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“Good lunch stop in Motovun”
Review of Konoba Mondo

Konoba Mondo
Ranked #1 of 12 Restaurants in Motovun
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Mediterranean, Croatian
Dining options: Late Night, Breakfast, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Late Night, Breakfast, Reservations
Seattle, Washington
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372 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 267 helpful votes
“Good lunch stop in Motovun”
Reviewed November 11, 2013

We had a leisurely lunch on the patio during a day trip to Motovun. Not being truffle fans, we opted for truffle-free dishes which may be why we didn't rave about it as some have, although we did enjoy the caprese salad, red wine and radicchio risotto, and cheese ravioli in a Gorgonzola walnut sauce.

Visited September 2013
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Split
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“Truffles,great atmosphere and food”
Reviewed November 11, 2013

Everything was great,food,service and desert to die for it.
My recommendation is to try panna cota with truffles.
Only restaurant in Motovun to taste great food with truffles.
Anthony Bourdain recommended it to,so am I.

  • Visited October 2013
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Split, Croatia
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“Excellent food and service”
Reviewed November 10, 2013 via mobile

I was there this weekend with my friends. We were eating pasta, carpaccio, meat and desserts with truffles. Everything was excellent and hope I'll be back soon.

  • Visited November 2013
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Portland, Oregon
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Truffles!”
Reviewed November 6, 2013

We would go back to Motovun just for this restaurant. We had read great things about its food awards, and a rave from Anthony Bourdain, but hadn't decided whether to try as we didn't think we even liked truffles and were headed out after just a too-brief overnight visit. Drinking coffee down a little street, we got into a conversation with a Croatian-American fellow from Ohio visiting his cousin who lives in Motovun. He told a story about landing at the airport in Zagreb and the whole way to Motovun in the car silently hoping they would go to Konoba Mondo. He said he kept quiet to be polite because if they were planning only on cooking for him they might be insulted. But they did take him and it was fabulous and he insisted we couldn't leave town without trying it. So we had lunch. He was right. Fabulous food. and the white truffle sauce is brilliant. yum, yum, yum. We were sorry we couldn't stay for dinner. I still have their business card in my purse. it was that good!

  • Visited July 2013
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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“Past due review”
Reviewed November 5, 2013

I should start by saying we actually visited Konoba in April, 2010. For some reason it got lost in the shuffle. But when looking back on some of our favourite meals of all-time, this place always sits near the top. Rarely - if eve r- in our travels have we returned to eat at the same place more than once on a trip. We spent two nights in Motovun and after an amazing meal at Konoba the first night, we said to ourselves - if we choose one of the other two places in town and don't enjoy it as much, we'll always regret it. The first night we were the only guests. The second night there were a couple other tables full and after another fantastic meal of fresh pasta, truffles on everything, delicious deserts and amazingly great house wines, we drank some more and ate some more.

We'll always look back on our meals at Konoba with great fondness and hope to one day return to this tiny corner of the world and wonderful restaurant.

  • Visited April 2013
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