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Villa Ruza restaurant & lounge bar

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Donje Celo | Donje Celo bb, Dubrovnik 20000, Croatia
+385 20 757 030
Mon 06:00 - 06:30
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Gloucester, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 October 2015

Kitchen long way from outdoor table so cold when received. No atmosphere.Great sunset but very windy.

1 Thank Grafton40
London, United Kingdom
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43 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 October 2015

we booked this as a treat for our last day in croatia, we made a day of it and got the ferry over from DRVNK, got a day pass to spend the day at the kalamato hotel and then booked in for dinner here with a speedboat taxi home. an expensive day but very relaxing after a busy trip. the... More 

2 Thank midgyminx
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18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 September 2015

A friend recommended that we take a trip over to the island to dine at Villa Ruza, and I am so glad that we did. The restaurant arranged a private speedboat transfer for us which was really cheap between 9 of us, and half the fun of the evening was setting off on the water with the sunset. Once we... More 

2 Thank martinaloeb
Knokke-Heist, Belgium
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 September 2015

The restaurant arranged that Nico picked us up to bring us from Dubrovnik to the island. This unique haven of peace and serenity is a very romantic place! The food is delicious, the view is amazing and the staff is really friendly ! Just bring a jacket if there is wind. But totally worth it !

4 Thank margococo
Alberta, Canada
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56 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 September 2015 via mobile

My husband and I took the speedboat (which yes, is very expensive especially when converting to Canadian dollars) but we decided to splurge! We had a lovely evening, the food was great, the service was nice (not exceptional, but good) the view was perfect and i was very impressed with my complimentary birthday cake with sparklers! I woulda gave it... More 

2 Thank tracy448
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3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 September 2015

We had our rehearsal dinner here. We are from Washington, DC. We planned a destination wedding with D'Insiration (best wedding planner EVER) and this place came highly recommended. They definitely do not disappoint. The food was amazing. We had a party of 31 people with some dietary restrictions that were all easily accommodated. On top of excellent food and service,... More 

3 Thank Amber W
Sydney, Australia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 September 2015 via mobile

We went to the restaurant via speed boat transfer from our hotel (Radisson), skipper Nico picked us up and whisked us off to this Fairytale setting (return is 530 Kuna, 70 EUR, pay him when you return). The view and welcome we got once we arrived was breathtaking. We had some drinks to start and watched the sun go down... More 

2 Thank John O
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 September 2015 via mobile

The views of the sunset are amazing from here. The service was outstanding and the food was delicious. Would recommend the steak.

2 Thank Heather L
Trstenik, Croatia
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211 reviews
99 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 September 2015

This was our fourth visit to Villa Ruza; we usually eat here on the last day of our trip, so that it is the high point of our stay and we can look forward to the experience. It was even more relevant this year as we arranged to be here for my partner's birthday. Koločep is served by the ferry... More 

2 Thank Propaganda_Machine
London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 September 2015

Just came back from Dubrovnik and Villa Ruza was the highlight of our trip. Ruder kindly arranged the private speedboat for us which I agree is quite pricey but we arrived in style. We just needed more people to see us arrive in style. On arrival, we were greeted by a member of staff and taken to the table with... More 

2 Thank dkLondon2015

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$10 - US$38
Seafood, Mediterranean, Croatian, Delicatessen
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Child-friendly, View, Romantic
Open Hours
06:00 - 06:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Donje Celo | Donje Celo bb, Dubrovnik 20000, Croatia
  • Location: Europe  >  Croatia  >  Dalmatia  >  Dubrovnik-Neretva County  >  Dubrovnik
  • Phone Number: +385 20 757 030
Seasonal restaurant - Open from April till October.Restaurant&Lounge bar Villa Ruza is situated at the island of Kolocep; the first one of Dubrovnik's Elaphite Islands, occupying a unique location of peace and serenity on a seaside rock in deep shadow of pine trees, at the very entrance to Donje Celo bay.Enjoy your dinner at crescent shape terrace on seashore looking at the most beautiful sunset far away or relaxing in the lounge bar with perfect cocktail!Easiest way to come is either by regular Elaphiti Islands ferry boat "Postira" or by "Adriana" taxi boat service from the Gruz Port. Also you can use "Dinamite" taxi boat service from the Old Town or private pick-up service from all seaside hotels.Don't Imagine! Taste It... Feel It... Experience It...Come and enjoy Villa Ruza!

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?