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Restaurant • Fine Dining


Restaurant Pikol

Restaurant Pikol is housed inside a picturesque chalet-style building in the middle of a park with a romantic lake. Inside, the interior makes it seem like time has stood still. Here, chef Maruška Gašparin and her son, sommelier Tadej Gašparin, conjure up fine cuisine. Their food is focused on local ingredients with an emphasis on meat dishes. Fish lovers are welcome here as well: their signature antipasti include various local fish specialties from the nearby Adriatic sea.


Nova Gorica, Slovenia
G&M 15,5
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Tadej Gašparin

Tadej Gašparin
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Tadej Gašparin leads the kitchen here at the family-run restaurant Pikol. His parents, Boris and Maruška Gašparin, were still children when they first came to Pikol.

Mediterranean Cuisine

Creative seafood

15.5 Gault Millau

Pikol’s cuisine

The philosophy of the kitchen at restaurant Pikol is simple: to create dishes that taste like traditional cuisine, with a modern twist. At this charming wooden cabin near a pond, surrounded by a small forest, the Gašparin family pampers their guests with excellent creative seafood. Back in 1983, grandfather Gašparin prepared sea bass carpaccio for the first time. Raw fish was quite taboo at the time, so thin slices of sea bass were cooked in citrus juice. The dish, which now is a trademark of Pikol, has been on the menu for over 35 years and almost everyone who comes to the restaurant orders it. Some even go for two rounds: they start and end their meal with it. The boss in the kitchen still is chef Maruška Gašparin, accompanied by her son Tadej, she conjures up daring culinary creations. In addition to the various tasting menus and the extensive à la carte menu, the restaurant will present daily specials, depending on the luck of the local fishermen. Each dish can be paired with an excellent glass of wine from the extensive wine list, carefully selected by chef and sommelier Tadej Gašparin. Most of the wines on here even come from the restaurant’s own winery.


Restaurant PIkol is located on the outskirts of the town of Nova Gorica, near the Italian border. The cozy wooden chalet-style inn is situated right next to a pond, which creates a fairy tale setting, together with the surrounding forest. When you enter the restaurant through the staircase, you immediately feel the warm ambiance of the wood, which creates an intimate atmosphere. If the weather allows it, you can enjoy your food and drinks on the outdoor terrace with aquariums and enjoy the stunning views.



Pikol Vipavska cesta 94 5000 Nova Gorica Slovenia


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Opening times

Monday 12:00 - 15:00 19:00 - 22:00
Thursday 12:00 - 15:00 19:00 - 22:00
Friday 12:00 - 15:00 19:00 - 22:00
Saturday 19:00 - 22:00
Sunday 12:00 - 15:00 19:00 - 22:00

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