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Palace Paladini Restaurant Garden of the Wild Oranges

Petra Hektorovica 4, Hvar, Hvar Island, Croatia
+385 21 742 104
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Ranked #73 of 97 restaurants in Hvar
Price range: $0 - $25
Cuisines: Diner, Seafood, Croatian, Wine Bar
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Good for: Outdoor seating
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
Description: Restaurant Palace Paladini is placed at the old ancient part of City of Hvar. We offer fish delicious, meat and vege specialities, greatest wines and champagnes (Dom Perignon/Rose, Crystal, Moet & Chandon...).The palace where you are about to eat belonged to an old noble family from the Hvar called Paladinic (Paladinis - Italian version; de Paladinis - Latin version).Palace de Paladinis, built in renaissance style, is one of the most beautifull and outstanding Hvar palaces, situated in the southern part of the oldest nucleus of the town Hvar below the fortress known as Forto Spagnuolo. The upper palace Paladini was once the residence of Petar Hectorovic. Coat of arms found above the main entrance to the palace, on the family well erected in the garden, on the renaissance basin on the balcony of the palace and on the balustrade of the balcony bares two motives: a royal lily on the upper field and eagle`s wing of Subic family on the lower field.The present-day form of the palace (ground-floor, three upper floors and a monumental balcony - one of the most beautiful in Dalmatia) was designed by Nikola Paladinic, son of Jakov, who fought very bravely in the seabattle between Venetian and Turkish fleet. After the battle the Republic of Venice proclaimed him the knight of St Marc with golden toga.Palaces of Hvar noblemen clearly evidence of economic prosperity and cultural development of the local families in the 15th and 16th century. Furthermore, rich plebeian families always tried to keep step with noblemen which is quite manifest from their residental palaces (Vukasinovic-de Lupis, Garguric) that equal in their beauty even the most famous of noblemen of the town Hvar (Lucic, Paladini, Hectorovic, Gazarovic, Garguric, Vukasinovic...) where not erected during the period of town`s greatest prosperity, but only after the year 1571 when turks burnt the town and 1579 when lightning struck the ammunition warehouse at the town fortress causing a tremendous catastrophy.
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Arad County, Romania
1 review
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

The food was great, the ambience also! We had a very nice evening and we'll go there again for sure!

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Derby, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

Arrived with high expectations. Courtyard setting is delightful. Service initially good. Chose whole sea bass with no starters. Waited over an hour (despite reminders) to be told that our vegetable accompaniments had been served to another table, thus had eaten over half of our fish before these arrived (after an hour and twenty minutes!). The fish was actually excellent quality,... More

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4 restaurant reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

They serve ordinary food at an exaggerated price. We had a lunch for four and we paid 1900 kunas ( more than 250 euros). The french fries were the frozen type, like in a fast food. The biggest rip off in hvar!

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3 restaurant reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

The bill was 250€ for 4 pers..this is the most expensive meal from our holiday..usually our meals were @120€ with starter, main course and wine for 4 pers..horrible place don t go!!!

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Hvar Island, Croatia
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

This restaurant was recomended to us by skipper and we wanted to check it firstly on trip advisor. When we saw some bad comments we didn't want to go there because we were not sure about it. Then we also saw some great comments we decited to give it a try cause our skipper took us to the best places... More

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Asker
2 reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

Nice restaurant with good food. The problem comes with the bill. The price is horrible. The most expencive meal on our holiday.

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New York City, New York
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 via mobile

Strolled by, looked nice, menu appealing...not bad, but nothing crazy...had pasta dishes (fish kind of pricey for lunch) that were good, caprese salad ok...service responsive to their error...pleasant enough...quiet and attractive interior courtyard in bustling Hvar...

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Oslo/Calahonda
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

The restaurant and location is nice. And the food is ok, but not til the price you end opp paying. They realy rip you off. Be sure of what you order, to what prize, they don't care about you, only your money.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

We are regular guests in Hvar, every year, and have been at this place a couple of times before, but this year we could not believe how terrible the place was!! Everything changed: the service, the atmosphere, the food and whole approach is about taking your money without offering any kindness and chance to enjoy your meal! The menu is... More

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Zurich, Switzerland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

The Palace Paladini was just next to our pension and we were here several times while our visit in Hvar. The reception by Magdalena was hearwarming and welcoming at everytime. We mostly ate meat which was very tasty and like butter. Furthermore the service by Ivan was professional and kind. Any special wish we had was fullfilled (allergies etc.) and... More

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