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Restaurant Orca

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What you can expect during your visit
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Hand sanitizer available to guests & staff
  • Socially distanced dining tables
  • Staff required to regularly wash hands
  • Tables disinfected between guests
  • Face masks required for guests in public areas
Updated 04/07/21 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Updated 04/07/21 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.

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Seafood, Mediterranean, European, Croatian
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
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Reviewed December 27, 2021 via mobile

Great seafood in Ravinj. We had a large group and we ordered many of the seafood dishes on the menu. None of the items we ordered were a disappointment. Oysters on the half shell were very fresh and delicious. Fried Squid was wonderful. Fish soup...was terrific. Seafood risotto was outstanding. The service was fast and friendly. We would defiantly return for another meal.More

Date of visit: December 2021
Reviewed October 24, 2020 via mobile

If you ever come to Rovinj, this is the restaurant you have to visit. Perfect food and friendly staff.

Date of visit: October 2020
zH157, Owner at Restaurant Orca, responded to this reviewResponded October 25, 2020

Thank you😊

Reviewed October 10, 2020

The Orca family restaurant is known for its long tradition since 1993 and for enjoying of local Istrian and Mediterranean cuisine in a pleasant environment. For our dinner we had a nice table in the rustic furnished guest room. The welcome was warm and the...service attentive. Despite the COVID-19 pandemic restrictions, the menu was surprisingly extensive and diverse. As appetizer I had a bowl of mixed mussels in wine stock followed by roasted lamb with diced potatoes and peas. My wife chose as starter the carpaccio from fresh shrimps and had as main course grilled squids with potatoes and mangold. We paired the seafood dishes with a bottle of 2018 Malvazija istarska, Vina Benvenuti white wine and I had a glass of domestic San Servolo draft beer to the well cocked meat. For final digestion we had a typical Istrian Aquavit home made by Malvasia grapes. The Orca restaurant offers cozy and casual atmosphere and is a place to enjoy typical Istrian dishes.More

Date of visit: October 2020
Reviewed August 31, 2020

Best experience in Rovinj. So fresh fish and so good service. We are coming back for sure. Highly recommended

Date of visit: August 2020
Reviewed July 21, 2020 via mobile

As a regular guest,I find something new on menu...it is almond semifredo,perfect dessert after meal...try it.

Date of visit: July 2020
Reviewed March 23, 2020

We were searching for nice place for dinner during Christmas holiday and we made great shot with Restaurant Orca :-) Such fantastic service and amazing food together with nice wine is not very common to get. We took plate of fish and sea food and...it was great. Location is not at the sea and I personally pay attention to the view a lot but all you get there is really worthwhile short car ride from the city center. Prices are little bit higher, but it´s still better to get quality for what you pay than to pay less and be disappointed. We really enjoyed beautiful evening and hope for another opportunity to spend nice evening in this restaurant.More

Date of visit: December 2019
Reviewed November 10, 2019

Thanks to the blog Frank about Croatia, we were turned onto Orca restaurant. Located slightly out of town, Orca fills up with mostly local clientele. The food, which is predominantly seafood, does not disappoint. We had octopus and a whole fish. The staff is polite...and hard working. The food is fresh and delicious. The restaurant's atmosphere is pleasant, but it's not romantic or quaint. It does get crowded too. We highly enjoyed and I do recommend.More

Date of visit: October 2019
Reviewed October 8, 2019

Our waiter was very friendly and helpful, making solid recommendations on the food and drink. The place was busy, including a lot of locals, but the service was still timely. We tried local Istrian dishes, which were delicious. The waiter recommended a good local wine,...and also brought us complimentary after-dinner drinks, including a "Teranino" wine liqueur and a mistletoe liqueur, which was delicious and interesting. Good conversation. Keep in mind that, sitting outside, there may be smokers at adjacent tables. Easy to find, ample parking on site, no problem getting a table without any reservation.More

Date of visit: September 2019
Reviewed September 28, 2019 via mobile

Visited Orca in three occasions last 9 months and every time I’ve felt welcomed. Stuff is polite and efficient but Croatian guest might notice foreigners are welcomed a bit more. Strong menu on a meet side, I can recommend veal and lamb and pastas. If...you are seafood fan there are plenty of restaurants in nearby Rovinj. Toilets should be refurbished.More

Date of visit: September 2019
Reviewed September 25, 2019

1.7 mile walk from the town booked a table for six o clock so we wouldn't be walking back in the dark. Got a good table in the conservatory A shared fish starter with malzania wine, it was OK but nothing special mains, veal under...cinders and lamb under cinders. Both dishes came on one platter with crushed and mashed potatoes and ratatouille. the veal was the better dish, the lamb was overcooked All washed down with a bottle of cabinet sauvignon. The waiter was a jolly type After some of the great food we have had here in Rovinj, and reading other comments and blogs we had expected more. It wasn't bad, just not fantastic .More

Date of visit: September 2019
Reviewed September 8, 2019 via mobile

We visited this restaurant 4 times during our holiday. The food was reasonably priced and very good quality. The staff were lovely; providing great service. We will definitely be back and would highly recommend!

Date of visit: August 2019
Reviewed September 8, 2019 via mobile

Found this gem of a restaurant on our way back to our hotel. Excellent menu. Very varied and good fresh food prepared very quickly. Lots of locals which is always a good sign Recommended!

Date of visit: September 2019
Reviewed August 25, 2019 via mobile

Not far from the town,but need to drive to get there. Anyway,you will not regret. The food is really great,so fresh and tasty,they will reccomend you well,and serve all the fresh dishes of the day. Fish,meat or pasta,you can t make a wrong decision, the...place is higly reccomended even from the local people.More

Date of visit: August 2019
IgorH157, General Manager at Restaurant Orca, responded to this reviewResponded August 30, 2019

gentlemen! thanks a lot for the nice review! I'm glad you write nicely! I know a lot of people read reviews but it's best when a guest tries it out personally so everyone can write what they want without knowing who it is! and it's...More

Reviewed August 8, 2019 via mobile

We heard about their pasta with lobster and we did not get disappointed. Although their location is a short taxi ride out of Rovinj it is a must for those who enjoy fish

Date of visit: August 2019
Reviewed July 25, 2019

Good taste food. Staff was very kind , food it was good, but price high/moderate. We ate only seafood.

Date of visit: July 2019
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I think there is a small area outside from what I can remember, maybe with a swing. Not 100% sure though - Sorry
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Yes, Restaurant Orca is taking precautions against COVID-19. A full list is available within the "safety precautions" section of this page.

Restaurant Orca is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travelers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 4