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Trg G. Matteottija, Rovinj 52210, Croatia
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Ranked #3 of 129 Restaurants in Rovinj
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $15 - $31
Cuisines: Mediterranean, Croatian
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
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west yorks
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100 reviews 100 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
104 helpful votes 104 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014

went mid september with missus what a beautifull city and what a find we shared cozze alla marinara (mussels) wife had mixed fried seafood platter I had linguine with lobster deeeelicious . the food was mostly fish orientated but they also did meat the waiters spoke Italian German English and of course Croat all staff were local Croats so friendly... More 

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Durham, England
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93 reviews 93 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014

A small restaurant in the streets of Rovinj. Good range of food on the menu and everything we had was absolutley delicious. Service was excellent and could highly recommend a meal here.

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Asheville
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74 reviews 74 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014

Charming restaurant in the old town area of Rovinj. We went for lunch based upon the TripAdvisor ratings and were not disappointed. We sat at an exterior table. Well worth looking for. We had no wait since we visited in October. Service was excellent as well as the food. We ordered the mixed grill for two.....which arrived as this beautiful... More 

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Brussels, Belgium
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41 reviews 41 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014

Went there twice during our stay in Rovinj. When all restaurants in the old town are empty, this one was full! That says it all I guess. Good food, well prepared and at affordable prices! Only little issue, if you have to sit inside, you'll see that it is very noisy!

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Madison, Wisconsin
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44 reviews 44 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

After walking around the old city of Rovinj for 45 minutes, I came back to Balbi (which I had seen and liked from passing by but wanted to first explore other options) and have a great dining experience. The place was nearly full and with only 2 waitresses working, I feared a long dinner with slow service. But they surprised... More 

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Kingston upon Thames, United Kingdom
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27 reviews 27 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

Can't find fault with the food here but the tables are set very close and the staff are visibly under too much pressure with the constant queue of waiting customers. We had fish stew from the oven - mussels in orange/ginger bisque = seafood risotto and roast sea bass, all well cooked. Prices have increased more here because of popularity... More 

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oakville, ontario
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38 reviews 38 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2014

we throughly enjoyed a great steak meal at this restaurant. It is in a charming spot in the old town. excellent food and service. great atmosphere

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3 reviews 3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014

Very kind personal and excellent food,the ambient is very smooth and lovely.we are coming back definitely again :)))))

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Brussels, Belgium
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22 reviews 22 reviews
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13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

Had dinner here. The restaurant has a nice terrace, service was attent and the food tasty. Price/quality is good, certainly as it is in the old city

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Minneapolis, MN
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35 reviews 35 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
150 helpful votes 150 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

Balbi was located right outside our hotel and always seemed to be busy, with good reason. The prices were reasonable and there is a good selection, with an expected emphasis on seafood. Overall probably the best meal in terms of food and value that we found in three nights in Rovinj.

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Address: Trg G. Matteottija, Rovinj 52210, Croatia
Location: Europe  >  Croatia  >  Istria  >  Rovinj
Average Prices: USD 15 - 31
Cuisine: Mediterranean, Croatian

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