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“Great food, great service” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Dalmatino

Dalmatino
Sveti Marak 1, Hvar, Hvar Island 21450, Croatia
00385915293121
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Ranked #1 of 100 Restaurants in Hvar
Cuisines: Croatian
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Good for: Families with children, Romance, Large groups, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
Liverpool, United Kingdom
2 reviews
“Great food, great service”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2013

We went to this restaurant following a recommendation from someone we met in Hvar who had been many times. And we were not disappointed. Between 4 of us we shared 2 meat platters which were amazing- the steak cooked perfectly to our requests- and the "house wine" (1L for £10) was the best we'd had in all the restaurants that week. We were also given a complimentary local liqueur both before and after the meal which was a great touch. The service was impeccable and I would definitely recommend this restaurant.

  • Visited September 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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London, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“Amazing food, amazing service - left feeling incredibly satisfied.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2013 via mobile

We were recommended this restaurant by a friend, who studied food science at university (and really knows her stuff) so we had high hopes for Dalmatino before we even sat down. It's safe to say those hopes were met and went beyond any expectations!

The fact the restaurant was packed when we arrived was already a good sign, but the helpful waiters who assured us we would soon be seated, gave us a realistic time to wait which, in retrospect, was hugely worth the wait!

The helpful, friendly and hugely generous staff never failed to bring us little tastes of Croatia between every meal (and no they didn't add on the 'free' things to the bill at the end!) Very honest, incredibly well cooked food with staff who knew the menu inside and out, and were open to giving recommendations.

I had the Dalmatian 'Pašticada' which was homemade gnocchi with slow cooked beef in a reduced red wine and fruit sauce, which we were told was the dish traditionally eaten at weddings. It was perfectly cooked, and I could have eaten it again and again if I had has the stomach capacity. I then opted for the cheese plate, which consisted of Gorgonzola, a Croatian Parmesan-like cheese and mozzarella with delicious olive oil, almonds, pine nuts and prunes, and some fresh soft bread.

The best meal I've had out in a very very long time!

  • Visited September 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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London, United Kingdom
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23 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 16 cities Reviews in 16 cities
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
“Wow wow wow - amazing food”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2013

The only downside to this restaurant is the queue to get a table, and after eating here we can see why everyone wants to be here! The service here is exceptional, the staff are so helpful and knowledgeable on the wine/ food each one having an intimate understanding of the menu - the best service we had on our trip. The food was amazing, the hvar steak with anchovies a revelation! We were brought lots of different complimentary local drinks before each course, this was a very nice touch. After such a fantastic meal a review can't really do our night justice....EAT HERE!!!

  • Visited September 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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“Worth a try!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2013

Based on many trip advisor reviews, we visited Dalmatino. It is loacted very close to the harbour - making it very approachable.

On our first visit we were so impressed with the starters, the staff, the main course that we we decided to visit on the next night as well.

the second visit was below expectation though, food was a disappointment... and what i was surprised was with the fact that no one bothered to ask me why i had almost entirely left my main course on the plate.

But despite that, I would say that this is worth a try... just try and stick to the popular dishes ( Gnochhi and steaks). Also, the desserts were a bit over rated - step over to the harvour for a gelato instead!

Ah yes! - Great house wine!

Visited September 2013
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Santa Barbara, California
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“Incredible service and food - truly world class”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2013

Or server was so kind and very funny. They gave us 3 aperitif shots of different brandies throughout the meal. The atmosphere was lovely and my truffle ravioli was beyond excellent. My wife had a unique, fish dish she loved. It is family owned and the chefs were very friendly. Don't miss going to Dalamatino!

Visited August 2013
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