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Damir & Ornella

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Seafood, Mediterranean, Croatian
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Zidine 5 | HR-52466 Novigrad, Novigrad 52466, Croatia
+385 52 758 134
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4 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 October 2016

"Many thanks for a splendid meal and night out for my colleagues and I. We ate excellent food and had a very warm and friendly welcome. Sure to visit again on our next works trip! Thank you for making my perfect day even better.

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Thank Emilija E
Liseleje
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 September 2016 via mobile

Three raw shrimps in Oil salt and pepper. 1/2 seabrass cut raw by table, served with same Oil and salt and pepper. One Jacobs mussel raw, served with Oil salt and pepper, and 1/2 spoon caviar. Three spoons blitva with rest of seabrass. 1 cup of coffee 1 bottle of Wine, two theraninov liquer, and one piece of cake .... More 

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2 Thank akatraveler
Umag, Croatia
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2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 September 2016

Very small but very big for raw fish gourmet!!! For me Damir&Ornella is assocaited with sea, sun, quality and elegance. And yes, it was cool to see on food preparation that takes place in front of your table.It makes this restaurant unique from the rest and take place in my favourite restaurant's list. This restaurant for me like Twins sign:... More 

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Thank jerrybodlov
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 July 2016 via mobile

Twitchingly fresh sea food served raw (don't worry, they grill it on request) with simple flavours of salt, lemon and olive oil will turn out to be one of the best meals you've ever had. No menu, no price list- you get what the market provided. The bill comes to appr 2000 kuna for four ppl, four starters, one main,... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 July 2016

Really very nice dinner with hight quality raw fish. Several appetizer with different quality of raw fish, simply superbe! Very kind people and very good atmosphere. Its really a TOP restaurant

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1 Thank FrancescoDallolio
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14 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 June 2016 via mobile

Really top experience! Yes, bit expensive, but worth it. Fsmous for raw fish, it was prepared un front of us with full explanation. Gnocchi with shrimps are great! At the end we were offered glass of rum and chocolate, nicely served. Proper slow food restaurant, all is served with care and style. Will come back!

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Thank Mario P
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 May 2016

Again, summer is coming .... We look forward to having dinner at Damir. Last year I enjoyed..... the food was special, wine excellent. If you like raw fish .... strongly recommended.

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Thank MarinaLanza
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 May 2016 via mobile

Probobly best raw fish / fine cuisine / slow food restaurant in this part of Europe Freshest of fish, excellent choice of local vines, best olive oils... what else can you ask for..

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Thank Slavko C
Paris
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 February 2016

Very small place, you must prove your interest because the "chef" decides if a table is free or not... You will have to trust him because no written menu.... You'll eat what he will decide, and you'll discover price at the end ! Not friendly attitude, good fish but far to expensive for what you get !

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1 Thank FilipParis
Ljubljana, Slovenia
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 December 2015

We have tried many good restaurants, all over Istra, but no one can beat Damir&Ornella. All the food is based on raw fish, which they prepare in front of you. The only ingredients they use are salt, olive oil and lemon. And for the end, the also win with a desert. Home made cakes, freshly prepares by their daughter Mattea.... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Seafood, Mediterranean, Croatian
Meals
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Zidine 5 | HR-52466 Novigrad, Novigrad 52466, Croatia
  • Location: Europe  >  Croatia  >  Istria  >  Novigrad
  • Phone Number: +385 52 758 134

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