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“Best restaurant in Hvar”
Review of Dalmatino

Dalmatino
Ranked #1 of 144 Restaurants in Hvar
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $6 - $37
Cuisines: Croatian
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Restaurant details
Good for: Special occasions, Local cuisine, Large groups, Business meetings, Families with children, Romantic
Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Dinner, Lunch, Delivery, Reservations
Description: Steak&Fish House DALMATINO comes as a result of a long-lasting family tradition, dedicated work and diligent friendly staff. DALMATINO is a place where young people, friends, families and the generations of locals meet including travelers who favor Hvar and Dalmatino so that they have also became locals, a part of the family.
Belfast, United Kingdom
Level 2 Contributor
8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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“Best restaurant in Hvar”
Reviewed June 28, 2013

This restaurant was so good, we went back a second time! We had to wait for a table both times but it is well worth the wait. We waited in the bar next door which allows you to brink your drinks to the restaurant and in fact the bar man even brought them to us, even though the two places are separately owned. The restaurant staff were extremely knowledgable about the menu and made excellent recommendations for both the food and the wine. The gnocchi, zucchini and steak are all particularly good.

  • Visited June 2013
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“Best in Hvar!”
Reviewed June 24, 2013

Excellent food. Great wine and value. The service was unbelievable! We were in Hvar for 6 nights and went twice (even though we have a strict rule of not dublicating restaurants!) we read about Dalmatino on tripadvisor and we were still surprised on how great the food, service and quality was. :-)

  • Visited June 2013
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Central Coast NSW
Level 5 Contributor
63 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
“By far, the single best meal and service I have ever experienced.”
Reviewed June 24, 2013

I have worked in hospitality for many years, and as such I have high expectations. I rarely tip, especially as its not particularly customary in Australia anyway. But this team delivered exceptional food, along with absolutely impeccable service, that they got a very large tip from me. Our final night in Hvar was made so very memorable because of this restaurant.
When eating abroad, we made the decision that we absolutely wanted to try local fair, even if it wasn't our usual taste or even in our comfort zone. However, and especially in Italy, we found that waiters rarely had the time to point out particular delicacies or even explain what some foreign items were... and so we missed many an oppurtunity to try new foods due to lack of confidence or interest. Not here. This wonderful team spent time with us, patiently, explaining not only what dishes may give us a taste of Dalmatian cuisine, but WHY we should try it... The same was for the wine, and we tried beautiful Dalmatian wine that I miss greatly.
Additionally, between courses, and to say farewell, we were pleasantly treated to tasters of local liquers and dessert wines. Cherry on top of an already fabulous meal.
I had the Gnocchi Istria. Do yourself a favour, TRY THIS DISH. It's worth the flight back to Croatia alone.
So a big thank you to this team from us, thank you for making Hvar truly memorable and our last night so increibly divine we will talk of that evening for a long, long time. We hope the "new guy" is coming along well too.

  • Visited June 2013
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San Francisco, California
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68 reviews
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“Excellent restauran”
Reviewed June 24, 2013

The food was excellent. I would highly recommend asking for a table outside on the patio. The inside seating area is crammed and not as nice. Service was also excellent.

  • Visited June 2013
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Greater London, United Kingdom
Level 5 Contributor
53 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
“Not the best for just any reason”
Reviewed June 24, 2013

Loved this restaurant. Service was brilliant, we had a fantastic local wine recommendation. Local cuisine was perfect. Waiters were great! If we had stayed longer this place would definitely have deserved a second visit.

  • Visited June 2013
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