Solkan Food Guide: 10 Must-Eat Restaurants & Street Food Stalls in Solkan

October 13, 2017 Jeremy Dunfee

Solkan (pronounced [ˈsoːu̯kan] or [sɔu̯ˈkan]; Italian: Salcano, German: Sollingen or Salcano) is a settlement in the City Municipality of Nova Gorica in the Gorizia region of western Slovenia, at the border with Italy. Although it forms a single urban area with the city of Nova Gorica today, it has maintained the status of a separate urban settlement due to its history and the strong local identity of its residents.
Things to do in Solkan

1. Pikol

Vipavska cesta 94, Nova Gorica 5000, Slovenia Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available Italian, Seafood, Mediterranean, European, Slovenian, Central European, Soups Lunch, Dinner, Late Night HK$243 - HK$965 +386 5 333 45 23
Excellent
69%
Good
16%
Satisfactory
5%
Poor
4%
Terrible
6%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 207 reviews

Pikol

Reviewed By LeGenerale - Northeast

Pikol is lovely log cabin on a small lake minutes from Nova Gorica. It's family run and lovingly prepared. We had apperitifs outside and the rest of our meal inside. One of the special treats was the tableside preparation of carpaccio. Fascinating to watch a pro at work. Most satisfying to taste whst he's prepared. The food is superb and it's served well.
One caveat: You will never be rushed, but lots of time may pass while waiting.. We were there for four and a half hours.

2. Trattoria Da Gianni

Via Carlo de Morelli 8/B, 34170 Gorizia, Italy Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar Italian, Austrian, Seafood, Mediterranean, European, Slovenian Lunch, Dinner, Late Night HK$118 - HK$228 +39 0481 534568
Excellent
35%
Good
42%
Satisfactory
16%
Poor
4%
Terrible
3%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 1 reviews

Trattoria Da Gianni

Reviewed By KANewYork - New York

A busy restaurant in Gorizia. We had no Reservations, but got a table immediately. Many were large family groups and friends. Busy Waitstaff, sometimes tough to get attention.. but they are nice without attitude.
The food portions are laaarge.. I mean xtra-large. 2 people can easily share a dish. I had a tagliatelle with goulash style sauce. Quite delicious, but again a large portion. My partner had a cream based sauce with speck. Delicious again.
Reasonably priced. An enjoyable dinner.

3. Korsic

Via Sovenza 7, 34070 San Floriano del Collio, Italy Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible Italian, Barbecue, European, Slovenian, Central European, Vegetarian Friendly Lunch, Dinner, Late Night HK$8 +39 0481 884248
Excellent
49%
Good
43%
Satisfactory
5%
Poor
2%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 212 reviews

Korsic

Reviewed By davide g

I ve been there last august, we were 2 couples and we decided to stay outside because the weather was beatiful. We ordered and there was a bit of waiting, we all got different starters and were very good especially the one with mozzarella and cured meats. I had a mixed grilled meats for main and portion was a bit too small of what i expected. House white wine was ok, price worked out a bit dear, not a disappointment though.

4. Alla Luna

Via Guglielmo Oberdan 13, 34170 Gorizia, Italy Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar Italian, Austrian, European, Soups, Slovenian, Central European, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner, Late Night +39 0481 530374
Excellent
53%
Good
36%
Satisfactory
7%
Poor
3%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 1 reviews

Alla Luna

Reviewed By Girl019 - Chippenham, United Kingdom

We had an amazing evening at Alla Luna. The food is quirky as is the setting and staff. It is not a quick eat so you need to sit back, relax and take your time but it is worth the wait. The portions are small but great quality and reasonably priced so would recommend having a few courses.

5. Pri Mikiju

Prvomajska ulica 122, Solkan, Nova Gorica 5250, Slovenia Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol Italian, Pizza, Seafood, Mediterranean, Barbecue, European, Slovenian, Central European Lunch, Dinner, Late Night +386 5 302 92 30
Excellent
30%
Good
49%
Satisfactory
10%
Poor
6%
Terrible
5%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 226 reviews

Pri Mikiju

Reviewed By tamerinho - Muscat

This wonderful restaurant is located right across the border from Italy close to the former solkan/ salcano checkpoint.
They serve all varieties of Italian and Slovenian food.
Their steaks are succulent and their pizzas are a match for Italian ones across the border.
Very highly recommended
Rates are average.

6. DAM restaurant & wine bar

Ulica Vinka Vodopivca 24, Nova Gorica 5000, Slovenia Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol Seafood, Mediterranean, European, Slovenian Lunch, Dinner, Late Night +386 5 333 11 47
Excellent
79%
Good
17%
Satisfactory
2%
Poor
2%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 186 reviews

DAM restaurant & wine bar

www.restavracija-dam.si

Reviewed By pbajnoci - Ajdovscina, Slovenia

The food is good, but considering other reviews I expected a more elaborated set of dishes. We got a 7 course menu, starting with a set of amuse bouches with very raw and straight forward tastes. The second course was a set of raw fish, even though the tastes were rather boring. Next was a kind of consommé or fish soup with some scallops, which was a tasty dish. The chef then prepared a combination of mashed potatoes with truffles and egg yolk, which was a really well executed dish, but nothing really new. We continued with a risotto with shrimp and ended with some tuna and lemon mashed potatoes. Before the dessert we got some sorbet which cleansed the mouth really well. The dessert was a combination of panettone, creme anglaise and crumble.
The wine list is ok, even though I didn't get the feeling that the chef was able to recommend the appropriate wine to his dishes. Overall it was a pleasurable experience. I missed more feedback from the chef, who could use a little more imagination. The biggest drawback was definitely the price. There were 4 of us. Each of us had a 7 course menu, we started with a glass of sparkling wine and had two bottles of wine (both from 2014, if I remember well) and the final price was around 280 euros, which in my opinion was just too much for the food we ate and the wine we drank. I would definitely recommend the chef to to get out of his comfort zone and deliver bolder combinations, especially if he wants to charge that amount of money.

7. Ai Tre Soldi

Corso Italia 38, 34170 Gorizia, Italy Reservations, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible Italian, Seafood, Mediterranean Lunch, Dinner +39 0481 531956
Excellent
32%
Good
56%
Satisfactory
9%
Poor
2%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 170 reviews

Ai Tre Soldi

Reviewed By alanlid - Oxford, United Kingdom

positive TA reports are correct, and corroborated by 'local knowledge'; it's a pleasant restaurant - quite spacious - with friendly and attentive service, a diverse menu and good food, including tasty regional specialities. Decidedly better than Alla Luna, which for some reason is rated rather higher.

8. Hendrick's

Via Giuseppe Mazzini 6/C, 34170 Gorizia, Italy Reservations, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible Italian, Seafood, Mediterranean, Fusion Dinner, Brunch, Lunch, Late Night, Drinks HK$102 - HK$306 +39 0481 538529
Excellent
55%
Good
25%
Satisfactory
9%
Poor
6%
Terrible
5%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 324 reviews

Hendrick's

Reviewed By giorgiomarchesan

International dishes? Italian cousine? Meet or fish, raw or cooked both? Cheap or expensive? Tell me wat you need and...Hendrick's will be my answer.
I enjoyed it a lot of time.
It is a tipical place, where a standard menu shouln't be tried. Always taste good well served, from tartare of beef (PERFECT) to Club Sandwich or Parmiggiana of brinjal (fabulose) till spaghetti as well are made and cooked perfect.
Don't forget to try raw fish, but please don't call it "sushi".
You can cook fillet by yourself as well for second dish for example, but many other plates must be discovered when you will get Hendrick's.
About atmosphere and furniture Hendrick's its a good mix between anciant and modern.
Bravi ragazzi continuate così, grazie.

9. Gostilna Metulj

Cankarjeva ulica 60, Nova Gorica 5000, Slovenia Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible Seafood, European, Soups, Slovenian, Central European, Italian, Mediterranean Lunch, Dinner, Late Night HK$71 - HK$432 +386 5 302 19 36
Excellent
45%
Good
36%
Satisfactory
14%
Poor
3%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 99 reviews

Gostilna Metulj

Reviewed By JozeSkok

I took my family on dinner after a while we last visited "Metulj" and we were astonished about the changes that were made by the new owner. We were also surprised about their new pizza offer on their menu that are fantastic. Thanks again for your kindnes! See you soon.

10. Gostilnica Mandrija

Ajshevica 81 | Mitja Devetak s.p., Nova Gorica 5000, Slovenia (Formerly Gostilnica Mandrija) Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi European, Central European, Grill Lunch, Dinner, Late Night +386 41 752 584
Excellent
65%
Good
31%
Satisfactory
2%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 419 reviews

Gostilnica Mandrija

Reviewed By stefano s

We really had a geat filet on yesterday evening! Porcini mushrooms and meat tartare as starters were delicious. Professional service and a rich bottle of sparkling Rebula completed the dinner. Meat is clearly this restaurant' signature. Just avoid staying too close to the horses fence to avoid after smells. Enjoy!

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