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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, Reservations

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
A classy little restaurant

We had walked past this restaurant a number of times and the outside area always looked very classy. It doesn't have a view over the sea as its located on the other side of a narrow street heading up towards the Church, but always looked romantic and so on our last night just prior to a... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 28, 2015
David W
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Newcastle, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
  • Romantic
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Newcastle, United Kingdom
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50 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015 NEW

We had walked past this restaurant a number of times and the outside area always looked very classy. It doesn't have a view over the sea as its located on the other side of a narrow street heading up towards the Church, but always looked romantic and so on our last night just prior to a thunderstorm we went inside,... More 

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Budapest, Budapest, Hungary
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015

This restaurant is a small gem on the route to the cathedral. It's easy to mistake it with the restaurant on the lower level of the street - make sure you sit at a table beyond the ropes. Service is amazing and very professional, the prices are not higher than any average Rovinj restaurant but you get a much nicer... More 

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Lancashire, England
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46 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

We visited Santa Croce 3 years ago and had to come back on our second visit to rovinj. The food is extra special we had the local meat plate to start which was lovely and then the truffle pasta and a risotto. All lovely and really filling. Service also exceptional, we had to sit inside as they were so busy... More 

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hoylake
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54 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015

Recommended to us by our hotel so went on our first night. Didn't book but only had to wait 5 minutes or so. We're given a glass of wine while we waited. Ordered tuna tartare and beef carpaccio to start and steak with truffle sauce and scampi and asparagus risotto for mains. Highlights were the tuna starter and the risotto... More 

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2015

I enjoyed a vegetarian meal which is rare in Rovinj. My husband had cod and tuna which were both delicious. The place is charming, if lacking a view, and the staff friendly. Recommended.

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Florianopolis, SC
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48 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

Santa Croce serves highly specialised Croatian food, taking traditional dishes and doing them with fresh and quality ingredients and a touch of creativity. Liked a lot the fish plate - something you encounter all over Croatia - with their style.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015

Small romantic restaurant Santa Croce located in old town, with very nice food and lovely service 😄😄😄

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HULL
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2014

Really nice quality restaurant which shares a terrace with another establishment - make sure you go on the upper terrace as the lower part is the other place. Definitely a cut above the tourist places surrounding the harbour but still easy to get to. Lovely seafood dishes and the sharing plate of mini desserts was a good choice. Service really... More 

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Westcliff on Sea Essex
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

This was the last of 11 restaurants we visited in Rovinj and ranked right up there with the best. The service was very good and we had oven cooked Brill between two which was excellent as were the starters. Book because it always looked busy.

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Toronto
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 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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Address: Svetog Kriza 11, Rovinj 52210, Croatia
Phone Number: +385 52 842 240 / +385 91 272 72 26
Location: Europe  >  Croatia  >  Istria  >  Rovinj

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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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