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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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18 reviews 18 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 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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100 reviews 100 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
115 helpful votes 115 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
59 helpful votes 59 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
30 helpful votes 30 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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44 reviews 44 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
57 helpful votes 57 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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47 reviews 47 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 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
18 helpful votes 18 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
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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
11 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 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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Address: Trg G. Matteottija, Rovinj 52210, Croatia
Location: Europe  >  Croatia  >  Istria  >  Rovinj
Average Prices: USD 15 - 31
Cuisine: Mediterranean, Croatian

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