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“A great night out”

konoba Kali Medveja
Ranked #2 of 27 Restaurants in Lovran
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: USD 9 - USD 29
Cuisines: Croatian
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Good for: Child-friendly, Local cuisine
Dining options: After-hours, Reservations
Reviewed 12 July 2016

After conquering the scary access road we were rewarded by a warm welcome and excellent food.
One of the owners Ante Bistre served us while telling us a little about the restaurant and the products his family business grows and markets. They produce olive oil, figs, chestnuts and truffles for export to the Borough market in London, stores in Scotland and elsewhere in Europe.
We were fortunate to be able to sample some of it. Superb homemade ravioli with truffles and a traditional Croatian dessert, strukla with figs and truffles, an amazing combination.
The restaurant is decorated with antique farming implements and a small shop sells some of the family's produce.
When Ante said farewell he pointed out all the landmarks twinkling across the water from Rijeka to Opatija. We left feeling we had spent the night with a friend.
The road down seemed much shorter and we wondered why we had felt apprehensive on the ascent.

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1  Thank 270Loch
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Reviewed 8 July 2016 via mobile

We are one of the first of the visitors then this restaurant was opened. Food and staff was perfect( last 8 years).
This time food was normal, half portion of ravioli was spoiled.
But the biggest surprise was in the bill. 1200 kunna extra of the snacks. Then we told this to the locals friends they said that this is normal to this place.
Then check the bill before pay and keep attention on it.
Don't recommend this place to anyone anymore.
Then it was opened visited a lot of times. Spoiled .

6  Thank Litva
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Konoba K, Owner at konoba Kali Medveja, responded to this reviewResponded 11 July 2016

We are sorry for unpleasant situation. It was not our intention to cheat on You. it was honest mistake that we have corrected the same moment.
I'm sorry to say that after eight years You rated us one star "Terrible".
You can't say that ravioli were spoiled, because You have licked the pans.
Thank You for coming all this Years.
My apologies to whole Your group of sixteen people.
Ante Bistre
Owner of Kali.

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Reviewed 4 July 2016 via mobile

Homemade, interesting food... Very good octopus salad, ravioli marinara and calamari - lignje na žaru. Also you can buy homemade products - truffles, fig vinegar, chesnut cream.

1  Thank Klára M
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Reviewed 3 April 2016

The road to Kali is a steep climb, but once you reach it, the view is mesmerizing. The restaurant is a "konoba", tavern in croatian. The interior/exterior is rural, imperfect, but under the surface there is more to this place.
The owner has a nice collection of hystoric items in the main room. He is also keen to share bits of local history with his guests.
The service was simple and friendly. The menue is based on local cuisine. If you appreciate good food and local, rural experience, this is it.

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3  Thank Mgrgur
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Reviewed 14 December 2015

The best meal in a restaurant on our trip to Croatia, hard to beat! Lovely time chatting to the family.

2  Thank Hugh B
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