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Ulica Svetoga Krizha - Via Santa Croce 28, Rovinj 52210, Croatia
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25 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 September 2016 via mobile

We went full of expectation. We found we were the only diners. After the "meal" we understood why. The white wine was 30 kuna each and I doubt a litre would cost that. The food was so minimal it hardly warrants the description. Everything had cheese in it somewhere and then there was an attempt at a cheese course. We... More 

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Trieste, Italy
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32 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 August 2016 via mobile

The place is cosi, But what they call finger food is not as it should be. Everything they serve is out of the frindge, the freshmess of the "bites" is argumemtable.. No culynary technic, no regional dishes.. Its just "put together something" and serve it straight out from the fridge. Its a 4 course "tasting" menu, fish, cheese, vegetables and... More 

Thank Sandro C
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 August 2016 via mobile

The place is lovely and the service is decent but it's completely overpriced!! 40€ per person for some cold simple entrances such as smoked salmon with cream cheese, is simply not worth it. For that kind of money you can get a fresh fish with real truffle slices on top. The worst part is that after been sacked, you leave... More 

Thank BRDU
Malaga, Spain
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66 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 January 2016

We visited Rovinj just for a couple of hours and I must say it worth it. It's a beautiful mediterranean town whose every single house or street could appear in a film. In one of those streets you can find this little restaurant, which isactually a house. The house seems to be part of a fairy tale. Every little detail... More 

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Perth and Kinross, United Kingdom
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89 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 October 2015 via mobile

Small and well thought out. You really feel a sense of tranquility when you walk through the door. The food is prepared with passion and sets a very high standard.

Thank Tom L
Northern Ireland
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44 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 August 2015

You need to know what you're going to get before you go. You are served by a mother and daughter. They serve you a selection of vol-au-vents for each course. You get a cheese course, a fish course, a meat course, a fish course and a desert course. There is no choice. Don't take the kids. Mildly wierd.

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75 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 August 2015 via mobile

This is my favorite so far in Rovinj. Our kid was acting out, but they took it with a smile. The food and wine was so nice, but small portions so don't go if you are very hungry. Every bite is however special and great. This place is Michelin potential in my views. The only reason I don't go back... More 

Thank Mambo_DK
Bale, Croatia
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47 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 August 2015

I love how different this place is. the owner is the chef and you are actually in her home. there are only a few tables and the atmosphere is very intimate but friendly. the food is heavenly good and the wine chosen perfectly. be sure to understand that here you can only have fingerfood

Thank Suzana V
Brussels, Belgium
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38 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 July 2015 via mobile

Got very surprised by this small kitchenette-style resto in Rovenj. It serves home made food, in small portions like tapas but from a totally different and exquisite quality. Not too cheap, but worth the price. Only 12 seats available!

Thank R P
Madison, Wisconsin
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11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 March 2015

This place is situated in the old town, by the sea. It is beautifully decorated that only complements tasty bites you can find here. It is not a go to place when you want to overeat, but for a delicate and taste-buds fulfilling experience. Ask to be seated on the balcony (unfortunately, it is not always available). This food and... More 

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  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
International, Mediterranean, European
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Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Reservations
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  • Address: Ulica Svetoga Krizha - Via Santa Croce 28, Rovinj 52210, Croatia
  • Location: Europe  >  Croatia  >  Istria  >  Rovinj
Facebook: Madlene Male, fine and finger food, fine wines, delicious small cakes and tart

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?