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Taverna Bruno

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Ulica Belveder - Via Belvedere 5 | Basanija, Umag 52475, Croatia
+385 52 759 592
11:00 - 22:00
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Thu - Tue 11:00 - 22:00
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Minnespolis, MN
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189 reviews
114 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 100 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Wonderful service and very good lunch. My husband had octopus salad and I ordered 3 scallops. We shared the pommes frites - delicious - much better than french fries in USA. Reasonable price. Near our hotel (Villa Rosetta). I don't think many Americans have discovered this delightful area of Croatia yet.

Thank MinneapolisTourist
Whitby, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 September 2016 via mobile

Gorgeous food, wait was adequate for the quality. Reccomend the homemade gnocchi and the bread and OIL (to die for) at the start were wonderful. Would definitely visit again. Just waiting for dessert! I'm sure it will be beautiful!

Thank Daisy W
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42 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 August 2016 via mobile

Ate well and paid a reasonable price. Menu was fairly wide and staff attentive. Was full of regular customers, so that is a good sign too.

Thank notbigmac
Bosnia and Herzegovina
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172 reviews
108 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 153 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 July 2016 via mobile

This is my second review of this great little restaurant near Umag, so I will be somewhat brief: friendly staff, nice ambiance, well-prepared food. This time we had two different types of scallops--the larger ones in a mind blowing sauce that demanded dipping bread to savor the last drop. For the second course, we reprised the lobster in pasta. Out... More 

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Reviewed 3 July 2016 via mobile

After reading about it here we decided to have dinner here. A bit hard to find but worth the effort. It's a bit hidden in the back yard but very charming place. The owners was very nice and explained what to choose from the menu. Because the food is fresh and come from the sea, the menu changes from day... More 

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141 reviews
93 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 July 2016

We are visiting this restaurant since i was 6 years old and after so many years this is still our favorite restaurant in Istra. They cook with love, local and always fresh ingredients. The owners and the staff are very welcoming and nice. Try this restaurant when you are in the area it is the best what Istra has to... More 

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Bled, Slovenia
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132 reviews
88 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 November 2015

The Bruno restaurant is like you return home, you always know what you will get.Friendly service, nice owners and perfect, fresh local food for very reasonable price.We are returning to this place more than 20 years and for is still no 1 in Istria. Thank you for taking so good care of us, hardly wait to come back.

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Erasec S, Proprietario at Taverna Bruno, responded to this review

Thank you very much for such a nice feedback. We hope to see you soon. Best regards, Orietta Z. More 

Prague, Czech Republic
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23 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 September 2015

We visited Taverna Bruno quite regularly during our 10 days stay in the near Umag. There are many good restaurants around the town (specially in out of the historical centre) but If you are after see food, just go to Bruno. Expect fish as fresh as it can be, friendly staff and quiet atmosphere (if you are lucky enough not... More 

Thank Logosus
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9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 August 2015 via mobile

A restaurateur in Ljubljana recommended this restaurant to us on the grounds that they serve only fresh seafood from the local Adriatic sea (as opposed to importing from Italy or France). In terms of menu, it seems that restaurants in Istra have no variety. The food on offer is the same as all other restaurants. Pasta with truffles, grilled prawns... More 

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Ankara, Turkey
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10 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 July 2015

nice atmosphere, away from the sea, the food is over average, check the bony fishes, how much the head and bones weigh, and how much the fish itself, kitchen closes at 10 00 pm , mediteranean ? Greek ?

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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Average prices
US$ 17 - US$ 95
Italian, Seafood, Mediterranean, European, Croatian
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Cash Only, Free Wifi
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Local cuisine
Open Hours
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Ulica Belveder - Via Belvedere 5 | Basanija, Umag 52475, Croatia
  • Location: Europe  >  Croatia  >  Istria  >  Umag
  • Phone Number: +385 52 759 592
A small family owned restaurant, with a hospitable and relaxing atmosphere. Our dishes are exclusively made with the best and the most fresh fish of the Adriatic sea, and cooked in the most traditional way.

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