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Housed in one of the most beautiful 19C residences in Opatija, Villa Ariston is one of the region’s unmissable gastronomic experiences. Since mid-2019,...
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The MICHELIN Plate: Good cooking
Comfortable restaurant
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We visited the last night of our trip and it was a perfect ending. We had the 5 course chefs menu and every course was perfect. The setting is beautiful, the wait staff are very well trained. Extremely professional yet helpful and friendly. Also very...knowledgeable about the wines as they paired perfect Croatian wines with each course. The food is creatively prepared and absolutely delicious. Worth the money - an incredible treat.More

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

5-star is not good enough to rate Villa Ariston. Their food is absolutely amazing, you will never fail with anything you order. View and atmosphere is stunning and romantic, their staffs are very well trained friendly & polite.

Date of visit: July 2021
Reviewed February 13, 2021

Please be careful when booking this venue!!! Villa Ariston is still owing us refund for our wedding which was due to take place in June 2020. Our fees were 100% refundable up to the date of wedding which was cancelled due to Covid-19 and so...far, have only received a partial refund even though we were promised to receive a full refund by the end of 2020. This I believe is a breach of contract and is also illegal.More

Date of visit: June 2020
Reviewed November 4, 2020

Hard to overstate how much we loved our experience dining here. Everything was absolutely wonderful, and the food and wine were among the best we've had ever. Just really, really outstanding. We've tried lots of Michelin plate and Michelin star places in Croatia, and this...is one of the very best. Also not that expensive compared to similar fine dining options. Our server and sommelier, Dean, was awesome.More

Date of visit: October 2020
Reviewed August 22, 2020 via mobile

Located in the old classic villa with fantastic sea view restaurant provides unforgettable dining experience. Highly recommend fish food tasting set. Trust restaurant sommeliers, they know their wines and give you best advice as they did for us. We’ve celebrated birthday at Ariston and that...was evening we’ll remember forever. Thanks to Ariston crew and mrs. Cynthia, head of stuff!More

Date of visit: August 2020
Reviewed October 18, 2019

If you want to splurge for a delicious dinner in Opatija, Restaurant Villa Ariston won’t disappoint. Excellent food and service. The foie gras and pumpkin soup were stellar.

Date of visit: October 2019
Reviewed June 20, 2019 via mobile

Being a regular guest in Opatija, and visiting several restaurants it is obvious, that this is the best one! The location is outstanding, sitting just above the see, the staff is profesional, food is fine, and they have really good local wines. Compared to the...nice location, excellent staff and fine dining food it is not expensive at all!More

Date of visit: June 2019
Reviewed April 30, 2019

We visited Ariston for a family holiday dinner and were not disappointed. A very good dinner, definitely fine dining, with excellent staff. Although we were there on a rainy afternoon, its location along Kvarner Bay is superb with great views towards the sea. It has...a large outdoor terrace. We plan to return in better weather for a pleasant evening and excellent meal.More

Date of visit: April 2019
Reviewed April 22, 2019

We had a fish soup consisting of a meat bouillon (!) with cold fish cube on the side (which had to be dipped in?) while the salad was as basic as it gets. To follow, the fish was most likely deep frozen as this sea...bass was really tasteless. The lamb was good albeit my portion was "minimalistic". So we cut our loss and skipped dessert. The biggest surprise came from all the extras charged which are reminiscent of nearby Italy...We would avoid this eatery and take a 15min stroll instead to find something better downtown.More

Date of visit: April 2019
Ariston_Opatija, Manager at Restaurant Villa Ariston, responded to this reviewResponded April 24, 2019

Dear Mr.Olivier Bentin, I m so sorry that you were disappointed...I was there, on reception on your departure day and I remember your reaction when you saw the bill... you should tell the waiter what was wrong with the dish...it looked you were satisfied,.. Best...More

Reviewed March 31, 2019 via mobile

The chefs choices had out-stand our evening! Dining in a beautiful and elegant villa on the waterfront (above lungomare) that serves fabulous fish plates and has good selection of local vines and prosecco’s is a must when you visit Kvarner bay and Opatija. We ate...raw scampi (entree), first: pjukanci (local pasta) with scampi and zucchini with a bit of cherry tomato and capesante. For seconds we had fresh file of white grilled fish with organic veggies cooked just right. It was all served with cream of cauliflower and carrots, the other dish had a cream of green pies. Dessert was Fruit Sonata! Highly recommended! We are definitely coming back!More

Date of visit: March 2019
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Restaurant Villa Ariston is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travelers:
  • Food: 5
  • Service: 5
  • Value: 4.5
  • Atmosphere: 5