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“Great location that won't break the bank”
Review of Vongola

Vongola
Ranked #21 of 70 Restaurants in Opatija
Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
Southampton, United Kingdom
Level 6 Contributor
219 reviews
151 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 248 helpful votes
“Great location that won't break the bank”
Reviewed September 18, 2011

Right down on the seafront but sometimes quite sheltered from the wind this place is an affordable option.We had black risotto and hake and both were cooked just right.Staff were polite and efficient and 2 meals and 2 beers were around 20 euros

Visited September 2011
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Sydney, Australia
Level 6 Contributor
151 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 215 helpful votes
“Lovely Location, Sub Standard Experience”
Reviewed August 27, 2011

We chose this restaurant due to its lovely outdoor dining setting right on the waters edge. From the moment we sat down, service was quite ordinary (appeared the restaurant were understaffed) and to basically get any service, you had to “flag down” a waiter.

As we waited for our food, the ambience was broken by the sound of nearby bongo drums being played on the promenade which went on for approximately two hours. Apparently, the drums are played by local buskers every alternate night and we found the situation extremely irritating. Having said that, I suppose this issue really depends on whether one likes the continuous sound of bongo drums or not.

For our meal, we had mussels as an entrée which were quite disappointing, as they were extremely small and not overly tasty (unlike other mussels we had eaten in Croatia). This was followed by a seafood platter for two, with the platter comprising two grilled fish (which were overcooked & dry), 2 scampi, 4 small grilled squid and 4 mussels with heaps of spinach and potato to fill the platter tray – not exactly what one would expect for 260 kuna. To cap things off, when we asked for the bill, it took a further 20 minutes to finalise the account.

In summary, the restaurant is in a lovely setting but has a lack of service and the quality of food is substandard in comparison to the many other restaurants we have experienced in Croatia. Recommend look elsewhere.

  • Visited August 2011
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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“Nice setting, great food”
Reviewed July 27, 2011

We had dinner at Vongola tonite and it was a very pleasant experience. We set off with seafood tagliatelle and ravioli with fish stuffing and both of them were great! The grilled calamari and the mixed shells we had afterwards were also good. The service was ok in a very nice setting, overlooking the bay

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