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Restoran Lanterna na Dolcu

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French, Barbecue, European, Bistro, Croatian
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Opatovina 31 | Zagreb, Zagreb 10000, Croatia
+385 1 4819 009
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12:00 pm - 12:00 am
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Mon 4:00 pm - 12:00 am
Tue - Sun 12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Brunch, Breakfast, 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
Great Food and Outstanding Service

We had a fantastic dining experience at this restaurant. They have a limited but delicious selection of Croatian wines. And they were able to squeeze us in without a reservation. I would strongly recommend reservations as this restaurant was busy especially for outside seating even on a Sunday... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed September 1, 2015
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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

We had a fantastic dining experience at this restaurant. They have a limited but delicious selection of Croatian wines. And they were able to squeeze us in without a reservation. I would strongly recommend reservations as this restaurant was busy especially for outside seating even on a Sunday night. The service was also very friendly and attentive. Plus, prices were... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

during our short stay we went there twice and were not disappointed. great food, friendly staff and nice decor. Prices unsurprising and even not high compared to other places we passed. a huge advantage is the location, away from the noise of streets and people. I would recommend to those who appreciate good cuisine.

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Perth, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

Visited after reading reviews on trip advisor. Was pleasantly surprised to find restaurant lived up to reviews if not better. Would recommend the risotto, was heavenly. Service was very friendly and very reasonably priced.

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

Terrific food, terrific wine, and a fraction of what it would cost in North America. Located in a lively neighborhood. Make a reservation at least on the weekends as we had to wait 45 minutes for a table. Definitely recommend on your stay in Zagreb.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

We stopped in here for dinner after reading a number of the trip advisor reviews and it did not disappoint. The food was amazing, service was really good! Can recommend the veal with pork neck and the pork medallions with pork neck...oh and the potatoes with bacon and cream! This was by far the cheapest and nicest meal we've eaten... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

The restaurant is located in a quiet street not far from the Cathedral. We had our first meal in Croatia there. We arrived in Zagreb late in the afternoon so we were quite hungry after we checked in our hotel. We just went to the first restaurant that we saw which turned out to be a very good one. The... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

We were welcomed by a very friendly waiter with excellent English who showed us to a table deep in the restaurant . The service was great and very helpful with the menu. We chose two of the Croation specials one was pork stuffed with plumb and the other veal with gnocchi both were excellent and a good size. The waiter... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

We had dinner here on a Thursday evening after getting a recommendation from our hotel. The service was excellent and not overly enthusiastic which I love. We ate in the basement which was really nice and apparently 300 years old. My girlfriend could not get over their truffle sauce so if you see it on the menu don't miss it.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

Very friendly waiter, varied menu, all our food was delicious from sea bass to local dishes to tasty desserts. Really nice cavern sort of room down the stairs, outdoor seating too. So good we came back the next night. And great value. Try it!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

We had a lovely evening and some tasty dishes. The champagne (rosé and normal) tasted delicious and was very fair priced! The waiter was funny, correct and helpful with all kind of questions about the menu. A very good place to go👍

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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
  • Cuisine: French, Barbecue, European, 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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