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“Disappointing”
Review of Draga di Lovrana

Draga di Lovrana
Ranked #1 of 27 Restaurants in Lovran
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: USD 29 - USD 1,149
Dining options: After-hours, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: After-hours, Reservations
Reviewed 14 August 2017 via mobile

We have been there few days ago and remain little bit disappointed. The restaurant is well known for beautiful view and good food but weren't lucky that night. We took tasting menu (fish/meat) and food was not what we expected, it was very average. Meat wasn't prepared well, starters were average and the only thing that we liked was desert. Have to say that even service was very average, there were 4 waiters and they couldn't manage to serve 6 tables. Several times i had to ask to refill ours glasses with vine ( it wouldn't be problem refill it by ourselves but the bottle was on the table few meters away and the waiter didn't wanted to put it on our table). After they brought the bill we waited 15 minutes for someone to come and give us the change but as nobody showed up we went inside of restaurant to pay the bill that was overcharged for one desert. The waiter apologized and offered something on the house but we were already sleepy and just wanted to come home.

Thank MiaIvanK
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Reviewed 12 August 2017

We`ve been to Draga many times now and the food, atmosphere and staff are always perfect! We decided that we wanted to take the tasting menu and we were right once again.
The food was absolutely amazing! The foie gras with cherries was the best foie gras I`ve ever tasted...
The fact that they use local and seasonal products is the thing that makes us keep coming to Draga over and over again.
Thank you all and we`ll see you soon! :)

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Thank SilviaAlex2015
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Reviewed 4 August 2017 via mobile

As many have said before me, the view was second to none. Simply a beautiful setting to enjoy a meal.
Service was fine - although waiter stressed from the beginning that this was a '5 star, fine dining experience'.
Having eaten at a number of fine dining Restaurants we can safely say that this restaurant did not meet its self set standards.

Wine - very good and highlighting local producers. Very nice.

Food:
Entrees: looked phenomenal and showcased great technique. But there was a distinct lack of flavor.

Mains: Proteins cooked beautifully however, the sides, in particular the sides to the lamb shoulder seemed like an afterthought - mashed eggplant purée was grey, bitter and stodgy, together with a few chopped raw untreated tomatoes and a few broad beans lacked any kind of flavor pairing or connection to the dish.

Dessert: best part of the menu ( dark chocolate mouse and apple cardamom)
Apple Cardamom in particular was a highlight and the mousse, although classic in its approach, showed great technique and flavor.

Overall, it's a nice place for a night out in a lovely setting, but don't come expecting exceptional food.

Thank JCFaulk
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Reviewed 2 August 2017

We were 2 for a lunch .We came welcomed very nicely.
Stuning view, amazingly good food. Everthing went well for us. Price was correct at the expectation for the JRE restaurant.

One thing bothered me though, not related to us. There was a couple came only for a glass of wine and coffee. They were refused, then they asked for a desert+ wine+ coffee and still were refused to be served. The worse thing there was nobody in the restaurant beside us and that couple. I think is was a faux pas in the restaurant policy, especially if it is a net gain...

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Thank Frenki F
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Reviewed 21 July 2017 via mobile

To be fair, I wisited this restaurant on several occasions, and food was always great. But last time, we came just for a desert annd a wine, staff were unpleasant, we were feeling unwelcomed (maybe due to "untipical" clothing?), and the bill for a small cake and a glass of wine was a rip off.

Thank Lovro T
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