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Trg Lozha 14, Novalja, Island of Pag 53291, Croatia (Formerly Kastel)
+385 53 661 401
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12:30 - 23:30
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Sun - Sat 12:30 - 23:30
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91 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 October 2016 via mobile

Although the restaurant doesn't look much from the outside, both meat and fish dishes we tried were very tasty, made from fresh ingredients. Pasta with chard was a pleasant surprise. The waiter was very kind and helpful. Although the dishes offered here are also offered in other restaurants in Novalja, we recommend Stari kaštel because the prices are reasonable and... More 

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West sussex
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8 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 September 2016 via mobile

We had walked past this restaurant a few times and liked the look of it and had some good reviews on trip advisor so decided to go. Got off to not a great start as they offered rose on the menu but said they did not stock it due to being out of season, no problem though. Starters then arrived... More 

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Thank Debbie E
Milan, Italy
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 August 2016 via mobile

The food was no bad but no excellent. The weiters are funny and speak a Lot of languages. If you don 't know a better place, this is ok. Quite cheap

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milano
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141 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016 via mobile

The location is beautiful, expecially the terrace sea view. The dishes are good and big, also the fish. The price are good

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Thank pina c
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016 via mobile

What a place !!! You have to look twice to find the entrance but once you get in ... The terrace is so nice . The food great : page cheese and Dalmatian prosciutto as a starter then sea bass , truffle rum steak ... Thank you for those 3 meals . Thanks Giuseppe NB : it can be long... More 

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Thank Benoit G
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 August 2016 via mobile

We came as 4 families, 16 people. Waiters were helpful, food very good. Although we waited rather long for the food, I recommend it.

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Thank ZoltanGolden
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 August 2016 via mobile

Food was very regular in Croatia and when sitting on the second floor, you can get pretty nice view on the sea. Reservations might be needed as there is not many tables.

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Thank Stanka P
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 July 2016 via mobile

Price for money does not really come in comparison. The restaurant is understaffed which prolongs the service time. As for food we've had lamb from the spit and the meet was old and chewy, while on the other side really overpriced. All in all poor quality of food, and mediocre service.

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Thank Radomir M
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 July 2016 via mobile

Nice tuna steak and dicent prsut and cheese plate, but terrible overpriced lamb which was returned as uneatable but still charged on the basis of nothing. Not the first time their service is not on the level they try to sell themselves. Wouldn't recommend. Much better value-for-money places around. Overpriced.

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Thank Mladen V
London, United Kingdom
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3 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 July 2016

Stumbled across this place while searching for somewhere nice for a couple. We sat upstairs in the terraced area. We ordered a bruschetta to start, followed by a meat plate for two as the server said that a single meat plate would be 'too small to share'. Lets just say the meat plate for two was more suitable for twenty-two.... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 5 - US$ 20
Cuisine
Mediterranean, European, Croatian, Italian, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Open Hours
Sunday
12:30 - 23:30
Monday
12:30 - 23:30
Tuesday
12:30 - 23:30
Wednesday
12:30 - 23:30
Thursday
12:30 - 23:30
Friday
12:30 - 23:30
Saturday
12:30 - 23:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Trg Lozha 14, Novalja, Island of Pag 53291, Croatia (Formerly Kastel)
  • Location: Europe  >  Croatia  >  Dalmatia  >  Zadar County  >  Island of Pag  >  Novalja
  • Phone Number: +385 53 661 401
Description
Dear guests, welcome to Stari Kastel, where we strive to have each guest experience the taste of original Pag staples, cheese and lamb meat, prepared in a modern way and in unexpected combinations. These and other, fish and meat, specialties enjoy in the very center of Novalja in the shade of 11th century fort wall of gazing at the sea from the restaurant's terrace. Prime local products, fresh and seasonal ingredients, unassuming service and especially our cooks' imagination will provide a culinary experience to even the most demanding of guests.

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