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balbi

trg mateotti 6, Rovinj, Croatia
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Ranked #5 of 115 restaurants in Rovinj
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $15 - $31
Cuisines: Yugoslavian
Good for: Local cuisine, Outdoor seating
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
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Good for: Local cuisine, Outdoor seating
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
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Herts
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45 reviews 45 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

This restaurant is in the old town with swifts shrieking overhead. It has a couple of tables indoors and 3 rows of tables set out in the alley. Fabulous seafood, all so fresh and really reasonably priced. We loved the staff too and returned several times during our holiday.

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Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

We followed the advice on TA and were not dissappointed. Everything was top notch! It's an absolute recommendation!

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Oslo
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13 reviews 13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014 NEW via mobile

A nice restaurant, with very nice seating area outside. The food is very good, but not outstanding. If not booked in advance, be prepared to wait for a little while (it is a populare restaurant). All in all, a nice experience, albeit not memorable.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014 NEW

Service and food are excellent. You must visit IF you can get a table. If you can't then like others you may have to WAIT !!! It will be worth it. While you are there a bottle of Kozlovic will go down very well. Our waiter was Predrag; he has a great sense of humour and speaks many languages and... More

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Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

Visited yesterday. Had to wait since no reservations were offered. Food was good, staff was friendly.

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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

Absolutlely beautiful. Staff is very friendly and professional. You may need to wait for a table but it is sooo worth it. The food is absolutely amazing. Fresh, tasty, beautifully cooked and reasonably priced. We had calamari, sea brim, civabcici and pljukance with shrimps. The place is absolutely gorgeous too. Especially after sunset. Soo romantic.

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Fort Worth
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227 reviews 227 reviews
103 restaurant reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

This was a recommendation from the apartment/hotel and it turned out to be a good one. The grilled squid was tender and juicy. The server asked if I liked garlic (I replied 'I LOVE IT!") and that gave the chef license to put the minced garlic and olive oil on liberally as the calamari grilled. Accompanied by grilled eggplant, zucchini... More

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

We absolutely adored this little restaurant - the food was superb as was the service - which is why we ate here most nights. It is very popular - so booking is recommended. Located in the old town back streets amongst the cobbles - it has a wonderful character and you need to eat outside to experience the warm atmosphere!... More

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Sofia, Bulgaria
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5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

This is among the best restaurants in Rovinj. the food is great and the service is just as we like it - friendly, positive and helping. We ate here last year several times and again this year. The waiter remembered us from last year!

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Lytham St Annes, England, United Kingdom
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19 reviews 19 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

We visited Balbi on two occasions following the reviews on Trip Advisor and on both occasions had a very good meal with excellent service. Must be one of the busiest restaurants in Rovinj!

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