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Balbi

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Mediterranean, Croatian
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Trg G. Matteottija, Rovinj 52210, Croatia
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night

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  • 36
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  • 6
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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
Loved it So Much we went twice today!

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!

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 5, 2015
tutorman
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southern new jersey
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southern new jersey
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44 reviews 44 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
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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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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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9 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
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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24 reviews 24 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

We ate here last August 2014 because we read very good opinions about it, and they were not wrong. The place are small, but it location is very nice and romantic, located in a narrow and quiet street in the center of town. It has a lovely terrace to eat in summer. The dishes are very copious and well-prepared. We... More 

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west yorks
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72 restaurant reviews
127 helpful votes 127 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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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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61 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 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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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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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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Rovinj, Croatia
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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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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Trg G. Matteottija, Rovinj 52210, Croatia
  • Location: Europe  >  Croatia  >  Istria  >  Rovinj

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 15 - 31
  • Cuisine: Mediterranean, Croatian

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