As Apertivo – Ljubljana, Slovenia

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Located in the heart of the old town, this place is not your typical tourist trap. Apertivo is a cutting edge restaurant drawing in young and classy eaters with great taste in life and food. Clean and modern decor, this restaurant is something that you may find in the meat packing district.

Apertivo offers indoor and outdoor seating and on a clear summer day, you can enjoy stunning views of the castle. The staff is very helpful, as is everyone is Slovenia. They will make meat subtractions for you in everything. The menu offers some great salads with goat cheese, grana padano and other cheeses and fruits and some delicious pastas.

The Mamma Mia salad was a particular favorite. Delicious pear, with nice crunchy greens, amazing cheese and a creamy dressing, this salad was fantastic. Very often, as a vegetarian one can be limited for choice, and after eating one pizza too many, this salad was a blessing. There were other great salad options on the menu as well, that I unfortunately did not get to sample. The Leek soup was also really good, nice and rich but not too creamy. The ‘Spicy Spaghetti’ was another good option. Just a very well done Spaghetti Arabbiata with nice flavors. The portions were really big and the whole meal was very well priced.

Slovenians love their food fresh and they often cook from seasonal fruits and vegetables. Lucky for me, I visited during strawberry season, and I got to have the amazing strawberry cake. Decadent. A big slice of goodness with muddled strawberries and a soft chocolate base with caramel candy – perfection. I literally savored every bite of this and I still dream about it.

Apertivo was definitely one of my favorite meals in Slovenia, don’t miss it.

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