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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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Edina, Minnesota
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82 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Do not be deceived by the appearance of this resturant or the looks of the kitchen (it is very small and looks like someone's house kitchen). You will be greeted very warmly by the host who does everything including cooking your meal. The menu has many options including meat, fish, risotto, pastas, etc. Dinners are moderately priced. We ate here... More 

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Mold, United Kingdom
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119 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 139 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

How the cook manages to create such great meals in such a tiny kitchen is beyond me! We have eaten here several times - the meals are always cooked to perfection with good portion sizes and excellent value. The owner is always welcoming, speaks good enough English to be bale to have a conversation and is full of fun. The... More 

Thank SteveLeicestershire
New Hampshire
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58 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Food is absolutely delicious. Patrons are spoiled with delicious choices. Owner cooks and serves. She manges both tasks exceptionally well. Decor is charming. Prices are reasonable. This s truly a great stop. I wish I'd had every Sarajevo meal here. Book a table and enjoy!

Thank USAinnkeeper
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9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 March 2017 via mobile

A family run restaurent that I will definately visit again. The steak is lovely and the atmosphere is so nice.

Thank Ali S
Vienna, Austria
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 4 March 2017 via mobile

We ordered veal steak with mushroom sauce and seafood pasta and were not disappointed: excellent taste and large portions. We also enjoyed the very cozy atmosphere in the place as well as the very personable and attentive service. Definitely recommended!

1 Thank cnied
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Reviewed 23 February 2017 via mobile

Great food and excellent atmosphere, very charming woman who provided incredible service. Would definitely recommend to anyone.

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 February 2017 via mobile

Service was amazing. We had such a sweet waiter and he knew perfect English. Damir, who works here, checked back with us periodically to make sure we were enjoying our meal and held many conversations with us. Everything was incredible! The prices were also very reasonable.

1 Thank Stiven1981
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 10 February 2017

Really a must go when you're in Sarajevo. Really fine food and a cosy atmosphere. Good memories. I really hope I can go back one day!

Thank Jasper D
Amman, Jordan
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18 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 January 2017 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 

Thank K B
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18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 January 2017

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 

Thank bakusean

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi
Good for
Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Local cuisine, Cheap Eats, Romantic
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?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?