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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This restaurant has great food and absolutely delicious desserts. The staff is very friendly and attentive. Definitely recommend!

Date of visit: August 2022
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Reviewed October 24, 2021

Very warm welcome even without a booking, had a lovely tapas local cuisine mix, beautifully presented with an even better taste. Adam the waiter gave us very appreciated and spot on recommendations for both drinks and desserts. Would highly recommend !

Date of visit: October 2021
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Reviewed September 20, 2021

I arrived quite late in Portoroz and was looking for a place for a quick dinner. I opted for the Istrian Bistro that was ranked quite nicely and not too far from my hotel. In five words: it was a great choice. Following the advice...of the waiter, I choose a very nice piece of beef with Parmigiano cheese and rocket salad. The meal was delicious and perfectly cooked. In addition, the service was excellent, the atmosphere of the restaurant relax and pleasant. Moreover, the place is spacious, the tables being all well apart from each other (which is a good thing with respect to COVID). To sum up, I definitely recommend this restaurant and I will probably try it out again during this week (other choices in the menu looking very good).More

Date of visit: September 2021
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Reviewed September 4, 2021

We had a reservation and were promptly there. First no one came to seat us then after complaining we got a table which was still uncleaned. We waited another 10 mins to get menu and cleaning but no one came. We left without ordering. We...were there with a 1 year old so it was extra inconvenient for us!More

Date of visit: September 2021
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Reviewed September 1, 2021 via mobile

Amazing food and excellent service. Massimo is very professional and knows how to persuade you to switch from a glass of wine and an apetizer to a 3 courses meal 😅. Amazing food, again. We were really impressed. We had the cold cuts platter, sardines...apetizer, vegetables soup, barbecue ribs and salt-cod ravoli. So so great!!! Massimo's recommendation regarding wine and olive oil were spot-on. He also is a very nice host, made us feel very special. For sure we will eat here again.More

Date of visit: September 2021
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Reviewed August 31, 2021 via mobile

Nice food, friendly And modern athmosphere. Nice assortment of Istrian specialties. Superb tuna steak. Would definitely recommend

Date of visit: August 2021
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Reviewed August 12, 2021 via mobile

We looked for a great place to eat and found it.Everything was great-the design,the service and the food.The hamburger was amazing.More

Date of visit: August 2021
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LifeClass, Guest Relations Manager at Istrian bistro & Tapas bar, responded to this reviewResponded August 25, 2021

Dear guests, Thank you for your message and the time you have taken and let us know your valued opinion. Your trust means a lot to us. We are glad that you have chosen our Istrian Tapas restaurant for this year's gourmet pleasure. We are...More

Reviewed August 7, 2021 via mobile

Great first class food but somewhat limited menu with few vegetarian options. Throughout the week the best appointee tables were empty and reservedMore

Date of visit: August 2021
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LifeClass, Guest Relations Manager at Istrian bistro & Tapas bar, responded to this reviewResponded August 25, 2021

Dear Mr. Marko, Thank you for your message and the time you have taken and let us know your valued opinion. Your trust means a lot to us. We are glad that you have chosen our Istrian Tapas restaurant for this year's gourmet pleasure. We...More

Reviewed July 13, 2021 via mobile

We were late on arrival to the Hotel Mind, wehere the restaurant is, but the waiter kept the restaurant going so we coud enjoy our dinner. We are expats, the chef gave my family a taste of Istria, and the waiter made us feel welcome....Food is all about the atmosphere and the story.More

Date of visit: July 2021
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LifeClass, Marketing at Istrian bistro & Tapas bar, responded to this reviewResponded July 26, 2021

Dear our guests, thank you very much for your positive opinion and your positive energy. We are glad that you have chosen LifeClass Hotels & Spa and enjoyed the food, swimming pools, beach and exceptional destination of our beautiful Portorož and its surroundings, as well...More

Reviewed December 26, 2020

I had a hard time getting their number in order to place my order in advance. After personally getting there and waiting for my food, the waiters nonchalantly told me that my order is waiting in the kitchen and that I had to go there...myself. After finding my way there, my food was packed but the boxes weren’t in a bag. How am I supposed to carry four paper boxes that were loosely holding my food away from the place? I am still thankful to this day that I was carrying a bag with me. I paid the whole price for my food as I wasn’t complaining about it. The kitchen staff were helping me but the waiters were just hovering around me, looking at me. The food, however, was amazing - a burger, but it certainly doesn’t compensate for the bad experience with the staff. Maybe it was because I was a young woman and because I looked like I had no money. Nevertheless I don’t think I will be leaving my money in this place ever again as I believe that it’s better to go to a place where every customer is treated as an equal. Great food can also be found in many other places in Portorož with better and friendlier staff than here.More

Date of visit: August 2020
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Reviewed October 5, 2020

Visited twice during our holidays and both times the food was delicious, service was great and the atmosphere very chilled. We tried most dishes on the menu and simply couldn’t pick a favourite- all were great!

Date of visit: September 2020
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Reviewed August 31, 2020 via mobile

One of the best restaurants I've been to, food is amazing, service is good. It is more of a fancy restaurant so the prices are a little bit higher than usual, but worth every €.More

Date of visit: August 2020
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LifeClass, Guest Relations Manager at Istrian bistro & Tapas bar, responded to this reviewResponded September 24, 2020

Dear our guests, Thank you for your message and the time you have taken and let us know your valued opinion. Your trust means a lot to us. We are glad that you had the best ala card restaurant Istrian Tapas in Portorož; Lifeclass &...More

Reviewed August 31, 2020 via mobile

Me and my grandma eated here for the last evening in Portorose and I must say we werren’t dissapointed the food was amazing and the rissoto my grandma eated was amazingMore

Date of visit: August 2020
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LifeClass, Guest Relations Manager at Istrian bistro & Tapas bar, responded to this reviewResponded September 24, 2020

Dear our guests, Thank you for your message and the time you have taken and let us know your valued opinion. Your trust means a lot to us. We are glad that you had the best ala card restaurant Istrian Tapas in Portorož; Lifeclass &...More

Reviewed August 22, 2020 via mobile

We were really excited about visiting this place, but unfortunately we were very disappointed. The service was terrible. The waiter was extremely rude, he didn’t want to clean the table for more than 10 minutes... I really do not recommend this place.

Date of visit: August 2020
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Reviewed August 9, 2020

Istrian Bistro is a place to go for amazing food with an interesting modern styling. The place has a very polite, friendly and professional staff (I would especially mention Dusan who was always extremly nice to us even with a lot of people to serve);...you should not miss it when in Portoroz.More

Date of visit: August 2020
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LifeClass, Guest Relations Manager at Istrian bistro & Tapas bar, responded to this reviewResponded September 24, 2020

Dear our guests, Thank you for your message and the time you have taken and let us know your valued opinion. Your trust means a lot to us. We are glad that you visited the best ala card restaurant Istrian Tapas in Portorož; Lifeclass &...More

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Istrian bistro & Tapas bar is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travelers:
  • Food: 4
  • Service: 3.5
  • Value: 3.5