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“Game of two halves”
Review of Farabuto

Farabuto
Ranked #3 of 167 Restaurants in Pula
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $15 - $47
Cuisines: Mediterranean, Seafood, Croatian
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Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
Description: Boutiq style, SLOW FOOD restaurant.We are small place , and principle of our work is based on fresh seasonal ingredients, our home made pasta and bread...And working with top istrian olive oils like Meloto or Salvela.We are trying to serve you the best of our traditional and mediteranian food, in a simple and honest way.If you are fan of slow and quite dinner, let us quide you through our modest menu..And if you wanna finish your dinner in one hour,the best is to avoid us.
Reviewed August 8, 2014

We ate here twice: the first visit was so good that we booked for a second two nights later. The food is great and the service on our first visit was outstanding: staff could not have been more helpful. The maitre de obviously knows about food and wine and we had terrific shell fish, a wonderful sea food risotto and excellent tagliata Fiorentina. It was an hour before we got our starters but that didn't matter because we had drinks and terrific bread cooke don the premises and wonderful Istrian olive oil. The wine list was good with interesting local wines and very decently priced. Including the tip this meal for four cost less than £100 - expensive by local standards but probably not even half what we would pay for a similar dinner in the UK. Food on the second visit was equally good: an outstanding antipasto del mare and lovely ravioli with local ham, mushrooms and truffles as examples. Lovely bread and oil again and a very interesting local red wine called Grimalda (found this on the net afterwards at a price above that charged by the restaurant). Problem was that although we managed to get a bottle of wine early on, our order was not taken until 45 minutes after we arrived and the bread didn't come till after that. If the service had been as good as the first visit this would have been five stars all through. Go fro the excellent food but don't be in a hurry.

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Reviewed July 28, 2014

Went twice because of the exiting menu that promissed and delivered great food. The slow service we read about on beforehand wasn't anything we experienced. Great staff, nice, quick and helpful. Fantastic, well prepared food, good matching with wine and not overly priced. Best we had that week, without competition.

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Reviewed July 27, 2014

stuff are frendly and nice, but we are wainting more then hour for food........................................................................

Thank josip k
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Reviewed July 26, 2014

The restaurant offers great seafood. The seafood is fresh and extremely tasty. The service at the restaurant is also very good.

The only minus is the location a bit far away from the center. But the restaurant is surely a worth of visit.

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Thank Kokkonen_T
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Reviewed July 26, 2014 via mobile

First of all would recommend you need to make a reservation. We were lucky to get in on a wed night early but many were turned away. Gordon's expertise on the food was on point. The staff are so friendly and professional, good is delicious and they can even specialize dishes for you. You take your time and it's an experience that they want you to enjoy, no rush. Couldn't believe how many tourists were turning up, it's extremely popular and a must visit! Thanks again to the wonderful staff for our time there, made our trip :)

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