The inn was founded on August 16th 1888 by Ivan Ravbar from Voglje and Viktorija from the village of Mavhinje. Ivan invested a third of the compensation he had received from his mother and brother, Viktorija her two cows she got as dowry. And so the foundations for the Ravbar Inn were set and the long family inn history began.

Ivan and Viktorija had 10 sons. One of them, Janko, succeeded the family tradition of running the inn and despite the turbulent war and post-war times, successfully build on it together with his wife Marija.

When Janko's son Vladimir took over the inn, he and his wife Darinka lovingly renovated the worn down spaces of the inn and attracted numerous new guests from Trieste with their signature veal shank and gnocchi dishes.

Today, Ivan and his wife Nataša are preserving the special bond with the past – not only in the kitchen but also in the dining rooms of the inn. Sometimes Ivan still stubbornly insists to stick with updated menu classics which are always a hit, while sister Alica takes care of the dining rooms and the well-being of the guests. Soon already the fifth generation of the Ravbar family will take over.


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