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“Good food and ambiance”

Fish Restaurant Proto
Ranked #65 of 396 Restaurants in Dubrovnik
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Mediterranean
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Good for: Local cuisine, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Dining options: After-hours, Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Delivery, Reservations
Description: The Fish Restaurant Proto, established in 1886, is located in the heart of Dubrovnik’s historical core, at the intersection of the Široka and Vara streets. The long tradition of this popular Dubrovnik restaurant attests to its reputation and lasting quality based on its unparalleled preparation of diverse seafood and meat dishes. Proto’s gourmet menu is inspired by indigenous dishes and the culinary artistry of Dubrovnik’s distinguished citizenry, passed down from one generation to the next. Our top local chefs add a touch of contemporary culinary trends to traditional recipes. Guests are offered imaginative dishes made from fresh Adriatic fish, shellfish, crabs, and molluscs. The menu depends exclusively on the daily availability of fresh ingredients. Refined gourmet connoisseurs believe the restaurant’s lure and distinctiveness arise from the variety of seafood on offer which depends on the weather and catch. Our friendly staff is always willing to explain every detail on the menu, filet the fish for guests less skilled in deboning, and often serve as promoters of national cuisine, in particular the Mediterranean cuisine with which they are most familiar. Along with seafood, Proto offers organic vegetables with genuine, long forgotten flavours, grown in the gardens of Župa Dubrovačka, several rural homesteads in Konavle, and on the nearby islands. The authentic taste of meat specialties reflects the quality of the livestock from Dubrovnik's hinterland. The Proto Fish Restaurant's sommelier, Croatia's current champion, recommends perfect pairings of Croatian and foreign wines with fish and meat specialties. Depending on the weather, the restaurant’s specialties can be enjoyed in its cosy interior or on the terrace overlooking the throngs of visitors strolling up and down the Stradun. The Fish Restaurant Proto takes pride in its tradition and the dignitaries it has hosted, including King Edward VIII and Wallis Simpson, and many star actors, musicians and entertainers who participated in the Dubrovnik Summer Festival while staying at Dubrovnik’s luxury hotels. The Fish Restaurant Proto keeps pace with gourmet trends, continually innovating and updating its menu so as to please the tastes of its guests from all over the world who visit Dubrovnik, renowned not only for its cultural and historical heritage, but also increasingly as a top gourmet destination. From the abundance of ingredients on offer, Chef Boško Lonac selects the finest products to present the highest values of Mediterranean cuisine to our guests. The reputation of this cuisine’s flavours, considered the world’s best by many connoisseurs and backed by the impressions of Dubrovnik’s visitors, is spreading around the world unstoppably. Satisfied guests are the most important outcome of this mission, continually reaffirming the Proto’s proud tradition. Pay us a visit and see what makes us the best seafood restaurant in the Old City.
Antibes, France
Level 3 Contributor
21 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Good food and ambiance”
Reviewed 25 May 2014 via mobile

We have an enjoyable lunch and we were sitting outside. We ordered octopus salad and grilled seabass. Both were delicious and the portion of octopus salad is big, I almost couldn't finish it. As good as those we had in Liguria, Italy. Good and optimal service.

1 Thank Crystalkung12
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55 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
“Good Food but Beware...”
Reviewed 25 May 2014 via mobile

We had dinner here and enjoyed sea Bream with Olive Pate, Sea Bass Grilled and Dalmatian Shrimp. All were very good,a the service was good, but we noticed on our bill a table charges of 72kn or $5USD per person. When we asked the server he said it was the house charge. We thought it may be the city charging for outside seating, but he said no it was solely Proto and their sister Restaurant Nautika. It wasn't listed anywhere, just on the bill. Clearly taking advantage of tourists not looking.

Visited May 2014
1 Thank Gerkin3223
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Miami, Florida
Level 6 Contributor
847 reviews
661 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 187 helpful votes
“Great fish kabob. ”
Reviewed 24 May 2014 via mobile

First time here and we loved it. I had the fish soup as starter. Second dish was the calamari lasagna and third was the fish kabob all dishes were excellent. I highly recommend it

1 Thank Albertomiami
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166 reviews
94 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
“food was normal but tooooo expensive.菜味道一般,不过太贵!!感觉是花了龙虾的价格吃了盘味道不错的豆芽!”
Reviewed 22 May 2014

I had dinner there for my first evening at Dubrovnik. That's the reason why i didn't really think about the price at that moment. I am a Chinese female who usually don't eat too much. But i definitely didn't have enough that night. And we paid more than 90 euros just for two dishes and one small dessert, nothing more. The food was ok, but too expensive. Also That was the ONLY restaurant who ASKED for TIPS at the end in Croatia. So i had have to give them 5 euros. I was really angry with my half empty stomach. That must be the most unsatisfied tips i ever give!!!


  • Visited April 2014
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2 Thank Cecily Y
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Cheltenham, United Kingdom
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86 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
“Fine food and wine in a great location.”
Reviewed 21 May 2014

Just off the Stradun in the old city. Fantastic seafood with very attentive service. Pricier than most, but worth every Kuna. Highly recommended.

Visited May 2014
1 Thank JohnHerring
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