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“Best meal and service in Rovinj”
Review of Balbi

Balbi
Ranked #4 of 177 Restaurants in Rovinj
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $15 - $31
Cuisines: Mediterranean, Croatian
Dining options: Late Night, Breakfast, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Late Night, Breakfast, Reservations
Liverpool
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61 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
“Best meal and service in Rovinj”
Reviewed June 26, 2013

Unfortunately we could never get a table at night, especially as we had a young Daughter in in toe. On our last full day in Rovinj I thought we'd give it another go at lunch time, result!!!!!
Plenty of free tables and a sleeping Daughter, double result...... My wife went for the Prawn, Corgette and home made pasta, I went for another Spagetti Gamberetti. My wife 'was the best pasta dish she'd ever had' and my Spagetti was amazing too, easily the best of the trip.The restaurant is in a beautiful part of town and it was a real joy to enjoy a fantastic lunch with great service from Pedrag. We had our best meal and best service at Balbi and really can't wait to return next year!!!!

Visited June 2013
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Yorkshire
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56 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
“One of the best places to eat in Rovinj.”
Reviewed June 25, 2013

We ate here three times. We shared a meat plate for two on one, and spaghettis and sides on the others (we were a bit overheated during the day to want to eat much more unfortunately.) All were excellent, the meat plate not overwhelming, and my spaghetti with garlic and chilli divinity, I can taste it now. The setting in a small square in the town absolutely perfect. The service was very kind, and it was worth waiting for a table on each of the nights we were here. The prices are very fair. One overheard blot was the stupidest comment by one woman asking to see an English menu. Notwithstanding as you expect, the menu was in four different languages with a multitude of choice, pasta, fish, meat. Why do these people bother going to such a wonderful place.

  • Visited June 2013
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Australia
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149 reviews
117 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
“Loved it, loved it, loved it”
Reviewed June 13, 2013

First thing: the map location on trip advisor is wrong. Just go to the end of Trg Matteotti toward the marina and take the last street on the right (just before you hit the end) and it is 50m or so up to the left side on a corner. I say this as we would have shed a tear if we had missed this place. Just spectacular (for this price point or the next level up). We ordered 2 cold starters, a risotto, large bowl of muscles and a fish platter all for less than 50 Euro. Everything was perfectly done, fresh, seasoned, balanced ... brilliant! One of the best seafood meals I have had.

  • Visited June 2013
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Lancashire, England
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121 reviews
86 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
“Worth a visit”
Reviewed June 10, 2013

We ate here twice and chose sea bass one evening and the mixed meat platter another night. Always busy and can highly recommend the risotto to start. Good service but a little slow when busy but that didn't bother us as you can watch the world go by!!!

Visited June 2013
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wiltshire
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49 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
“We enjoyed our evening meal”
Reviewed June 10, 2013

We concur with the positive comments in the many reviews posted. The portions of food are generous. The mussels main went down a treat as did the spaghetti carbonara. Didn't stop for a dessert as we wanted to escape a threatening storm but would have loved to have sampled the pancakes! You are certainly not rushed despite the fact that Balbi is very popular.

  • Visited June 2013
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