Fodor's Expert Review Giannino

$$$$ Rovinj Mediterranean

Tucked away on a small square in a residential area of the Old Town, Giannino is equally popular among locals and tourists for its fresh and delicious Mediterranean fare such as pan-fried squid with polenta, spicy boiled Adriatic shrimp, branzino al forno (baked slowly in the oven), cuttlefish ravioli, grilled rib-eye with roasted potatoes, and tagliatelle with lobster. Starched white and blue checkered tablecloths make the place look classy, but the atmosphere is convivial and relaxed with friendly staff. Established in 1972, the large restaurant is modern, except for a gallery-seating area rustically decorated with a vaulted brick ceiling; but most opt for a spot outdoors on the large patio. To find it, at the beginning of Carrera ulica, Rovinj’s main street, turn right—opposite where all the crowds will be heading.

Mediterranean Lunch Dinner $$$$

Quick Facts

Agusta Ferrija 38
Rovinj, Istarska  52210, Croatia


Known For:
  • Fresh fish and seafood
  • Run by the same family since 1972
  • Charming location in the center
Restaurant Details:
Rate Includes: Closed Tues. and Nov.–Mar.

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