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“Highly, highly recommended!!”

Fish Restaurant Proto
Ranked #39 of 367 Restaurants in Dubrovnik
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: European, Croatian, Seafood, Mediterranean
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Good for: Romantic, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Child-friendly
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wine and Beer
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.
Cape Coral, Florida
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“Highly, highly recommended!!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 September 2014

After trying several restaurants on the outskirts of Dubrovnik that were quite decent, we decided to venture into the old own to Proto, which was recommended to us on account of our being fish lovers. We were not disappointed, and I mean in any aspect. We are very picky, sometimes annoyingly so, when it comes to the freshness and manner of preparation of our fish. Our meal at Proto left absolutely nothing to be desired. It was delicious, as were all the accompanying dishes. No complaints there, and none in terms of the service either, which was very accommodating, helpful and present without being overbearing. We wish we were staying longer so we could revisit.

  • Visited August 2014
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“Best food in the old town”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 September 2014 via mobile

Dinner at Pronto was superb! I had clear fish soup and sirloin steak. Steak was juicy and super tasty, accompanied by green pepper sauce. My partner had grilled octopus salad which was good. Grilled scampi were terrific, maybe a bit too little and too hard work. Tiramisu was out if thus world! Hazelnut parfait was good. Service was great and prompt. I was very happy with wine suggestion. Top dinner all in all ( after multiple lunches and dinners in dubrovnik)

Visited September 2014
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“It was ok!”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 September 2014 via mobile

Service was ok it could be better. Me as Restaurant owner think food prices are litlle to high at Proto but food is very good in compering with other Restaurants.

  • Visited August 2014
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“Super find”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 August 2014

First night in city we went here on a recommendation was well merited.beautiful large grilled prawns and hubby had equally lovely sea bass, good choice of wine and good service. As good as it gets really

Visited August 2014
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“Charming staff & great food”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 August 2014 via mobile

Nice restaurant, very nice and helpful staff, great food. The menu was interesting & courageous. I recommend oiysters and pasta with schrimps!

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