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“Best dining in Croatia”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of Lucullus

Lucullus
Ranked #27 of 133 Restaurants in Hvar
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Seafood, Mediterranean, European, Croatian
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Restaurant details
Good for: Large groups, Local cuisine, Romantic, Business meetings, Special occasions
Dining options: Lunch, Late Night, Dinner, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
Description: Situated in the same building as the Hotel Villa Nora (hotel in Hvar, Croatia).
Chicago, IL
1 review
“Best dining in Croatia”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 17, 2012

My wife and I travelled all over Croatia for our honeymoon and ate at a lot of places, but Lucullus stood out by far. The service, the atmosphere, and the food were far above any other place in zagreb, dubrovnik, split or Hvar. When in Hvar town give this place a try...you will not be disappointed!!!!!

  • Visited August 2012
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Thank Hockey4BA
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Frankfurt, Germany
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
“High Expectations - Low Service”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 15, 2012

We were lured in by the wonderful location, the old-style terrace, and the two Croatian guitarists that were entrtaining the guests. As for the ambiance, there is almost no better restaurant in Hvar. But that's all!
The food was not bad but it was nothing that I would memorize for the rest of my life. It definitely does not justify the price. The waiters are friendly and funny, but they should rather focus on their primary job (serving, and not forgetting the orders) than on making jokes, and try to entertain.

Our waiter forgot to bring water and a starter, and accidentially brought one wrong dish. However, at the end we were appologized by a free dessert, but...

I found the "entertainment show" (chefs and waiters that occasionally dress up like surgeons and cowboys) rather ridiculous and embarassing than entertaining. But maybe some American tourists like that kind of show...

All in all, the restaurant should and could have a great cuisine, if they would simply focus on what they are ment to be: A mediterranian high class restaurant. With the given circumstances, it was simply an overpriced restaurant in a great location.

  • Visited August 2012
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Thank SuperMariyo F
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Stockholm, Sverige
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Excellent seafood experience with entertainment”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 10, 2012

We were a group of friends that came to this hidden restaurant. It is a popular restaurant so you might need to make a reservation the day before. We came by around 8.30pm and luckiy got a nice table in their garden. Our waiter recommended a couple of seafood dishes. Three of us took the fresh fish with vegetables that we really enjoyed. One of us took the risotto that also was a great dish. This is a place to go if you are a group of friends and like an entertaining staff. We saw fresh fish delivered to the kitchen and this is a restaurant that uses the daily fish catch to their menu. Recommended for people who like seafood and service with personality.

  • Visited July 2012
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1 Thank CuriousWW
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Hvar, Croatia
1 review
“Hidden Charges”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 5, 2012

We were seeking some fresh fish when we came across this restaurant. The waiter was very entertaining and brough out some starter salads ("on the house"is what he told us), that ended up on our bill. In the menu the price is based on 500g of fish and he brough out 1,300 g without letting us know it's extra. At the end he also brought us 2 shots that we didn't ask for or drink but were also on our bill. Gratuity was included even though it was only the two of dining and it was 25%. Very expensive in the end for what we got. We walked out feeling ripped off. Not a good experience.

  • Visited August 2012
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Thank andrea-goran
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stipe-lucullus, Owner at Lucullus, responded to this review, August 15, 2012
Dear Andrea-Goran,
i am really sorry that we could not meet your expectations. Regarding to your review i am really sorry that you did not mention this at your dinner, so i could explain it. We are charging "couvert" what is written on our menu. But we did not charge you extra salad or digestiv. Also please let me explain to you that the 25 % wich are mentioned on the bill is not gratuity but it is VAT.
Please let me repeat once more that i am sorry that we did not meet your expectations and i hope that you will give us next time another chance to prove our quality to you.
Thank you
kind regards
Stipe Erceg
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Nice restaurant, good food and service. It's a pity there is too much (non croatic) entertainment”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 3, 2012

Excellent service, special food (frog legs and special mussels) very crowded and popular esp for atmosphere. It is a pity though that entertainment is too touristic ( mexican german and american songs) instead of more croatic which would be a much better and authentic fit

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Thank RichardBeij
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