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Villa Ruza Restaurant & Lounge Bar

Donje Celo | Kolocep, Dubrovnik 20000, Croatia
0038520757030
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Ranked #1 of 280 restaurants in Dubrovnik
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $12 - $35
Cuisines: Delicatessen, Mediterranean, Seafood, Croatian
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Good for: Romance, Outdoor seating
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
Description: Seasonal restaurant - Open from April till October.Restaurant&Lounge bar Villa Ruza is situated at the island of Kolocep; the first one of Dubrovnik's Elaphite Islands, occupying a unique location of peace and serenity on a seaside rock in deep shadow of pine trees, at the very entrance to Donje Celo bay.Enjoy your dinner at crescent shape terrace on seashore looking at the most beautiful sunset far away or relaxing in the lounge bar with perfect cocktail!Easiest way to come is either by regular Elaphiti Islands ferry boat "Postira" or by "Adriana" taxi boat service from the Gruz Port. Also you can use "Dinamite" taxi boat service from the Old Town or private pick-up service from all seaside hotels.Don't Imagine! Taste It... Feel It... Experience It...Come and enjoy Villa Ruza!
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New Canaan
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5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

Perfect setting. Great service and spectacular locally sourced food. We showed up with 15 people on short notice and they had set up a table with spectacular views of the islands.

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London, United Kingdom
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25 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

Now, let me start by saying that no I did not have a meal there BUT.... the reason was that the place was preparing for a wedding that evening and the kitchen was closed. but the owner was so lovely and wonderful that he offered us cocktails and dessert on the house for our troubles (walking fifteen minutes from the... More

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New Orleans
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9 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 NEW

Views from the terrace are incomparable. We had scampi and whole John Dory grilled over a wood fire. Both were excellent. The wait staff went out of their way to make sure we enjoyed our evening. If you have a day to devote to taking the ferry or a launch to kolocep it's well worth it.

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Bristol
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18 reviews 18 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

The day we had booked villa ruza for lunch, we experienced the biggest thunder storm and down pour whilst travelling on the ferry from Gruz- Kolocep. We thought they were going to be closed as everywhere was drenched! We got there and to our surprise they were open.. They had set up a table for us inside the villa! We... More

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London, United Kingdom
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5 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW via mobile

Came here for a spot of lunch by boat from our hotel, moored right outside after a very scenic trip across from Dubrovnik marina. Very polished waiting staff showed us to our table and displayed a range of very large very fresh fish to select from. After a simple but delicious amuse bouche of local cheese and home baked bread... More

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Keswick, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

We were brought here by our skipper of the boat we rented. It is a very nice place with a nice warm breeze blowing through. Views are special. Food and service was very good. I went for the red snapper and scampi off the BBQ. Prices are reasonable too.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

I had my wedding reception here on Friday 27th June. We came for a visit to the island in 2013 and there was no where else that compared to the picture perfect villa ruza overlooking the sea. All of the staff are perfectly attentive and know the menu really well. Ruder and Nikolina are a lovely couple and own such... More

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England
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54 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

This was our third annual visit to Villa Ruza and we had more than a little apprehension, on the basis that last year we thought 'surely it can't be better than our first magical time'...and it was and so this time we thought 'surely it can't beat last year as that was perfection'...and it did, by a country mile. Like... More

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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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7 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

We took the speedboat out there and back just for the experience and the boat couldn't come into the original pick up due to the choppy seay, so we grabbed a taxi five minutes around the corner into the marina at Lapad. We arrived to a lovely welcome from the staff and we managed to see the sunset. Very romantic... More

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santa barbara
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8 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

The freshest fish I have ever had! We took a small private boat here and on the way over had what I thought was the best prawns dish I had ever had until two hours later when we ordered the tempura prawn starter and I was blown away. The view is stunning and food gets better with every course that... More

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