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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: Late Night, Dinner, Lunch, Reservations

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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
Highly recommended

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 27, 2015
SolanaMike
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Lincoln, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
  • Romantic
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

Very lucky to get a table without a reservation on a busy Saturday evening in August. Beautiful setting in the old town. Delicious seafood and very reasonable prices. Portions were fine for us but may need a side dish if you have a large apetite. We loved the house white wine. (Worth noting that there are 2 restaurants right beside... More 

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Oderzo
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

I was there in the middle of August were there is always a lot of tourist in the town. For this reason we didn't manage to rmeat outside in the nice terrace, but we had the opportunity to eat at the first floor where they have a nice room with air conditioning (which was great, since that evening it was... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

After accidentally eating at the restaurant across the street with an adjoining terrace the night before, Santa Croce proved itself to be worth the second try. The service was excellent, very friendly and accommodating. We were able to get a seat inside at 9pm despite not having a reservation. One of us unfortunately started feeling ill (unrelated to the food!)... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

Great place in the centre of Rovinj. Beautiful menu cart which made it really difficult for us to decide. Very fresh ingredients, great composition of the courses. Very friendly staff which speak Croatian, English, Italian and German. One point to improve : shorten the waiting time. It took more than a hour before we received our starters.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015

Excellent food, very friendly staff, price is not exagerated. Our Rovinj favorite for a special dinner.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015

Lovely terraced restaurant away from the walk way through the little street. Very attentive staff with pleasant atmosphere and delightful food. Catered for vegetarian very well. We really enjoyed the evening but book to secure a table outside.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

The restaurant has a very good location close to Rovinj harbour. The staff is friendly and the service is good. We had for starters both carpaccio, that was excellent and anchovies that was not so good. For main we had fresh fish that was good but not outstanding.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

Had a really nice dinner here while visiting Rovinj. Staff was very friendly and professional. Octopus salad was great, and I really enjoyed istrian pasta with truffles. Desert was also fine, prefered mascarpone mousse over chocolate.

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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

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Local cuisine, Romantic

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