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Good Food for a Very Good Price

You’ll not believe it, I certainly did not. But then I tried it. And now I am a believer. Though, mind you, this is a place where most customers do mind their budget – so – no fancy food in a fancy place. The interior is simple but the food is good. A restaurant that might not be for every day but certainly for every second or third.

It is very near the Triple Bridge but possibly difficult to find. Stand in front of Prešeren’s monument at the Triple Bridge and go down the street to the left of the monument – Trubarjeva street. After a few hundred meters you’ll see an arched passage on your left. Go through it and again look to the left. There’s the Tartuf Restaurant.

As this is a place where many locals go during the working week the restaurant is open Monday – Friday from 9.00 a.m. til 7.00 p.m. They serve breakfast, lunch, dinner or you just might have a brunch. As I said, this is not a place with fashionable interior, but it’s nice and more. The restaurant is also popular with students so pay attention – around 12 o’clock it is sometimes hard to find a table.

During the warmer spring and autumn days and especially during a hot summer day you can choose your table on the terrasse. Take a rest in this quiet Ljubljana Little Square. And do not forget to have a glass of the local beer.

The food they serve is predominantly local and fresh. And they do have the pizza. Every day you can choose between two daily menus – one with meat and the other vegetarian. Each just for 7.5 euros. What say you?! But of course they offer more. You’ll just pay “a cent more” or less as the price range is 4 – 18 euros.

Look at the simple menu list though it is not in English for which I am very sorry. Be not concerned about the menu as the waiters speak English. They will gladly help you. The same goes to which brand of beer would you like. A glass of wine is also an option. Or just some juice or mineral water.

Just the other day my friend and me had lunch there. We chose the daily menu: beef soup, chicken in cream sauce with simply cooked potatoes. It was very, very good. For the salad they have a rich salad bar – fresh! I made my salad the way I like it. For the finish, a cake.

I do not think I could make such a meal at home for just 7.5 euros per person. No way! And I’ve been told that the gnocchi with truffles are also very good.

For you on a budget and for everybody – Bon Apetit!!!

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