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“juicy meat on grill & well managed personnel”
Review of Gradina Grill

Gradina Grill
Ranked #2 of 46 Restaurants in Vrsar
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Mediterranean, Seafood, Steakhouse, Croatian
Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
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Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“juicy meat on grill & well managed personnel”
Reviewed July 20, 2013 via mobile

Gradine Grill has been the only konoba between Vrsar and Limski Fjord, whose personnel did not try to "catch" us on the road. We've decided to stop by, being attracted with place mats, nicely dressed waiters and briskly working cooks by outside grill. This trattoria has large parking place, playground for kids and clean & ellegant toillets. However, what is the key to praise this restaurant for, is a meal. Mainly meat dishes made "na žaru" (grilled) - like juicy leg from the pork or big meat plate. We have to recommend beef-tartar mixed by the chief of the house, fried cake Fritule as well as a fresh "školjke na buzaru" or Jacobs mussels "na žaru". Despite the whole large terrace has been full of guests, with majority of them having reserved their tables in advance, waiters have been friendly, competent and fast - the management of the restaurant is the second strength besides the high quality of the meals served.

Visited July 2013
2 Thank palosuda
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Saskatoon, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“Great food, excellent service, lovely location!”
Reviewed July 17, 2013

My husband and I have eaten at Konoba Gradina a few times and have really enjoyed it for several reasons. It does the best spit grill in Istria - the meat is fresh and succulent and the other menu items are also very good with large portions. It is very good value for money. Come hungry! :)

I have celiac disease and can find it difficult to eat out. However, Gradina accommodated me with reassurance so I was able to eat safely. They used a brush on the grill in case there had been anything containing gluten on it. It was a great relief to eat out without worrying about cross contamination.

Not only is the food good, local and plentiful, the service is superb. I wish I would have asked for one of the server's name in particular - she was very professional, friendly and helpful - truly a lovely person. She should be commended. We look forward to seeing her again soon!

The konoba has seating both inside and outside and is very pretty. It is very open to take advantage of the lovely surroundings including many trees. This is an excellent place to slow down and relax and simply enjoy life. The environment makes you happy.

You can be sure that each time we return to Istria, we will eat at Konoba Gradina as we will be treated well and enjoy very good food. Highly recommended and very worthy of the Trip Advisor sticker.

  • Visited May 2013
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3 Thank chefathome
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 120 helpful votes
“unforgivable meat”
Reviewed July 9, 2013

I ate the most good meat of my whole life. I rally can't remember another place like this. Terrano local wine was quite good, even though it was the cheapest one available. Mixed grill meat was perfectly cooked, wonderful sauces, we cleaned up EVERYTHING. Potatoes are very good too. I believe that also the fish is wonderful. Don't loose the cake, I believe they buy it somewhere else, but again it was wonderful. The waitresses are all nice and funny, Martin is the greatest (he also knows some "dialetto veneto").
About appetizers, don't miss the istrian ham, and the tartar fresh meat (groundbeef)

  • Visited July 2013
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1 Thank pettaspagna
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“Best steak in Istria”
Reviewed May 1, 2013 via mobile

I have known this place for many years. Each visit was a delight, fantastic meat & fish barbecue, homemade pasta with truffles, asparagus and a lot more. Warm, friendly atmosphere. Don't go for fancy, creative meals but for delicious, regional cuisine.

  • Visited May 2013
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2 Thank Mislav_Gj
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Zagreb, Croatia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“So delicius!”
Reviewed April 14, 2013

The best place to try extraordinary Istrian specialities! Home-made pasta deserve your attention. Atmosphere is domestic. My favorite place in Istria.

Visited August 2012
Thank Lana_Mihaela
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