Manastirska Magernitsa

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Sofia, Bulgaria

Manastirska Magernitsa Sofia Reviews

tirsomaldonado tirsomal…
322 reviews
Awesome traditional food Apr 13, 2013
We were following Lonely Planet's advice and the first restaurant we went to was closes, so we picked this restaurant and we got lucky! awesome staff, awesome food and very inexpensive. Don't ask me the name of the dishes we had because I have no idea! The waiter was really nice and as he saw we were kind of lost reading the menu, he helped us and ordered an assortment of salads for starters and a couple of main dishes based on chicken. By the way, dishes are huge!!! so .... just keep it mind! and they have high chairs for babies, just if you were wondering...

As I read in our guide, it is located in the courtyard of a 19th century townhouse. We were looking for traditional Bulgarian food, and we found it! Besides all food you see on the photos, I also had some red wine which was awesome too! if the wine served by the glass is good, everything coming later must be good tooo! :)

The decoration is quite crazy! there are tons of traditional objects of all kind... there are so many things that I don't even remember a single one :) you have a terrace and also some lounges inside. If you decide to go, please, spend some time and visit all floors! there are tons of small lounges with traditional and typical objets all around.

If you want to spend a good time, eat traditional food and at a good price, this is your best bet! Check out all photos I am attaching! just if you still have any doubts....

Our bill for 2 adults and a baby was 35€!!! amazing, isn't it??? everything is half of the price...
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tocca tocca
11 reviews
Delicious restaurant with never ending menu ! Aug 04, 2008
Manastirska Magernitsa is a restaurant you have to deserve... by finding it ! Lost in a very small and dirty town near the center of Sofia, you'll need a map to find it...

And then, just enjoy !

You'll be served in a beautiful house (or in the as-beautiful garden in summer).

It will take you at least one hour to decide what you order (impossible to make a choice among hundreds of appetizing meals, overall when you're being given a full description about how it's cooked, where the recipe comes from, ...).

You'll eat like a king/queen : plates are huge, and meals, made after old recipes from monasteries of all the country, are succulent ! And the waiters are very professional, you won't lack anything.

You'll drink like a prince : they have a large choice of excellent wines.

You won't get ruined, as everything is very cheap (compared to what it is...). We only paid 10euros each for drinks, appetizers, meal and tea.

You'll thank me for the advice ! (well, I hope so !)
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