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Restaurant Palace Paladini

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Ulica Petra Hektorovica 4, Hvar, Hvar Island 21450, Croatia
+385 21 742 104
11:00 - 01:00
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Chester, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We came across this restaurant by accident while looking for another. We noticed the front had no one eating which put us off but after waking passed twice we noticed it had a terrace out the back. It totallly lured us in. It's an ancient Paladinic palace & the rear terrace is completely overlooked by wild orange trees. The service... More 

Thank Toots-Beag
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152 reviews
86 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 107 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Found by pure chance in the Old Town,behind the usual Tourist Cafe/Restaurants on the front.A true Gem.The staff,especially the head waiter were truly exceptional in attitude and service.The food was excellent at a reasonable cost as was the drinks.The hidden Garden area is a must just to see let alone sit there.Note,they don't mind if you go just for photos,a... More 

Thank captaintimr
Stafford, United Kingdom
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177 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 October 2016

The main reason we came here is because of the setting of the 15th century walled garden and it was lovely. It was very romantic but not very busy (i think this is because we went towards the end of the season). The waiter was polite, charming and funny, if not a little pushy but his humour made up for... More 

Thank sazzlem88
Copenhagen, Denmark
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24 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 October 2016

As usual we were wandering aimlessly looking for a dinner location. We actually walked past this restaurant and were not interested at first, we then came past it again and ended up giving it a try. It was a great place, the courtyard setting was beautiful, great atmosphere. The food and service were excellent, We had steaks, lobster & squid,... More 

Thank gtalbot
Los Angeles, California
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154 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 October 2016

Found this place just wandering the little streets above the main harbor. This restaurant is absolutely gorgeous and the food is first rate. Outdoor and indoor seating, outdoor is in a beautiful little enclosed garden.

Thank James D
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 September 2016 via mobile

We stumbled by accident into this gorgeous place. The atmosphere was so romantic. I had the calamari and I loved it. The portion size was generous. And the service was pleasant. Highly recommended.

Thank Santina S
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10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 September 2016 via mobile

Martin (the owner I believe) saw my friends and I looking through the menu outside and he invited us into this charming restaurant We booked for 6 people and we were not disappointed. Fantastic tasting food, attentive staff and reasonably priced. Also, the terraced area is great even in the evening - even with only summer dress on. The building... More 

Thank Patsykins
Wakefield, United Kingdom
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25 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 September 2016 via mobile

We were in Hvar for one evening and just wanted something like pasta for dinner. We went up a side street and found this restaurant after we were approached by the young man touting for business outside. Were were taken to a garden terrace at the back with beautiful trees and ordered the cuttlefish risotto and Grandma's pasta. Both dishes... More 

Thank janettesmith66
Brac Island, Croatia
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17 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 September 2016

We have visited this secret garden on a number of previous visits to Hvar town over the past 8 years! The food has always been very good and have never been disappointed. However, we did feel that we were pressurised by our waiter, who was great with his service, but trying to upsell us on everything. The only special he... More 

Thank 719travel
Lidkoping, Sweden
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 15 September 2016 via mobile

Started great with all staff greeting us, presenting the menu in a professional way. Then we got the food and the pepper sauce tasted like old basement, we obviously complained. After that the staff was no let so friendly, first refused to change the dish, and finally "cleaned" the meat from the sauce. After this they continued to treat us... More 

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Restaurant Details

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Seafood, Mediterranean, European, Croatian
Dinner, Brunch, Lunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Reservations
Good for
Local cuisine, Groups, Romantic, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 01:00
11:00 - 01:00
11:00 - 01:00
11:00 - 01:00
11:00 - 01:00
11:00 - 01:00
11:00 - 01:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Ulica Petra Hektorovica 4, Hvar, Hvar Island 21450, Croatia
  • Location: Europe  >  Croatia  >  Dalmatia  >  Split-Dalmatia County  >  Hvar Island  >  Hvar
  • Phone Number: +385 21 742 104
Restaurant Palace Paladini is placed at the old ancient part of City of Hvar. We offer fish delicious, meat and vege specialities, greatest wines and champagnes (Dom Perignon/Rose, Crystal, Moet & Chandon...).The palace where you are about to eat belonged to an old noble family from the Hvar called Paladinic (Paladinis - Italian version; de Paladinis - Latin version).Palace de Paladinis, built in renaissance style, is one of the most beautifull and outstanding Hvar palaces, situated in the southern part of the oldest nucleus of the town Hvar below the fortress known as Forto Spagnuolo. The upper palace Paladini was once the residence of Petar Hectorovic. Coat of arms found above the main entrance to the palace, on the family well erected in the garden, on the renaissance basin on the balcony of the palace and on the balustrade of the balcony bares two motives: a royal lily on the upper field and eagle`s wing of Subic family on the lower field.The present-day form of the palace (ground-floor, three upper floors and a monumental balcony - one of the most beautiful in Dalmatia) was designed by Nikola Paladinic, son of Jakov, who fought very bravely in the seabattle between Venetian and Turkish fleet. After the battle the Republic of Venice proclaimed him the knight of St Marc with golden toga.Palaces of Hvar noblemen clearly evidence of economic prosperity and cultural development of the local families in the 15th and 16th century. Furthermore, rich plebeian families always tried to keep step with noblemen which is quite manifest from their residental palaces (Vukasinovic-de Lupis, Garguric) that equal in their beauty even the most famous of noblemen of the town Hvar (Lucic, Paladini, Hectorovic, Gazarovic, Garguric, Vukasinovic...) where not erected during the period of town`s greatest prosperity, but only after the year 1571 when turks burnt the town and 1579 when lightning struck the ammunition warehouse at the town fortress causing a tremendous catastrophy.

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