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Balbi

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Chowder, Mediterranean, European, Soups, Croatian
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Trg G. Matteottija, Rovinj 52210, Croatia
00385-0-52-817-200
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Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, Reservations

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  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Very Good dinner.

Lovely, attentive service. Our group of four loved almost all the courses we had - pasta was slightly hard which was the only criticism. Everything else top notch.

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 25, 2015
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Cupar, United Kingdom
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Cupar, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

Lovely, attentive service. Our group of four loved almost all the courses we had - pasta was slightly hard which was the only criticism. Everything else top notch.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

We really enjoyed the atmosphere, food good, very friendly staff that makes you feel welcome. They have all types of food, we had fish starters that were really tasty and big enough, and as main dish pasta. That was al dente as it should be, sauce pleasant. Nice house wine. Despite a lot of people waiting for the table (no... More 

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Budapest
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

We had an eay dinner which was perfect and reasonable priced. Both scampi and grilled calamari were delicious as well as the wine. Highly recommend it!

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Bolton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

We sat outside this fresh looking small restaurant,on the street under an awning. We had arrived early so had time to sit and watch the world go by. I had anchovies and fennel to start then grilled scampi and a panna cotta to end, all of which were simply presented and tasted delicious.Served by friendly and efficient staff I found... More 

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Sentrupert, Slovenia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

After our first visit to the restaurant, my daughter and I had to visit it again two days later. There were plenty of people eating and serving, but the atmosphere was so relaxing, so I totally forgot about the time and just enjoyed the delicious food.

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Amsterdam
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

You have to look for it a little while, but once you'll find it - it's an absolute gem! Located between local architecture Balbi serves absolutely the best food we found in Rovinj at very affordable prices!

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Austria
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

What a great restaurant! We went there twice. No reservation possible. This is good for the bar on the other side as the waiting crowd sips some wine. I just loved their dishes. Mussels with orange-ginger sauce, fish with chard potatoes, gnocchi with cod filled calamari. Just delicious. The service was very good. I guess two of the four people... More 

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Seattle, Washington
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

The food was exceptionally good and the service friendly, albeit a bit slow (as is common in Rovinj). There is outdoor seating, which we opted against - because we saw cats under the tables, which seemed like a recipe for being startled.

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Preston, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

The food, setting, service and price were all excellent. This is a very busy restaurant with a queue of people (even at 10pm) so we felt a little rushed. Having said that I would definitely visit again and would recommend it if you are visiting rovinj.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

My family and I went here on the 2nd July after hearing great things, however we found the complete opposite. Four of the starters came together then half way through they brought the fifth one out, two people on the table where still eating when they started bringing the mains out. I understand they were fairly busy and were rushed... More 

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Additional Information about Balbi

Address: Trg G. Matteottija, Rovinj 52210, Croatia
Phone Number: 00385-0-52-817-200
Location: Europe  >  Croatia  >  Istria  >  Rovinj
Average Prices: USD 15 - 31
Cuisine: Chowder, Mediterranean, European, Soups, Croatian

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Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Trg G. Matteottija, Rovinj 52210, Croatia
  • Location: Europe  >  Croatia  >  Istria  >  Rovinj
  • Phone Number: 00385-0-52-817-200

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 15 - 31
  • Cuisine: Chowder, Mediterranean, European, Soups, Croatian

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