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Trg G. Matteottija, Rovinj 52210, Croatia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

It's hard to fault this place. Fresh seafood, fresh pasta, and a wonderful location. The tuna steak was impeccable. My only regret is not finding this place sooner.

Thank Joel Alessandro S
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We were in Rovinj for few days only at the end of August but ended up going to this place 2 nights in a row. Food is brilliant, fresh and cooked perfectly. All the dishes we tried from starters to deserts have been great and all the staff are very friendly and helpful. Yes you can't book a table but... More 

Thank anna b
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7 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Lovely restaurant, great service, good atmosphere and fantastic food. You know this is the place when you see the line outside. Recommend the neighbor bar for a glass of wine while you wait. You feel you are at a 5 star restaurant and the best part it is that is very affordable and not expensive at all. My favorite restaurant... More 

Thank Siri M
Dublin, Ireland
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4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Went twice, wonderful Istria pasta and really good staff. There was always a queue/line of ten people waiting for tables.

Thank Declan19702014
Stuttgart, Germany
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Dinner was ok but nothing special. I've the impression that everyone waits in the line because of trip advisor and the fact that there is a line! Other small old town restaurants were much better- sorry to say!

3 Thank mooce13
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

You couldn't be more central than this - yet this is one of the best restaurants in Rovinj. White tables, seafood and a lot more - try the Branzino and the Calamari fritti, both of them rule :-)

1 Thank Balázs L
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Very good food with nice and gentle staff. Right prices for the quality that the resturaunt offers (25/30 euros each). The wine is good too.

Thank Emanuele C
Birmingham, UK
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We accidentally happened upon restaurant whilst exploring the old town. There was a free table for 6 outside so we sat down. Great place to watch the world go by as its by a few shops and small bars. The food was amazing. We had the two veggie options (risotto and chilli pasta) which were both beautiful. Others had mussels... More 

1 Thank Angelcat18
Sydney, Australia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I actually hadn't read any reviews here but was directed here by my hotel receptionist at Villa Tuttorolla. I thought it was just a quiet local spot in the old town for lunch. It was very quiet for lunch so you had your pick of tables and a very attentive, friendly and Tri-lingual waiter looking after the 6 or so... More 

1 Thank Emc3
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Popped in after a very long walk. Service quick, friendly and efficient. Just had pizza which was very good. Good place to eat and a lot cheaper if you're not fussed about a sea view

Thank LoughboroughGeeBee

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$15 - $31
Italian, Seafood, Mediterranean, European, Croatian
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Families with children, Special occasions, Local cuisine
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Trg G. Matteottija, Rovinj 52210, Croatia
  • Location: Europe  >  Croatia  >  Istria  >  Rovinj
  • Phone Number: 00385-0-52-817-200

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