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Trg G. Matteottija, Rovinj 52210, Croatia
+385 52 817 200
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It was yust perfect,great place in old town in Rovinj,pleasent owners,fresh food wich is too good,we waited in line to sit,it wos great

Thank vladimir c
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4 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 21 February 2017 via mobile

great food and the place very friendly staff. seafood and great wine also. we spent a great time in Balbi

Thank Dubravka B
London, United Kingdom
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23 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 January 2017

Our dinner at Balbi was the best we had during our week in Rovinj. We arrived there at 9pm and had to wait a bit, but it was worth it! I would recommend the tuna with fennel and orange salad; simple but delicious. I bet all the other dishes are great too.

Thank ddd647
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28 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 January 2017 via mobile

Love this restaurant. Nice location and stuff.food is great! Prices are ok. So i have been eating here many times a lot of things and everything was super tasty.pasta or fish or meat whatever you decide it will be good! Go here!

Thank kamikamicak
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29 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 December 2016

You couldn't eat here the first day we visited, so we came back a couple of days later and were able to get a table. The food is so well made, with nice appetizers and superb entrees. We ate seafood and a platter of mixed grilled meats and all was very well cooked and very tasty. Because it is located... More 

Thank Oscar Gabriel A
Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
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55 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 October 2016

The restaurant was small. The service was good. I had fried shrimp as a starter. It was good but it was only three pieces. I had grilled fish as the main course which was good.

Thank Asem_Melebari
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13 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 October 2016

It was great experience, enjoyed the food.. we had to wait for about 20 minutes, but we enjoyed the ambient outside. There is another bar in front of Balbi and you can take a seat and agree with the owner that you are waiting in the line ;) I would immediately go again and try probably something new. Quick Summary:... More 

Thank Roni C
Cardiff, United Kingdom
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27 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 October 2016 via mobile

Came here after reading reviews & being recommended by a family having dinner whilst we were looking at menu. Quite small, sat outside ordered mussels to start (huge bowl) fish for main quite tasty, service bit slow but very friendly and nothing too much trouble.

Thank jennym329
Basalt, Colorado, United States
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67 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 October 2016

First meal in Rovinj and one of the best. Located on a busy pedestrian only intersection in the old town area with a bar across the street the area is touristy but the restaurant is 'the real thing'. We selected a table out side, there is a small area in side and 3 of us shared mussels, shrimp tartar, sea... More 

Thank Sandy K
manchester, england
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68 reviews
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Reviewed 14 October 2016

We visited twice as the fish was superb as was the service. The location of the restaurant in the old town was also very atmospheric. Would highly recommend

Thank jOnesy11917

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 15 - USD 31
Seafood, Mediterranean, European, Croatian
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Trg G. Matteottija, Rovinj 52210, Croatia
  • Location: Europe  >  Croatia  >  Istria  >  Rovinj
  • Phone Number: +385 52 817 200

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?