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“Genuine and aspiring, but just not there yet.”
Review of Villa Dinka

Villa Dinka
Ranked #40 of 144 Restaurants in Hvar
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Croatian
Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
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Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
Reviewed May 13, 2013

The restaurant has a lovely terrace, and is really well maintained - the view is through trees and into the Amfora Hotel - an amphitheatre of kitsch, that might entertain when there is summer activity but less so in May.

The owner was a lovely, genuine, and generous man and just for that we would love to say that the food was great - but it wasn't. He and his father made their own olive oil and wine and grappa, and it was shared freely if so desired (well, not the wine!). As we were one of only three tables dining, the service was good.

The grilled lamb passed, but the rest of the meals (including pizzas) were not finished. We were disappointed, both for ourselves because we didn't enjoy it, but also for the owner who was so sincere about his restaurant.

We have suggested 'not there yet' because with this sort of passion he deserves to be one day.

Thank B-AnneS
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Reviewed October 20, 2012

We found this restaurant by chance the first night we ate out and liked it so much we went back a further two times. The portions were generous and tasty and the menu had reasonable variety. The pizzas were particularly good and the barbecued lamb definitely worth the visit. The waiters were charming and looked after us very well. We parted like old friends. Try and get a table on the terrace overlooking the Amfora Hotel gardens.

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1  Thank 5Sarah_S_12
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Reviewed September 24, 2012

Went there because it was close to our Apartment. The food was good and service was good also.
The location is by the big Hotel a 10 min walk from town.

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Thank IBEW292
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Reviewed September 22, 2012

We were staying at the Amfora Hotel and on our first night after a busy day travelling asked the hotel for a local recommendation. They suggested Villa Dinka and our group (13 adults) headed off. Only a small place, but very pleasant. Service not speedy, but we found that everywhere we ate in Hvar. They happily accommodated a table of 13. Wine and beer were good and very reasonably priced. Most of the table had pizzas which were very tasty, with some side salads to share. Others had the meat or seafood. All in all food was rated as being pleasant and good value although nothing to write home about. It was the first place we ate in Hvar and in retrospect was probably one of the better, although Hvar is not renowned for its cuisine. Would recommend a visit.

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Thank CowgirlCarter
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Reviewed September 18, 2012

After reading reviews we headed all the way to Villa Dinka. It is high up and good location but the food was average. Most disappointing was the fact that they did not have Pizza at lunch-time.

And if you are Vegetarian, there's only 3 or 4 choices left.

All up, we were disappointed - thought the ambience and views are good.

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1  Thank dhmadm
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