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Konoba Astarea

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$$ - $$$
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RONKOVA 9, Brtonigla 00385, Croatia
+385 52 774 384
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 4 March 2017

We were directed to this Istrian tavern by word-of-mouth and decade old memories. The setting is simple and didn't change much, but the interior is pleasant with the big grill on one side of the big room. We were welcomed by the owner who described the offer for the day and decided to have an appetiser of mixed shellfish and... More 

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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 4 January 2017 via mobile

A big disappointment compared to our last visit in 2015. The energy of the place changed completely for the worse. Staff unprofessional, downgraded. Food disappointing, especially as mixed mussels we had were spoilt and still they charged for it. It was a sort of farewell with this place and we are not coming back.

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Thank Nina S
Zagreb, Croatia
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23 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 November 2016

It was one huge disappointment. I heard lot of good things about this place, but at the end it was disappointment. It wasn't huge crowd of people there cause everything is happening at 5 PM, so there is no valid explanation for what happened: between other things we ordered two Fiorentina steaks with different side dishes, and they forget one... More 

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Thank Hrastovic
Pula, Croatia
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52 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 November 2016

Pleasant atmosphere taverns, fish menu is definitely recommended, the fish under the bell is something you must try. All this without dessert and one homemade brandy is impossible to go

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Thank Loris B
Istanbul, Turkey
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83 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 86 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 October 2016

Still best price/ performance fish restaurant in the region. Capesante is allways a must. Fresh fish recommended by the owner is a good choice.

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Thank Bo_Pet
Guildford, United Kingdom
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226 reviews
137 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 119 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 October 2016

Booked a table here as we were staying at San Rocco so a nice short walk for dinner. The restaurant was busy but waiting 15 minutes for any attention whatsoever is not good. After this wait a small woman with no smile arrived abruptly at our table and snapped, " wine , water" honestly she said nothing else and just... More 

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Thank Travelbunny65
Celje, Slovenia
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38 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 October 2016

Been there for the first time. Located at the main road through Brtonigla, nothing special on the outside. We decided to leave the choice of food to the chef. For appetizers we had mussels, excellent, they just melted in the mouth. Then we skipped soup and got fish from under the baking lid with baked potatoes and mixed salad. Mmmm...... More 

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Thank Petra3000
Umag, Croatia
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 12 September 2016 via mobile

The food was great,the staff also,prices equal to the quality ;) seafood for gods.....see you soon..

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Thank Seadina Š
Zagreb, Croatia
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59 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 August 2016

... certanly considering reputation, quality and name it had before. Our last visit there we decided to take meat, although Astarea is known for it's fish. Owner persuaded us to go for the meat. We ordered octupus for the starters, and it was really bad, tasteless, dry... I had to eat it with wine just to add some taste to... More 

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Thank Croatia_ZG
Greater London, United Kingdom
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26 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 August 2016

We visited this restaurant a couple of times during our holiday and we were always served the most delicious seafood in a traditional, unassuming setting. The owner Nino will greet you with a smile and offer the catch of the day. We had a wild seabass prepared with patatoes on an open fire, mussels and clams cooked in white wine,... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$23 - US$31
Cuisine
Seafood, Mediterranean, Barbecue, European, Croatian, Soups
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Highchairs Available
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Romantic
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: RONKOVA 9, Brtonigla 00385, Croatia
  • Location: Europe  >  Croatia  >  Istria  >  Brtonigla
  • Phone Number: +385 52 774 384

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?