Looking to book a week in late August in Motovun, but worried there won't be enough restaurants or bars to accommodate us and all the crowds. Any thoughts?
Yes our plan is to have a car, although I'd prefer not to drive out of town in the evenings to eat out.
Mondo has very good pasta and risotto...you may find yourself returning there several times. I'd personally love staying a week in Motovun.
Ideal situation for Motuvun base in busy August would be sightseeing during daytime and returning when crowds are gone in evening. For more restaurant choice, I suggest you take taxi to local villages. There is Agroturizam Toni in Brkač and Konoba Dorjana in Livade (not Zigante, which is overrated and very expensive)
Thanks for the tips.
Motovun is a tiny town at the top of a hill: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=od8WboFtnWU As you can imagine, there's not a huge choice but if you spend your days exploring Istria and having lunches all over (maybe even breakfasts) you will probably be fine. Depending on how many of you will be in the group, of course. Sill, you might actually _want_ to venture away a bit, on some nights, simply for a change as it really is small. Luckily, distances in Istria are rather short. Although, if you plan on drinking alcohol with dinners and can't drive yourself, I'm not sure how readily available taxis are in the area (nor how much they cost).
Take note I don't mean official taxi, there are none in Motovun. Taxi means helpful locals, eg your accommodation owner usually hel out with local transport. For example, I know that if you decide to visit Agroturizam Toni, they will provide transport for you without charge if you contact them in advance.