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“Great view and location”
Review of Bevanda

Bevanda
Ranked #10 of 70 Restaurants in Opatija
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $49 - $198
Cuisines: Seafood, Croatian
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Restaurant details
Good for: Local cuisine, Business meetings, Romantic, Special occasions
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Lunch, Outdoor Seating, Reservations
Miami, Florida
Level 6 Contributor
520 reviews
373 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 200 helpful votes
“Great view and location”
Reviewed November 30, 2013

Great location and view, slow and a bit stuffy service would describe this restaurant. If you already at well and enough in Istria and do not mind mediocre food and service, you'll most likely enjoy the decor (bit modern for me) the great location and view. This place is mostly for the show offs but must admit some stuff was nice, some forgettable. They think more of themselves than what they are capable of but I still enjoyed our time there. Next time I will stop by for a drink only I think.
If you are a foodie, skip it. If you are tolerant in your eating and enjoy a nice view and great location, by all means , go.

  • Visited August 2013
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Pelham Manor, New York
Level 6 Contributor
153 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
“Artful Dining in Opatija, Croatia”
Reviewed October 26, 2013

The setting along the water is certainly wonderful, especially if you've come along the promenade and through the park leading to the restaurant. And then you enter Bevanda, where you take in an artful interior design. You can sense you're in for something special.

We enjoyed the "cover" item, a takeoff on shrimp tempura served with a light, tasty tomato sauce on the plate for dipping the skewered seafood. Then there was the selection of fresh breads and cherry tomato-topped focaccia, with three types of butter and four flavors of olive oil with which to enjoy them.

We began the meal by sharing an appetizer of Adriatic lobster over taglitelle pasta. The lobster meat was sweet and flavorful, the pasta perfectly cooked.

For main courses, we ordered sea bass, duck and lamb -- all of which were superb and paired with simple yet tasty vegetables that went well with their respective proteins.

Onward to dessert, which were apple strudel with cinnamon ice cream, dark chocolate lava cake with raspberry influence and a vanilla ice cream, and dark chocolate mousse infused with orange and chili pepper and served with vanilla ice cream and crushed hazelnuts. I'm salivating just writing all of this, recalling the wonderful marriage of flavors.

While pricey, we were having a celebratory dinner, so we felt it was appropriate to the cause. We thoroughly enjoyed the dining experience at Bevanda and its artful decor.

  • Visited October 2013
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Whitesboro, NY
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Don't order a dry Martini.”
Reviewed September 17, 2013

After getting a sweet Martini instead of the dry one we ordered, explained the problem and ordered another. Got another sweet one IDENTICAL to the first one. Were told we had to accept the second one and there would be no 3rd one because they had wasted too much on us already.

Visited September 2013
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Rijeka, Croatia
Level 4 Contributor
37 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“the best in Opatija”
Reviewed August 27, 2013

every detail is covered...location with unbeatable view of Kvarner bay and sea breeze, live jazz music trio, modern design, tables with the best table clothes to the floor, lighting, superb music, splendid food, decoration...if need to impress someone, definitely the place to go...seafood dinner for two went for 200 Euros (2 appetizers, risotto, Orada of 1.20 kg, 2 desserts and 2 bottles of Malvasia Coronica)...but it will be the best 200 euros you can spend eating in Opatija...

  • Visited August 2013
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Milan, Lombardia, Italy
Level 4 Contributor
32 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“Magic atmosphere”
Reviewed August 17, 2013

Amazing the view and the environment in general. Very impressive the aquarium on the terrace.
The waitress was kind even if not so fond in suggestions on the menu.
The quality of the food - mostly fish obviously - was excellent and very fresh as well. We had the grilled redfish for the first time and it has been a nice surprise.
Consider that the price is a little bit higher than other restaurants nearby of the same level. I suppose is due to the elegance of the place.

Visited August 2013
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