Fodor's Expert Review Mondo

$$$ Motovun Italian

On a narrow cobblestone street just a few yards from the town's gate, this tavern is perhaps the best place to eat in town, with a truffle-centric menu and a breezy terrace perfect for alfresco dining. The pleasant rustic interior has roughly plastered stone walls. The menu screams truffles—almost every dish features them: homemade pasta, steaks, and even panna cotta desserts come with shaved black truffles atop. Regulars also rave about their olive and truffle tapenade amuse-bouche. Being featured in the New York Times raised Mondo's profile among visitors to Motovun, but locals loved it even before.

Italian Venetian Casual Lunch Dinner $$$ Family

Quick Facts

Barbacan 1
Motovun, Istarska  52424, Croatia

052-681–791

Known For:
  • Truffle-stuffed menu
  • Being featured on Anthony Bourdain’s No Reservations and in the New York Times
  • Charming location
Restaurant Details:
Rate Includes: Closed Jan.–Mar. Closed Tues.

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