The Ancora is a very nice, comfortable and big restaurant in the heart of Maribor, Slovenia. I know this Restavracija (Slovenian: restaurant) for many years and to spend an hour or two here always was a special exprience. It is located in one of the main street promenades of oldtown Maribor and is a great place to be during your stay in Maribor.
You enter this pizzeria-pub-restaurant through a hallway as you see here:
Inside the restaurant you first encounter the corner, the bar where you get the usual suspects…
After having passed the bar area you see another wing of the restaurant to have your meals.
Usually I stayed in the first floor, which is another hall looking similar, but this time I stayed here in this wing of the restaurant:
The very friendly staff is nice and willing to help you. They also recommend you finding the right meal in terms of traditional food if you need so. The menu of the Ancora reaches from pizzas, pasta to sea food.
These two pizzas with rich topping is was what we got at the Ancora together with two Radler (shandies, one with grapefruit and the other with lemon taste). Have a look to get an impression:
The pizza above is a cheese pizza with mushrooms and salami and the cheese pizza below comes with tuna, onions, and olives. Both pizzas are super-delicious and worth the money in size and quality:
The pizzas we had together with a huge mixed salad with eggs and all what a mixed salad is supposed to have. Have a look:
The Ancora has open till midnight during the week, on Saturdays even longer till 01:00 am and on Sundays it closes earlier at 22:30 (10:30 pm).
After having had a great, big, and tasty meal at the Ancora, we leave the restaurant through the same hallway as we were coming from to reach the oldtowns promenades of Maribor. Here we are again:
The Bottom Line: The Ancora Pizzeria Pub is a great restaurant in the center of Maribor if you are hungry or just want to have goof time with a drink. The staff is very friendly and the place is huge just like the size of your meals. The Ancora is a nice and bright reastaurant with a great atmophere making your stay in Maribor a very special one.
Dr. Dr. Immanuel Fruhmann