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Reviewed January 1, 2024

During phone call before we reach to the restaurant, the women literally told us to not come because they will close kitchen for 2 hours. She pushed us to tell her what we will eat, so she can prepare us. After we came in the...restaurant, service behave like they don't want us there. More then 10 minutes we wait for someone come at our table ( only 4 tables were full). The old waiter was like is in rush. We asked baby beef cevpcici, he gave us beef cevapcici. Some parts in menu were not clear to us, but he didn't had time to explain. Of course, nobody checked how is our meal during consumation of ordered meals, so I didn't have chance to order mayo, one more bottle of still water or to say it is beef instead of baby beef. After giving us an receive, he was standing all the time next to our table till we were gone. Maybe sometimes is better to not work after New Year night to avoid unpolite service and half-menu offer ( maybe 50% of the menu they didn't have). P. S. After we asked for the desert, the guy told us that kitchen has closed the door six minutes ago ( if he checked us at least once during our consumation, we would tell him).More

Date of visit: January 2024
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Reviewed September 30, 2023

Our experience at Citadela where we ordered the Fiš paprikaš: Late with serving, frozen fish (carp) used, overcooked, way too salty, impolite, unpleasant waitress … Supposed to be “the best fish in the world” according to some local newspaper.More

Date of visit: September 2023
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Sebastijan Lazar, Owner at Restoran Citadela, responded to this reviewResponded November 26, 2023
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Poštovani Zlatko, ispričavamo se na neugodnom iskustvu. Moguće da je fiš kasnio, da je fiš bio više slan i sve...More

Reviewed May 27, 2023 via mobile

We reserved table and ordered our meals two days in advance hoping that everything would be prepared and waiting for us but insted of that we were waiting more than one our to be served.

Date of visit: May 2023
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Sebastijan Lazar, Owner at Restoran Citadela, responded to this reviewResponded November 26, 2023
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Poštovana, primite naše isprike zbog gore navede greške. Nadamo se sljedećem posjetu. srdačan pozdrav

Reviewed April 7, 2023

I used to come here with my family, but I won't anymore. They gave us fiš paprikaš instead of dunavski perket from som and dining room manager tried to convince us that šaran is som.

Date of visit: April 2023
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Flyer01282470112, General Manager at Restoran Citadela, responded to this reviewResponded April 10, 2023

Greeting, it is possible that you got the wrong dish by mistake due to the large volume of work, for which we apologize, but we are not sure that the staff assured you that the catfish was carp.

Reviewed February 26, 2023 via mobile

- polite staff - fast service - beautiful interior - delicious food - large portions - wide range of local dishes and drinks

Date of visit: February 2023
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Flyer01282470112, General Manager at Restoran Citadela, responded to this reviewResponded February 27, 2023

Thank you!

Reviewed December 30, 2022

The food was really bad! The fish was overcooked, as well as the pasta. The service people were running around, forgot orders and the ambience was a desaster! Very bad choice!!!

Date of visit: December 2022
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Flyer01282470112, General Manager at Restoran Citadela, responded to this reviewResponded February 27, 2023

Hi, please accept our apologies for the bad fish and overcooked pasta. Can you explain this? "ambience was a desaster".

Reviewed December 24, 2022 via mobile

- delicious food - large portions - beautiful interior - friendly staff - fast service - clean - reasonable prices

Date of visit: December 2022
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Reviewed October 27, 2022 via mobile

Venue lovely. Food exceptional. Podolac stew, catfish from Danube River 15/10. Service and friendliness 11/10. Cleanliness spot on. Would highly recommend.

Date of visit: October 2022
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Reviewed October 11, 2022

It so happened that over the past year we have visited Baranya three times. During this period, we dined 4 times at the Citadel restaurant, on the recommendation of a local resident. For the first time a year ago, we ordered a meat plate, salad,...beer. It was very atmospheric, tasty and cheap. Therefore, next time in July, we dined there again. We took a pork dish - tasteless, and didn't like it. Before leaving Baranja we decided to order "Šaran u rašljama" - a national dish. Carp on low heat, it takes 2 hours to cook, so we ordered it in advance. Served with potatoes. It is very very tasty. And on our last trip in September, remembering how delicious it was, we ordered again, but due to lack of time before departure, we took Takeaway. It was terrible. The fish and potatoes were obviously not fresh (the feeling that yesterday's or maybe the day before yesterday's food was warmed up in haste).It is interesting- if our order was not Take away, but lunch in a restaurant - would it be the same? Maybe it would be embarrassing? Unfortunately, we didn't have time to go back and comment on this. We are very very disappointed with this attitude. and despite the fact that there was also a positive experience, it is unlikely that we will return. Look, the photos show the same dish, but one is fresh and tasty, cooked in July, and the second is not fresh and tasteless from the last trip. ...More

Date of visit: September 2022
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Flyer01282470112, Owner at Restoran Citadela, responded to this reviewResponded February 27, 2023

Dear, thank you for your kind words and compliments! We are truly sorry that you were not satisfied with the service. As you stated, that the food is from the day before, that does not exist here and I can tell you with certainty that...More

Reviewed July 28, 2022 via mobile

We have shared a mix grill plate which was huge and pretty good. The prices were reasonable, however the grilled frogs were too skinny, not enough meat on them and a lot of bones.

Date of visit: July 2022
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Flyer01282470112, Owner at Restoran Citadela, responded to this reviewResponded February 27, 2023

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Reviewed June 14, 2022

The food was great. We didn't have reservation but it was no problem. There is only missing something for children, like slide... The best Perkelt I've ever had... :)

Date of visit: July 2021
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Reviewed September 8, 2021

A renovated restaurant offering traditional food from the Croatian region of Slavonia. Its interior and exterior perfectly reflect the spirit of the region. When it comes to food, I tried one of their specialties - pörkölt of Slavonian - Syrmian Podolian cattle, the animal I...didn't know anything about before the visit. This is the only place where one can try the dish, as they have a farm with this breed of cattle. The stew itself is very delicious, offering rich taste and texture. It is served with home-made pasta with cottage cheese and fried bacon. With red wine - absolutely fantastic. The service is professional and hospitable.More

Date of visit: September 2021
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Reviewed June 5, 2020 via mobile

Top traditional restaurant near the city Osijek. Excellent local cuisine. Great interior, kindly staff. 👍🏽

Date of visit: February 2020
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Reviewed January 26, 2020 via mobile

We had a nice fish soup, and fried and grilled sterlet and perch. The price and quality ware very good, as well as decent staff

Date of visit: May 2019
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Reviewed October 26, 2019

On a Thursday late afternoon, we called in advance to make a reservation at Citadela and we were told that any meal would take about an hour to make, due to the restorant being full and still expecting a group for catering. We agreed, as...we were told that the food was amazing and Citadela is heavily promoted all around the region. Upon arrival, the restaurant was more than half empty but the waiter still insisted that crowds were expected and he appeared extremely stand-offish. The food arrived in less than an hour but it was obviously re-heated meat and gnocchi that we recognized from the Croatian supermarket chain because we prepare the same at home. The menu said the gnocchi were home-made. Not true. The meat was extremely chewy with no flavor whatsoever. The salad was merely acceptable. The waiter never came to as us whether we were satisfied, but he came to check if everything was OK with a group of middle-aged men seated next to us multiple times, and whether they needed anything else. We are two young female professionals. The coffee in the end was bland. Finally, when we asked to pay by card, the waiter brought the check but then we had to walk to the bar to pay by card. That would not be a problem had the waiter mentioned it at any point. Don't waste your time at Citadela. Rude staff, awful food. Topla preporuka upravi, umjesto u promotivne materijale, radije investirajte u poslugu, kuhinju te kvalitetne domaće proizvode.More

Date of visit: October 2019
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  • Food: 3.5
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  • Value: 3.5