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“Hidden gastronomic gem”

Trattoria Gostilna Lokanda Devetak
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$0 - US$71
Cuisines: Italian, Mediterranean, Slovenian
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Good for: Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
Dining options: After-hours, Dinner, Reservations
Description: The DEVETAK family has been running the RESTAURANT since 1870. They offer to the customers homemade bread as well as pasta. The raw ingredients come from the family's farm on the Carso (Karst). The cuisine respects the borderland, Austrian-Central European culinary tradition merges with those of Slovenia and Italy. The menu varies according to the change of season and enumerates more than 800 wines from all over the world with particular attention on wines of the region. There are also 8 rooms with all comforts - all with a private and independent entrance, soundproof and designed in the Karst style (traditional wood and stone). Free Wi-fi connection.
Reviewed 19 September 2013

Devetak is really a hidden gem. Like the tyreproducer with the restaurant guide says; a detour worth! Perfect service, lovely country kitchen. Winelist to die for. No complains at all. And if I have to make a complaint; the glasses for the pairing food/wine could be better filled!

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Thank hvdmeeberg
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Devetak, Proprietario at Trattoria Gostilna Lokanda Devetak, responded to this reviewResponded 30 April 2014

Thank you a lot for the great words!!!
Best wishes,
Tatjana Devetak

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Reviewed 1 October 2012

Seemingly lost in the hills of Carso lies one of Italy's best gems. The Devetak family offers excellent quality at modest pricing in every faucet of their business. The food lies in the center of a Venn diagram marrying both Italian and Slovenian cuisine, evident by the unique "Carsonian" spin on a variety of traditional dishes. Homemade pastas, homegrown vegetables, local wines, and local game and livestock are showcased in both traditional and modern styles by the very modest and sweet family. The Devetaks host a warm atmosphere that couldn't be any further removed from the stuffy scenes that are not easily avoided in high-end Italian dining. The agriturismo (bed and breakfast) offers clean and modern facilities with a dynamite breakfast. The family speaks excellent English and German and menus are also available in the variety of different languages. It's no surprise they have been in business for hundreds of years.

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Devetak, Proprietario at Trattoria Gostilna Lokanda Devetak, responded to this reviewResponded 8 November 2012

We were very pleased to read this beautiful words, thank you!!
Tatjana Devetak

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Reviewed 16 June 2012

We had lunch with our 2 little children. The food was excellent: it is traditional local food, a mixture of Italian, Slovenian and Austrian cuisine, with a modern, international twist. Very nice family atmosphere and environment, you feel taken out in time in this little corner of the Italian Carso/Karst. It is also a good starting point to visit hystorical sites of World War I with its trenches. Many customers were from Austria, which confirms our feeling: it is well worth a detour or a purpose trip to come and eat here. They also have 8 rooms, all in traditional style if you wish to visit the surrounding area with more time in your hands or if you want to indulge in the superb tasting menu and do not feel like driving afterwords. Honestly priced for such quality. If you are around or land in Ronchi dei Legionari, Trieste Airport, it is just 30 mins away, well worth a visit.

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1  Thank GreenwichMaxi
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Devetak, Proprietario at Trattoria Gostilna Lokanda Devetak, responded to this reviewResponded 8 November 2012

Thank you for the really good words!
Tatjana Devetak

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Reviewed 15 January 2012

This was my second time at Devatak and was not disappointed at all. The road is a bit long and windy but well worth the trip. This part of Italy is quite particular and is mixed with the Slovenian culture and this is well represented in Devetak's kitchen. The quality is excellent yet the restaurant is rather informal and the Devatak family really does their best to make their guests feel at home. The menu has a wide variety of products to choose from (mainly meat/game) and portions are just right to be able to try almost each course (I skipped the appetizer and was very full at the end of the meal). Some food combinations are quite peculiar and a lovely surprise. The wine list is excellent and includes very interesting Slovenian wines. The owner is helpful in guiding your choice. I would have expected the bill to be a bit more expensive considering the excellent quality of the food and service!

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Thank Schioppettino
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Devetak, Proprietario at Trattoria Gostilna Lokanda Devetak, responded to this reviewResponded 8 November 2012

Thank's a lot for the beautiful review!!
Tatjana Devetak

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Reviewed 16 July 2011

It's a bit of a challenge to find Devetak, which was recommended by the owners of the b&b
in which we were staying in Gorizia -- but Mapquest and patience got us there. The building is very attractive, the staff couldn't be nicer or more helpful, menus change with the seasons and are available in Slovenian, Italian, English and German. This isn't your typical Italian fare. It's more Slovenian with an Italian aspect. If you try it you will not be disappointed. From
appetizers to the home made desserts, Devetak is a change and a treat.

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Thank Annapolis_MDTeeb
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Devetak, Proprietario at Trattoria Gostilna Lokanda Devetak, responded to this reviewResponded 8 November 2012

A very big thank you for your words!
Tatjana Devetak

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