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#17 of 58 Seafood in Pula
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Seafood, European, Croatian, Mediterranean
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Vegetarian Friendly
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Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
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2.5 miles from Amphitheatre de Pula
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

What a place, what a food! Nice new and clean restaurant with outdoor space, professional service and amazing food - what more could one need. Definitely recommend, definitely will go back.

Date of visit: September 2020
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Reviewed November 5, 2019

Personnel was very nice and relaxed. We had an excellent experience. The waiter presented us with a tray of fresh fish, we choose one and they grilled it to perfection for us. The vegetables were prepared the Croatian way, which was a great addition. the...whole evening was just perfect!More

Date of visit: October 2019
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Reviewed October 23, 2019

We had a wonderful dinner here, food was well priced with a good menu selection and friendly service

Date of visit: September 2019
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Reviewed October 2, 2019 via mobile

This definitely felt like a restaurant that was trying to be something that it’s not. The waiters wearing white gloves and high end prices (for Croatia) were very much out of place. The food was good, but just as good as other places we visited...in Pula. When ordering the lamb chops (which were delicious) the waiter suggested medium rare. I prefer medium for my lamb and requested so. Unfortunately that request was disregarded and the lamb was medium rare. I assume that is how the chef likes to cook it, as this was also the recommendation from the waiter. In the end it tasted great, but not what i would expect from a “fine dining” establishment. Waiter was friendly and dessert was not interesting. Cant say i would jump to recommend this place unfortunately.More

Date of visit: September 2019
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Reviewed September 9, 2019

A bit more expensive than some of the other local restaurants but well worth the extra. The food, presentation and service cannot be faulted. Nice sweet and sour fish small dish as a complimentary small starter dish which was delicious. Tuna and lamb meals cooked...exactly as ordered and the most comprehensive wine list seen for a long time. A culinary experience.More

Date of visit: September 2019
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Reviewed August 6, 2019

We made a last minute reservation and i was so happy we did. The food and the service was wonderful, we had such a wonderful dinner. The wine was a local wine and delicious, the olive oils you could try on the table were great...and we would definitely go backMore

Date of visit: July 2019
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Reviewed July 29, 2019

Several years ago locals have recommended this restaurant as a value for money fish restaurant.Unfortunately, we did not visit at these good times, but this summer. Now this is a pretentious restaurant with short menu & crazy prices & poorly prepared food and we deeply...regret we have visited this place. The owners have obviously invested in interior decoration and uniforms of staff, but they do not understand that it does not make a good restaurant, just an (unsuccessful) illusion. Waiters wearing white gloves look really bizarre there. Greetings from the kitchen - a bite of grilled smoked tuna was good, fish soup good, octopus salad average, a very small portion. Grilled fish was poorly prepared and dried, with damaged skin. Duck breast were served raw. Swiss chard has not been cleansed before cooking, served unclean, we found in it a big black piece of something that looked like weed. When asked if we were enjoying ourselves, we answered the waiter that we didn't really, he ran away instead of asking what was wrong. He did not even try to offer an apology. This means that he is either aware of the fact that the kitchen does not have the necessary technical knowledge and does not know how to prepare the meal or/and he does not care about the guest. It is both devastating. Money thrown away, worst spent EUR 100 on lunch for two.More

Date of visit: June 2019
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Reviewed July 27, 2019 via mobile

Great restaurant. Good food, nice service. They left the bottle of grappa on our table, and we understood the invitation :-)

Date of visit: July 2019
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Reviewed July 24, 2019 via mobile

Very fresh fish and great staff. I had the sea food plate and catch of the day filleted and the fish was great,

Date of visit: July 2019
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Reviewed May 27, 2019 via mobile

The Lanterna is quite formal dining if you like that sort of thing. For me I prefer something more relaxed. The menu is quite expansive. We dined there as it was close to our hotel.

Date of visit: May 2019
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