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“Lovely restaurant - atmosphere and food both great”

Restoran Lanterna na Dolcu
Ranked #15 of 862 Restaurants in Zagreb
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $7 - $16
Cuisines: Barbecue, Croatian
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Dining options: Late Night, Breakfast, Delivery, Reservations
Description: The restaurant Lanterna na Dolcu (Lanterna at the Dolac Market) was opened on 10 September 2010 in the magical atmosphere of an old manor. Brothers Tomislav and Ivan shared the same vision from the beginning - to offer traditional Zagreb food at reasonable prices at a restaurant with a pleasant family vibe. It wasn't long before word about the Lanterna restaurant at the Dolac Market spread all the way to London. Every morning, we get ingredients from Dolac ladies called kumice who sell their produce at the market and we guarantee that each food item used in our kitchen is fresh. The restaurant is located in one of the oldest streets in the city's old centre, in an over 300 years old basement. The restaurant's vaulted ceiling with brickwork that nicely stands out creates a unique and warm atmosphere. It is here that supreme pleasures of traditional Zagreb cuisine blend with scents of history and city legends. Our goal was to combine modern and traditional in both the interior design and on the plate so we browsed through an old cookbook from 1854 that we found in the Zagreb City Museum, looking for ideas. We did not want to exclude authentic Croatian tastes from our dishes, but we also added some unique ingredients to all our traditional menu items.
Reviewed February 26, 2013

We had lunch here during our visit to Zagreb last week. After walking past some fairly dingy looking places, and not wanting to have the pizza or pasta that most restaurants were offering, we were lucky enough to stumble on Lanterna na Dolcu. A good range of Croatian and other European food at very reasonable prices, served in a stylish cellar restaurant by a very friendly waiter with excellent English. I had a delicious veal dish while my partner had a very tasty meat stuffed chicken breast - but the pudding was just the best! Melt in your mouth baked cheese with berry sauce - a firm recommendation. Good value, good service - deserves a visit.

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Thank Beansbell
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Reviewed February 21, 2013

I decided to have a healthy, hearty meal one afternoon near Ban Jelacic Square, so I decided to stop in for the first time and visit an aquaintance I saw through the window. I found the Atmosphere, Staff, Service, Quality of Food and Price excellent! A relaxing Restaurant with friendly attentive staff, good conversation and an overall "pleasant afternoon"...

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Reviewed February 14, 2013

We went here tonight and had a lovely meal at a reasonable price. The waiter was efficient and friendly and the food was great!

Thank Sam Z
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Reviewed December 27, 2012

good food but little bit salty like other croatian restaurants so maybe demand less salt thats put into

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Thank juinson
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Reviewed December 23, 2012

Everything was very good: from the welcome (even though we arrived shortly before the kitchen was due to close), to the food and service. The only down side was that the wine was slightly too cold for a red wine. Not at all expensive, especially considering the quality of the food.

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