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“Foodie Honeymoon Treasure”
Review of Draga di Lovrana

Draga di Lovrana
Ranked #1 of 27 Restaurants in Lovran
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$ 28 - US$ 1,138
Dining options: After-hours, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: After-hours, Reservations
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Breathtaking location, truly unique in Northern Adriatic. The place is basically a hotel restaurant, hotel being very, very, very small – but offering again a fabulous & large suite with a full wine cupboard, sauna and jacuzzi with that same enchanting view, ideal for newlyweds. Best very reasonable money can buy.

This time we only came to eat, as we heard many positive expert opinions on the young new chef. Our entry was close to a disaster – we made our tasting menu lunch booking through an owning family member who clearly forgot all about it. Thus the chef was not even there… The waiter on duty (excellent, as it turned out) still persuaded us to stay, and promised culinary fireworks even in absence of creator. As we had made a fuss of it weeks earlier to our friends, who fortunately came with a major delay, I decided to give the house a try and hide the sad and unexpected lack of internal communication.

Coming to the point, they made it. Both the waiter and the sous who took the chef's part. Wine list is relatively good, some less than usual while highly interesting Croatian wines, vintages missing (in 2018…), markups customary for the entire region, cheap eateries included. Dishes coming were a feast for the eye (including appropriate tableware), combinations of taste and structure joyful and charming. Now that Plavi podrum in Volosko has reentered in force the Michelin star competition, this is probably the second best adress in the wider Rijeka-Opatija region. A 15+ on my personal 1-20 scale. Sad that I could not meet the chef for a chat.

Some useful (concrete and regularly updated) info on website would be highly recommended, as well as introduction of contemporary wine list handling. Both (and the disastrous communication) nearly made me reduce my overall mark... But still, combination of incredible location and truly good cuisine is something I will easily advise to every foodie and romantic soul wondering where to go in Kvarner.

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Reviewed 5 October 2018

The food was heavenly the view was beautiful and the wine was delicious. We had a good time, got drunk, I slept like a king and woke up without a headache to the most beautifull sunrise. We had breakfast and coffee and went to Mala riba for another great meal.
Loved it. Back to work. :)

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Reviewed 3 October 2018

The small hotel half way up Mt Učka is also home to one of the best restaurants in the region. Worth every bend of the road to get here. Chef Deni Srdoč is award winning member of the Jeunes Restaurateurs d'Europe (JRE). His use of fresh local ingredients, including the freshest fish and seafood from the nearby Kvarner bay, prepared to traditional Croatian recipes with a modern flair. It is superb. We had the 7 course tasting menu two nights running, with not a single dish being repeated. Deni also made adjustments for Herself not being a meat-eater. Sommelier Tomislav did a masterly job pairing each dish with a different wine. Highly recommended. And if you are worried about calories, Mt Učka is full of lovely walking trails.

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Reviewed 18 September 2018

Yes, the food, the view... just magnificent. You'll enjoy it for sure if you go there. And it's worth going. Why only very good rating then? Well, just a few details... It was difficult to find a parking place for us. It's a big restaurant for a lot of people to accommodate but they only have a few parking places in front of the building. A lot of people just parked by the road which was quite dangerous because road is very narrow, steep and windy. It was difficult to get waiters attention during our lunch. I appreciate the whole "slow food" concept but I don't want to be left for half an hour just sitting without any food or drink, no matter how great is the view. And we were bothered by wasps during the lunch. I get it that probably it wasn't restaurants fault but anyway. I'm not going to say that prices were too high for the offer, but you would hardly find the place in the area with higher prices...

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Reviewed 10 August 2018 via mobile

I read they were on the Michelin list .. being an hour from home we had to venture out and experience this restaurant . The ride up from the sea was spectacular . We arrived , parked and were royally greeted . We enjoyed a coffee on the terrace while waiting for our friends .. bring binoculars the view is wonderful .
Enzo and staff prepared a beautiful table on the terrace overlooking the sea .
Enzo was our waiter .. he did a great job of making our experience , extraordinary !
We choose 5 courses meat and fish .. and they gave us an extra sweet as a treat ..
the photos tell the story ⭐️

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