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“Recommended by a local - great, fresh food”
Review of Ivo

Ivo
Ranked #12 of 59 Restaurants in Piran
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Seafood
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Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
Description: Located on the seafront, speciality seafood.. Outside seating with roof that closes. Recommended by the very nice hostel around the corner. Atethere June 2010
Reviewed June 19, 2013

We were glad we followed a recommendation from a local and chose Ivo over some of the other larger restaurants on the same strip. Calamari was fresh and some of the best we have ever eaten and we enjoyed the fried cheese appetizer too. Grilled vegetable plates were great, grilled scampi were whole and in their shells and the menu was in at least 4 languages. House wine was delicious and very inexpensive. Overall a great meal.

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1  Thank Eat-Sleep-Walk
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Reviewed June 17, 2013 via mobile

We chose the shared fish platter. It was nice but not great. The service was average and it wasnt particulaly busy. A pleasant but not exceptional meal. However sitting in the warm evening sunshine is a wonderful thing.

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Thank Sacredcow
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Reviewed June 10, 2013

I'll begin this review with a general statement on Piran restaurants that I am adding to the four I have reviewed. All Piran restaurants offer almost identical menus at almost identical prices (not unusual at smaller yet active tourist towns) with generally the same high quality of service that seems to be the norm of Slovenian restaurants. The focus of menus is, unsurprisingly, seafood and it is all presumably sourced from the same location. Little effort is made to differentiate culinary offerings. As such, comparisons will be tainted by the particular dish chosen on the particular day, physical presentation, and the particular waiter on the day. That being said...

The only thing that set Ivo apart from others (given food, price and outlook much the same) was the service was a bit ragged.

That could easily have been an "on the night" issue, so I wouldn't not try them just on that, given the usual high quality of service across all Piran (and Slovenian) restaurants.

Presentation of the restaurant was marginally worse than some others, but not a big deal...

Thank Torbek
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Reviewed June 2, 2013

Fantastic seafood restaurant towards the far end of the seafront. I saw a recommendation in a Berlitz book and managed to find this restaurant. It was packed compared to other restaurants around it. The whole grilled seabass which three of us shared was fantastic - it was huge and cooked to perfection. It was worth searching the seafront for this restaurant.

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2  Thank warfield
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Reviewed May 19, 2013 via mobile

We came here on the recommendation of a friend in Hawaii. He grew up in Piran and knew the owner, who remembered him - "X, who moved to America." (We inquired after dinner, so did not receive any special treatment that might skew our review.)
Not knowing what to expect, especially after reading other reviews and the strength of a relationship that had nothing to do with food, we were very satisfied. We ordered the mixed seafood for two that had muscles, prawn, two types of fish and the most wonderful little squids with a delicious garlic sauce. There may have been more but that's what sticks out in my memory. Even the potatoes and spinach that were on the plate were very good.
The service was very good, also. Attentive, friendly..
We would definitely return if we ever make it back to Piran.

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Thank Ahsha
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