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Lucullus

P. Hektorovica, Hvar, Hvar Island 21450, Croatia
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Ranked #12 of 98 Restaurants in Hvar
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Good for: Local cuisine, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Description: Situated in the same building as the Hotel Villa Nora (hotel in Hvar, Croatia).
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Johannesburg, South Africa
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW

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 NEW

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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15 reviews 15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 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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41 reviews 41 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 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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55 reviews 55 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014 via mobile

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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Bloomfield, New Jersey
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132 reviews 132 reviews
91 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

Simply marvelous. Situated in a 16th century palace and in operation for 54 years (all through the Tito years!), Lucullus is a delight. From the welcome with local sparkling wine to the invitation to watch the fish cook in the 600 C wood burning oven, everything was perfect. We had the whole fish for two and got to pick out... More

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Zurich, Switzerland
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

Great fish, friendly and attentive service, special ambiance. We went there twice, each time on Saturday evenings and both events were of high quality.

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Chattanooga, Tennessee
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11 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

The food was delicious, and different. I had wild boar! The service was attentive, cordial, helpful with selections and wines. And there were two stringed instrument players who sang and entertained due through dinner. At the end of the evening, just before 12, many of the guests and waiters were joining in, and people were standing in the alleyway to... More

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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21 reviews 21 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

I loved this restaurant so much the first time me and my boyfriend went that we took a group of friends here a couple of days later. The atmosphere and the food is just great, such a lovely evening. They do a gorgeous bottle of red wine too which has hints of lavendar in it- nothing like I have ever... More

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15 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

Let's just start out by agreeing the food in hvar is a bit of an embarrassment- the island needs to step it up. Even if the backpackers are living on awful pizza and ice cream, some of us old timers need a good place to grub. The atmosphere was excellent. The live music was fantastic. I really enjoyed my meal... More

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