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Restaurant Vodenitzata

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Kv. Dragalevtsi | Dragalevtzi, Sofia, Bulgaria
+359 2 967 1058
12:00 - 00:00
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Helsinki, Finland
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85 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The Bulgarian style restaurant is about 30 minutes by car from Sofia center in forest area of mountain Vitosha. I did see a bus stop close to the restaurant. They have program that includes traditional songs and dances and then outside the show of walking on hot coals. It was a busy restaurant with a nice interior. The food was... More 

Thank Petri L
Tbilisi, Georgia
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44 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This a nice restaurant near the city on the mountain. They have traditional food which is really good and tasty.

Thank Ukleba
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Very good food and professional staff Keep eye on the wine list. Really nice variety of food. We order big order and everything was perfect.

Thank Foodgurou
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 February 2017 via mobile

If you want to try real Bulgarian cuisine and immerse yourself in a traditional Bulgarian atmosphere, this is the place. The food is superb, there are Bulgarian folklore dancing and fire-dancers . At the foot of the mountain, very beautiful place, which is visited by many foreigners. You must make reservations in advance, because despite the large number of sites... More 

Thank Milena E
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16 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 January 2017

The surroundings are fantastic, right next to the mountains. Ideal for lunch after a good walk in the woods on the side of the mountain. The menu has all the typical Bulgarian dishes and is seasonably priced, the food was good and the service was efficient.

Thank Michael G
London, United Kingdom
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37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 January 2017

The mountains that surrounf Sofia must be explored. While there it is worth checking in Restaurant Vodenitzata nicely hidden in the mountains. Food is traditional and nothing special but the setting makes this restaurant

Thank intrepidworldtravell
Sofia, Bulgaria
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21 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 January 2017

Pricey, quality of the food is bad, service is not great (especially in the summer when it's busy). I like to try a restaurant a couple of times before I give final judgment, I've done so with this one and must say I will not repeat the experience again.

Thank diana4getit
Braselton, Georgia
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505 reviews
224 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 241 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 December 2016

Although it is near many hiking paths the average tourist would not hear about or visit this restaurant. Once you find it it checks all the boxes. Great food, great service, wonderful unique ambiance, wonderful wine selection (local Bulgarian) and no rush to turn the table. You will feel like family. It is up the mountain but go out of... More 

Thank Dan K
Voorhees, New Jersey
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27 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 December 2016 via mobile

Went with a group of friends while visiting Bulgaria. Place is beautifully decorated, service is prompt, staff is friendly and fun, and the folklore music and dances were beautiful (they even let me join them for a short dance). Stick to the traditional dishes, and don't be tempted by the specials. A little pricey in local terms, but worth it... More 

Thank ossie666
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20 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 December 2016 via mobile

This little pearl lies right on the foot of vitosha mountain and it is so cozy and genuine. Food is super tasty and the service really nice.

Thank Ellinor M

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Barbecue, Eastern European, Central European, European, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Private Dining
Good for
Kids, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, View, Child-friendly, Romantic, Groups
Open Hours
12:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Kv. Dragalevtsi | Dragalevtzi, Sofia, Bulgaria
  • Location: Europe  >  Bulgaria  >  Sofia Region  >  Sofia
  • Phone Number: +359 2 967 1058

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?