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“STAY AWAY”
Review of La Puntulina

La Puntulina
Ranked #18 of 236 Restaurants in Rovinj
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Croatian
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Good for: Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Romantic
Dining options: Dinner, After-hours, Breakfast, Delivery, Reservations
Reviewed 5 April 2021

We visited La Puntulina twice and unfortunately the second time will be also the last one. Starters were ok, even though one of them was supposed to be spicy but it wasn’t - when we asked about it the waitress said that she doesn’t know and she’ll bring chilli and we can put it by ourselves.
For the main dish we ordered a typical pasta dish Buzara made with Mediterranean shrimps (scampi) in white wine but that was everything but not that. We ate a bad “Buzara” in Croatia but this was probably the winner of the worst Buzara ever. The sauce was probably made with ketchup and the shrimps (if we can even call them like that) were frozen and they were uneatable. We eat shrimps (scampi) a lot in Croatia so we know exactly what to expect when ordering them, this was far from the expectation - and the price was as high as they served us fresh ones.
I will not even start with the service and the behaviour of staff, they didn’t even bother explaining anything or brining napkins to wash the hands after eating the fish or additional plate for the waste.
The worst of it all was the explanation - apparently we should have asked for fresh shrimps as “THE AMERICANS AND OTHER FOREIGNERS ARE HAPPY WITH THESE FAKE SHRIMPS AND THEY ARE HAPPY TO PAY FOR IT”. This is beyond every stupidity and moral.
This is the type of restaurant that when you see it, you expect it will serve only high standard meals made with the best ingredients but this if far from that so please save your money and go to another place in Rovinj.
Another sad Croatian story where people just want to cheat people with bad food and steal their money. STAY AWAY.

Date of visit: April 2021
1  Thank Sanja M
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Reviewed 27 October 2020 via mobile

When we visited the Rovinj this restaurant was the one thing I was excited the most. When we arrived we waited for 10 mins for the hostess, no greeting, nothing. When we asked if we can have a table for for a two, she said it's reservation only and we shouldn't ask such a stupid questions. It's was utterly rude and it ruined my evening. I can understand that they might not have free tables, but being so rude wasn't necessary at all. They should work on their manners and service.

Date of visit: September 2020
3  Thank assiakoss
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Reviewed 1 October 2020 via mobile

Wow! Place with such a great service! What a view! What a FOOD! A bit expensive - but you know what you are paying for! I recommend it without hesitation

Date of visit: October 2020
Thank rydel35
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Reviewed 16 September 2020 via mobile

Nice food by the sea, beautiful view and great fresh fish with exciting presentation. Will get back for sure

Date of visit: September 2020
Thank Andrew1988220
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Reviewed 14 September 2020 via mobile

Guys ))) the restaurant is awesome, the dishes are delicious, the view is gorgeous service at the highest level I highly recommend

Date of visit: September 2020
1  Thank I7997CQelenam
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