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Since 1972... TRADITION THAT LASTS FOR OVER THREE DECADES -Restaurant Giannino is known as the capital of fresh prepared fish . Our menu depends on the fresh catch brought each day by local fisherman . Food is prepared in a Way that honors local tradition and quality..
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Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner
Italian, Seafood, Mediterranean, Croatian
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service, Wine and Beer
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Had a great dinner here. Fresh food, expertly prepared, giving it just that bit of extra. Large choice of wines by the glass, the recommendation they made to go along with our dishes matched very well. Nice setting inside in the restaurant.

Date of visit: September 2021
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We are here twice last year and considered it to be one of the best places to eat in Rovinj. We returned this year and we’re disappointed. The service was super slow and we struggled to get our hisses refilled. The truffle ravioli was dry...and bland. The chard potatoes that came with our main was cold so we had to send them back but by the time they came back our main dish was cold! What was really disappointing was the owner’s attitude when we altered her to our experience after the meal. She said that they had been really busy last week because of a festival and all the staff were tired and that we should be more understanding as if we were wrong to expect a decent level of service. I’m sorry to say that we will not be returning. A much better restaurant is actually “Balbi” in the old town. Food was excellent and service very good.More

Date of visit: September 2021
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

great restaurant. we dined here 2 out of 3 nights it was so good. loved the carpaccio, squid with polenta. staff was great! so warm and welcoming. dined inside and outside- both lovely. definitely recommend!

Date of visit: September 2021
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

So so disappointed for our last night in Rovinj. From the start you’re in a little courtyard off two narrow streets with wheelie bins opposite your table. We appreciate attentive service but this felt like they wanted us ‘in and out’ to get another sitting....Within 20 minutes we’d had our first course , within 40 minutes our second course. I understand that restaurants need the custom post covid but for €150 this was by some margin our only disappointing dining experience Such a shame to end a lovely week with a poor experience. Before you go to Giannino go to Puntalino, Santa Croce, Graciano, or Brassiere Adriatic. All much much better and actually less pricey. Disappointed…More

Date of visit: September 2021
Reviewed 31 August 2021 via mobile

An excellent meal with superb service. Top class fish both raw and cooked. The pasta was delicious and the portions very generous. An extensive wine list to choose from and staff to guide you in your choice. Highly recommended. We will definitely go back there...very soon. Highly recommended, you need to reserve your table!More

Date of visit: July 2021
Reviewed 30 August 2021

We had to book three days in advance to get a table outside but it was worth it: I particularly enjoey the carpaccio of tuna and orata but the best were the calamari in 'sporco' with polenta

Date of visit: August 2021
Reviewed 30 August 2021 via mobile

Good local food we had spicy shrimp, a mixed starter and octopus and potato stew. All the dishes were tasty and well cooked. The service was quick and efficient. We sat inside as outside was fully booked.

Date of visit: August 2021
Reviewed 28 August 2021

We had an excellent night at Giannino, a place that was recommended to us by a local. Everything was delicious and the hospitality was outstanding! You definitely need to make a reservation!

Date of visit: August 2021
Reviewed 12 August 2021

We booked a table for 7pm and at the phone they told us we had time from 7 to 9pm to arrive and eat so they made us understand we had a table reserved for 2 hours. Since we are polite people we called at...6.50pm because we realised we were a little late but nobody answered the phone. So we arrived al 7.32 pm and we asked for our table as at the phone they made us understand we would have one for the whole 2 hours and what was their answer when asking for our reserved table? “you can’t come whenever you want, we gave you table away” not caring about what they told us at the phone the first and only time they answer the phone. They were very arrogant and rude and they sent us away. Thankfully we were able to have a better evening anyway. So be careful, you have to be in time and be lucky to find someone that pick up the phone if you want to be polite and warn that you’re a little late.More

Date of visit: August 2021
Reviewed 1 August 2021

Local Istrian Seafood kitchen. Very nice service, good wine and delicious food. A bit pricy compared to the value.

Date of visit: July 2021
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Giannino is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 4