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“The locals love it, which is a good sign” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Konoba Istriana

Konoba Istriana
Pomer 331, Pula 52100 , Croatia
+385 95 904 4004
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Ranked #2 of 79 restaurants in Pula
Price range: $7 - $34
Cuisines: Grill
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Good for: Families with children, Romance, Local cuisine, Special occasions
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
altadena, ca
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5 reviews 5 reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
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“The locals love it, which is a good sign”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2013

We had a really nice meal here last night - my wife and I and our 2 kids ages 9 and 11. One thing we learned early on during our week here in Croatia is that things move slowly in restaurants, from getting a table, to ordering, to being served and paying the tab, so, RELAX and enjoy the foreignness of being in a foreign country doing foreign things around local people. Take recommendations from locals, by the way. They're usually unbiased and spot-on. The food can be a little exotic and vegetable-free, but we haven't had a bad meal yet. The owner of the place was very welcoming and made room for us even though they were booked for the night. I had the sausage plate, the kids and Mom had mushroom soup and the fish sampler. All of it was delicious and had a great home-made feel to it. Highly recommend Konoba Istriana.

  • Visited August 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Helsinki, Finland
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3 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
“Excellent food and friendly service”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2013

Konoba Istriana is located in Pomer, approximately five kilometers from Pula centre. That nice, genuine konoba serves local specialties and fresh seafood. If you prefer sitting outside there is a nice and quite spacious terrace as well. The staff is very friendly, helpful and professional. My husband had cheese and meat selection as a starter and beef with truffle sauce as a main course, I myself had home-made fuzi pasta with truffles as a starter and scampi buzzara (in tomato sauce) as a main course. Everything was really tasty! Don't miss the place.

  • Visited July 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Helsinki, Finland
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“A must visit in Pula”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013

We were staing in Pula, and a friend recommended me this place. It was absolutely worth a visit even though it's a 15 min taxi drive away from the center.

The food is just superb, and the staff (including the owner) are the best. After a great meal, the owner invited us to his office and offered us his own mixtures of grappa and ordered a taxi for us.

Five stars experience.

  • Visited July 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Copenhagen, Denmark
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“Genuine Istrian konoba with great food”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2013

Konoba Istriana is located in Pomer, a tranquil village some 10 minutes drive from Pula. The location of the restaurant makes it much more pleasant to eat here than in the busy Pula city center. Istriana serves great local specialties in genuine konoba environment. The outdoor seating is very cosy and the staff is very friendly, yet fast and professional (which is not always the case with konobas :).
We could not decide, which dishes to choose for the dinner, so we asked one of the waiters for a recommendation. After a short chat about our food preferences, he recommended several dishes, which showed to be be a spot on choice - with the main dish being a "frutti di mare" pot for two persons (several types of shells, prawns and fish cooked in their own juices and white wine). Istriana has my warmest recommendations!
Tip: Check out Istriana's fantastic selection of liquers and rakijas made of local herbs and fruits, they even have a separate menu card for those ;)

  • Visited July 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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“Local”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2013 via mobile

Konoba Istriana is easy to find (with a help of iphone maps) but it was also really clearly signed.
We were sit by very spacious table near small flower bush.
All waiters were very friendly and helpful and nice.

A cold appetizer was very good, we have eaten anchovies with capre and red onion,served with local olive oil.
Hot appetizer was delicious-black rissoto. The portion is huge-enough for two persons.
Main course: huge seafruit pot
Good, two fish fillets, four different mussles, schrimps.
No space for a dessert left.

  • Visited July 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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