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“wonderful food, wonderful setting, wonderful people”

Palmizana Meneghello
Ranked #59 of 133 Restaurants in Hvar
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Seafood, Mediterranean, Croatian, European
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Good for: Groups, Child-friendly
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, After-hours, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
St Andrews, United Kingdom
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176 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 103 helpful votes
“wonderful food, wonderful setting, wonderful people”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 September 2013

We stayed on Sveti Klemente in July and ate at the restaurant. The food was glorious, fresh and perfectly cooked. Fabulous Sea Bass, huge helpings of chicken, crispy skin covering moist tender flesh. The service was perfect. Iva and the rest of the team got to know us and got to know our preferences. They were endlessly good natured and helpful.
The local wines were delicious. Heavenly...

  • Visited July 2013
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Berkeley, CA
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18 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Excellent food, wonderful view, and a very special local experience”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 September 2013

My husband and I dined twice at Palmizana Meneghello in the Pakleni Islands during a two-week sailing trip in the Adriatic. The Meghello was just a short walk uphill from the marina where we were berthed, and the trail was clearly marked with signs. The food at Meneghello was excellent, and the view over the bay from our table on the terrace was just lovely. We had grilled lamb, grilled chicken, and a beef-pepper stew that was a real hit. The wine list was excellent with some highly rated Croatian reds. The food was succulent and the freshest possible. What made this experience so special, however, was the high quality of service and the openness of the staff, who are the children/grandchildren of the owner, to discussing the family history of their unique property. The grounds are beautifully landscaped and the restaurant is surrounded by charming cottages that are available for vacationers. The property has been in the family for a century or more, and was once considerably larger but much of it was lost by confiscation during and following the Tito years. In fact, the entire bay where our boat was docked had originally belonged to the family. The family has been very resourceful and resilient in adapting to these changes without bitterness, and they are very generous in sharing their love of the island and their way of life. We came away feeling a much deeper connection than one normally finds in such travel experiences.

  • Visited August 2013
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1 Thank berkeleybeetle
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Vilnius, Lithuania
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5 reviews
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“Great service and nice food”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 July 2013

We had our special dinner with my mother, sister and some friends before my wedding day, the atmosphere was lovely, the scenery is outstanding, they recommended their traditional dish from fish and different seafood and it was really good, as well as the octopus salads. Octopus was so tender that you can hardly find it so well prepared.
We also had a breakfast there and the experience was as good as the night before. Overall the staff was really helpful and attentive. Great job and keep going like that!

  • Visited June 2013
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91 reviews
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“Best meal during our trip through Croatia”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 June 2013

This was hands down the best meal we had during our 2 week trip through Croatia. Mussels were big, juicy and bright orange in colour served in an excellent broth. It had us licking the bowl. The fish was recommended, locally caught, very fresh and also stood out.
It was probably also our most expensive meal but certainly worth every penny.
We were lucky we could sail into the bay and anchor and even more lucky to have found this gem.
Hard to get to but totally worth it.

  • Visited June 2013
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1 Thank martinSinSyd
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Slovakia
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4 reviews
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“Excellent”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 June 2013

Unique location, garden and atmosphere in this restaurant will do miracles with any food. But the food in Meneghello is just pefrect. They do not spoil it with too much luxury. The food is simple, perfect and delicious. And the atmosphere is just indescribable. One of the best experiences I have ever had in the Adriatic.

  • Visited June 2013
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Thank Rad0van
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