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Fish Restaurant Proto

Siroka no. 1 | Old City, Dubrovnik 20000, Croatia
+385 20 323 234
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  • Excellent68%
  • Very good18%
  • Average11%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible2%
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“truffle” (16 reviews)
“oysters” (25 reviews)
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European, Croatian, Seafood, Mediterranean, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Siroka no. 1 | Old City, Dubrovnik 20000, Croatia
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Reviewed today via mobile

Food and service was superb from start to finish. Lovely restaurant in the old town. Very friendly staff. We will come back.

Thank Ma-Gri88
Reviewed yesterday

Best food experience throughout our 4 day stay in Dubrovnik. Had the seafood soup and the lamb chops and must I say it was perfection!! The presentation was perfect and the food was nicely seasoned. Would greatly recommend however be prepared to spend for the...More

2  Thank Babeso
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Service ok Food ok But nothing too special Steep prices Difficult to get a table reservation ( they do NOT answer to mail reservation request ) I fear this is not michelin worthy ( putting this VERY mildly ) compared to same price other restaurants...More

Thank richard1972ams
Reviewed 2 days ago

Our hotel receptionist highly recommended Proto, so we booked a reservation. Porto is an upscale fish restaurant in the heart of the old city, with stylish decor and impeccable service. We were seated in the terrace area which was decorated beautifully. Our waitress was honest...More

Thank seekinsun
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We chose to eat here based on a recommendation from a local and it turned out to be a fantastic way to end our holiday. We booked a day in advance which from the look of the full tables when we arrived was a sensible...More

1  Thank liz112l
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

My partner and I visited Proto at the end of our holiday (22/9/17) as we were looking for somewhere "special" to end a memorable week. The high points of Proto are the location (middle of the old town) and the terrace upstairs, otherwise I can...More

1  Thank Normski666
Reviewed 5 days ago

This is a popular place just off Stadum. Booking in advance necessary and then not always successful.The restaurant is upstairs in an open terrace. No views of note. Staff were helpful. Dress code is very relaxed in this city. However here most men wore long...More

Thank dfc2007
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

We recently dined at Proto. We enjoyed the oysters and shrimp, lobster and truffles for entree and the sea bass and scampi truffle linguini for main. The quality of the seafood was exceptional and the staff were extremely friendly. We recommend trying Proto when you...More

Thank Michael S
Proto D, Manager at Fish Restaurant Proto, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Dear Guests, Thank you for your visits and the great review of our Fish restaurant Proto. We were pleased to have you as our guests. We work very hard to serve the best food in our unique location, and we are happy to see those...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

We found this restaurant by chance while touring Dubrovnik. What a wonderful dining experience. We had lunch at Proto and could not be more satisfied. There were four of us, each having a different selection and all were extremely pleased. It's truly a diamond in...More

Thank EcoRick
Proto D, Manager at Fish Restaurant Proto, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Dear Guests, Thank you very much for visiting our Proto Fish Restaurant and for sharing the highlights of your experience. We are especially proud of you referring to our team members as „extremely helpful“. In our restaurant it is the human touch what truly makes...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

Pricey! We sat on the terrace to celebrate a friends birthday in late August 2017. Food was between average/good, not impressive and not memorable, plates of food arrived quickly, waiter was attentive. Had a better tastier Black Risotto, Octopus and overall meal at a road...More

2  Thank walter19
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Linda B
29 May 2017|
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Response from phillip g | Reviewed this property |
Hi Linda There is no dress code , you can dress up or down and you will not be out of place in either . This is an excellent fine dining primarily fish restaurant and booking is advisable in peak tourist season .
2 April 2017|
Response from Proto D | Property representative |
Dear Guests, thank you for your interest in Proto Fish Restaurant. Please send us an email and we will be happy to send you the menu. Looking forward to your reply, we send our kindest regards, Kosta... More
Leo F
17 October 2016|
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Child-friendly, Romantic, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Groups
Open Hours
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Siroka no. 1 | Old City, Dubrovnik 20000, Croatia
  • Location: Europe  >  Croatia  >  Dalmatia  >  Dubrovnik-Neretva County  >  Dubrovnik
  • Phone Number: +385 20 323 234
  • E-mail
The Fish Restaurant Proto, established in 1886, is located in the heart of Dubrovnik’s historical core, at the intersection of the Široka and Vara streets. The long tradition of this popular Dubrovnik restaurant attests to its reputation and lasting quality based on its unparalleled preparation of diverse seafood and meat dishes.

Proto’s gourmet menu is inspired by indigenous dishes and the culinary artistry of Dubrovnik’s distinguished citizenry, passed down from one generation to the next. Our top local chefs add a touch of contemporary culinary trends to traditional recipes.

Guests are offered imaginative dishes made from fresh Adriatic fish, shellfish, crabs, and molluscs. The menu depends exclusively on the daily availability of fresh ingredients. Refined gourmet connoisseurs believe the restaurant’s lure and distinctiveness arise from the variety of seafood on offer which depends on the weather and catch.

Our friendly staff is always willing to explain every detail on the menu, filet the fish for guests less skilled in deboning, and often serve as promoters of national cuisine, in particular the Mediterranean cuisine with which they are most familiar.

Along with seafood, Proto offers organic vegetables with genuine, long forgotten flavours, grown in the gardens of Župa Dubrovačka, several rural homesteads in Konavle, and on the nearby islands. The authentic taste of meat specialties reflects the quality of the livestock from Dubrovnik's hinterland.

The Proto Fish Restaurant's sommelier, Croatia's current champion, recommends perfect pairings of Croatian and foreign wines with fish and meat specialties.

Depending on the weather, the restaurant’s specialties can be enjoyed in its cosy interior or on the terrace overlooking the throngs of visitors strolling up and down the Stradun.

The Fish Restaurant Proto takes pride in its tradition and the dignitaries it has hosted, including King Edward VIII and Wallis Simpson, and many star actors, musicians and entertainers who participated in the Dubrovnik Summer Festival while staying at Dubrovnik’s luxury hotels. The Fish Restaurant Proto keeps pace with gourmet trends, continually innovating and updating its menu so as to please the tastes of its guests from all over the world who visit Dubrovnik, renowned not only for its cultural and historical heritage, but also increasingly as a top gourmet destination.

From the abundance of ingredients on offer, Chef Boško Lonac selects the finest products to present the highest values of Mediterranean cuisine to our guests. The reputation of this cuisine’s flavours, considered the world’s best by many connoisseurs and backed by the impressions of Dubrovnik’s visitors, is spreading around the world unstoppably.

Satisfied guests are the most important outcome of this mission, continually reaffirming the Proto’s proud tradition.

Pay us a visit and see what makes us the best seafood restaurant in the Old City.
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