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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: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
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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Good for:
Romance
Outdoor seating
Breakfast/Brunch
Reservations
Delivery
Late Night

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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
    5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Outstanding

Arrived by boat to this unique wonderful restaurant. We had an amazing lunch and excellent service. Everything was well prepared and fresh. Fantastic fish and some of the better Mediterranean food we have had. Stunning views and unique setting make this a must.

5 of 5 starsReviewed October 25, 2014
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Park City, Utah
Good for:
  • Romance
  • Outdoor seating
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Reservations
  • Delivery
  • Late Night
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Park City, Utah
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224 reviews 224 reviews
98 restaurant reviews
150 helpful votes 150 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2014

Arrived by boat to this unique wonderful restaurant. We had an amazing lunch and excellent service. Everything was well prepared and fresh. Fantastic fish and some of the better Mediterranean food we have had. Stunning views and unique setting make this a must.

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

An amazing restaurant. Unfortunately, we dined here the night before they were closing for the season so had a limited menu.

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BOSTON
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42 reviews 42 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

My husband and I had an early dinner at Villa Ruza after sailing around the different islands for the day. Joseph was our waiter, and an excellent one at that! I ordered the pork, which was phenomenal, and my husband the fish, which was quite a production. He throughly enjoyed it. The views from where we dined were amazing. This... More 

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Buenos Aires, Argentina
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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

Villa ruza is amazing. The owner of the place is the most helpful person ever. We had the reception of our wedding in villa ruza and had the best day of our live there. the location is just unbeatable at the whole Adriatic. So is the food! everything together creates a unique atmosphere. If you are planning your wedding in... More 

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Penzance, United Kingdom
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22 reviews 22 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

This is one of the best places in the world I have ever eaten at! Josip (the head waiter) was so helpful and knowledgeable in regards to the menu and suggesting dishes and wine. He also took every care to make sure we were happy and comfortable with everything. We had a meat platter to sample many of the different... More 

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Zagreb
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014

This place is situated on one of the most appreciated spots at the whole Adriatic. Feel of the breeze of air here can not be compared by any other restaurant except maybe Namos in Mykonos. However, the food here is old-fashioned and distasteful. Furthermore, if you would ask for adriatic fish you would be probable served with one week old... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014

We stayed on kolocep for 4 nights and immediately visited villa ruza to book in for the Monday night and weds night. We were asked our name and where we were staying. ( the excellent villa skilos). Monday night started great- ocean front setting, great starter, good service. Then an almighty storm blew up and we had to move inside.... More 

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Brooklyn, New York, United States
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014

It's hard to imagine a place more beautiful than Villa Ruza, which from the moment you walk through the gates nestled in the woods on a peninsula, feels like this secluded bit of paradise. We walked from the public ferry dock on Korcula around to the restaurant, a totally pleasant walk that only highlighted the drama of walking through Villa... More 

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Barnsley, Sth Yorks.
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014

Whilst on holiday at the nearby Kalamota Island Resort hotel on Kolocep , we decided to visit the Villa Ruza restaurant for my wife's birthday. We had emailed in advance to book a table with a beautiful view & the restaurant were quick & efficient in their responses. We walked across to have a look on our first day on... More 

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Athens, Greece
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13 reviews 13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

This is one of the rare occasions when I really struggled to understand why my personal experience seemed to be so much at odds with that of everyone else. Based on TA reviews, this would be the #1 restaurant in the whole Dubrovnik area. Therefore, dear reader, you will appreciate with what excitement we actually arrived there for lunch a... 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: Delicatessen, Mediterranean, Seafood, Croatian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romance, Outdoor seating

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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