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Trg G. Matteottija, Rovinj 52210, Croatia
+385 52 817 200
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  • Excellent60%
  • Very good31%
  • Average6%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“mussels” (57 reviews)
“seafood” (70 reviews)
“red fish” (9 reviews)
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Italian, Seafood, Mediterranean, European, Croatian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
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Trg G. Matteottija, Rovinj 52210, Croatia
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Reviewed yesterday

Yes, there was a wait. Yes, we did what others have done...namely have appetizers and drinks at the Balbi staff's friend's vino bar next door. Friendly staff. Good food. Very enjoyable evening.

Thank ZaMost
Reviewed 2 days ago

You can’t book a table at Balbi so turn up early or be prepared to wait. The food is excellent and the staff are fun , efficient and friendly. The menu is heavily weighted to fish and the portions are not small. Balbi is not...More

Thank Siriol H
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Fantastic meal at Balbi. Great location and the best food yet in our Croatia trip. Great value and service.

Thank Tracey T
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We loved the look and ambiance of the place when we passed. One cannot book a table but they have a good system with a vino bar across the street so people can sit and wait while having a glass of wine. Service was very...More

Thank jonathanpetrie
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Me and my wife ordered pasta with truffles and risotto with scampi. The pasta was undercooked and the risotto was just rise. Not even good rise. The waiter couldn’t recommend nothing on the menu because he is vegetarian and he didn’t knew any of the...More

Thank Roni-barak
Reviewed 1 week ago

The seafood was absolutely amazing. It is set in a charming location but with not that many tables. A lineup was formed as we were eating. The service is on point and they make you feel special.

Thank Tan H
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A search of good restaurants in Rovinj will quickly highlight Balbi for good local food. We arrived and ended up waiting in a queue (as expected) for about 20 minutes however the order in which tables were allocated seemed to depend more on whether the...More

Thank satosing
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

At first we didn't know where to have dinner so we looked something up on tripadvisor and found this place. At our arrival there was already a line of other 3 couples waiting for a place. But in 15 minutes max we had a nice...More

Thank yb94
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We have just had lunch at Balbi.The food ( mussels and pasta ) was really excellent.The surroudings in the old town of Rovinj is really something.Sit,eat your mussels,drink your wine and watch the world go by.What could be better.Service was really good and the bill.Bread,wine...More

Thank 1834jules_philip
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We went looking for a good restaurant hidden away amongst the narrow cobbled streets of Rovinj and stumbled upon Balbi. It was very busy and had to wait for a table on the small terrace but the wait was well with it. Once passed the...More

1  Thank Wayne H
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Chandran C
19 August 2016|
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 15 - US$ 31
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Trg G. Matteottija, Rovinj 52210, Croatia
  • Location: Europe  >  Croatia  >  Istria  >  Rovinj
  • Phone Number: +385 52 817 200
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