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Balbi

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Trg G. Matteottija, Rovinj 52210, Croatia
00385-0-52-817-200
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London, United Kingdom
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28 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We decided to go to Balbi for dinner, based on the very good reviews on Tripadvisor. Smal but fast queue, great athmosphere and efficient service. We had a lovely table outdoors andvordered 2 mains and house wine. I had grilled calamari with bolied potatoes, tasty but my partner unfortunately choses seabass filet and vegerable at 120kunas . His portion was... More 

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Denver, Colorado
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

By agreeing to eat inside our wait time went from 40 minutes to 10. We enjoyed a cocktail at the restaurant across the street while we waited. The food was one of the best we had on our 2 week European vacation and the service was excellent. I liked how the servers all got along and were having a good... More 

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Zurich, Switzerland
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3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Excellent food and service. Great location. Food was top quality, fresh and delicious. Great desserts too!

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Thank Tom P
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20 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We had a really lovely meal here.It is in a great location in the centre on a very vibrant street. Don't be put off by the fact that they don't take bookings. The guy in charge is fairly accurate with waiting time that he gives you. Like others we had a good glass of wine in the bar opposite while... More 

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Nicosia Cyprus
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18 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

What can I say!!! Even though there was a queue staff was very friendly and informed how long we were gonna wait... We had rare cooked tuna with sesame and fennel and it was fantastic!!!! Mussels with ginger and orange scallops with tomatoes were great... White House wine was excellent and the chocolate with ice cream was super yummy!!! The... More 

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herts
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42 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Lovely setting in the back streets in the old town. They don't take bookings so you have to queue, but they are very good at organising it and will tell you how long your wait is. As wine lovers, we thought the house wine (white especially) was fantastic especially at around £4 for a half litre. Seafood especially good.

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Thank Lloub
UK
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26 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We have stumbled across this restaurant while shopping for presents and we were very hesitant at first. The menu looked like many others and there was no wifi. Most of the other places were closed during the day, so we had no other choice. Was I glad, we didn't ?! I had a seafood soup for a starter and my... More 

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Chicago
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47 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The two of us had a great evening there, even if we ate only a second course (tuna fish with sesame, fenol and orange juice / musells with ginger and orange juice) and anchovy salad. Everything fresh, welcoming atmosphere and reasonable price.

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Thank HopperChicago
Bergen, Norway
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35 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

After staying in Rovinj for a week this restuarant is definitely the best. Both the kids love the pasta carbonara and tiramisu. My wife and I enjoyed our starters and main courses service is good and friendly. Definitely will come back in our next visit. This place is a must try. Do go early it gets busy :)

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Lincoln, United Kingdom
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117 reviews
100 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

1st night in the old town on a hot and humid night awaiting the storm we came across Balbi! Definite Italian influence on food. No reservations so just wait until table free nice wine bar across the way if so desired. Had black clams in garlic and anchovies with fennel salad to start then "Midnight" spaghetti and perfectly cooked sea... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$15 - $31
Cuisine
Seafood, Mediterranean, Croatian, Italian, European, Soups
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Reservations
Good for
Families with children, 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?