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“Good spot, food and service ok.” 3 of 5 stars
Review of Vongola

Vongola
Kupaliste Slatina, Opatija 51410, Croatia
+385(0)51 711854
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Ranked #24 of 44 Restaurants in Opatija
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
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Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
Munich, Germany
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“Good spot, food and service ok.”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2013

We had lunch here and can recommend the location.

Drink some spumante/sparkling wine from Croatia (e.g. Tomaz Millenium) and have a grilled fish, enjoy the sun!

The service is, well, decent but no real warmth, the place is a bit teared down.
Fish was ok, but nothing special. 3+ for the view.

  • Visited September 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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107 restaurant reviews
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“Tasty!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2013 via mobile

We ordered vongole, black rissoto and anchovies salad. I think this was the best restaurant we had in Opatija. Service was ok; have to ask for extra virgin olive oil. The view of the water was really nice!

  • Visited September 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Zagreb, Croatia
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“Average food, bad service, not transparent prices”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2013

Although located directly on the city beach and maybe even appealing due to lot of people seated and eating... and not having at all big expectations for the quality of the food it is still possible to be disappointed.
Food is not bad tasting, but servings are way too small (the salad price was 10 eur but it was way too small serving, the same goes for risoto..). On the bill I noticed that the charge was 2 eur for bread that we did not order. When we objected the waiter was very rude and claimed that he should have charged for the olive oil that he brought!! Shame to run that place in such manner..

  • Visited August 2013
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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Leeds, United Kingdom
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“Good seafood”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2013

Vongola is located just off the promenade of Opatija. The outside seating area has a lovely view to the sea.
For starters we had the beef soup. It was something what my mum cooks in Hungary.
For main we had the seafood platter for two. The fish and the seafood was fresh and very tasty. It said on the menu it comes with crushed potatoes and chard which turned out to be potatoes and spinach mashed together. It was tasty, but tiny portion.
The service was nothing special and I'd say the food was nice, but a bit overpriced. But I guess you pay for the location.

Visited August 2013
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Shoreham by Sea, United Kingdom
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“Disappointing”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2013

This restaurant dominates the area behin the main town beach and ought to be better than it is. There is a disappointing uniformity to most of the restaurants in Opatija so it makes it relatively easy to compare. Good location, average food, slightly above average prices. Not the best in town.

Visited August 2013
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