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Restoran Lanterna na Dolcu

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Mediterranean, European, Eastern European, Croatian, Central European
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Opatovina 31 | Zagreb, Zagreb 10000, Croatia
+385 1 4819 009
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
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21 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Visited here one Sunday night. Found the food good but not five stars like so many of the other ratings. Waiter boasted a lot about the food. Try elsewhere!

Thank Amanda P
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32 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Our server Christian was fantastic, the atmosphere was romantic and charming. And of course the food was some of the best that we had in Croatia. Would highly recommend. Much love to Zagreb & Croatia, it's a wonderful city in a terrific country.

Thank Chad N
Piraeus, Greece
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

very friendly atmosphere, excellent service, try the local wines and specialities, very good quality

Thank helenloukou
Milton Keynes, UK
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18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We were lucky to be able to get a table (and outside) without a reservation, everyone else after us was turned away. Very hospitable host who made great recommendations. House wine was very nice and the food was superb - especially the pork in plum sauce main. Very little choice for vegetarians but the risotto with aubergines was very nice.

Thank Dromomaniacs
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Dinner for two, romantic setting, very competent service and good wine recommendations. +++ We are very demanding on the wines and we chose this restaurant based on their wine list, we were not disappointed! ++ food - they close at 11 - not many vegetarian dishes

Thank Pico L
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

I dined in this restaurant with my friends. Food was really good and service was nice and friendly. Only issues with the restaurant were that the portions were so big that there was no way we could have finished our pancakes (pity tough those tasted great). We also asked recommendation on wines for nice dry red wine and got quite... More 

Thank Markus H
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3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Wonderful experience. Last day of a 2 week vacation and some of our meals following Trip Advisor spot on,some not so much. Happened to stumble upon this place in a sea of basic bars before reading any reviews. Had no expectations and we were happily surprised. Excellent food, wine,ambiance and recomendations about the menu items. Very happy with the meal.... More 

Thank Tim W
Warsaw, Poland
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9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Another recommendation from trip advisor that was not a dissapointment. It was a great sample of Croatian cuisine. Food was delicious and service very kind and professional. Definitely five stars.

Thank Jakub W
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17 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I visited this restaurant with my family. I ordered a dish which I thought-following the description on the menu was supposed to be vegetarian. I received a dish with frutti di mare, which I cannot eat. I told the waiter that I thought that the meal was vegetarian and he answered that many tourists indeed based on the menu made... More 

Thank Bea B
Stuttgart, Germany
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We wanted our first night in Croatia to be typical Croatian experience. We were not disappointed by this amazing little place which both from a food and service perspective is highly recommendable. Take a peak into the cellar room if you are not lucky enough to get a table there. Every dish was impeccable and the wine recommendation was perfect... More 


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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$7 - $16
Mediterranean, European, Eastern European, Croatian, Central European
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Buffet, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Waitstaff
Good for
Romantic, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Families with children, Special occasions, Large groups
Open Hours
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Opatovina 31 | Zagreb, Zagreb 10000, Croatia
  • Location: Europe  >  Croatia  >  Central Croatia  >  Zagreb
  • Phone Number: +385 1 4819 009
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. The restaurant's vaulted ceiling with brickwork that nicely stands out creates a unique and warm atmosphere. It is here that supreme pleasures of traditional Zagreb cuisine blend with scents of history and city legends.

Our goal was to combine modern and traditional in both the interior design and on the plate so we browsed through an old cookbook from 1854 that we found in the Zagreb City Museum, looking for ideas. We did not want to exclude authentic Croatian tastes from our dishes, but we also added some unique ingredients to all our traditional menu items.

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