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“Rustic charm, pride in their food”
Review of Konoba Menego

Konoba Menego
Ranked #9 of 144 Restaurants in Hvar
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $15 - $25
Cuisines: Mediterranean, Croatian
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Restaurant details
Good for: Local cuisine, Romantic
Dining options: Late Night, Outdoor Seating, Reservations
Description: No reservations.
Reviewed August 23, 2014

I read about Konoba Menego in a magazine and decided to try, since it was lunchtime and we're on our walk up to the fort. We were seated at the tavern, decorated with antiques, which makes a good conversation piece while waiting for our food to be served. Whilst we were provided with menu, the waiter did asked if we wished to have them recommend dishes for our group and we decided to trust his recommendations instead (it was meant to be a surprise). And we're so glad we did :-)
We were treated with a good mix of dishes, started off with marinated fish, stuffed peppers and Dalmatia stuffed bread each different in flavours and textures, but all delicious.
The chef's secret (chicken dish) was surprising good, tender juicy meat soaked in thick sauce. We enjoyed the sauce so much that we even mopped it up with bread.
The gnocchi with artichokes while tasted pretty decent, was less popular among us.
For me, the piece de resistance was the Menego plate, a generous plate of Dalmation smoked ham (made by the owner), Dalmatian bacon, sheep cheese, goat cheese, lots of olives, capers, peppers, greens which was superb.
Overall a very good meal, I felt everything was prepared with care and the cook (and even the waiters) take pride in the food served there. Although the price is slightly higher, but it's worth the value.

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1  Thank Susan L
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Reviewed August 22, 2014 via mobile

We visited this restaurant in August 2014. We did not like it at all - from the interior (very condensed type of confinement) to the service (they serve all dishes at once and warn you about this in advance, seriously!) to the quality of main course (the meat was unedible). The only bright spot was prsut and pagski cheese. All in all, the restaurant is severly overpriced and serves the food that even a canteen would have been ashamed of. This is hardly a restaurant.

4  Thank Tulenikatu
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Reviewed August 18, 2014

Loved loved loved our experience at Konoba Menego!! Excellent food and extremely friendly and charismatic staff. We were welcomed by the owner who is super funny and friendly. We asked our server to surprise us with our meal (who was also an awesome guy!), so he brought out an amazing assortment of cured meats, cheeses and pasta (gnocchi with prawns- incredible). Such a fun and delicious experience. Family owned, which added to the charm. Definitely stop by if you're lucky enough to be on the island of Hvar, it'll be the icing on the cake!!

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1  Thank lauren h
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Reviewed August 12, 2014

We went for lunch, and no cooked meals were on offer (they were kept for dinner) but only tapas-style stuff such as cheese, cured meat, olives, etc. The cheese (2 types), prosciutto (pršuta), olives and vegs platter was great, truly organic and fresh Croatian products. The marinated fish was not so impressive. Try the Dalmatian bread - it reminds of the Spanish empanada but is specific. The wine is local Bogdanuša (white) or Plavac mali (red), very good. Yet for a tapas-style lunch for two (the platter, marinated fish, the Dalmatian bread and a Pag cheese plate), half a litre of white wine and a bottle of water we paid the imposing amount of 400 kuna (some €55), which was too much for me. Maybe visiting for dinner is a bigger value.

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2  Thank sangi0vese
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Reviewed August 9, 2014

This is a really quaint, cosy and friendly place. The menu offers a great variety: we had a fish platter with sardines, octopus and shark meat, plus a delicious gnocchi with prawns, spinach and cream. It was relatively cheap, the waiter was very friendly and we got a free shot of something at the end. Recommended!

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Thank HenrySnake
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