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Restaurant at Lojze, Zemono

Zemono 8 5271 Vipava
+386 5 368 70 07, +386 40 777 726
+386 5 366 54 40

The restaurant has been first mentioned in 1897 as a restaurant for carters. At that time the restaurant was led by Mrs. Mici, Katjas grandmother, and her husband Lojze. 

 Mici - Their son Lojze took the restaurant managing over together with his wife Valerija who had been schooling in monastery cooking school before Second World War and had to prepare six local meals for her final exam.
 Valerija - This tradition has been successfully turned over to her daughter Katja Kavčič. Katja nourished Vipava cuisine and raised it to the highest level of Slovenia's restaurants already a decade ago.  

 1964 - Everybody who at that time ate in the village Dornberg at the restaurant "Pri Lojzetu" became renewed as far as gastronomy and wine selection was concerned. But besides harmonic and sophisticated flavours of Vipava Katja added something unique to the meals: her soul.


The baton was passed to Tomaž Kavčič from his mother. Tomaž is a poet of flavours, cooking technologies and top ingredients. Along his immense knowledge he never forgets Vipavska dolina that is always present in his cooking. Tomaž, his friends call him Tomi, also adds to his meals something he inherited from his mother and grandmother: the soul.
KatjaThe restaurant "Pri Lojzetu" has been for more than a decade dwelling in Zemono Manor House and offering unique cuisine. Listing the meals would not have any sense. It is important that Tomi takes care of fresh ingredients regarding the season and purity of flavours that is obvious. Preparation techniques vary from entirely simple and traditional to innovative and completely original developed by Tomi."

The restaurant "Pri Lojzetu" resides in Zemono Manor House (next to the village Zemono) that lies between Vipava and Ajdovščina.
From Ljubljana
If you travel on the highway Ljubljana – Koper, you have to turn into direction Nova Gorica. You follow the old road to Vipava (or turn to speedway and leave at turning Vipava) and then continue to Ajdovščina. After approximately two kilometres you turn right and drive up to the hill Zemono.
From Italy
Leave the highway Venice – Trieste at turning Villese. Continue along the speedway through former national border Vrtojba – San Andrea to Vipava where you leave the highway. Turn to Vipava and Ajdovščina. After approximately two kilometres you turn right and drive up to the hill Zemono.

We will be pleased to serve you our traditional meals: soups, noodles, venison; or lead you through our menus: "quick", "Sunday" or "tasting" menu …

Our wine list is based on local wines. We cover all Slovenian wine-growing regions, but we concentrate on wines from Vipavska dolina, Goriška Brda and the Karst.
As a matter of course we also serve wider range of wines, especially sparkling wines: Cava, Spumant, Franciacorta, Champagne …

Our goal is to please you therefore we do not have ready-made wedding menus. We want to get to know you, listen to you and offer you only the best wedding on one of the greatest gardens that will make you happy. Every event is unique and prepared only for you.
Owner : Tomaž Kavčič 
Slow food
Working time :
Wednesday - Sunday 12.00 - 22.00.

GPS Northing (N) : 45,8556 
GPS Easting (E) : 13,9492 


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Administrator : TIC Vipava | ++386 5 368 70 41 |
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