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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 #71 of 94 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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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

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 NEW

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 NEW

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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Bergen, Norway
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6 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

Yesterday we visited this restaurant for the third time (first time was ten years ago), and it's still such a great place to eat and relax. I gave it three stars last year, but I am giving it four stars this year. We had a very friendly and calm waiter who made sure we were all happy, and everything we... More

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7 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

I enjoyed a perfectly cooked pasta dish in their beautiful garden. Our waiter was friendly and attentive. The lemon sorbet we had as a dessert was not that good, but everything else was very nice!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014 via mobile

Looking for a nice meal with a local touch somewhere off the main beach parade street, we found the Palace Paladini offering a warm and nice backyard atmosphere. Predetermined to try the Hvar speciality of Gregada, we enjoyed a very nice meal and good drinks. We were well taken care of by the friendly staff.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2014 via mobile

Place is nice, a great garden but food is bad (sea food risotto with shrimps contains only one shrimp) pasta is extremely small and the guy serving couldn't care less. Will never go back

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Dublin, Ireland
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2014

This was a nice restaurant with a lovely location in a small garden in the heart of the town. The food was very nice. I had smoked ham for starters and a fillets steak for the main. Both very good. The food is a little expensive and the service wasn't brilliant especially for the price. Overall not a bad place... More

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2014 via mobile

Poor service, average food and big bucks. They think they are doing you a service just to serve you. Much better choices in Hvar and better value for money

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2014

Cobbled street outside with romantic subdued lighting - tick A beautiful courtyard - yes tick Lovely orange trees hanging above your head - tick Firstly can I pre-empty this review by clarifying we both know about food and cook every day and have traveled the world - food is our passion and we are open minded to try anything. So... More

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