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“Great grilled fish” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Balbi

Balbi
Trg G. Matteottija, Rovinj 52210, Croatia
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Ranked #3 of 129 Restaurants in Rovinj
Price range: $15 - $31
Cuisines: Mediterranean, Croatian
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
Zurich, Switzerland
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6 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
“Great grilled fish”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2012

We had the fish platter for two, which we really enjoyed. It contained mussels, squid, crayfish and two grilled fishes and as a side potatoes with spinach. We thought that it was tasty and uncomplicated cooking which let the ingredients take the center stage and it made a really nice impression. We also really like the ambience sitting outside, and the service was friendly. the value for money was good we felt. Only small drawback is that the dessert menu was limited, but that is also a healthy aspect :-).

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Tel Aviv, Israel
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146 reviews 146 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 58 cities Reviews in 58 cities
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
“THE place for fresh fish”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2012

There's a long queue in front if the Balbi every night and for a good reason. The serve fresh, delicious fish at good prices. Couple this with very warm service and you have a winner! much better than the touristic place by the harbor (and also cheaper).

Visited August 2012
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Salzburg, Österreich
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14 restaurant reviews
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“very good”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2012

Top restaurant but they don´t take reservations- service is excellent and the wine too. Especially the istrian grappa is very delicious

  • Visited September 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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liverpool
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35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
“Good food and has children's menu”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2012

Just stubbled on this place, quite early so no problem for a table, but instantly it was packed out, with people hovering waiting for your table! Always a good sign. The food was good and reasonable priced. The fish platter was excellent and we thought the tiny children's menu was a great idea. The food was quick and very tasty

Visited August 2012
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Trondheim, Norway
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“A solid restaurant, but not special”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2012

Stumbled at the restaurant for its nice location near ateliers and remembered good reviews here. Had fish soup (very good), risotto frutti di mare (salty and mashed, a little disappointing), seabass carpaccio (good), and cevapcici (very good). Don't mind eating there but don't see why the rave reviews of the food quality. Though cevapcici is perhaps not the best dish to test a restaurant's skill. We did ask for a tomato for our baby and the tomato was so red and lush with flavor, so you know the restaurant uses good ingredients.

  • Visited August 2012
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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