Gault&Millau's review

At Danilo’s, they creatively and unobtrusively combine tradition, local ingredients and a modern, contemporary cuisine along with excellent wine pairing. They serve skilful indigenous dishes from Škofja Loka prepared in a modern, playful and creative way. They also offer some top notch cosmopolitan dishes that will charm even the most demanding eaters.


Reteče 48
'Škofja loka'


+386 4 515 34 44

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Opening hours

Wednesday  12:00 - 15:30 / 19:00 - 22:00
Thursday  12:00 - 15:30 / 19:00 - 22:00
Friday  12:00 - 15:30 / 19:00 - 22:00
Saturday  12:00 - 22:00 / 12:00 - 22:00
Sunday  12:00 - 16:00 / 12:00 - 16:00

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Pri Danilu
Selected by Gault&Millau Selection
15.5 / 20

Pri Danilu

Reteče 48, 'Škofja loka'

When they hear the surname Čarman, gastronomy fans from Slovenia think of wine. Wine is also where the story begins at Danilo restaurant, led by Gašper Čarman and his sister Nina as the third generation already. The wine list is long and very carefully chosen. When it comes to food, the new generation has taken over from their mother and kept many recipes that are part of the family tradition. This is how their cuisine still includes Slovene classics but adds elements that make it more modern and more interesting. Excellent beef soup was full of homemade noodles and we also tried the summer pea soup, which was amazing with a refined combination of gentle, sweet pea flavours and a hint of mint. Minestrone, a dish with grits and potatoes is a tribute to the culinary tradition of Škofja Loka and Vesna Čarmen, who lifted this dish with truffles – it namely used to be known as the “poor people’s dish”. It has been on their menu for a long time now and when we tried it, we instantly knew why. The main dishes also follow the same philosophy: to take the traditional and perfect it. They did this with the veal Wienerschnitzel, fried in butter which gives the meat such an incredible taste. The Iberian pork tagilatta was served with grilled pepper sauce and roasted Spanish Padron peppers. To finish our meal, we returned to the roots: nectarine cake was one of the classics, which guests have been enjoying for decades and after the first bite, we understood why they love it so much. Because it is, just like everything at Danilo’s, excellent.