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  • Hand sanitizer available to guests & staff
  • Socially distanced dining tables
  • Staff required to regularly wash hands
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Danijel Dekic has succeeded in the arduous task of making a name for himself as a reference for haute cuisine in a country that is starting to establis...
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One MICHELIN Star: High quality cooking, worth a stop!
PRICE RANGE
$95 - $131
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Dinner
CUISINES
European, Croatian, Seafood, Healthy, Contemporary
FEATURES
Outdoor Seating, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi, Reservations, Seating, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service, Dog Friendly
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Reviewed October 23, 2022

Top restaurant with very original and tasteful dishes in great casual chique atmosphere. Fresh local ingredients in creative combinations and attractively presented. The winepairing was not only carefully chosen to enhance the tasting experience but done with great Kroatian wines only. For me mostly unknown...wines of great quality and excellent food match. Don't miss this place when you love food and are in Istria!More

Date of visit: October 2022
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Reviewed October 9, 2022

A proper Michelin experience! Everything was impeccable - service, food, wine, attention to detail, presentation. We had the Blue course and loved every dish with the predessert being our most favorite. We got to taste some of the best representation of local wine with every...dish. With the pre and post courses, there is a lot of food. Arrive hungry!More

Date of visit: October 2022
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Reviewed October 3, 2022 via mobile

This is an exceptional place. I see why it has a Michelin star. All the food was delicious. My partner, who is a foodie, loves it all. The amuse bouchée was crazy. Service is excellent, the atmosphere very nice. They offer 3 different 6 course...tasting menus, but you can also create your own 3-4 course menu. They were also flexible with some substitutions. This is not an inexpensive meal, but for a special dining experience, worth the priceMore

Date of visit: October 2022
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Reviewed October 1, 2022

Monte was fantastic! The restaurant is located almost at the top of Rovinj, which provides a wonderful evening walk through this magical town. It was an incredible tasting menu - we had the blue menu with the wine pairing, which included the same wine (different...vintage) that was served at the Queen’s coronation in 1953. Standouts from the menu were the amazing array of snacks to start off (mushrooms and truffle, chocolate and olive oil lollipops, mushroom cream with algae, among others), the 3 fish of the Adriatic (raw tuna, sardine, and fried anchovies), shrimp tartar and shrimp dumpling, and an incredible creamy cheese course with shaved goose liver. We absolutely loved it and would definitely return to Rovinj and to Monte!More

Date of visit: September 2022
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Reviewed October 1, 2022 via mobile

I had a wonderful time at Monte. They took really good care of me and the service was sublime. The food was out of this world and it was a true experience. As a vegetarian I was blown away how good and innovative the food...was. And the Croatian rose wine was great as well. I would recommend anyone that are visiting Rovinj to visit Monte as well. Thank you!More

Date of visit: September 2022
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Reviewed September 29, 2022 via mobile

Really excellent! Lovely setting (even/especially during a thunderstorm) and superb food. We were lucky enough to eat at both Agli Amici and Monte during our stay in Rovinj and while both were amazing, if we had to pick one to go back to, it would...be Monte.More

Date of visit: September 2022
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Reviewed September 27, 2022

The setting and ambiance in the old city were enchanting. The service was impeccable. Ordering was a little confusing at first. There are 3 set menus (color coded), but you can only order the whole set menu if everyone at the table also orders a...set menu (the number of courses for everyone at the table needs to be the same or nearly so). But there is an option to order somewhat a la carte -- either 3 courses or 4 courses selected from the set menus. We went in that direction and even paring back to 4 courses left me overstuffed. The food was delicious and the presentations were visually stunning. I could only have a meal like this once in a long while because ultimately it was a little over the top. Still, we really enjoyed the experience.More

Date of visit: September 2022
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Reviewed September 26, 2022

We had a magical dinner at Monte during our stay in Rovijn. The gorgeous setting, the beautiful ambiance, the impeccable service and of course the wonderfully creative and delicious food were all truly outstanding. The wine pairings were perfect and well priced. We have been...fortunate to dine at many Michelin starred restaurants in our travels and Monte certainly did not disappoint! We also appreciated that we were encouraged and guided in mixing and matching from the tasting menus to meet the dietary restrictions and preferences of our party. Our evening at Monte was a highlight of our trip - thank you!More

Date of visit: September 2022
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Reviewed September 23, 2022 via mobile

We visited Restaurant Monte during our 4week stay in Rovinj. Everything was on the level we expected: Wellcome, Apero, first little pieces (greeting from the kitchen), the six menues, the wine, the final expresso. What we would do differently next time: just one wine, not...the per menue selection, because ist's to much Alk even one does not empty every glass. And Alk does not support the tasting capability. We are looking forward to our next visit at Monte.More

Date of visit: September 2022
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Reviewed September 22, 2022 via mobile

We were so excited to visit this restaurant. They have different color menus and everyone at the table must select the same menu, unless one is vegetarian. We had the blue menu and the wine pairing. We were quite impressed and with the extensive amuse...bouche our anticipation was heightened. Up until course four we were sufficiently pleased. However, course four was somewhat disconnected. The presentation was beautiful but the algae tagliatelle was very al dente to the point of being tough and inedible and overall the dish was over-salted. The beef three ways was delicious but out of place after so many fish dishes; the cheeks were exceptionally good. The pre-dessert was shredded foie gras over ice cream, which was weird and out of place. The wine pairing was good throughout, except for the last wine with dessert. The wine was much too dry for the sweetness of the dessert which made both wine and dessert worse. One big miss was the hair my husband found in his dish. It was barely acknowledged when pointed out to the wait staff. Overall the meal was good, but I wouldn’t return especially for the price; with tip we paid over 600€.More

Date of visit: September 2022
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Reviewed September 19, 2022

We have been lucky enough to eat at many outstanding restaurants in the world, and we now count Monte among the very best we have experienced. The restaurant offers three different 6-course options, but is flexible enough to allow diners to mix and match. But...even before the "official" courses were served, they wowed us with a tableau of Croatia's gastronomy that included, among other dishes, an ingenious chocolate-covered olive oil gel popsicle and an edible sculpture made of shaved truffles that sat atop a transparent meringue. Each dish in the successive courses likewise demonstrated the chefs' deep passion for and unquestionable mastery of their craft. Our wine sommelier was also exceptional, generously sharing his knowledge and love of Croatia's many excellent wines. When one didn't suit our tastes, he quickly and graciously followed with one that did, With the wine pairing this was definitely a splurge meal--and worth every kuna! If you love creative, exceptionally well-prepared food, Monte is not to be missed.More

Date of visit: September 2022
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Reviewed September 18, 2022 via mobile

Fantastic local and imaginative food coupled with Impeccable service and great wines… what more can you asks for. We were celebrating my birthday and it was perfect.

Date of visit: September 2022
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Reviewed September 13, 2022 via mobile

We have eaten in some amazing restaurants in the past. Monte was wonderful, I would highly recommend, From the moment we were greeted and menus explained we felt Special in a non pretentious way. The staff were super friendly and efficient bringing and explaining each...of the six course menu, I had the Green menu and my better half had the red menu….we also had wine pairings which was a well worth it treat !More

Date of visit: September 2022
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Reviewed September 12, 2022

What a great restaurant. The food is really great. You can totally immerse yourself in delicious dishes with a great wine arrangement. Person is super knowledgeable, attentive and customer focused. I can only say go eat here

Date of visit: September 2022
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Reviewed September 12, 2022 via mobile

Exactly 8 years after my last visit and review, I was wondering if they could once again meet the expectations that were as high as the hill you have to climb to get there. And after every course I said - you can’t top this....But they did. We were in awe at a dining experience that I can only describe as (possibly) the best EVER! It will leave you exhilarated, gasping for air at their amazing creations, and wanting to propose to your partner (if you hadn’t done so already). Or at least, that was the case with me. I need to return soon, can’t wait another 8 years, because it may have been a lucky night, and they’ll never be able to top that. Or will they…?More

Date of visit: August 2022
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Monte is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travelers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 5
  • Value: 4.5
  • Atmosphere: 4.5