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Fish Restaurant Proto

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  • Hand sanitizer available to guests & staff
  • Socially distanced dining tables
  • Staff required to regularly wash hands
  • Tables disinfected between guests
  • Stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
Updated 09/13/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
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Updated 09/13/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.

MICHELIN Guide's Point of View

This long-standing, family-owned fish and seafood restaurant in the heart of the old town has a loyal local following and attracts many well-heeled tou...
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The MICHELIN Plate: Good cooking
Comfortable restaurant
The Fish Restaurant Proto, established in 1886, is located in the heart of Dubrovnik’s historical core, at the intersection of the Široka and Vara streets. The long tradition of this popular Dubrovnik restaurant attests to its reputation and lasting quality based on its unparalleled preparation of diverse seafood and meat dishes. Proto’s gourmet menu is inspired by indigenous dishes and the culinary artistry of Dubrovnik’s distinguished citizenry, passed down from one generation to the next. Our top local chefs add a touch of contemporary culinary trends to traditional recipes.
$40 - $150
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Italian, Seafood, Mediterranean, Healthy, Grill
Seating, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service, Digital Payments, Family style
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We dined for lunch during our day in Dubrovnik. Server was fantastic. We asked him what he recommended and he was spot on. We had the Scallop tartare which was so tasty and fresh! We also had the fresh fish platter and it was outstanding....He recommended local wines and it couldn't have been a more pleasant lunch! We sat outside on the side alley which was cozy and intimate. Would definitely go back!More

Date of visit: October 2021
Proto_Dubrovnik, Manager at Fish Restaurant Proto, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Dear Mrs. Sara B., We would like to use this opportunity to thank you for being our guests at Proto Fish Restaurant and for taking your valuable time to share your experience. We are pleased to learn you were satisfied with our cuisine and the...More

Reviewed October 24, 2021 via mobile

Food was good. Scallops were lovely. But the staff were so rushed and not able to give a lovely experience. We were disappointed with the atmosphere. The lady at the front of house was friendly and helpful. Had to wait and ask for a spoon...for the pasta. No service staff were making eye contact. Just annoying. Expensive for a mediocre experience.More

Date of visit: October 2021
Reviewed October 16, 2021 via mobile

Nice food and lovely restaurant. Service a bit eccentric but the reason for my lowly review is that they refused to serve tap water. This may be unfair but I find it outrageous these days. Spend £200 on a meal and they won’t give you...a glass of water. Go to a coffee shop and you get one, same in a bar. Jokers. I bet they gave Rod Stewart one.More

Date of visit: October 2021
Reviewed October 16, 2021 via mobile

It was cold so we wanted to sit inside. We started with excellent warm soup to start off. Then we had a course of grilled vegetables and a shrimp dish that was wonderful. Great service was provided, did not feel rushed at all.

Date of visit: October 2021
Reviewed October 12, 2021

Mentioned in my guidebook but variable reviews made me cautious about eating here. Liked the look of the place as we passed so decided to try it out - good move. Seated on the upstairs terrace by very friendly receptionist, as it was a cool...evening promptly put the heaters on for us. Extremely personable and helpful waitress with a good sense of humour who advised re: menu and local wine to accompany. Oysters from Ston were excellent starter and house special of shrimp pasta with pancetta for the main was superb. Posit wine recommendation was very good. Carrot cake and chocolate mousse both good but my mousse was best! Nice local dessert wine recommended by waitress. All-in-all could not fault the restaurant, the food or the service.More

Date of visit: October 2021
Proto_Dubrovnik, Manager at Fish Restaurant Proto, responded to this reviewResponded October 16, 2021

Dear Mr. Duncan F., Thank you for your thorough and candid review of our Proto Fish Restaurant. We are extremely pleased to learn you were satisfied with our cuisine, service, setting and wines. In the name of our Chef Bosko Lonac and his culinary team,...More

Reviewed October 10, 2021 via mobile

Crab soup very good, oysters au gratin so good we ordered second order, before entrees. The seafood fettuccine with truffles is fantastic. Grilled sea bass perfect. Scallops perfect if you are not starving included creamed potatoes with lentils. Great service, beautifully decorated.

Date of visit: October 2021
Reviewed October 6, 2021 via mobile

This restaurant was highly recommended to us, but we were rather disappointed. For an appetizer we ordered a Greek salad. It was small and ordinary—truly no Michelin Star inspiration there. For the main course we had the salt crusted fish for two. Although it was...moist and tasty, it came with nothing—only some unprofessionally filleted fish was placed on our plates. Other, less expensive fish dishes came with some type of sides. The service was very poor. I don’t believe that our server came to our table even once—not to ask how the food was nor to refill our water glasses! This restaurant was definitely overpriced AND overrated.More

Date of visit: September 2021
Reviewed October 6, 2021

We were sat on the upstairs terrace which was beautiful and opted to go for the tasting menu as we wanted to try everything!! The scampi truffle pasta is all we’ve talked about, it was incredible and we toyed with going back later in our...holiday just for that alone. The service was friendly and efficient and the whole meal went smoothly with the perfect time elapsed between courses. I cannot wait to have the opportunity to come back. Thank you for a fantastic meal.More

Date of visit: September 2021
Proto_Dubrovnik, Manager at Fish Restaurant Proto, responded to this reviewResponded October 7, 2021

Dear Mrs. Nielsen, Thank you for your thorough and candid review of our Proto Fish Restaurant. We are extremely pleased to learn you were satisfied with our cuisine and the service provided our team members. In the name of our Chef Bosko Lonac and his...More

Reviewed October 3, 2021

Proto was recommended by one of out tour guides for the seafood. The meal was very satisfying as well as the excellent service we experienced. Highly recommend it and will definitely come back when I return to Dubrovnik.

Date of visit: September 2021
Reviewed October 3, 2021

We were told that this restaurant served the best fish in Dubrovnik Old Town and we were not disappointed. The setting for this restaurant (we were on the Terrace upstairs) was utterly charming, but the street tables looked just as good. The food was excellent...and the service was discreet and helpful. We shared a fish platter which was well cooked and very generous. Its expensive - but it is a very classy restaurant = well worth a visit.More

Date of visit: September 2021
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Linda B
May 28, 2017|
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Response from phillipg601 | Reviewed this property |
Hi Linda There is no dress code , you can dress up or down and you will not be out of place in either . This is an excellent fine dining primarily fish restaurant and booking is advisable in peak tourist season .
April 1, 2017|
Response from Proto_Dubrovnik | Property representative |
Dear Guests, thank you for your interest in Proto Fish Restaurant. Please send us an email and we will be happy to send you the menu. Looking forward to your reply, we send our kindest regards, Kosta... More
Leo F
October 17, 2016|
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Yes, Fish Restaurant Proto is taking precautions against COVID-19. A full list is available within the "safety precautions" section of this page.

Fish Restaurant Proto is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travelers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4