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Balbi

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Chowder, Mediterranean, Croatian
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Trg G. Matteottija, Rovinj 52210, Croatia
00385-0-52-817-200
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Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch, Late Night, 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
Delicious food

Hidden in the back streets is this gem of a restaurant. Service was good, would recommend skipping the starters as they were disappointing but the main which was fish cooked in the oven was superb. Wine was excellent. So all in all a good food and would go back

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 3, 2015
Bubbles29
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12 reviews 12 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 NEW

Hidden in the back streets is this gem of a restaurant. Service was good, would recommend skipping the starters as they were disappointing but the main which was fish cooked in the oven was superb. Wine was excellent. So all in all a good food and would go back

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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

A great fish restaurant located in the cobbled streets of the old town. The restaurant was full, such was its popularity. I can see why, the food was great. Service was good and prices were higher than average for rovinj but well worth it. Would visit again.

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Chicago, Illinois
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

We ate at Balbi on our first night in Rovinj - recommended by our hotel. We were so pleased with our meal. My husband had a wonderful mixed seafood plate and I had a delicious pasta with clams. Our waiter recommended a great bottle of Croatian white wine that paired perfectly with our dishes. We couldn't believe the great value... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

This Italian restaurant served fresh, delicious pasta, seafood, and Greek salad. The house red and white wine were both delicious too. I highly recommend Balbi for an authentic Italian meal.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

Had heard that this was one of the best restaurants in Rovinj - and we were not disappointed. The "mixed seafood" was great!

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Adelaide, Australia
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33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

We had a late lunch/early dinner here and the service was lovely. The staff were polite and friendly. We shared the marinated sardines, then each had a pasta. I had the shrimp and zucchini, which was tasty (but perhaps a little too much sauce) and hubby had the spaghetti with garlic, olive oil and chilli. His dish was also really... More 

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Vienna, Austria
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015 NEW

the best mussels I have ever eaten. The sauce is perfect! The fish plate was also pretty good. when you come for meal at noon you easily get a table, not that easy in the evening.

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Epsom, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015 NEW

This restaurant came highly recommended and I can see why. There was a short wait for a table as the restaurant was packed. The staff were friendly and very helpful giving tips on the menu. For a starter I had mussels which were great while my girlfriend had salad which was also great. For main I had mixed fried fish... More 

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West Yorkshire, United Kingdom
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35 reviews 35 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015 via mobile

The food was faultless, I ordered pasta which was clearly home made. Lots of choice on the menu and a couple of good vegetarian options. We went in the evening and it was busy, we had to wait for a table. The service was excellent, very quick and friendly. Other tables were ordering the fish platter for two which looked... More 

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Belgrade, Serbia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

Excellent restaurant. My wife and I had a very good dinner there. I had mussels with garlic and white wine, my wife had risotto with seafood – both delicious. This was accompanied by white wine (excellent Istrian Malvasia). The restaurant is in the old town, nice location at a pleasant square. It was full so we had to wait some... More 

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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, 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, Croatian

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