We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Balbi

Certificate of Excellence
$$
Chowder, Mediterranean, European, Soups, Croatian
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
Trg G. Matteottija, Rovinj 52210, Croatia
00385-0-52-817-200
Improve this listing
Add hours for Balbi and help diners know when to go.
+ Add hours
Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Dinner, Lunch, Reservations

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 708 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 387
    Excellent
  • 251
    Very good
  • 50
    Average
  • 12
    Poor
  • 8
    Terrible
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
A good find in the heart of the old city

Recommended by our Airbnb host, this treasure of a restaurant tucked into the old town is a most delightful find. There is a fair sized outdoor eating area and a few tables inside. We were inside but the space is small and the doors and windows wide open which gives you the same feel. The wait... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 28, 2015
Vanessa D
Add Photo Write a Review

708 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Rate and write a review
Roll over, then click to rate
  Click to rate
Date | Rating
  • Danish first
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Norwegian first
  • Polish first
  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
  • Swedish first
  • Any
English first
Level Contributor
99 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

Recommended by our Airbnb host, this treasure of a restaurant tucked into the old town is a most delightful find. There is a fair sized outdoor eating area and a few tables inside. We were inside but the space is small and the doors and windows wide open which gives you the same feel. The wait staff were polite and... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Level Contributor
4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

The food is very good, particularly fish dishes. The restaurant is very elegant. Less expensiv than in Italy other similar restaurants.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Luxembourg City, Luxembourg
Level Contributor
81 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

I had lunch here with my family. I had a lot of expectations based on the Tripadvisor reviews. The service was good, nice setting. The food was good too but lacked the refinement that I was hoping for. My octopus salad needed oil, lemon, salt, only after I added all that it was a good dish. The gnocchi with tomato... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Bratislava, Slovakia
Level Contributor
95 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

We liked the food - tasty, fresh and you can see the cook preparing it. We also liked the service - prompt and nice. I definitely recommend!

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
California
Level Contributor
132 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

We ordered baked sea bass and rocket salad with shrimp. We felt the fish was a little salty. The upside is they have a very friendly and professonal staff.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Witham
Level Contributor
5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

Firstly must say the food was lovely and could not be faulted, the only issue with the Balbi is it is very popular. People were queuing up in the wine bar opposite to be seated on the outside tables, but there are a few tables inside. We chose to sit inside as the table was available when we arrived, but... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

The food was very good and the service was also very good. I recommend for anyone who stayed in Rovinj. The waiters was friendly.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Binningen, Switzerland
Level Contributor
10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

As the title says: We didn't have anything to complain about. Everything was great at Balbi. I would surely recommend this place. Additional note: Balbi does not accept any reservations. So, if you are only 2-4 people, you probably don't have to worry about waiting too long. But I don't know how they handle bigger groups.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Level Contributor
5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

We ate here the second night in Rovigno (14th august). The location is beautiful: the restaurant is in a little square in the middle of the old city, the tables are outside the restaurant in the middle of the place. If you want to eat here you have to wait about 20-30 min because the restaurant is always full, but... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Nicosia, Cyprus
Level Contributor
71 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

The location of this restaurant is really great. In a small square in the middle of the old town of Rovinj. The manager serves dishes with the rest of the waiters who are absolutely superb in their work. Quick, effective and informative regarding the menu. They are always packed and they do not do reservations but help everybody who is... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes

Travelers who viewed Balbi also viewed

 
Rovinj, Istria
 

Been to Balbi? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing
Improve this listing

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, European, Soups, Croatian

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Balbi staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?