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Restoran Lanterna na Dolcu

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  • Socially distanced dining tables
  • Staff required to regularly wash hands
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About
The restaurant Lanterna na Dolcu (Lanterna at the Dolac Market) was opened on 10 September 2010 in the magical atmosphere of an old manor. Brothers Tomislav and Ivan shared the same vision from the beginning - to offer traditional Zagreb food at reasonable prices at a restaurant with a pleasant family vibe. It wasn't long before word about the Lanterna restaurant at the Dolac Market spread all the way to London. Every morning, we get ingredients from Dolac ladies called kumice who sell their produce at the market and we guarantee that each food item used in our kitchen is fresh. The restaurant is located in one of the oldest streets in the city's old centre, in an over 300 years old basement.
PRICE RANGE
$7 - $16
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
CUISINES
Mediterranean, European, Healthy, Eastern European, Croatian, Central European
FEATURES
Outdoor Seating, Buffet, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Highchairs Available, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service, Gift Cards Available
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We went there as a couple for one of our dinners while on holiday. Staff were very welcoming and the food was amazing!

Date of visit: November 2022
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is the only restaurant I would recommend if you are looking for a modern twist on traditional Croatian cuisine from Zagreb. Both the food and drinks menu had great diversity and had something that catered for everyone. The service was first class the entire...evening with the waiter having excellent knowledge of the food and drinks menus. The food was served in good time and was of a very high standard, I highly recommend the Strukle for desert. All in all a fantastic experience and will definitely be back next time I visit ZagrebMore

Date of visit: November 2022
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great food, really nice service, really wonderful atmosphere. I honestly recommend this restaurant to everyone. I hope to visit this restaurant again ♥️

Date of visit: November 2022
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were looking for a cozy place with good local food and found this gem! Amazing service, intelligent and innovative plates based on traditional regional dishes and great ambiance. We are going back soon!

Date of visit: November 2022
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I chose this restaurant because of the rating on TripAdvisor and it has not let me down. From the moment I walked in, I felt very welcome. The 2 waiters were very kind and helpful. They are happy to help you with choosing the right...wine or dish. I choose a pasta with truffel and veal. Delicious! I would recommend this place.More

Date of visit: November 2022
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

We wanted to try some authentic Croatian food and found this place on trip advisor. We were warmly greeted and had a wonderful experience with local food and wine, with excellent suggestions from our server. Excellent atmosphere, food, wine and service! Go try it!

Date of visit: October 2022
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Reviewed October 13, 2022 via mobile

The food, the service, and the ambience were all fantastic. We both started with the soup - one tomato and one pumpkin. Both were very fresh and tasty. For our entrees, we had the pork medallions with grilled vegetables and beef cheek with potatoes. Both...were perfectly seasoned and cooked. Yum! We finished the the blueberry strukle; it was a very unique dessert and tasty. The servers could not have been more informative, helpful, and friendly. The basement setting was very romantic!More

Date of visit: October 2022
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Reviewed October 12, 2022

Excellent food and ambiance thanks to Tomaz. He welcomed us even though we didn't have a reservation - it was early on a weekday evening. The restaurant became completely full by the time we finished. Tomaz was amicable and very accommodating to my friend who...is extremely picky and hard to please, he even had her risotto order re-done when she complained about too many bell peppers in the veggies! I had the Lanterna salad - a blend of fresh greens and veggies with slices of perfectly grilled meat in a light flavorful dressing. I also had a side dish of steamed kale with diced potatoes, lightly seasoned and buttered. Tomaz gave us excellent wine recommendations to pair with our food choices. The menu has offerings for all including vegetarians.More

Date of visit: October 2022
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Reviewed October 11, 2022 via mobile

We enjoyed this restaurant in Zagreb. Service is great and the food and wine were very good. We enjoyed beef filet with mushrooms. Our waiter suggested a good Croatian wine to accompany. We also enjoyed their Lanterna gin drink.

Date of visit: October 2022
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Reviewed October 10, 2022 via mobile

Let me start with the good. The food is excellent. We had a lovely cold platter to start. My husband had a risotto with grilled veggies. He loved the flavor and thought the rice was ok. I had an amazing pork dish with sage and...pan Jetta that was divine. He loved his roasted pumpkin and my green salad was also good. The blueberry and honey strukli was the best. And the waiter was very attentive and kindly recommended a wine which was very good. Also the owner appears to be very passionate about food, wine, and ensuring his clients enjoy themselves. The only odd part was that we made a reservation for 7:00 which he asked to change to 6:30. We agreed but we’re late because the tram we planned to take had a 23 minute delay. Thanks #17! In any case, we ended up walking there and when we arrived he scolded us for being late and not calling. Okay. Fair enough. But he was going on about how busy it was going to be and how they could barely accommodate the two of us. With great reluctance he did. There were 2 tables of 8 who eventually came but at no point was every seat taken, as he suggested was going to be the case. The restaurant was half empty most of the time we were there. So that whole part seemed strange. Again - our fault for being late. But I genuinely don’t understand why it was an issue. So do go - just be sure to make a reservation and be punctual! The food was worth it.More

Date of visit: October 2022
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Reviewed October 9, 2022

We spent 12 nights in Croatia and our favourite meal was on our last night at Lanterna. Tomislav made our experience so memorable, with his excellent explanation of our wine choices and his stories. The food and wine were delicious and so reasonably priced! It...is clear that this family owned business is run with care and passion. Thank you for this wonderful dining experience!!More

Date of visit: October 2022
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Reviewed October 8, 2022 via mobile

It wasn't until we got to our table in the inner room of the restaurant that two of us realised we had actually been here before, on a hot summer day seven years ago. Then like now, the food was good and the wine splendid....We absolutely recommend the štrukle starter and dessert. With the main course, you can't go wrong. They are all tasty.More

Date of visit: October 2022
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Reviewed October 7, 2022 via mobile

What a lovely experience! INCREDIBLE food and service. A absolute gem of a find, not near the main restaurants but worth exploring further a field from other restaurants. Definitely go for the local cuisine!

Date of visit: October 2022
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Reviewed October 1, 2022

Just made my fourth visit to Lanterna na Dolcu since moving to Zagreb this past year. I keep coming back because every time the warm, professional service, atmosphere and food are impeccable. I've tried many other great restaurants in Zagreb, but Lanterna na Dolcu is...far and away the best quality and value. When family and colleagues visit Zagreb, this is where I bring them! Try the dessert strukli with honey/blueberry sauce - it's the best! And their craft cocktails are incredible. My favorite entrée is the black truffle pasta.More

Date of visit: October 2022
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Reviewed September 23, 2022

Place is really nice and elegant, food was good, a lot of vegetarian options as well. I had just one soup and two sides instead of a main, it was all delicious and very filling. It was our last night in Zagreb so we had...to try the sweet struckli as a dessert, they were simply amazing. A little expensive but worth it.More

Date of visit: September 2022
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Restoran Lanterna na Dolcu is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travelers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4.5
  • Atmosphere: 4.5