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Tavern Istranka

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Mediterranean, European, Croatian
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Bozhe Milanovica 2 | Gostionica Istranka, Opatija 51410, Croatia
+385 051 271 835
10:00 am - 11:00 pm
Closed now
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Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 11:00 pm
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

During the two weeks spent in Opatija in the tavern Istranka we had lunch a few times and we felt great. Menu is not too wide, and it is quite OK and there is a daily menu where every day there is something new from local food and specialities. Whether we ate mussels, cuttlefish stew with polenta, risotto or pasta,... More 

Thank Tomo0112
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We visited Tavern Istranka for a late lunch with our three kids. We love to taste the local specialties, so we asked the waiter to help us pick those from the menu. He immediately understood what we're after, and led us through an excellent selection of courses... We were Impressed.

Thank Touristoooo
London, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Nestled up a side street with fairy lights and a picturesque porch, Istranka looks lovely, but this restaurant was our only disappointment on a two-week stay in Opatija. Service was surly and plagued with mistakes. A white board on the wall indicated daily specials, but no effort was made to tell us about them or translate, despite international crowd on... More 

Thank Becka M
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The service is friendly and efficient. The menu is very small. (only 2 pages which includes starters, salads, mains etc.) I had monkfish in winesauce. The fish itself seemed a bit raw and the flesh is very tough. It tasted ok, but the wine sauce had way too much garlic. It seemed as if there was nothing else but garlic... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The food is served plain, not enough vegetables, service slow, no parking, no internet, hot on the terrace and not air conditioned inside

Thank Lina Z
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2016

As I am from Opatija, I can tell this is one of my favorite restorans. No matter that Opatija does not fall in the Istrian County, Opatija is part of the Istrian peninsula, so this restaurant makes good sense. Especially for those who have not had time to go to the heart of Istria to try lovely dishes in many... More 

Thank varljenneven
Zagreb, Croatia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2016 via mobile

I often come to Opatija, and Istranka is a must stop. Menu is small, but food is fresh, local seasonal, and rediculously cheap. In april-may don't miss asparagus: fuži ( a sort of homemade pasta), fritaja (wild aspargus with free-range eggs and istrian prossiutto), in autumn truffles and in winter adriatic squidds. If you order istrian thick soup with beans... More 

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Glasgow, Scotland, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2016 via mobile

We visited this lovely restaurant twice during our 5 night stay. It's off the main drag (only a few metres up the hill) so you might need someone to point it out to you. It was inexpensive, fresh, traditional Croatian food. We tried goulash stew, beef fillet, monkfish tails, veal.... No complaints although the food is quite heavy and the... More 

Thank Kayleigh A
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2016

The location is in a nice quiet area, however the salads were a little tied with brown leaves. The food was average and not up to the standard of many other restaurants we had been to in Croatia. House wines were good.

Thank EDW99
Bethany Beach, Delaware
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2016

Dinner at Istranka was very good. There were four of us and three people had the roast veal and I had the roasted vegetables. Service was good and the meal arrived in a timely manner. The veal was tender and served with a tasty gravy. On the side two had the roasted potatoes, one polenta. The vegetables had a nice... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Mediterranean, European, Croatian
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Local cuisine, Families with children
Open Hours
10:00 am - 11:00 pm
10:00 am - 11:00 pm
10:00 am - 11:00 pm
10:00 am - 11:00 pm
10:00 am - 11:00 pm
10:00 am - 11:00 pm
10:00 am - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Bozhe Milanovica 2 | Gostionica Istranka, Opatija 51410, Croatia
  • Location: Europe  >  Croatia  >  Primorje-Gorski Kotar County  >  Opatija
  • Phone Number: +385 051 271 835

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?