Fodor's Expert Review Damir e Ornella

$$$$ Novigrad Seafood Fodor's Choice

Tucked away on a quiet side street, this superb (and pricey) little family-run establishment is a secret wonder you may want to share only with your fellow gourmands who appreciate raw-fish specialties. You can also enjoy grilled seafood and gnocchi, although you don't go here for a simple plate of pasta, but instead to indulge in a four-course meal. Indeed, it may be the one restaurant in Istria where fish—the fresh catch of the day, that is—is brought to the table this way and served with great care. The service is elegant and friendly. There's no set menu; rather, the owners tell you what's available for the day, and the owners' daughter, who is always on hand, speaks English.

Seafood Lunch Dinner $$$$ Fodor's Choice

Quick Facts

Ul. Zidine 5
Novigrad, Istarska  52466, Croatia

052-758–134

www.damir-ornella.com

Known For:
  • Mediterranean-style sashimi
  • Intimate atmosphere
  • Booking days in advance
Restaurant Details:
Rate Includes: Closed Nov. and Feb. No lunch Sept.–May, Credit cards accepted, Reservations essential

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