In addition to natural and cultural conditions, requirements in the form of accommodation and dining opportunities are also important for development of the travel industry in individual regions. Accommodation facilities themselves usually offer visitors the possibility of dining. Visitors to Žilina who are lovers of meals prepared from fresh and high-quality ingredients can choose from the offer of Žilina’s four-star hotels. The restaurants of these businesses are focused on quality gastronomy. When purchasing ingredients they often use regional suppliers and seasonal products. Several Žilina restaurants are also not lagging behind in this regard, and other hotels and pensions in Žilina and in Rajecké Teplice also provide dining services.
In addition to these you’ll find in these towns and their nearby surroundings a wide selection of facilities focused mainly on the provision of dining services. After several changes, their network is gradually stabilizing; some businesses already stand on their long years of tradition and the specificity of their services. You’ll find most dining facilities in the town of Žilina, followed by Rajecké Teplice. You also have several possibilities for dining in the villages around Žilina. The offer and orientation of such businesses is really quite broad, from traditional Slovak dishes up through exotic specialities. This certainly applies in regard to individual restaurants. From businesses offering a luxurious environment and first-class services up through so-called folk dining rooms, where you take the food on a platter, pay and carry it to the table yourself. You can also become familiar with the gastronomic specialities of the Upper Váh region at selected cultural-social events organized by the town of Žilina – Medieval Day, the Old Town Festivals, the Christmas markets and others.
The restaurant Villa Nečas was awarded the prize Best Restaurant in the Žilina Region 2014. A visitor can enjoy the fine cuisine in the restaurant itself or in the underground wine bar with the original vaulted ceiling.
The restaurant of the Hotel Dubná Skala is a favourite thanks to its creative experiential gastronomy. It has already received several awards. It is located in pleasant vaulted spaces with a total capacity of 68 places.
Trattoria is one of the best restaurants in Žilina, where a visitor can taste not only Italian specialities but also international and Slovak cuisine. The restaurant offers different dishes, both with meat and without, salads, pasta and pizza; however, its most well-known dishes are the grilled specialities.
Pizzeria Vulcano offers its customers specialities of Tyrolean, Italian and German cuisine, and fantastic pizza. Each working day they offer customers a daily menu from 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
The restaurant Pivárska Bašta RMUT (The Beer Stronghold RMUT) offers in an attractive environment a selection of foods from Slovak and foreign cuisine and does so in combination with fine unpasteurized beers from a small independent Czech brewery.
In addition to international cuisine, Restaurant O2, located in the centre of town, also offers its guests traditional Slovak dishes. During working days the restaurant offers a daily menu of prepared meals and one-minute dishes.
This modernly furnished restaurant in the centre of Žilina offers its culinary specialities not only in the restaurant, but also with home delivery. Compared with other restaurants offering home delivery, the Wega Restaurant offers a more exclusive menu.
Near the historical centre is the stylish Restaurant VIX, where each guest will find his own favourite place. The restaurant offers variable spaces for the organization of company events, consultations, commercial presentations, training sessions, banquets, seminars and conferences or family gatherings.
Pizzeria Carolina , located only a few steps away from the Žilina railway station, offers its guests a wide selection of pizza and pasta. It has as many as 62 different types of pizza on offer along with 20 different types of pasta as well as a great selection of salads and other types of dishes, with 20 different types of mixed drinks.
Restaurant Koliba is located in the centre of Rajecké Teplice, and its appearance alone will be of great interest to visitors. The restaurant is furnished in a traditional style and is decorated with wooden elements and bare wooden beams. The capacity of the restaurant is 42 places. The restaurant also has a terrace and a small salon with seating for 12 guests.
Restaurant Marco is located in the centre of Rajecké Teplice in the spaces of the pension Marco. It offers its guests an assortment of meals from Slovak cuisine and original pizza as well as a wide selection of non-alcoholic and alcoholic beverages, including wines.
Restaurant Meritto is located in the spaces of the Meritto apartments directly in the centre of Rajecké Teplice, approximately 30 metres from the Aphrodite Spa House. It offers its visitors dishes carefully prepared from fresh ingredients and crispy pizza cooked on wood in a stone oven.
The restaurant Slnečný pavilón is located in a quiet area of Rajecké Teplice opposite the Hotel Diplomat in the vicinity of the town centre and the Rajecké Teplice spa. The original building belonged to the Kamarát Cottage, which was entirely reconstructed. Guests have the garden grounds available, with a children’s corner, a gazebo and a podium which serves not only for cultural-social events but also for wedding ceremonies.