A lot of cheerfulness and also a few kinds of pizzas and salads. That is Pizzeria Foculus, pizzas from wood-fired oven, Ljubljana, which is located a short distance from the river Ljubljanica and Kongresni trg, in close vicinity of National and University Library and Križanke.
In the middle of the last decade of the 20th century, the story of pizza and the story of place met. The place at Gregorčičeva ulica 3 got a new story, a story which it deserves. But the story of pizza Foculus also deserves a place. Without a doubt…
At the time of Habsburg reign, and Napoleon’s Illyrian Provinces, Austro-Hungarian monarchy, and all of the Yugoslavias, a lot of stories unraveled in this place. But it all started much earlier… About 2000 years ago. A forum was located here, Ancient Roman piazza where the townsmen of Emona (Ancient Roman name of Ljubljana) theorized and philosophized...
Stone pillars, long arches, 18th Century architecture… Changes from the era mentioned at the beginning… No one ever counted the thousands of hand-painted leafs on these arches and the whole ceiling, but they are without a doubt leafs of plane trees which can be seen at Kongresni trg by architect Plečnik’s choice.
And if pizza is your (and probably your whole generation’s) favourite dish, in the place in focus (center) you put focus (Latin for fireplace), on it FOCULUS (Latin for embers), and you create…PIZZAS! In a big oven with a lot of embers, where breech firewood burn. Pizzas made with high quality, fresh ingredients. You discover flavours, create combinations, introduce new, interesting ingredients, and instead of initial 30 in 1996 you now carry on with 66 kinds of pizzas. Even these change – depending on the seasons or just a momentary inspiration.
In a big wood-fired bread oven, we bake 66 kinds of pizzas in a traditional way. We use only first class beech firewood. We offer 16 vegetarian, 1 vegan, and 9 seafood pizzas, and of course those with horse prosciutto, homemade smoked ham, wild game salami, spiced “kuln”, caviar and salmon, pine kernels, truffles, quail eggs, and many other ingredients. There are 2 dessert pizzas available as well. If you wish Pizzeria Foculus, pizzas from wood-fired oven, Ljubljana, can also make a pizza with whole grain dough or without gluten. In addition to pizzas, we offer a wide selection of salads – you can choose among 14 kinds. Each is so rich that it can serve as a meal on its own.
Their doors are wide open 365 days a year between 11.00 and 24.00 hours. In the years of the Summer Olympic Games, when we open them on the 29th February as well. For all lovers of right Italian pizzas from wood-fired oven is Pizzeria Foculus, pizzas from wood-fired oven, Ljubljana, the right place for you.
Gregorčičeva ulica 3