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Lucullus

#12 of 100 Restaurants in Hvar
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P. Hektorovica, Hvar, Hvar Island 21450, Croatia
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Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Reservations
Description: Situated in the same building as the Hotel Villa Nora (hotel in Hvar...
Situated in the same building as the Hotel Villa Nora (hotel in Hvar, Croatia).
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  • 113
    Excellent
  • 22
    Very good
  • 15
    Average
  • 9
    Poor
  • 7
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Great food, atmosphere & service

We had a very enjoyable meal with Dario and Co. including the wild boar with lavendar gnocchi, which was excellent, the monkfish stew, very good, along with a Plame wine, good with a bit of time to open up. Like many of the reviews, the food is not the "best food of all time," but it is a very... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 25, 2015
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Good for:
  • Entertaining clients
  • Local cuisine
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015 NEW

We had a very enjoyable meal with Dario and Co. including the wild boar with lavendar gnocchi, which was excellent, the monkfish stew, very good, along with a Plame wine, good with a bit of time to open up. Like many of the reviews, the food is not the "best food of all time," but it is a very excellent... More 

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Kyiv, Ukraine
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9 restaurant reviews
131 helpful votes 131 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014

The vibe of this place is very mediterranean, a walled inner court right off a narrow street 50 meters upstairs from a central plaza. The service and grappa are much better than food, though, but the presentation of dishes is excellent, and ambience is right for either romantic or friendly casual dinner. In nutshell, it will more probably quench your... More 

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Dawsonville, Ga
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26 reviews 26 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014

Located on one of the narrow streets in the old town, Lucullus was a little difficult to find. The outside terrace was cozy and great for dining. It did not overlook the harbor as some other reviews has mentioned. Recipes were Croatian and the octopus salad, cuttlefish risotto and shrimp with grilled vegetables were excellent. The local white wine recommended... More 

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Cumbria
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37 reviews 37 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
69 helpful votes 69 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

This restaurant looks beautiful, as do many in Hvar town, but the food was nothing special, and somewhat overpriced. We were a bit disappointed.

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Tucson
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17 reviews 17 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014 via mobile

A neat place tucked in city with old world charm. The boar gnocchi was very good. Duck pasta was great. Lamb meat balls were also great. Good service.

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

Lucullus is situated down one of the many alleyways with entrance through an arch into a pleasant looking terrace with attractively set out tables.. While my wife read the outside menu I glanced down at the visitor's book and that a fellow South African had rated the restaurant highly and this convinced us to try our luck. We found the... More 

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Randolph, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

Loved the complimentary sparkling wine upon arrive! Tuna tartar was delicious! I had the wild boar which was excellent as well! We still have a couple nights left but one of our favorite dining experiences I'm Hvar so far! I'm tempted to go back before we leave!

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Singapore, Singapore
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

From the outside the restaurant gives a good impression, but the truth is that the food is at best mediocre and overpriced. Truffle and ham pasta is poor. The waiter forgot one of our starters as well as the wine. The whole service team doesn't seem to be taking their job very serious. One couple next to us got up... More 

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Torquay
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19 restaurant reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

Not the best food we experienced in Croatia but pleasant enjoyable food in lovely surroundings. The little terrace is very intimate and the service very friendly. We amongst others had to ask for dessert which left us feeling a little forgotten and it took quite some time for the panna cotta to arrive. All in all a lovely place to... More 

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Montclair, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

My favorite dinner in Croatia/ superb whole fish for two baked in a super hot wood burning oven. Chef even brought us into the kitchen to see it and then presented tableside. I started with a homemade pasta with fresh veggies and we ended with a light chocolate mousse. Service was truly relaxed and very warm. The setting on the... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: P. Hektorovica, Hvar, Hvar Island 21450, Croatia
  • Location: Europe  >  Croatia  >  Dalmatia  >  Split-Dalmatia County  >  Hvar Island  >  Hvar

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Entertaining clients, Local cuisine

Description

Situated in the same building as the Hotel Villa Nora (hotel in Hvar, Croatia).

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?