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Istarska b.b., 52215 Vodnjan, Vodnjan, Croatia
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Paris, France
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10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Really good service, excellent food, local food, no sea food but very good meat. Strongly recommended. Maybe the wine list is too short but the wine we had (terlan) was very good

Thank GuidoWithoutyou
Rijeka, Croatia
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35 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

If YOU Are in Istria YOU must Try to find this paradiso , Eat Boškarin , its simple but YOU need to taste the flavour , Drink local wine !

Thank cofeinman
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472 reviews
211 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 162 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2016 via mobile

Our first night in Croatia and I have to say that this was a great choice. Warm atmosphere including carefully chosen artwork, a fireplace with books on the mantle, stone and lace. Note the 3-D pictures of people in the front dining room--they're wonderful. Our soups were terrific. I had the seasonal soup which turned out to be mushroom soup,... More 

Thank Feenixwest
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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30 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2016

We found this restaurant and got a table without booking, the staff were very friendly and professional, the meal was excellent, a blend of Italian and local (but not a pizza in sight). The pate's to start were lovely. The venison gnocchi was really nice and the I had the pork tenderloin. The meat was cooked really well and the... More 

Thank flyingdown
Istria, Croatia
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19 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2016 via mobile

Every time we visit it's a new experience. We are always served pleasantly. Homemade pasta only makes the whole eating experience more enjoyable and tasteful.

Thank Rumpenstilskin
Paris, France
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99 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2016

Not many restaurants in Vodnjan, but still that does not prevent the city from hosting the very good Vodnjanka! Everything was just perfect, respecting the hidden charter of most Istrian restaurants we ate in: just be good, if not perfect. And we were right in between at this restaurant, just after halfway through perfection.

Thank Frederic B
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2016 via mobile

Svjetlana is always preparing good home made pasta. We tried with truffles, gnochi with veal / boskarin meat, mushrooms,...

Thank ivanljubljana
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16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2015 via mobile

Been there for an relaxing dinner. Fast and professional service. Prosciutto an ricotta okay but the portion was a bit small. Tried pasta with local herbs - an absolute winner if in mood for such meal. All senses gone high! Good wine and dessert. Will come again!

Thank TheOneHr
Aventura, Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2015 via mobile

We booked Vodnjanka based on the review we found at a travel guide book and we were extremely disappointed. First of all The place is really hard to find at night with a small dark sign. For appetizers we had the polenta which was tasteless and mushroom soup which not as mediocre as the polenta. Ravioli with truffle sauce was... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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10 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2015

We tried this place for dinner based on a Lonely Planet recommendation. The woman who worked there was very nice. The man who served us was very odd. First when we tried to order a 1/2 carafe of wine, he said "no more". We were puzzled. I asked if it was the house white wine and he said "no, we... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Italian, Mediterranean, European, Croatian
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Business meetings, Families with children
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Istarska b.b., 52215 Vodnjan, Vodnjan, Croatia
  • Location: Europe  >  Croatia  >  Istria  >  Vodnjan
  • Phone Number: 1370-052-51-14-35

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?