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
$$
Mediterranean, Croatian
Improve this listing
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Your filters are still active.
There are no pins in your viewport. Try moving the map or changing your filters.
Get directions
Trg G. Matteottija, Rovinj 52210, Croatia
Add hours for Balbi and help diners know when to go.
+ Add hours

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 524 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 281
    Excellent
  • 192
    Very good
  • 36
    Average
  • 9
    Poor
  • 6
    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
Most recent review
Excellent service and food!

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.

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 7, 2015
Zoe O
,
Melbourne, Australia
Good for:
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
Add Photo Write a Review

524 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Date | Rating
  • 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
Melbourne, Australia
Contributor
14 reviews 14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 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.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Contributor
19 reviews 19 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 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 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
west yorks
Top Contributor
117 reviews 117 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
124 helpful votes 124 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 

Was this review helpful? Yes 4
Durham, England
Top Contributor
102 reviews 102 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
66 helpful votes 66 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.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Asheville
Top Contributor
80 reviews 80 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 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 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Brussels, Belgium
Senior Contributor
44 reviews 44 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
111 helpful votes 111 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!

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Madison, Wisconsin
Senior Contributor
48 reviews 48 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 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 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Rovinj, Croatia
Senior Contributor
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 

Was this review helpful? Yes
oakville, ontario
Senior Contributor
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

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Reviewer
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 :)))))

Was this review helpful? Yes

Travelers who viewed Balbi also viewed

Rovinj, Istria
Rovinj, Istria
 
Rovinj, Istria
Rovinj, Istria
 

Been to Balbi? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Register now for free — and start getting automatic notification of new reviews, responding to traveler feedback, adding new photos to your listing and much more.

Manage your listing
Improve this listing

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

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?