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“Style at good prices”
Review of Konoba Buscina

Konoba Buscina
Ranked #3 of 101 Restaurants in Umag
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $31 - $39
Cuisines: Mediterranean, Croatian
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Restaurant details
Good for: Local cuisine
Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
Kastelir, Croatia
Level 3 Contributor
14 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“Style at good prices”
Reviewed June 30, 2013

I'd been meaning to go for a while and was not disappointed. Excellent service, superb choice of olive oils and well presented, tasty fresh food. I passed on the donkey stew, as I wanted something lighter, but it gives an idea of the authenticity of this Istrian restaurant.
Anywhere charging just Kns 20 for scallops is definitely not expensive.
I particularly enjoyed the Scampi buzara and Cuj malvazija.
It was only a pity that some of the guests looked scruffy and let it down. This, despite its rural settings, is quite a smart restaurant.

  • Visited June 2013
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Zagreb
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17 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Nice restaurant with great value for money”
Reviewed June 4, 2013

The four of us (two couples) visited this restaurant and were very pleased! The service is excellent so is the food for very reasonable price. The place was packed so it was good we made the reservation since we got the last table!

  • Visited June 2013
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Honolulu, Hawaii
Level 4 Contributor
32 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
“3.5”
Reviewed May 28, 2013

Positives - friendly service. A little challenging if you don't speak Croatian or Austrian. Nice, rustic ambience.

Negatives - not very easy to find, and that's with 3 different GPS systems. But that's a very minor flaw. It was still a lovely drive.

The food was just ok. The carpaccio was good, albeit a tad over seasoned. The beefsteak was cooked perfectly medium-rare. Scallops were a let-down. Truffle cheese ... hardly could taste the truffle, to be honest.

Price-point, a bit high for comparable food elsewhere.

  • Visited May 2013
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barcelona
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17 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Typical Istrian and great quality!”
Reviewed May 28, 2013

Open all year round (which is rare in this area), this Konoba (or local restaurant) is a great recommendation.
Meat is best here and they serve the rare Boskarin (local kettle) which is very tasty and soft.
They have a nice terrace for "al Fresco" dining and a nice open fire place where you see your meats grilling.
It is not the cheapest option but definitely not a tourist trap like many other restaurants in Umag.
As for waiter Branko who is very helpful and attentive

  • Visited March 2013
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Bratislava, Slovakia
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12 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Go here, you will be satisfied”
Reviewed May 12, 2013 via mobile

We got recommendation for this Konoba and it was true. Perfect meal, great steaks, very good vine and perfect service. And prices still achievable. We will come back. Definitely.

Visited May 2013
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