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“Hurray for Slow Food”
Review of Pet Bunara

Pet Bunara
Ranked #12 of 217 Restaurants in Zadar
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $12 - $35
Cuisines: Deli, Mediterranean, Croatian, Wine Bar
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Good for: Romantic, Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations
Description: Dear guests, it has been 30 years since the restaurant PET BUNARA has been firstly established. In all those years it has been groving, changing, modifining... And last few years has become a trend setter and actualy a leading restaurant in Zadar county. Cuisine could be described as; traditional, simple, local jet appreciating new trends emphasizing seasonal offer and, as much as possible, extensive usage of organic, ecological or bio products or groceries. As a result of all mentioned, restaurant PET BUNARA proudly acquired a SLOW FOOD nomination for 2012. In addition, restaurant was the best restaurant in Zadar County according to Ministry of Tourism for 2010.
Reviewed September 26, 2012

For a moment I thought about writing a bad review and getting a free lunch.
But only for a second :)

This place is very good, trust me.
A warm welcome and a very professional explanation of the ingredients, style and "work with local resources" idea of the restaurant.
Good wines and again good explanation (good written reviews in the menu and the waitress even explained a bit more on request). Small winecard was selected by somebody who knows what he/ she is doing.
Good quality (e.g. best istrian ham so far, and I am touring through Croatia now for ten days) and nice arrangements of food.
Very good octopus with chickpeas which was warm (as it should be in my humble opinion) and tastes very different and refreshing in comparison with the normal octopus salad served in many other restaurants.
Noodles al dente and with fresh and crispy zucchini/courgette - very good.

There were many locals here, always a good sign for me when searching for good food in foreign countries. A lot of them ate pizza, so I tried one as well. Very good handiwork but a bit colorless after the the first courses - this could be due to biodynamic ingredients, but I am not sure.
Would go for meat or fish next time, and there will be definitely be a next time for me!

All in all this is four points and is on the same level as some Gault Miliau decorated restaurants in Croatia (Proto in Dubrovnik or Laurus in Opatija, e.g.) and I give the fifth point for the slow food bias of this wonderful restaurant (5-).

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Reviewed September 6, 2012

Went due to tripadvisor reports and we were not disappointed. Menu unlike the rest of Zadar restaurants was a little bit different. Restaurant was nice inside, cutlery tables, choice of olive oils etc were nice.The menu was varied we had 3 courses, water and bottle of local wine. I had the duck in fig jam for my main course and it was delightful. The waiter was very friendly and informative. The bill was slightly more than other run of the mill Zadar restaurants but still cheaper than GB and was well worth it.

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VPNK, Manager at Pet Bunara, responded to this reviewResponded September 8, 2012

Thank you very much for you review... Hope to see you again...
Best regards!
Vladimir (restaurant owner)

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Reviewed August 17, 2012

I was with my family one evening and we are not satisfied,Food is too expensive for pizzeria,The view overlooks the old demolished building from which the mice running out.Too much publicized restaurant is actually a trap for tourists who are in the old town.

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VPNK, Manager at Pet Bunara, responded to this reviewResponded September 12, 2012

Thank you for you review. Im so sorry that you have had a bad experiance.
Please vist as again for full free of charge! In addition old demolished building has been repeared.

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Reviewed August 14, 2012

Like I said in title!
Definitely no way to make mistake in Menu. All the best for staff too!
Try to reserve at sunset and then tell me if you know ANY location in Croatia that has better view inside old town of any city :)

Thank KUNKO
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Reviewed July 23, 2012

We had lunch many times, the owner is an excellent host.Mels are very nice, food suplies from different parts of Croaita, mostly Zadar county. They are combining traditional cousine with contemporary style. Area around restaurant is worth to visit. Definitly worth to visit wile in Zadar.

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Thank Geronimo1234
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