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Restoran Lanterna na Dolcu

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Barbecue, Bistro, Croatian
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Opatovina 31 | Zagreb, Zagreb 10000, Croatia
+385 1 4819 009
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4:00 pm - 12:00 am
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Hours:
Mon 4:00 pm - 12:00 am
Tue - Sun 12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Dining options: Lunch, Brunch, Dinner, Dessert, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Buffet, Delivery, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer
Description: The restaurant Lanterna na Dolcu (Lanterna at the Dolac Market) was opened...
The restaurant Lanterna na Dolcu (Lanterna at the Dolac Market) was opened on 10 September 2010 in the magical atmosphere of an old manor. Brothers Tomislav and Ivan shared the same vision from the beginning - to offer traditional Zagreb food at reasonable prices at a restaurant with a pleasant family vibe. It wasn't long before word about the Lanterna restaurant at the Dolac Market spread all the way to London. Every morning, we get ingredients from Dolac ladies called kumice who sell their produce at the market and we guarantee that each food item used in our kitchen is fresh. The restaurant is located in one of the oldest streets in the city's old centre, in an over 300 years old basement. The restaurant's vaulted ceiling with brickwork that nicely stands out creates a unique and warm atmosphere. It is here that supreme pleasures of traditional Zagreb cuisine blend with scents of history and city legends. Our goal was to combine modern and traditional in both the interior design and on the plate so we browsed through an old cookbook from 1854 that we found in the Zagreb City Museum, looking for ideas. We did not want to exclude authentic Croatian tastes from our dishes, but we also added some unique ingredients to all our traditional menu items.
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Small, traditional, friendly

Not much room outside and not much atmosphere in the street on a Sunday evening when the rest of the shops are closed. Having said that, restaurant itself was great. Food was delicious and very filling. Accepts credit cards. Would definitely recommend.

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 5, 2015
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015 NEW

The food was good, but nothing special. We sat inside the restaurant, and We had to call the waiter to be served. My husband asked for a medium well steak and it had to Be returned twice.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015 NEW

Not much room outside and not much atmosphere in the street on a Sunday evening when the rest of the shops are closed. Having said that, restaurant itself was great. Food was delicious and very filling. Accepts credit cards. Would definitely recommend.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015 NEW

Dinner on our first night in Zagreb, great service by friendly waiters who offered excellent advise on food and wine. Food was really tasty

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015 NEW

For Croatian standards, this restaurant is a bit on the pricier side, but it's definitely still affordable and honestly, we felt that you got what you paid for. It was a rainy night in Zagreb, so we opted to eat in the basement, which is gorgeous. The owner recommended three dishes, and all three were excellent. I had the beef... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015 NEW via mobile

Just had a lovely meal at Lanterna. It was recommended by our hotel and our hosts find not disappoint. The Pork loin in plum sauces was fantastic and the staff very friendly and helpful. Thanks .

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

Nice Restaurant with good price and quality. profissional and friendly staff. Stay outside and enjoy observing the people on this street.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015

Restaurant is charming, service is great, good choices of wine but a bad entree choice on my part. I was craving a cheesburger and fries after a week plus in Turkey and Croatia. What they call a hamburger was a large slab of reconstituted meat parts and the cheese was something else ladled on the side. Tough as a boot... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015

I want to recommend with an absolute 5 stars the amazing food offering at Lanterna na Docu. Just focus on the best and order pork loin with plum sauce, strudel with blueberry sauce and a fantastic Vina Belje Cabernet Sauvignon and you will have had the best meal in beautiful Zagreb. The pork loin dish is a real amazing traditional... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

Waitstaff spoke English and the menu was also in English. The food however was a bit of a disappointment. I ordered the rump steak and it came overcooked which was a let down. My wife had the gnocchi which was solid but nothing special. My overcooked steak cost 20 Kuna more than the packed pub's version next door. It was... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

Perhaps the chef had a day off but our steak servered was not edible, it was tough, knife did nothing and than waiter brought another knife which failed as well. Other dishes were bad as well, and the bill was pricey. The waiters changed on us during our meal and apologized for interrupted service, but we are not going there... More 

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Additional Information about Restoran Lanterna na Dolcu

Address: Opatovina 31 | Zagreb, Zagreb 10000, Croatia
Phone Number: +385 1 4819 009
Location: Europe  >  Croatia  >  Central Croatia  >  Zagreb
Open Hours:
Sunday 12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Monday 4:00 pm - 12:00 am
Tuesday 12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Wednesday 12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Thursday 12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Friday 12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Saturday 12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Average Prices: USD 7 - 16
Cuisine: Barbecue, Bistro, Croatian

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Opatovina 31 | Zagreb, Zagreb 10000, Croatia
  • Location: Europe  >  Croatia  >  Central Croatia  >  Zagreb
  • Phone Number: +385 1 4819 009

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 7 - 16
  • Price Range: $ $
  • Cuisine: Barbecue, Bistro, Croatian

Description

The restaurant Lanterna na Dolcu (Lanterna at the Dolac Market) was opened on 10 September 2010 in the magical atmosphere of an old manor. Brothers Tomislav and Ivan shared the same vision from the beginning - to offer traditional Zagreb food at reasonable prices at a restaurant with a pleasant family vibe. It wasn't long before word about the Lanterna restaurant at the Dolac Market spread all the way to London. Every morning, we get ingredients from Dolac ladies called kumice who sell their produce at the market and we guarantee that each food item used in our kitchen is fresh. The restaurant is located in one of the oldest streets in the city's old centre, in an over 300 years old basement. The restaurant's vaulted ceiling with brickwork that nicely stands out creates a unique and warm atmosphere. It is here that supreme pleasures of traditional Zagreb cuisine blend with scents of history and city legends. Our goal was to combine modern and traditional in both the interior design and on the plate so we browsed through an old cookbook from 1854 that we found in the Zagreb City Museum, looking for ideas. We did not want to exclude authentic Croatian tastes from our dishes, but we also added some unique ingredients to all our traditional menu items.
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Monday
4:00 pm - 12:00 am
Tuesday
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Wednesday
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Thursday
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Friday
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Saturday
12:00 pm - 12:00 am

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