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“Classy restaurant.” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Santa Croce

Santa Croce
Svetog Kriza 11, Rovinj 52210, Croatia
+385 52 842 240 / +385 91 272 72 26
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Ranked #17 of 129 Restaurants in Rovinj
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Good for: Romance, Local cuisine
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Yorkshire
Senior Contributor
49 reviews 49 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 18 cities Reviews in 18 cities
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
“Classy restaurant.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2013

I splurged on the sea bass here. Worth every kuna. Lovely terrace in the old town, very romantic. Along with Balbi, the best food we had on our trip in Rovinj and Rab. Service very good.

  • Visited June 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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wiltshire
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42 reviews 42 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 26 cities Reviews in 26 cities
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
“Pleasant evening with good food”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2013

As mentioned previously make sure you go up to the first floor where you can sit on the terrace or in doors which we chose to do. We were the only ones in this room but it was still relaxing and the waitress was a friendly smiley person. The food was well cooked and the beef with truffle sauce was delicious - asked for a medium steak and that's what I got and so tender. The mixed fish starter and mixed meat main was well presented and cooked and thoroughly enjoyed by hubbie. Well worth a visit it you would like something above the 'touristy' food served in many of the restaurants in Roninj.

  • Visited June 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Portland, Oregon
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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“Wonderful restaurant in the old city”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2013

Recommended by our B & B, we enjoyed our dinner here so much, we returned the next day for lunch. Mostly because my husband had some of my truffle pasta and wanted an order for himself. Both the inside and outside space are lovely and classy. The food was very good, especially the truffle pasta, and the service was excellent.

  • Visited May 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Tunis, Tunisia
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3 reviews 3 reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“disappointed”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2013

We arrived in Rovinj and decided to try Santa Croce based on recommendations. It was a real disappointment. Perhaps the regular chef was on holiday but our green salad was just a pile of lettuce with nothing else...plain and uninteresting. The scallops were overcooked, dried out and shrunk. The recommended crab pasta was so bad my wife could not eat it and asked for some plain pasta. After eating so many great meals in Slovenia, this was a horrible start to our Croatian dining. Cannot begin to recommend this place.

  • Visited April 2013
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 1 of 5 stars Food
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Brighton, United Kingdom
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13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
“Highly recommended”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2013

We booked through our hotel reception and arrived to a reserved table outside in the balmy evening air. The atmosphere was romantic, the food and wine both faultless, the price reasonable and the service impeccable. So good we ate here twice during a one week stay - and I'm a big believer in not returning to the same restaurant twice in a short stay. Highly recommended!

Visited July 2012
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