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Gostilna Krpan

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Gostilna Krpan at Kodeljevo has a long tradition and is actually one of the most famous seafood restaurants in Ljubljana. Their house specialty are definitely grilled wild fish, prepared on an open grill that burns on vine and firewood. They also make excellent seafood risottos, homemade gnocchi with porcini mushrooms or prawns, scallops au gratin, Adriatic prawns (grilled or buzara-style) and the delicious house fruit rolls. This time, we got a plum roll with crispy puff pastry, but the ones with peach or blueberries are also excellent. Fans of meat will get a nicely grilled foal steak. Gostilna Krpan mostly hosts regular guests in their dining room for daily lunches on the ground floor, a restaurant on the first floor and a big atrium – guests who appreciate their wonderful choice of fresh seafood and like to enjoy it with a glass of wine from Primorska in the lovely ambiance. If you wish to have their refined seafood at a special event, they also offer catering options.


Ob ljubljanici 24
1000 Ljubljana


+386 1 521 12 20

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Opening hours

Monday  11:00 - 23:00
Tuesday  11:00 - 23:00
Wednesday  11:00 - 23:00
Thursday  11:00 - 23:00
Friday  11:00 - 23:00
Saturday  11:00 - 23:00


  • Dare Simončič,  Chef


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Vander Urbani Resort

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Stari trg7, 1000 Ljubljana


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