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European, Croatian, Seafood, Contemporary
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Montalbano - Montalbano 75, Rovinj 52210, Croatia
+385 52 830 203
6:30 pm - 11:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 6:30 pm - 11:00 pm
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed today NEW

A lovely experience with delicious food and flexible wine matches. The 5-course meal was probably around 8 when you take into account the amuse bouche and was perfect combination of flavours without being too extreme. The food was recognisable and unpretentious (unlike some such restaurants) - very pleasant service.

Thank lizJ22
Salzburg, Austria
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We were a party of 6 for a 50th birthday on Friday 23rd September, with an reservation on the same morning - very flexible. We had the Tendence-menue of 7 courses with perfect matching wines chosen by the lovely and charming someliére. No wonder that Monte has been chose as the best restaurant of Istria.....

1 Thank hansjoergbrunner
Cheshire uk
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47 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We came here five years ago and it was so good that we planned a holiday around a dinner reservation this year! I have to say that it surpassed even our highest hopes. The best food in Europe for me. The owners are both committed to producing the perfect experience and have somehow managed to improve on our previous meal.... More 

1 Thank dietrichate
San Francisco, California
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We were a group of six, and this was one of the most elegant and delicious meals we've ever enjoyed. We had the 7 course "adventurous" tasting menu, which was delicious and every dish was totally unique and beautifully presented. We were there for 3+ hours and treated like royalty. The ambiance of the restaurant is gorgeous. In hindsight, we... More 

1 Thank jcnose
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

We're currently on vacation in Croatia and Italy and had booked reservations at Monte several weeks ago. The reviews had great things to say about this restaurant so we knew it was going to be a good experience. Upon arrival we were greeted by Tjitske and her wonderful staff. The experience wasn't good, it was spectacular! We ordered the 7... More 

1 Thank Steve F
Bristol, United Kingdom
2 reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I have rated this restaurant as poor not because it is generally a poor restaurant (some food was excellent and some of the staff were excellent) but it is pitching itself as an exceptional restaurant, which it fails to meet. I may be cynical but it just felt like they were out to squeeze every penny out of us (you... More 

Thank saltandpepperboy
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

A beautifully designed restaurant with an imposing Maitre de, dressed in white. The staff described each course of the 5 course tasting menu with passion and you have to share their enthusiasm. It's not cheap but worth it for the experience. We had house wine which was perfectly acceptable and the total bill with tip was 1500 Kuna

1 Thank FrankophileLondon
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4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

It's taken us a while to write this review, partly because it was so fantastic that we really couldn't think how to put it into words and maybe also because we secretly wanted to keep this little jewel to ourselves! We booked a table for a special occasion, my wife's birthday that also happens to be our wedding anniversary. And... More 

1 Thank Chippy99
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10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Perfect for honeymooners, be sure to grab the table on the Romeo and Juliet balcony and experience an unforgettably romantic dinner! Very friendly and helpful staff, and the food is just great, especially, if you go for the traditional 5 or experimental 7 course menu! But with all the post-starters, in-betweeners and pre-desserts we had 10 courses and spent nearly... More 

2 Thank tomshiii
Toronto, Canada
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9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Unbelievable restaurant to find in such a small town. If Michelin is ever looking further than just the typical tourist cities, go to Croatia, start in Roving and spend an evening at Monte. This is a true dining experience up there with The Ivey in Rotterdam. The service is not only impeccable , its friendly, these are nice people .... More 

2 Thank jacky4040

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$45 - $112
European, Croatian, Seafood, Contemporary
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa
Good for
Local cuisine, Special occasions, Romantic
Open Hours
6:30 pm - 11:00 pm
6:30 pm - 11:00 pm
6:30 pm - 11:00 pm
6:30 pm - 11:00 pm
6:30 pm - 11:00 pm
6:30 pm - 11:00 pm
6:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Montalbano - Montalbano 75, Rovinj 52210, Croatia
  • Location: Europe  >  Croatia  >  Istria  >  Rovinj
  • Phone Number: +385 52 830 203

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?