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Trg G. Matteottija, Rovinj 52210, Croatia
+385 52 817 200
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  • Excellent59%
  • Very good31%
  • Average7%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“mussels” (61 reviews)
“seafood” (77 reviews)
“red fish” (9 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Seafood, Mediterranean, European, Croatian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
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Trg G. Matteottija, Rovinj 52210, Croatia
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Reviewed 6 October 2018

My wife and I enjoyed a pasta and sea bass lunch here. The service was very friendly and professional. Excellent bread, olive oil and a bottle of crisp, white Croatian wine, all for a moderate price. The restaurant deserves the high TA rating.

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank jameskO9253PB
Reviewed 5 October 2018 via mobile

We were one of a few couples in for an early dinnwr, 6 pm. We were greeted immediately by, what turned out, to be our waiter. He asked where we were from, weresponded Chicago. Oh, says he, I like you then. I didn't like you...More

Date of visit: October 2018
4  Thank ilovethebeach_10
Reviewed 2 October 2018

The food and service here was outstanding. There were no tables available when we arrived but we had a drink next door and the waiting staff alerted us as soon as a table was ready for us. The location in the old town helps to...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank JCOnyx
Reviewed 30 September 2018

My only criticism is they could afford to pay attention to welcoming guests, I felt I was intruding and wasn't sure if I could sit down or wait, it was awkward. But that was momentary and service was really good after that. The waiter was...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank Sparklehorse86
Reviewed 28 September 2018 via mobile

Small restaurant in the centre of Rovinj. The staff was very friendly and kind. We enyoyed the seafood, it was very tasty.. we recomend it!!

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank zigav92
Reviewed 23 September 2018

Yes, like everyone else - we showed up and had to wait. However, the wait goes by quick as there is much to see and do - even just people watch while you wait. The food is excellent! Service top notch. You will not be...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank 1963amyh
Reviewed 22 September 2018

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.

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank ZaMost
Reviewed 21 September 2018

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

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank Siriol H
Reviewed 16 September 2018 via mobile

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

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank traceyt825
Reviewed 15 September 2018 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

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank jonathanpetrie
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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
Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Romantic
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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