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“Very disappointing experience :(”
Review of Konoba Aba

Konoba Aba
Ranked #3 of 160 Restaurants in Porec
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Croatian
Dining options: Breakfast, After-hours, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Breakfast, After-hours, Reservations
Reviewed 22 July 2014

we were very interested to visit a soooo well praised by tripadvisor restaurant, unfortunately we were very disappointed at the end: the worst experience ever, which made us really sad. We were 2 adults and 2 kids and obviously not the kind of guests this restaurants wants to attract ... The table we have got was extremely narrow and hardly possible to sit comfortable, but the main disaster was the service. Though it looked friendly at the beginning, we were feeling very quick unwelcomed as noone was in a hurry to bring drinks or take our order. We were waiting for about 20-25 minutes at least when finally the service woman stopped chatting with the guests at the neighbour table and came to us to take our order. We have ordered seafood risotto and some other not really complicated stuff and asked if it would be possible to bring at least the dishes to our kids as quick as possible as they were very hungry. Some minutes later the waitress came and informed us that her husband in the kitchen is extremely busy and it could take really long ... We asked 'how long' is it 30 min or 1 hour ? she answered "it is hard to say" ... Her impression was apologizing, but we didnt feel she was really sorry. We were waiting for 40 minutes to get the answer that they are very busy and cant serve us !!! Let me mention that the restaurant was full only to 60-70% ... what happens when it is really full ? Well, we were really astonished if not to say in shock. The kids were well behaiving and it could not be the reason. We were not dressed or making an mpression of poor junkies or some uncomfortable people, just a usual family with 2 kids (5 and 6 years). Nevertheless this restaurant is enjoying such a popularity due to tripadvisor that they really DO NOT CARE anymore if you are coming or not, if you wait for 40 minutes or leave hungry if your kids asking at least for a piece of good looking bread as they waited more than 40 minutes for the food and dont understand why we are leaving now.... hungry! This visit could not be worse as one of us even had a birthday and wanted to celebrate in a nice atmosphere ... recommendation of trip advisor could become a real flop especially if the waitress is not in a mood to have new guests ... sorry, we cant say anything about the kitchen as we had no chance to try it ...

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8  Thank sflower10
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Reviewed 22 July 2014

After reading the rave reviews of this restaurant, we thought it would be the perfect place to go for our son's 19th birthday as he is a real steak lover. Unfortunately we had a very disappointing experience - it took 15 minutes for us to even be served drinks, and the meal was an hour and a half in coming. Although the quality was good, after the long wait the quantities were barely sufficient. We were offered free grappa at the end of the meal, but no apologies for the service. We will not be going back.

4  Thank Jacqui F
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Reviewed 16 July 2014 via mobile

Astrit and his team do not disappoint! We have been coming for years - we are greeted with hugs and kisses & absolutely delicious food. Remember to book - we saw lots of people being turned away. We'll be back! Thank you

Thank astridave
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Reviewed 12 July 2014

Aba is such a lovely and very popular restaurant. The food and service are first class. My wife and I enjoyed the food so much we ate there every night of our week long stay!! The family who run the restaurant are fantastic people and they go out of there way to make you feel welcome. If you ever visit porec you would be mad not to visit this little gem of a restaurant!!!

Thank Sean_and_KarenF
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Reviewed 10 July 2014

We had eaten the previous evening in a nearby restaurant, in the adjoining alley. The food there was good but does not compare with Aba We decided to have steak,salad and chips The steak was delicious and cooked to perfection The ambience was relaxing and the staff were attentive and friendly We went the following day for lunch because we had enjoyed our meal so much I had cheese and olive salad whilst my partner chose tagliatelle with salted beef and salad The meal was again wonderful and Astrid, the waiter, made us feel very welcome and special If we ever return to Porec we will definitely dine at Aba I would strongly recommend this restaurant

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Thank vwcamperLakeDistrict
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