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Fish Restaurant Proto

Siroka no. 1 | Old City, Dubrovnik 20000, Croatia
+385 20 323 234
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  • Excellent55%
  • Very good27%
  • Average11%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“seafood” (127 reviews)
“fettuccine” (24 reviews)
“truffles” (75 reviews)
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11:00 - 23:00All hours
European, Croatian, Seafood, Mediterranean, Vegetarian Friendly
Siroka no. 1 | Old City, Dubrovnik 20000, Croatia
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Due to 6hrs jetlag, I was hungry for a good lunch (dinner) and is only customer on outdoor seating. Oysters delicious but alittle too briny than I'm used to. The real disappointment was the service as I can't get waiter's attention to get me a...More

Thank IriS a
Reviewed yesterday

Food was excellent, somewhat overpriced, waiter sang to himself as he served the table watched was annoying to experienced travelers and diners

Thank Thomas M
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

It is my last night in Dubrovnik so I went to Proto. I had the tasting menu. If you do this please allow at least two hours for your meal and a half hour to get your check. Overall the food was good but not...More

Thank Kevin R
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Wonderful and delicate food. Specializes in seafood. Good location and nice staff. Can definitely recommend them.

2  Thank Robin V
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We decided after reading a review to eat here and not disappointed. The Pasta with prawns, truffles and cream was to die for. The prices were more than I would normally pay but worth every Kuna spent. Very good food and excellent service!!

1  Thank GarethrT
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We were in the old city of Dubrovnik in June. Following a tour, we had reservations at this lovely restaurant. We had the shrimp and polenta and the shrimp with truffles and fettuccine. They retract the roof back later in the evening in this ancient...More

1  Thank FussyTravelers
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Ate at this restaurant on our last night in Dubrovnik. It is expensive but then again all of Dubrovnik is and if you want a fine dining experience then this is a great place. The price isn't too unreasonable I believe it was about $150CAD...More

1  Thank ashley85_13
Reviewed 5 days ago

This place serves great fish dishes. The soups is a must try likewise the mussels. Oysters in Dubrovnik is briny with a taste of iron. So if u like this taste profile of oysters, please try cos it's really fresh. I will advice to take...More

Thank Jerrytanhui
Reviewed 5 days ago

great food friendly service, and beautiful place settings. Must have the appetizer scampi, lobster and truffles.

Thank rubinao59
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Proto restaurant, Dubrovnik It is a good sign when main area of the Dubrovnik old town well known restaurant is booked out on a Monday evening. As luck would have it, there were some tables available in front and we decided to test it out...More

Thank Rick N
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Linda B
What is the dress code in the evening?
28 May 2017|
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Response from phillip g | Reviewed this property |
Hi Linda There is no dress code , you can dress up or down and you will not be out of place in either . This is an excellent fine dining primarily fish restaurant and booking is advisable in peak tourist season .
Where can the menu prices be viewed as, unusually, they are not indicated on Proto's website.
1 April 2017|
Response from Proto D | Property representative |
Dear Guests, thank you for your interest in Proto Fish Restaurant. Please send us an email and we will be happy to send you the menu. Looking forward to your reply, we send our kindest regards, Kosta... More
Leo F
are there stray cats here?
17 October 2016|
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Response from cristiaristi . | Reviewed this property |
Did not see any
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Outdoor Seating
Good for
Child-friendly, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Groups
Open Hours
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Siroka no. 1 | Old City, Dubrovnik 20000, Croatia
  • Location: Europe  >  Croatia  >  Dalmatia  >  Dubrovnik-Neretva County  >  Dubrovnik
  • Phone Number: +385 20 323 234
  • E-mail
The Fish Restaurant Proto, established in 1886, is located in the heart of Dubrovnik’s historical core, at the intersection of the Široka and Vara streets. The long tradition of this popular Dubrovnik restaurant attests to its reputation and lasting quality based on its unparalleled preparation of diverse seafood and meat dishes.

Proto’s gourmet menu is inspired by indigenous dishes and the culinary artistry of Dubrovnik’s distinguished citizenry, passed down from one generation to the next. Our top local chefs add a touch of contemporary culinary trends to traditional recipes.

Guests are offered imaginative dishes made from fresh Adriatic fish, shellfish, crabs, and molluscs. The menu depends exclusively on the daily availability of fresh ingredients. Refined gourmet connoisseurs believe the restaurant’s lure and distinctiveness arise from the variety of seafood on offer which depends on the weather and catch.

Our friendly staff is always willing to explain every detail on the menu, filet the fish for guests less skilled in deboning, and often serve as promoters of national cuisine, in particular the Mediterranean cuisine with which they are most familiar.

Along with seafood, Proto offers organic vegetables with genuine, long forgotten flavours, grown in the gardens of Župa Dubrovačka, several rural homesteads in Konavle, and on the nearby islands. The authentic taste of meat specialties reflects the quality of the livestock from Dubrovnik's hinterland.

The Proto Fish Restaurant's sommelier, Croatia's current champion, recommends perfect pairings of Croatian and foreign wines with fish and meat specialties.

Depending on the weather, the restaurant’s specialties can be enjoyed in its cosy interior or on the terrace overlooking the throngs of visitors strolling up and down the Stradun.

The Fish Restaurant Proto takes pride in its tradition and the dignitaries it has hosted, including King Edward VIII and Wallis Simpson, and many star actors, musicians and entertainers who participated in the Dubrovnik Summer Festival while staying at Dubrovnik’s luxury hotels. The Fish Restaurant Proto keeps pace with gourmet trends, continually innovating and updating its menu so as to please the tastes of its guests from all over the world who visit Dubrovnik, renowned not only for its cultural and historical heritage, but also increasingly as a top gourmet destination.

From the abundance of ingredients on offer, Chef Boško Lonac selects the finest products to present the highest values of Mediterranean cuisine to our guests. The reputation of this cuisine’s flavours, considered the world’s best by many connoisseurs and backed by the impressions of Dubrovnik’s visitors, is spreading around the world unstoppably.

Satisfied guests are the most important outcome of this mission, continually reaffirming the Proto’s proud tradition.

Pay us a visit and see what makes us the best seafood restaurant in the Old City.
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