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Veli žal's shaded summer terrace just opposite the beach and longtime tradition of serving great food make this lovely restaurant perfect for trying some of the best traditional island recipes, such as Carpaccio of sea bass, seafood soup and mussels in wine, garlic and tomato sauce (the popular 'buzara'.
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Dinner, Lunch
CUISINES
Mediterranean, European, Croatian, Seafood
FEATURES
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Table Service
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Me and my friends ordered pizza Capriciosa and Dalmatina, the pizza was rich in ingredients, and the dough was crispy and of the right thickness. The waiter Djordjo was in a very good mood, he brought us drinks several times as we asked, always smiling....Kudos to the pizza master Dušan and the service, we will come again!More

Date of visit: July 2022
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Reviewed May 10, 2022

Be sure to pay attention to the prices, which are expressed per 100 grams, and the smallest possible portion is 300 grams (squid). So we have a situation that squid is two to three times more expensive than in other restaurants. Fraud in almost every...account item. Great disappointment on May 7, 2022.More

Date of visit: May 2022
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Reviewed September 14, 2021

Spending holiday in Croatia is great fun and relaxation - the warm temperatures of air and water. And of course the people working for tourists and guests there!!! We had a GREAT day watching dolphins, swimming in the Croatian Sea, and finally having a delicious...meal at VELI ZAL. DJORDJO, the really friendly waiter, adviced local fish and wine. The fish was perfectly grilled by the chef and then brillantly served at our table. Of course DJORDJO did this. We really ENJOYED the stay in Veli zal nicely located by the beach giving a beautiful view of the sea. Thank you very much. PUNO HVALA!!!More

Date of visit: September 2021
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Reviewed August 21, 2021 via mobile

Resstaurant have beautiful view on the beach. The offer is modest and the prices quite high . Staff is very young but correct.

Date of visit: August 2021
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Reviewed July 11, 2021

The place is beautiful, service was excellent, and food was amazing. Our waiter Đorđo and a manager Antonio really provided amazing, friendly service and went extra mile for us. One of us is vegan and they prepared amazing vegan risotto and vegan pancakes. We had...an amazing evening.More

Date of visit: July 2021
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Reviewed April 10, 2021 via mobile

This restaurant is very well located. Restaurant stuff is very polite and food is tasty. I love this island!

Date of visit: April 2021
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Reviewed August 14, 2020

This restaurant was a pleasant surprise. The location is excellent right on the sea side with beautiful view. It is not a gourmet place but the food is OK. You can spend here few nice hours in a very pleasant surrounding.

Date of visit: August 2020
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Reviewed August 13, 2020

As we've stayed in nearby hotel, we used to go to this bar for quite few days. Food is delicious, but bit pricey - you can get most of these in town center for lower prices. We' had pizza (they're making genuine Napoletana pizza) and...it was really good, then scampi buzara (Kvarner scampi - not imported ones), fried calamari (again, adriatic calamari and not patagonica). Menu is not that big, which in my oppinion is good, but all we've had was super tasty. If you want to eat by beach with great sea view, and if you don't mind paying bit more this is the place for you. Staff is mostly consisted of older "old school" waiters and that is a plus.More

Date of visit: August 2020
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Reviewed August 8, 2020 via mobile

We expected decent pizza at this place, however, one of the worst pizza we ever had! Additionally, there is nothing on the menu for vegetarians, let alone vegans. Having this restaurant being placed within the “family hotel complex”, one would expect some kind of kids...menu. But no, nothing for kids on the menu. Do not make mistake and visit this place. The view is excellent, though...More

Date of visit: August 2020
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Reviewed August 6, 2020

We reserved a table for lunch. Then waited over an hour for 3 pizzas and a tomato soup. The waitor told us we are going to wait, but could have done it more precisely and politely. After an hour, we asked again about pizzas and...he responded he was bussy. The soup's quality was bellow its value. The pizzas were average. The seaview is fantastic, unfourtunately unlike the food quality and staff. A family lunch ruined.More

Date of visit: August 2020
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Reviewed August 2, 2020 via mobile

We ordered pizza capriciosa, after 20 minutes waiting for waiter to come. I love all kinds of pizza, but this one was really bad.

Date of visit: August 2020
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Reviewed June 27, 2020 via mobile

On the good side, they have excellent pizza, much better than the pizzas you can find on the rest of the coast. Grilled squid was very good, it was Adriatic squid, not the Patagonica kind, with quality istrian olive oil and very good homemade bread....Creamy shrimp scampi soup was unfortunately a disappointment, as it was a watered down, three little tiny shrimp version of a soup that actually should have been and was priced at.. The prices are a bit on the higher side as should be expected of a place like that (on the beach, right under the hotel). Oh and the staff just shrugged their shoulders as I inquired about the lack of shrimp in the shrimp soup - that's how it is, they said.More

Date of visit: June 2020
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Reviewed January 7, 2020

We were in this restaurant on January 7 2020. It was completely empty at lunch time. That must have been a high critical warning to us. My wife has ordered grilled fish and I a portion of fried squid. The prices are against all common...sense. And then the taste. It makes you want to throw up. Tons of salt with squid. I have returned mine and asked for a new portion with less salt as the squid itself looked fine to me. But what happened then was a personal insult.The waiter has brought something thas has looked like dried oranges which has tasted like chewing gum (I am really not exaggerating, my wife has confirmed this impression). He pretended, that was a better fried squid. I have returned that one as well after trying one piece and almost throwing up thereafter. My wife is a peaceful Bhudist, so she has reluctently choked down her salt with fish. After this experience, I was fighting against a bad vomiting reflex. Whoever happens to come close to this restaurant, make a big circle around it if you love your life.More

Date of visit: January 2020
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Reviewed August 15, 2018 via mobile

Wonderful view, good food, ladies in bikini, price ok....only service was average. You will not be disappointed

Date of visit: August 2018
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Reviewed August 15, 2018 via mobile

Unfriendly and unprofessional staff but view, see, nature and food are very good. I hope that staff will replace with better people.

Date of visit: August 2018
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  • Food: 3.5
  • Service: 3.5
  • Value: 3.5
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