the chief, the food was just better than anything i have tried im bulgaria recently. Second, there was a cultural program with a dancing group... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 15 - USD 37
Barbecue, Eastern European, Central European, European
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi
Good for
Cheap Eats, Business meetings, Romantic, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: ul.Elin Pelin 1, Sofia 1164, Bulgaria
  • Location: Europe  >  Bulgaria  >  Sofia Region  >  Sofia
  • Phone Number: 35928665053

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