Ivan Asen

Bulgarian in Veliko Târnovo

Don't be deterred by its touristy location near Tsarevets Fortress. Stone walls and pillars infuse it with a commanding air, while dishes are as robust as you'd expect from a restaurant named after the Bulgarian Empire's bolshiest ruler. Fill up on satch (a stew served on a hotplate), roasted pork, or trout with prosciutto. Risotto and pizza also served.