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“Great food, great atmosphere”
Review of Monte

Monte
Ranked #2 of 188 Restaurants in Rovinj
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $48 - $119
Cuisines: Contemporary
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Good for: Special occasions, Romantic, Business meetings
Dining options: Late Night, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations
Reviewed July 24, 2013

This place you'd never expect in a tourist area where most of the other restaurants have menus with pictures of the food!

It is a must if you enjoy Michelin star like food and staff and all. Just go there!
Two minor comments:
1. When it's over 35 degrees outside,the airco could be set a little cooler
2. You'll be amazed about the starters, the only thing is that 3 "courses" of starters arrive within approx 5 minutes after arriving in the restaurant, a bit overwhelming. After that the pace went down to normal.

Very very good!

2  Thank Renehorsch
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Reviewed July 23, 2013 via mobile

Hi, I was here yesterday with my boyfriend and it was the perfect night..., the food, the weather, the service... I can't wait to come again and I hope it will be soon.... Xxx

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3  Thank SilvijaGranic
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Reviewed July 18, 2013

Everything was perfect. The design of the restaurant is beautiful, one entire wall is glass that pushes back so you feel like you are in a garden with flowers and trees. The linens, the dishes, the presentation of each course was amazing. The food was top notch; delicious and inventive. We had a tasting menu. I indicated that there were a couple of foods that I do not like and they rearranged the courses so that everything was perfect for me. The attention to detail is fabulous. It is expensive but it is really special.

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3  Thank swiss_ladybug
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Reviewed July 12, 2013 via mobile

The food is unexpectedly creative and in very good quality. Atmosphere is not as relaxing as most restaurants in Rovinj. Monte is definitely a good choice if you are looking for real fine dining. Appetizers served is too fast without notice. Thanks the chef for take away special arrangement as we couldn't finish the 1kg aged steak. We made breakfast with the leftover, the steak was still delicious and tender.

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1  Thank Carrie L
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Reviewed July 8, 2013

Our dinner at Monte proved to be more than just a meal and was the perfect choice for our 'special-splurge meal'. Sitting off of a small side street at the base of the St. Euphemia Church, The dining room of Monte is intimate and inviting, one long wall left open, a trellis stretching overhead with trees and greenery climbing about, bringing the outside in. It sets the scene for the playful, artful and highly delicious adventure of a meal Monte offers. We select the 'Tendence' menu and every course was both a tribute to the land and the sea, those things that make Istria, Istria.

A highlight of the meal is our first official course, a semicrudo of tuna, scampi and pilgrim scallop set atop a slice of green apple and a sprig of rosemary, a paper-thin sheet of pancetta draped over top.
Other highlights of our multi-sensory Monte experience included the quail, served with a flan of liver, apricot and an ethereal puree, the suckling pig over lentils with pancetta, pork rind and paprika foam, and the chocolate sponge cake dessert, a disk of white chocolate covering a dish of chocolate sponge cake, and fennel ice cream. Piping hot molten chocolate is poured over the white chocolate cover, melting it directly into the bowl, the warm chocolates pooling together, dousing the sponge cake and melting the fennel ice cream just so.
The touch of magic at Monte was symbolic of our entire experience in Rovinj.
You can find my full Rovinj trip report at http://www.foodie-girl.com/2013/07/the-old-town-of-rovinj-magic-of-adriatic.html

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2  Thank FoodieGirlKY
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