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“Great outdoor seating, great service, tasty truffels!”
Review of Konoba Vrh

Konoba Vrh
Ranked #1 of 18 Restaurants in Buzet
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$10 - US$36
Cuisines: Croatian
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Good for: Local cuisine
Dining options: Reservations
Description: Vrh is the right place for gourmets, where you can enjoy the delights of Istrian cuisine.
Reviewed 8 July 2013

We were here in 2011 and loved the food and service so much that we decided to go back again this year. The reason for finding the service good was not only that it was friendly, but very helpful. We wanted to order a salad to our truffel dishes, but the waiter recommended not to do so as the flavour of the salad(dressing) ruins the lovely flavour of the truffels. He lost a sale then, but we came back and are sure to come back again when in Croatia.

This time the weather wasn't too good so we sat inside which was fine. However, the outdoor seating is great!! Enjoy! Do note, like a lot of other restaurants in this region, Vrh is closed Mondays.

By the way, Vrh means peak/summit in Croatian. It is a nice drive up there, especially on the small roads on the east side of the reservoir.

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Reviewed 4 July 2013

We had a thoroughly enjoyable meal at this family owned restaurant last night. We expected the restaurant to be very busy given the write-ups on this site but there was only one other couple there.

Simply stated the food at this Istrian restaurant is excellent - prepared, cooked and presented with love. All the ingredients are fresh and the simple salad that came with the main course was one of the best ever.

We shared a gnocchi with truffles to start with, which was good although not quite as good as the gnocchi we had a week ago in Italy. There were a lot of truffle shavings on top but the flavor was somehow a bit weak. Then the main course arrived. OMG. We chose the specials - and had a plate of ox and goat, both slow roasted. They were succulent, flavorful and exceptionally tasty, literally falling apart on the plate. Delicious and the best main course of our gastro tour so far...

There was a delightful young woman serving us and the owner of the restaurant went off and picked some pears from his garden when we asked what fruit they had available. How good is that?

All of the above was washed down with a litre of local red wine. It had a slightly rustic flavor on its own but was perfect with the food.

We are almost certainly going back to this restaurant before the end of our holiday. The only sour notes were the constantly barking dogs from the house next door (very tedious) and the Croatian pop music coming from the outside speaker, which was borderline obtrusive. Sort these out and we will give this restaurant an overall 'excellent' rating next time.

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Thank Jeremy P
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Reviewed 3 July 2013

AMAZING! We came into Central Istria for a Truffle Lunch and we were not disapointed. We are not truffle experts so we wanted some simple, well prepared food with local ingredients at a reasonable price. This is what we got. Nice outdoor seating area with some home madde white wine, we were looked after by a lovely waitress who spoke perfect english. She gave us heaps of information about where they sourcce the truffles and the process and even brought out a kilo of natrual fresh truffles for us to see and smell. We ordered the beef steak and mushroom filled fuzi both with truffles. Food was delicious regardless and had loads of truffle on top to make it all the more special. We would pay the same for a steak at home without truffles!! Two main meals plus sides and 0.5L wine was 420KN. Not bad given the amount fo truffle. Be aware the restaurant is not in the town of Buzet, but in nearby Vrh in the region of Buzet. Look up Vrh on a map and you will find the restaurant easily, there are plenty of roads signs directing you there and the restaurant is on the road that passes straight through the town. Overall it is exactly the Truffle dining experience we were hoping for in Istria. Highly Reccomended.

Thank chris p
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Reviewed 31 March 2013

Best olive oil and home made bread... Good prosuto... Nice home made pasta with a lot of truffels...

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1  Thank elvirmrsic
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Reviewed 25 November 2012

Since I was in Motovun with my wife for the film festival we decided to try this typical restaurant on a nice hill not far from the city of Buzet. It was so good that we came back the very next day!

The food was amazing. I especially recommend the beefsteak with ham and cheese. And also the excellent homemade rakija (try the one with nettle), if you don't have to drive... Beside food and drinks, the location is charming, prices are honest, and the service very good.

It's the tenth summer holiday that I spend in Croatia and this is among the best restaurants I've ever visited there. I'll definitely come back again.

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1  Thank jtcase
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