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Santa Croce

Svetog Kriza 11, Rovinj 52210, Croatia
+385 52 842 240 / +385 91 272 72 26
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Ranked #18 of 122 Restaurants in Rovinj
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Good for: Romance, Local cuisine
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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Good for: Romance, Local cuisine
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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  • English first
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  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Norwegian first
  • Polish first
  • Russian first
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English first
Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW

I visited this restaurant several times in 2011 and 2012. I have not been back to Rovijn since 2012 so cannot comment on the last year and a half. This was by far the best restaurant I had been to in Rovijn. We discovered it by walking in the old cobbled streets of the Old Town. We saw all this... More

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Toronto, Canada
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5 reviews 5 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

Good food and good value. Restaurant was recommended by our host at Casa Alice. Fun spot to people watch in the evening.

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Frankfurt, Germany
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16 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

On our 2nd day of our stay in Rovinj we chose Santa Croce due to the positive reviews on Tripadvisor. We were not disappointed. The location may not be the best, no sea-view next to a rather crowded walkway; but the terrace is distributed on a nice cascade stair. The seafood was the best we could get so far in... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014 via mobile

We had a lovely seafood meal here, and the shared dessert platter is amazing! The staff are friendly and attentive, and the restaurant is located in a pleasant setting on a sloping square in the backstreets of the old town. A great evening.

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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

Great food and excellent and professional service. The staff is efficient and welcoming. Fresh fish great value and top service. A great dessert: full of sweet treats to share. Also had house wine - white - excellent. We ate outside but inside the decor is absolutely first class. Enjoyed three meals here during a week stay. Highly recommended.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

A nicely situated terraced restaurant in a small medieval square....unfortunately the meal did not match. Bread was almost stale, beef carpaccio tasteless and mushy, and worst part was finding a plastic wrapper in my Istrian pasta. I sent it back for a new plate (which was ok) but I was still charged for it. The restaurant offered a free cup... More

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Norwich, United Kingdom
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3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

Enjoyed 2 meals here in the last few days and both were faultless. Not the best location with views only of the street and not the harbour but if you want to enjoy the food rather than the view it won't bother you. Fresh fish, superb pasta, great value (for Rovinj) and top service mean top marks all round. The... More

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London, United Kingdom
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31 reviews 31 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014 via mobile

Restaurant was recommended by hotel so after wandering around the old town we found the restaurant easily enough and got a table on the terrace. Although we hadn't reserved a table I'd try to secure one prior to going as it is very busy. We wanted beefsteak, one with truffles the other with pepper sauce however for some reason there... More

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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221 restaurant reviews
148 helpful votes 148 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

We enjoyed the salad options - choosing 4 between us. They also had great grilled vegetables, Swiss chard, and pastas (although we found the truffle pasta too al dente). The major issue was the smoking from the terrace below (the other restaurant). As others have remarked, the outdoor seating is basically together and since the other restaurant is also more... More

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Billericay, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2014

Great food and excellent and professional service but not for those who like their meal over in 30 minutes. Felt like a proper restaurant and not touristy and not reliant on fabulous views. Only downside is its difficult to find as only separated by a rope from what looks like a dreadful restaurant below which must affect trade. We walked... More

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