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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: Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Late Night, Reservations

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Wonderful restaurant in Rovinj's Old town

My family and I ate at this wonderful restaurant in Rovinj's old town in April. The food was so good we went back for a second night. We ate various things there--greek salad, spaghetti with mussels, sea bass, spaghetti vongela, apple cake--everything was delicious. The owner, Yazna, was very... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 26, 2015
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78 reviews 78 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

My family and I ate at this wonderful restaurant in Rovinj's old town in April. The food was so good we went back for a second night. We ate various things there--greek salad, spaghetti with mussels, sea bass, spaghetti vongela, apple cake--everything was delicious. The owner, Yazna, was very gracious and we enjoyed talking to her about food and Rovinj.... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

--- everything is greased in oil (seems fish and meat swam in oil during cooking). Guys, that's far too much! -- beside oil, garlic seems to be the second most used ingredient, and as well "far too much"!! + friendly waiters

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MB
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015 via mobile

Great food, great atmosphere - nice for sitting outside because of the nice furniture, and the food is really delicioua and the waitors are kind

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Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

I have been going to Balbi for the last three summers, always excellent quality of food and served nicely.

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2015

We are so lucky our daughter adores seafood! This restaurant serves great seafood in a nostalgic local setting, white cloth tables in the street: great service, great wines, relaxed atmosphere! You just have to eat here while in Rovinj!

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Perth, Western Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015

We had a small dinner (after a large lunch in Motovun), and the calamari and salad caprese was excellent! Great, attentive service and lovely ambience...a big thumbs up!

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Ljubljana, Slovenia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015

A few days ago we ate dinner at Balbi, grilled squid (the portion consisted of 3 small squid) and some potatoes with collard greens. I had seafood risotto, which was ok, nothing special, good portion though, opposed to squid, which were more like an appetizer. Wine was bad, we tried white and red from the house. Service was nice, attentive... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015 via mobile

ended up having a light lunch and then went back for dinner tonight. It was right down the way from our hotel so very convenient, but it was also outstanding! Loved the pasta and service was excellent. May go back tomorrow!

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

Babu was delicious and the service was very nice! My friend and I both got pasta but honestly everything looked so good. This is a great place to eat if you're staying in rovinj and its at a great location!

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2015

This restaurant was recommend to us by the staff at casa garzotto. The food was excellent as was the service. The whole family loved the meat platters. The outside dining was lovely.

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Restaurant Details

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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