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“Gourmet Garden”

Restaurant Palace Paladini
Ranked #88 of 145 Restaurants in Hvar
Price range: $0 - $25
Cuisines: Diner, Seafood, Croatian, Wine Bar
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Dining options: Late Night, Outdoor Seating, Reservations
Description: Restaurant Palace Paladini is placed at the old ancient part of City of Hvar. We offer fish delicious, meat and vege specialities, greatest wines and champagnes (Dom Perignon/Rose, Crystal, Moet & Chandon...).The palace where you are about to eat belonged to an old noble family from the Hvar called Paladinic (Paladinis - Italian version; de Paladinis - Latin version).Palace de Paladinis, built in renaissance style, is one of the most beautifull and outstanding Hvar palaces, situated in the southern part of the oldest nucleus of the town Hvar below the fortress known as Forto Spagnuolo. The upper palace Paladini was once the residence of Petar Hectorovic. Coat of arms found above the main entrance to the palace, on the family well erected in the garden, on the renaissance basin on the balcony of the palace and on the balustrade of the balcony bares two motives: a royal lily on the upper field and eagle`s wing of Subic family on the lower field.The present-day form of the palace (ground-floor, three upper floors and a monumental balcony - one of the most beautiful in Dalmatia) was designed by Nikola Paladinic, son of Jakov, who fought very bravely in the seabattle between Venetian and Turkish fleet. After the battle the Republic of Venice proclaimed him the knight of St Marc with golden toga.Palaces of Hvar noblemen clearly evidence of economic prosperity and cultural development of the local families in the 15th and 16th century. Furthermore, rich plebeian families always tried to keep step with noblemen which is quite manifest from their residental palaces (Vukasinovic-de Lupis, Garguric) that equal in their beauty even the most famous of noblemen of the town Hvar (Lucic, Paladini, Hectorovic, Gazarovic, Garguric, Vukasinovic...) where not erected during the period of town`s greatest prosperity, but only after the year 1571 when turks burnt the town and 1579 when lightning struck the ammunition warehouse at the town fortress causing a tremendous catastrophy.
New Zealand
Level 4 Contributor
33 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
“Gourmet Garden”
Reviewed August 26, 2012

We came across Palace Paladini on our way down from Spanjola Fortress. Hvar town was crowded with tourists and as we hadn't reserved a place for dinner we decided to wonder the lanes exploring and checking out somewhere to eat. Great atmosphere, impeccable service and freshly prepared dishes - we couldn't fault our meal. Recommended!

  • Visited August 2012
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“birthday meal...”
Reviewed August 17, 2012

Good service food was fab and beer even better local wine a bit like vinigar...
but very nice night...

Visited August 2012
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“Birthday meal on 2nd aug 2012...”
Reviewed August 7, 2012 via mobile

Well went reasonably early to get a table on entering atmosphere very nice service had 2 large beers as it was my birthday meal my boyfriend had muscles to start and I had 4 cheese tortellini lovely we then had a lovely fillet steak with mushrooms which was cooked to perfection we had grilled veg and chips litre of wine bill came to £73 total... Meal very nice and great value for money... The cobbled streets around it are lovely atmoshere x

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Dana Point, CA, USA
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“A place of great pleasure -”
Reviewed July 30, 2012

We stumbled across Palace Paladini one evening in Hvar. Glad we did. The courtyard garden is both romantic and relaxing. Orange trees created a canopy above our heads. Staff were very attentive and our food was quite good - very fresh and seasoned appropriately. The dishes were reasonably priced for the quality of the food. This is not a budget restaurant. Everyone around us had a good time, as the wine poured freely and the conversation often centered on how good someone's dish tasted. The fish is fabulous.

(As an aside: we were fascinated with a woman who sat in the corner. It seemed as if each waiter/waitress reported to her after an order was taken or a bill needed to be paid. Not sure if this was Luci Tudor or not, but she defintely seemed to oversee that all operations went smoothly and professionally.)

  • Visited July 2012
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Moss, Norway
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“Great fresh fish”
Reviewed July 4, 2012 via mobile

We found this restaurant in a narrow street close to the piazza.
Great fresh scallops, fresh fish on the grill and great service from the staff.
Recommended!!

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