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“Heaven on Earth”

Villa Ruza Old City Bistro
Ranked #17 of 380 Restaurants in Dubrovnik
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$10 - US$40
Cuisines: Delicatessen, Mediterranean, Seafood, Croatian
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Restaurant details
Good for: Romantic
Dining options: After-hours, Breakfast, Delivery, Outdoor Seating, Reservations
Description: Don't Imagine! Taste It... Feel It... Experience It...
Boca Raton, Florida
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Heaven on Earth”
Reviewed 11 October 2013

We live in Florida and went to Croatia for our Honeymoon this year. Our time at Villa Ruza was our most memorable dates! It starts with the outside, we arrived by boat and the sunset there is the most beautiful sunset I have ever seen. The ambiance in this restaurant is very relaxed, and yet elegant with while draperies and table cloths giving you the sensation that you are in heaven. You can't help but to feel relaxed and happy. The service was outstanding and the food was very good. The presentation of the food was worthy of 5 stars restaurants here in FL, and the taste was great. But what impressed me the most was the service and the ambiance. I did not want to leave!

  • Visited July 2013
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3 Thank Aline S
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sevier123
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29 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
“Best restaurant I've been been to!!!!”
Reviewed 8 October 2013

Lovely setting & ambience. Food very good and nicely presented. We had 2 glasses of prosecco, a bottle of house white, pâté & bread for starters, another starter each & a main course each & 1 dessert & coffee. Came to around 850 Kunas, which is about £100. Valentino was our waiter & he was lovely and was the best waiter ever. We thought it was good value for what we had. Would definitely recommend.

  • Visited September 2013
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Chelmsford, United Kingdom
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28 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Amazing experience”
Reviewed 7 October 2013

We had organised a trip to Dubrovnik for 15 of us to celebrate a significant birthday and dinner at Villa Ruza was the centrepiece event. The elegance started at the quayside as our motor launches welcomed us and sped us away from the crowds and chaos of the mainland to the charming island of Kolocep. We were welcomed there and led to a beautiful terrace arcing along the coastline. The food was local and traditional and the wine excellent, but the ambiance and view were spectacular as the sun set over the Adriatic.

  • Visited September 2013
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Thank easygoingtraveller9
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
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“Nice place”
Reviewed 2 October 2013

This restaurant is very nice and the staff were very friendly. My only gripe would be the wine we had nearly double the cost of the hotel which we thought was expensive. The waiter reccomended the wine which was 280 kuna (£30) when it arrived it was the same as the we had had in the Kolocep villa restaurant only we paid 150 kuna (£18) for it. So be careful when you order the wine! Otherwise good location, good service.



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Visited September 2013
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1 Thank Tina S
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Hershey, Pennsylvania
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“Perfect anniversary meal”
Reviewed 30 September 2013

We esaped the ridiculously crowded streets and retaurants of Dubrovnik by taking the 30 min ferry to Kolocep for a late lunch at Villa Ruza. We were so pleased! We strolled up to the oceanfront restaurant on the quiet and peaceful island and were immediately made to feel special. Our waiter Valentino was very friendly and welcoming and helped to make the meal a special occasion; he was the perfect host. The food was excellent, so fresh and delicious, mostly caught around or grown on the island. The amuse bouche was unexpected and simple yet delightful. The monkfish carpaccio was AMazing! The house wine was just the right accompaniment to our meal. Some of the food was creative and surprising at times, and some was wonderfully classic and simple, yet to die for. Our only regret was being too full for dessert! This is a special place, do yourself a favor and get away from Dubrovnik for a few hours to Villa Ruza.

  • Visited September 2013
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4 Thank David M
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