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Golden Shell

P. Hektorovica 8, Hvar, Hvar Island 21450, Croatia
+385 98 9177-386
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Ranked #40 of 94 restaurants in Hvar
Cuisines: Mediterranean
Good for: Romance, Local cuisine
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
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Good for: Romance, Local cuisine
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
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English first
Lund, Sweden
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014 NEW

We passed this resturant by coincidence and decided to give it a try when the nice woman outside explained about the dishes. It became the best dinner we had in our two week long island-hoping in Croatia! Lovely staff, great wine and delicious food. It really felt as we got to taste authentic croatian dishes, a much welcome contrast to... More

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Santiago Metropolitan Region, Chile
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

Great food, great service. Very friendly staff! We really enjoyed traditional fish food, which was cooked to perfection. Also the restaurant is pleasently small, which allows for a private and charming environment. Congratulations to the chef and staff!

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014 via mobile

Stumbled on this restaurant whilst trying to avoid the hvar crowds. Warmly welcomed and excellent service throughout from knowledgeable and amusing waiter. Lots of interesting things on the menu and yes it would be cheaper to get a pizza elsewhere but it the mains were beautifully cooked and tasted great. Relaxed atmosphere and it was nice to be out of... More

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Hvar Island, Croatia
2 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2014

The sea was angry that day and the golden shell delivered a warm homely meal after a long day of travel. The staff are friendly and the food has a traditional flavour that matches the family run nature of the restaurant. Would recommend the fish dishes and the gnocci. The setting is romantic with mostly tables for two and rock... More

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2 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014

Maybe we picked poorly from there menu but the food wasn't very nice and weird music but very polite waiter. Our worst meal in hvar but thankfully not our last.

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Nevada City, California
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2014

Our tour guide recommended this restaurant as one of his favorites and we made a reservation. What a find! The ambience is quiet, relaxing and romantic. The night we were there, a young couple from Ireland was having their wedding rehearsal dinner there, which added to the romantic vibe for us. We put ourselves in the very capable hands of... More

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Zurich, Switzerland
Top Contributor
218 reviews 218 reviews
163 restaurant reviews
107 helpful votes 107 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

A sign, 'Slow Food Restaurant, The Art of Food' on the path coming down from the Fort attracted our attention. One of us went to the entrance and was met by a very pleasant lady, daughter of the establishment, who did give him the full spiel of what and how the local specialties are cooked and served. He beckoned us... More

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Austin, Texas
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2014

To echo the review below, do not be tempted by the nice lady outside or the fun menu. This food here is EXPENSIVE and not good at all. I could barely finish half of my plate (the cheese and almond gnocchi) and my boyfriend, who is not a picky eater at all, said his food (seafood stew of some sort)... More

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Boston
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2014

Hands down, best meal in Hvar. Fantastic service. Great wine which Antonio recommended based on what we ordered. Quaint. Quiet. Totally worth it...If you need food, go here.

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Mumbai,India
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12 reviews 12 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2014

We happened to chance upon this restaurant when we were walking through the lanes of the old city. Sandra was friendly and made a reservation for us for an evening meal. From the start, the service was friendly and impeccable. The wine pairing with our meal was sensational and was a perfect recommendation. My husband ate the Grengada and it... More

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