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Santa Croce

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Svetog Kriza 11, Rovinj 52210, Croatia
+385 52 842 240 / +385 91 272 72 26
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Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff

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  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
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I ate dinner twice at Santa Croce and had the same waitress both nights. Santa Croce is located above Ancora restaurant. Go up the steps past the white rope. The first night I had spiny cockles and then Fuzi pasta with black truffles. This was my first taste of spiny cockles and I enjoyed them... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed October 15, 2015
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Aiea, Hawaii
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86 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2015

I ate dinner twice at Santa Croce and had the same waitress both nights. Santa Croce is located above Ancora restaurant. Go up the steps past the white rope. The first night I had spiny cockles and then Fuzi pasta with black truffles. This was my first taste of spiny cockles and I enjoyed them very much. I had some... More 

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Hellsinki
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28 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2015

The dinner set us back some €10-20 more than elsewhere (little under €100 I think for a 3-course menu, two glasses of bubbly and a bottle of Malvazija..), but it was well worth it. I for instance have never liked the famous truffles, but the pasta here got me completely u-turned - it was gorgeous!

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Thank Veski
Ashdod, Israel
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79 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2015

The restaurant is centrally located in old town Rovinj; but in a quite lovely side alley. The place is relatively big and you can seat inside or at the raised, spacious outside terrace, as we did. The atmosphere was cheerful, friendly and romantic, with locals too among diners. The service was very friendly, helpful and professional. The restaurant is serving... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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48 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2015

We very much enjoyed our evening here. The starter salads were excellent and the setting was great. The terrace is beautiful and the restaurant and kitchens looked spotlessly clean. The staff were very friendly and helpful. Our main courses (a steak and fish) were slightly disappointing but didn't detract from the overall pleasure of the evening. We also felt that... More 

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Great Harwood, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2015

Been to some good restaurants in Rovinj but this was the best so far. The staff were very friendly and efficient and the food was top quality. We shared the seafood spaghetti which was excellent. The restaurant has a really good feel about it and we have booked again for our last night.

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Thank Tony H
berkshire
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2015 via mobile

We visited here when we couldn't get into the restaurant we originally had chosen. However I am glad we couldn't get in as this place is a true gem. My partner and I shared the seafood spaghetti it was fresh and delicious. The aroma is very romantic and the staff are extremely polite.

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Thank Georgina G
Munich, Germany
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13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2015 via mobile

We stayed there for dinner. Super nice service and food/ wine recommendation! Quality of ingredients was excellent and fresh. We had as starter seafood platter, spaghetti vongole as primo and branzino for main dish. Everything was fresh and of great quality - but absolutely tasteless! Spaghetti sauce was not made with a fish fond, despite lots of nice ingredience -... More 

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Cesky Krumlov, Jihocesky Kraj, Czech Republic
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29 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 via mobile

This was simply great! We were there in seven pax without reservation and the waiter helped us to be seated at one table which was very convenient. Had great tasty and good looking food which was all far above meal you can get in whole touristic places in Rovinj. Nice wine as well. And whole ambience is nice - you... More 

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Thank Ondra B
Lincoln, United Kingdom
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88 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015

We ate outside on the raised terrace - it is a lovely setting to watch everyone going by up the narrow street. Really friendly waitresses and superb food. The fried squid was the best we ate in Rovinj. Also recommend the gilthead bream, delicious. Tried the mixed dessert platter where you get a taster of nine desserts and it was... More 

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Thank SolanaMike
California
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133 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

One of our favorite meals while in Rovinj for a week. Had a wonderful dinner at Santa Croce with fabulous bottle of wine. We ordered carpacchio and Istrian pasta with truffles and proschutto.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Svetog Kriza 11, Rovinj 52210, Croatia
  • Location: Europe  >  Croatia  >  Istria  >  Rovinj
  • Phone Number: +385 52 842 240 / +385 91 272 72 26

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Mediterranean

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Local cuisine, Families with children, Romantic

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