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Certificate of Excellence2017 - 2019 Winner


Seafood, Croatian, Mediterranean
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Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
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Reviewed July 3, 2019

The best raw fish restaurant in Istria , and one of the best in the world. A croatian-japanese experience . Service is excellent, istrian wine selection is complete and the sensorial experience unique.

Date of visit: June 2019
Reviewed July 3, 2019 via mobile

This place is pretty much an institution in Istria. One should not miss it. If you are a foodie and love simple yet fantastic dishes, this is your place. Loved it.

Date of visit: June 2019
Reviewed July 2, 2019 via mobile

I visited this restaurant after a very long time and again surprised me. The restaurant is famous for raw fish dishes. For the appetizer they served a raw fisch leaf, marinated in top olive oil, where only lemon and salt flowers were added. I was...More

Date of visit: June 2019
Reviewed June 13, 2019

Some may suspect that I might be paid by the restaurant, submitting praising reviews. But really, must tell you the story. The owner (Damir) had one of his bad days. He was around, doing bits and pieces, but not waiting, nor cutting the fish, what...More

Date of visit: June 2019
Reviewed September 3, 2018 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

Date of visit: August 2018
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

Date of visit: August 2018
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.

Date of visit: August 2017
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. 

Date of visit: March 2018
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 :)

Date of visit: February 2018
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

Date of visit: September 2017
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