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Damir & Ornella

Zidine 5 | HR-52466 Novigrad, Novigrad 52466, Croatia
+385 52 758 134
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  • Excellent75%
  • Very good16%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible3%
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“raw seafood” (6 reviews)
“polenta” (4 reviews)
“sea bass” (8 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Seafood, Mediterranean, Croatian, Gluten Free Options
Zidine 5 | HR-52466 Novigrad, Novigrad 52466, Croatia
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Don’t understand TA rating? The food here was delicious & one of best meals we had. Not the usual menu items. Service was attentive without being fussy. Damir had an understated sense of humor. We followed their recommendations & every dish was delicious. While they...More

Thank 325camd
Reviewed August 11, 2018

Don't be misled by low (high) ranking with Tripadvisor. I believe I know the background. I read the negative reviews and most of them complain about the owner (Damir) who serves the tables and cuts the raw fish at the table, while his wife (Ornella)...More

Thank SlowhandW
Reviewed April 11, 2018

Once again we chose Damir&Ornella restaurant for a special evening out with friends from overseas. Theywere very impressed with our choice. Excellant service. The food has top quality. So, if you want to make an excellant impression when taking people out to dinner - take them to Damir&Ornella restaurant.

Thank aliceb1669
Reviewed March 20, 2018

Me and my colleagues went to restaurant Damir&Ornella for a dinner. The food was excellent. The wine was exquisite and the service were fabulous. Thank you for the great hospitality. This is definitely a place to remember! We will return as soon as it`s possible. 

Thank fabiabianco7422
Reviewed March 16, 2018

Food was excellent (seafood) and the service was good, perfect for a special meal. Also excellent choice of wines! Absolutely recommendations.. thank you family Beletic :)

Thank alice1669
Reviewed March 4, 2018

This restaurant is one of our favorite. Restaurant is nicely hidden in Novigrad old street center which is perfect. We always took raw fish and sea fruits dishes, which is absolutely amazing - some people call it "Istrian Sushi". Owner Mr. Damir will prepare raw...More

Thank Mitja R
Reviewed February 6, 2018

Fish was outstanding. Service was perfect,manager was very attentive and suggesting wonderful dishes. I definitely ate too much but it was totally worth it!

Thank harry9462017
Reviewed August 29, 2017 via mobile

We had dinner recently at the restaurant and we were blown away. There is no menu, and you go by what is on offer that day. We had four starters, main course and a dessert. Two starters consisted of raw fish. I highly recommend to...More

1  Thank Astrid T
Reviewed August 6, 2017

Two preconditions for considering D&O: you must be a raw seafood afficionado, and you must book the table well in advance. If both met, you stand high chances to experience an amazing gourmet dinner! I cannot think back of being so overwhelmed by outstanding quality...More

1  Thank SlowhandW
Reviewed August 3, 2017

I visited this place with my wife on our anniversary. This place has been regularly on top of every restaurant list in Croatia, it has been praised by culinary press, and they are also listed on the list of 1000 best restaurants in the world....More

6  Thank kukovnik13
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi
Good for
Local cuisine, Families with children, Business meetings, Romantic, Special occasions
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Zidine 5 | HR-52466 Novigrad, Novigrad 52466, Croatia
  • Location: Europe  >  Croatia  >  Istria  >  Novigrad
  • Phone Number: +385 52 758 134
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