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“Lovely setting”
Review of Pol Murvu

Pol Murvu
Ranked #22 of 34 Restaurants in Vis
Price range: $82 - $766
Dining options: Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Reservations
UK
Level 2 Contributor
9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Lovely setting”
Reviewed July 1, 2014

This sweet little restaurant is situation in the interior of Vis island - in someones house ! The chef here pops to the garden to pick herbs whilst cooking the food. I watched him take very great care and attention, seasoning and preparing the delicious charred vegetables. We had a lovely tuna gnocci starter, followed by grilled scampi. The place has a very, very rustic charm, where even the insects are welcome ! it is most definitely not a manicured restaurant. Allow 2 hours to experience Pol Murvu

  • Visited June 2014
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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Level 5 Contributor
67 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 122 helpful votes
“Feels Like Home”
Reviewed September 16, 2013

Konoba Pol Murvu is one of the best kept secrets on the island. Word of caution, this is not a restaurant in a classical sense, experience is more like visiting islander's house and eating what they would eat themselves. If you're ok with that, you're ready for this konoba. Located off the beaten track, it maintains the quality well worth a drive.

The best seating is under the mulberry tree which gives the tavern its name.

What impressed me upfront was integrity of the service, this is the only place in Croatia where I was informed about sources of food which helped me make the right choices. Staff is very nice and you do feel genuinely welcome.

Homemade cheese was excellent, and so was the lamb consommé we ordered for starters. We came quite late, pasticada was gone already, so we settled for grilled lamb and squids. Excellent, exactly how my mom would make it!

Wines are reasonably priced, but we went for the corked one, with all due respect to local winemaking.

Lavender cookies for desert were excellent and so was the carob brandy. All in all excellent experience, looking forward to coming again.

Prices are reasonable, significantly lower than those in Komiza and Vis. Don't expect McDonalds pricing, however.

Recommendation: If you want to taste the food islanders would eat themselves and honest and no nonsense service, this is the place for you. If you're into more formal experience or rock bottom prices, better look elsewhere.

  • Visited August 2013
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Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina
Level 6 Contributor
73 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
“Exotic pleace”
Reviewed August 31, 2013 via mobile

I like exotic places as this one. No people around, good food! Nice people. Works in sommer "just" six monts in year.

  • Visited August 2013
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2 Thank TripHaris
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Frankfurt, Germany
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Good food, bad price”
Reviewed August 22, 2013

Food and atmosphere were ok, my grilled vegetables were just a bit too black, but the fish and the potatoes were fine. I also had some local white wine that is recommendable. However, the price in the end was shocking, 400 kuna for a big fish where you could not eat much of is just too much. In addition I really questioned whether this fish weighed 1 kg. after two weeks vacation on Croatia I can say that there are places with a much better price - service balance!

  • Visited August 2013
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2 Thank Toby1983
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Cavaglia, Italy
Level 6 Contributor
79 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 92 helpful votes
“Nice tavern under the tree, too much expensive”
Reviewed August 8, 2013

Pol Mourvu it's a nice konoba (tavern) on the hills not far from Komiza. A few tables in the garden (during summer) help you to enjoy the breeze. The menu includes fish, shellfish and vegetables on barbecue and tuna pasticada (mainly). The white house wine was not a local wine, but it was more like the boxed wine you can buy at supermarket.The pasticada was not very tasty, served only with "gnocchi" (my husband asked for grilled vegetables and the maid said "no, you have gnocchetti included, so no vegetables" - the question is, why can't I have a few grilled vegetables if I feel like to?). The price of fish is by weight, but no one weighs the fish in front of you before cooking! So, in the end, we paid 520 hrk for a octopus salad and a risotto with cuttlefish ink (small portion as starters) 1 portion of tuna pasticada,1 piece of fish like tuna, 1 portion fo grilled vegetables, 1 portion of dried figs, 0,5 l of house wine and water from the source. I guess 520 hrk it's too much for me.

  • Visited July 2013
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