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Fish Restaurant Proto

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Siroka no. 1 | Old City, Dubrovnik 20000, Croatia
+385 20 323 234
11:00 - 23:00
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Greater London, United Kingdom
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43 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Rarely have I eaten somewhere that the food, presentation, and service were so well done. We sat outside on a nippy evening but the waiter made sure we were by a heat lamp with lap rugs and comfortable. He suggested a local herb-infused grappa as an aperitif, which was a unique start to our meal. The waiter made a good... More 

Thank Kaye1954
Singapore, Singapore
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Fine dining and a lovely setting, the seafood platter was succulent and sufficient for two people. The seating was cozy and ambience was consistent with the Old Town- you felt as if you blended into the old walls and history of the city. Really special dining and great service.

Thank gabrielroseman
Cape Town
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48 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

My wife and I visited Proto twice during our stay in Dubrovnik, and on both occasions I displayed an uncharacteristic lack of culinary adventure by having exactly the same starter and entree. They were that good. And before I forget to mention what they were; the fish tartar starter and the fettucine with scampi and Istrian truffles. Delicious. However, on... More 

Thank RoryH1
1 review
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a great place and whilst tucked away in a street it is a super find. Not likely to be the type serving tourists only we made a booking for a largish group to celebrate two birthdays and went in to have a good time. Indeed it was. One has to say that the service was impeccable and the... More 

Thank LondonFroggie
Proto D, Manager at Fish Restaurant Proto, responded to this review

Dear Guests, Thank you for visiting our Proto Fish Restaurant on two occasions and for recommending it to TripAdvisor community. Thank you also for your excellent review; it is in fact a big motivation for us to move forward with creating new delicacies and continually improving our service. We are happy to hear your enjoyed our cuisine, service and that... More 

Hong Kong, China
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Met some friends while traveling, and of course we would choose something convenient for all. The restaurant was recommended by our hotel, and is conveniently located in the middle of old town. After walking around, we walked in and got seated at the rooftop terrace. The restaurant is well decorated, looking fancy. We got truffle shrimp platter for sharing and... More 

Thank Edwina T
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30 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Had the fish tasting menu and it really was great. Our favourite was the truffle pasta but all the courses were delicious. The pace of the meal was good, with a decent break after the first 2 courses.

Thank Bertie3000
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12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Ask for a table on the terrace and enjoy the nice atmosphere of this restaurant. The seat food plate is excellent!!

Thank Thayse F
San Francisco, California
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213 reviews
118 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The terrace dining is spectacular, the food the wine and the lovely server The price is more than reasonable for a Michelin mentioned restaurant Fishermen platter is so simple and yet so delicious

Thank Eric J
Watford, United Kingdom
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57 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Good service nice food but from the reviews I had read I was expecting a bit more. The seafood platter for two was on the small side. We are not big eaters but we're left Hungary.

Thank j m
Grantham, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We decided to have the 5 course sampler menu, which excelled at every course. The waiters were helpful and suggested several wines for us, each one was lovely, ended up buying some of the suggested wines at the airport to bring home. Would certainly recommend this restaurant.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
European, Croatian, Seafood, Mediterranean, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Outdoor Seating
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Groups, Romantic
Open Hours
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Siroka no. 1 | Old City, Dubrovnik 20000, Croatia
  • Location: Europe  >  Croatia  >  Dalmatia  >  Dubrovnik-Neretva County  >  Dubrovnik
  • Phone Number: +385 20 323 234
The Fish Restaurant Proto, established in 1886, is located in the heart of Dubrovnik’s historical core, at the intersection of the Široka and Vara streets. The long tradition of this popular Dubrovnik restaurant attests to its reputation and lasting quality based on its unparalleled preparation of diverse seafood and meat dishes.

Proto’s gourmet menu is inspired by indigenous dishes and the culinary artistry of Dubrovnik’s distinguished citizenry, passed down from one generation to the next. Our top local chefs add a touch of contemporary culinary trends to traditional recipes.

Guests are offered imaginative dishes made from fresh Adriatic fish, shellfish, crabs, and molluscs. The menu depends exclusively on the daily availability of fresh ingredients. Refined gourmet connoisseurs believe the restaurant’s lure and distinctiveness arise from the variety of seafood on offer which depends on the weather and catch.

Our friendly staff is always willing to explain every detail on the menu, filet the fish for guests less skilled in deboning, and often serve as promoters of national cuisine, in particular the Mediterranean cuisine with which they are most familiar.

Along with seafood, Proto offers organic vegetables with genuine, long forgotten flavours, grown in the gardens of Župa Dubrovačka, several rural homesteads in Konavle, and on the nearby islands. The authentic taste of meat specialties reflects the quality of the livestock from Dubrovnik's hinterland.

The Proto Fish Restaurant's sommelier, Croatia's current champion, recommends perfect pairings of Croatian and foreign wines with fish and meat specialties.

Depending on the weather, the restaurant’s specialties can be enjoyed in its cosy interior or on the terrace overlooking the throngs of visitors strolling up and down the Stradun.

The Fish Restaurant Proto takes pride in its tradition and the dignitaries it has hosted, including King Edward VIII and Wallis Simpson, and many star actors, musicians and entertainers who participated in the Dubrovnik Summer Festival while staying at Dubrovnik’s luxury hotels. The Fish Restaurant Proto keeps pace with gourmet trends, continually innovating and updating its menu so as to please the tastes of its guests from all over the world who visit Dubrovnik, renowned not only for its cultural and historical heritage, but also increasingly as a top gourmet destination.

From the abundance of ingredients on offer, Chef Boško Lonac selects the finest products to present the highest values of Mediterranean cuisine to our guests. The reputation of this cuisine’s flavours, considered the world’s best by many connoisseurs and backed by the impressions of Dubrovnik’s visitors, is spreading around the world unstoppably.

Satisfied guests are the most important outcome of this mission, continually reaffirming the Proto’s proud tradition.

Pay us a visit and see what makes us the best seafood restaurant in the Old City.

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