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“great family bistro”
Review of Tavulin Bistro

Tavulin Bistro
Ranked #39 of 437 Restaurants in Dubrovnik
Certificate of Excellence
Description: Recomended by Michelin guide for 2017 and 2018 and currently in contest for Croatian best restaurant
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Description: Recomended by Michelin guide for 2017 and 2018 and currently in contest for Croatian best restaurant
Reviewed 26 March 2017

This family run restaurants shows its family pride. You are treated like a friend. They provide amuses and other extra touches. The interior is rather simple and folksy, so most people eat at the sidewalk tables which have infrared or gas flame heaters when it is cold. It is on a side street just off the square in front of the cathedral. At night it is quite romantic as it is quiet and not bustling, at least in March. Peak tourist season is another story. The fish dishes are excellent. I had John Dory, which is not native to the US, so it was a real treat to get it fresh from the sea just offshore. The risotto that goes with it was excellent. Portions are small as this is upscale cooking. Deserts are tasty. Prices are very reasonable considering the quality. I would go back.

Thank DutchBrother
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Reviewed 17 March 2017 via mobile

We heard Croatia is famous for seafood. Came here to tour around the old town. We were about to have a lunch in a nearby restaurant but they only have fried seafood. We were advised to come here to try seafood. Thus we ordered seafood plate for two. The food were prepared perfectly to go with the wine. Lobster were grilled just right and the squid was grilled so deliciously. Both Tune steak and John Dory fish filet were grilled so perfectly.
What a great yummy lunch.

克羅埃西亞,杜柏羅夫尼克的海鮮好吃, 很讚!

烤魚,中卷和龍蝦烤得非常道地美味 !配上白葡萄酒真的太棒,非常美味!
和侍者談,了解更多南斯拉夫的歷史和現在的六個分出的國家!

Thank David H
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Ivana P, Guest Relations Manager at Tavulin Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 3 April 2017

Dear David H,

It is a great pleasure and sense or pride to receive such a nice review! Thank you for taking your time to share it with us!

John Dory file is indeed one of our most popular meals and we are very pleased you described both meals as perfect!

Hope to see you again with us!

Best regards

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Reviewed 13 March 2017

We have been there three times (dinner & lunch) and every time we got delicious food served from very helpful and friendly staff. We tried different menus like mussels, noodles, soup and salad and all of those were served hot and fast. Specially the homemade tomato soup was the best soup we ever had so far.

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Thank Scotty P
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Ivana P, Guest Relations Manager at Tavulin Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 3 April 2017

Dear Scotty P,

When you start your review that you have been with us for three times- it says it all!!!

Thank you for such a great review, for complimenting more meals and most of all for giving us the opportunity to deliver our service in more occasions! Our returning and satisfied guests are our greatest reward!

We really hope to see you again and appreciate that you shared your experience with us!

Kind regards


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Reviewed 13 March 2017

Before the meal arrived I was offered a complementary taster (hommus with bread).

I started with the Mussels in White Sauce and was a bit disappointed (very salty, small mussels) but then the main (steak) and the dessert were fabulous.

Staff were very attentive without being intrusive.

Expensive compared to other similar restaurants nearby though.

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Thank Gossahmer
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Reviewed 12 March 2017

Had great local seafood and more!
The staffs were nice, served our food in two dishes beforehand when we told them that we were going to share.
Although not a big restaurant, the atmosphere was great and very cozy.
Would certainly recommend it for someone visiting Dubrovnik:)

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Thank 崚 石
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