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“Water water everywhere”

Fish Restaurant Proto
Ranked #74 of 447 Restaurants in Dubrovnik
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$40 - US$150
Cuisines: Mediterranean
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Good for: Business meetings, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine
Dining options: After-hours, Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, Delivery, Reservations
Description: 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.
Reviewed 17 October 2021 via mobile

Nice food and lovely restaurant. Service a bit eccentric but the reason for my lowly review is that they refused to serve tap water. This may be unfair but I find it outrageous these days. Spend £200 on a meal and they won’t give you a glass of water. Go to a coffee shop and you get one, same in a bar. Jokers. I bet they gave Rod Stewart one.

Date of visit: October 2021
2  Thank bobcarlson
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Reviewed 16 October 2021 via mobile

It was cold so we wanted to sit inside. We started with excellent warm soup to start off. Then we had a course of grilled vegetables and a shrimp dish that was wonderful. Great service was provided, did not feel rushed at all.

Date of visit: October 2021
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Reviewed 12 October 2021

Mentioned in my guidebook but variable reviews made me cautious about eating here. Liked the look of the place as we passed so decided to try it out - good move. Seated on the upstairs terrace by very friendly receptionist, as it was a cool evening promptly put the heaters on for us. Extremely personable and helpful waitress with a good sense of humour who advised re: menu and local wine to accompany. Oysters from Ston were excellent starter and house special of shrimp pasta with pancetta for the main was superb. Posit wine recommendation was very good. Carrot cake and chocolate mousse both good but my mousse was best! Nice local dessert wine recommended by waitress.
All-in-all could not fault the restaurant, the food or the service.

Date of visit: October 2021
1  Thank Duncan F
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Proto_Dubrovnik, Manager at Fish Restaurant Proto, responded to this reviewResponded 16 October 2021

Dear Mr. Duncan F.,

Thank you for your thorough and candid review of our Proto Fish Restaurant.

We are extremely pleased to learn you were satisfied with our cuisine, service, setting and wines.

In the name of our Chef Bosko Lonac and his culinary team, we would like to thank you for complimenting our Oysters from Mali Ston Bay, Shrimps Dalmatian-style, Carrot Cake and Chocolate Mousse

Fisherman Platter (lobster tail, fish fillet, shrimps, octopus), and Chocolate Fondant.

Looking forward for your next visit to Proto Fish Restaurant we send warmest regards,

Kosta Vukota
Restaurant Manager

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Reviewed 10 October 2021 via mobile

Crab soup very good, oysters au gratin so good we ordered second order, before entrees. The seafood fettuccine with truffles is fantastic. Grilled sea bass perfect. Scallops perfect if you are not starving included creamed potatoes with lentils. Great service, beautifully decorated.

Date of visit: October 2021
2  Thank BobxxxxCindy
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Reviewed 6 October 2021 via mobile

This restaurant was highly recommended to us, but we were rather disappointed. For an appetizer we ordered a Greek salad. It was small and ordinary—truly no Michelin Star inspiration there. For the main course we had the salt crusted fish for two. Although it was moist and tasty, it came with nothing—only some unprofessionally filleted fish was placed on our plates. Other, less expensive fish dishes came with some type of sides. The service was very poor. I don’t believe that our server came to our table even once—not to ask how the food was nor to refill our water glasses!
This restaurant was definitely overpriced AND overrated.

Date of visit: September 2021
2  Thank richb28
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