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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 #14 of 128 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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Toronto
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84 reviews 84 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

Just back from dinner here ....selected based on TA reviews...maybe an "off" night for what we ordered but: 1) risotto somewhat bland and frugal on scampi. 2) fish filet merely ok and truffle sauce gave flavour boost...very good rating a "light 4" with acknowlegdment to friendly attentive staff and lovely location with outdoor terrace...wouldn't bother going back, sorry....with any luck,... More

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Dingolfing
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8 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014 via mobile

No ocean view but great food. And watching the tourists pass by on the small street was almost as enjoyable. Food was just great, especially give the fact that power was out that night due to some short in the local distribution rack. The service was just fine, explaining the limitations and still delivering a very great dinner. It will... More

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23 reviews 23 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

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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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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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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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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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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