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Villa Ruza Restaurant & Lounge Bar

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Donje Celo | Kolocep, Dubrovnik 20000, Croatia
0038520757030
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Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Delivery, Late Night, Outdoor Seating, Reservations
Description: Seasonal restaurant - Open from April till October.Restaurant&Lounge bar...
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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  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    5 of 5 stars
Spoilt because of expected poor weather ... Our luck

We were staying at the island hotel and stumbled across Villa Ruza as we walked around the island. It is a beautiful setting & decided to book a table based on comments we had heard from several sources. On the night in question the weather was expected to be poor & the pre-booked reservations from... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 17, 2015
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53 reviews 53 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015 NEW

We were staying at the island hotel and stumbled across Villa Ruza as we walked around the island. It is a beautiful setting & decided to book a table based on comments we had heard from several sources. On the night in question the weather was expected to be poor & the pre-booked reservations from Dubrovnik all cancelled leaving us... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

A restaurant recommended by Denis from Dubrovnik Boats. He dropped us off and we had a beautiful table with a view. The waiter arrived and gave us the menu of which there were many amazing dishes until he turned up with a plate of freshly caught fish of which we chose and then was cooked in the outdoor stone oven.... More 

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

We recently visited Villa Ruza on our honeymoon and it was an amazing experience. Firstly the island which Villa Ruza is on is beautiful and the restaurant terrace looks out over the sea. The service we received was exceptional. We were given a tomato and mozzarella appetiser as well as some homemade lemoncella. The starters and main meals were absolutely... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

Wow! Villa Ruzza is the place to be in Dubrovnik. The setting is absolutely incredible- at the tip of a beautiful little island with Dubrovnik off in the distance and the sun setting over the ocean right in front of you. It is quiet and romantic with unobtrusive and professional service. On to the food, we dined at Pantarul the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015

Service, food, setting and atmosphere were perfect. Liqueurs were made by the owners mother and some produce is home grown. Joseph the head waiter is professional but friendly and approachable. He will happily help with your dining choice and you won't be disappointed.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015

First of all the location is spectacular and the service impeccable at Villa Ruza but ultimately you are paying a premium for this so the food should also hit the same high notes and whilst it was good and definitely not bad, I would be hard pressed to rave about the food itself. Starters of caprese salad was enjoyed by... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2015

We truly enjoyed our weekend in Dubrovnik, but definitely Villa Ruža was the best spot to spend a romantic evening with your girlfriend or wife. Waiters and food were just perfect, definitely the place to recommend?

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2015

First of all the exterier..it is so amazing. Food is fresh, well served and so good. Staff is very kind and very funny but professional. Great food great view and perfect sunsets.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015

I can only echo the previous review as we too stayed for an exclusive lunch on the 25th April.Joseph was so knowledgable and attentive ,the food was fresh and plentiful.This was our last day in Croatia and was the perfect end to a fabulous stay. Thank you Joseph and the team.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015

After reading about this place I knew I wanted to bring my husband here for his 50th Birthday. And I kept everything crossed that it would be open. Thankfully it had just opened a couple of days before!. We toured the Elafiti Islands with Niksa of Dubrovnik Boats (amazing company). They had been in touch with Villa Ruza explaining my... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Donje Celo | Kolocep, Dubrovnik 20000, Croatia
  • Location: Europe  >  Croatia  >  Dalmatia  >  Dubrovnik-Neretva County  >  Dubrovnik
  • Phone Number: 0038520757030

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 12 - 35
  • Cuisine: Seafood, Mediterranean, Delicatessen, Croatian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romantic

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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