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    Restaurant Nova Ves Tinca: Hidden in Nova Ves

    by FRONA Updated Feb 17, 2006

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    This place has a very old kind of Zagreb feel to it... it consists of two large rooms and a terrace in the summer.... I had calamari with fries and some "gemist".... If you still want to have a look at Zagreb as it used to be with a mix of Austro Hungarian "stich" and a bit of socialistic behavior by the waiters - go for it! the food is ok, price ok and the crowd is old Zagreb locals!

    Favorite Dish: Calamari

    Tinca
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    Traditional: Burek

    by Gili_S Written Nov 18, 2005

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    This burek is a small place serving only such traditional pastry, it is in the city just next to the market. Burek is common regional food, I run to tray it on my first day in Zagreb as it been so long time since I had such. We cannot have anything like this in Finland :-)

    Favorite Dish: Burek

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    "BELA" Mikina Klet: Fit for a king ?

    by Paisleypaul Updated Oct 26, 2005

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    Nice outdoor seating area in a courtyard just off the main street, a pleasant diversion yards away from a thoroughfare filled with people
    Needless to say, the menu is full of meat dishes, such as Slavonian sauagage, sausage from veal or wild boar, Dalmatian prsut ham and several steak options. Also sheep's cheese from the island of Pag.

    Huge portions ! 587 HRK came in just about £14 per person

    Favorite Dish: The startersall came together and we just dug in - the cheese and sausages with olives and bread. I had the house recipe 'BELA' steak, in a thick sauce, as rich as a tikka marsala, with onion and mushroom. Mashed potato in oil and fries
    And Ozujsko beer and 1 litre wine !

    Mikina Klet Mikina Klet
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    Traditional: K Pivovari

    by dbrener Written Jul 1, 2005

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    K Pivovari is one of the oldest restaurants in Zagreb, located on Zagreb's longest street Ilica, towards the west. As a part of Zagreb brewery, it has existed for more than a century. Offering traditional Zagreb food and great atmosphere, it's a pretty special place if you want to try some of Zagreb's traditions. Not traditionally decorated though, it looks pretty modern and a bit plain, but the terrace is great on a sunny day! And it's own parking lot is there, too (something that's hard to find with restaurants in the city centre).

    Favorite Dish: Try soup in bread, that's something they pretty rarely have, but you don't get any more traditional than that.

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    not available in the restaurant: Kotlovina

    by croisbeauty Updated Mar 2, 2005

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    This is strictly speciality of the town of Zagreb and its close surroundings, we call it "kotlovina" and the meaning of it cannot be translate in english.
    The best kotlovina can be offered on the occasional fairs in the outskirts of the town. The meat or the sausages have to be grilled on the easy fire quite a long time in order to gained the extremelly gourmandic taste.

    Kotlovina
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  • Rubelj Grill: LIVING UP STEREOTYPES

    by sabsi Updated Jan 11, 2005

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    When we were small my school friends who had been to Yugoslavia on summer holidays wanted to eat nothing but Cevapcici all the time. We even made them ourselves back then (this was when you couldn't buy that frozen stuff in the supermarkets here).

    So before I touched ex-Yugoslavian ground for the first time I decided I had to have Cevapcici before leaving the country. So some day at lunchtime I forced Nikša to have Cevapcici for lunch. We went to a grill fast food chain called Rubelj under Dolac Market.

    It was very nice to live up the stereotype, I had tastier stuff before though. Oh well, Cevapcici are Bosnian, anyway ;)

    Favorite Dish: Bosnian Cevapcici with Serbian Ajvar in Croatia ;)

    Cepacici ;-)

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  • Burek: A TASTY SNACK

    by sabsi Updated Jan 4, 2005

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    Zdenka took me for lunch to a Burek shop, she claims that it was one of the best ones around. Apparently she was right as this place was really busy. There's no seating here but you can have your Burek standing up, you can also have it as take away.

    Favorite Dish: "Burek" is a local snack. In Germany we eat the Turkish version "Börek". It's pastry filled with either minced meat or cheese and it's cheap, rather tasty and filling.

    Zdenka stuffing her face - censored

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  • Chez Nikša: THE BEST!

    by sabsi Updated Dec 15, 2004

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    I'm afraid this is not a restaurant but Nikša's kitchen I am talking about here. It doesn't only serve forced breakfasts and evening tea - it also prepares wonderful dinners and desserts.

    Favorite Dish: I had my first "Blitva" (Swiss Chard) here - and probably my last, too ;-)

    My favourites here were definitely the company and the garlic potatoes as well as the local cottage cheese/sour cream combination for breakfast.

    Chez Nik��a

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    PURGER: Fabulous local dishes and great service

    by lasvegasexpat Updated Nov 1, 2004

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    I can't say enough about PURGER located on Pertrinska in Zagreb. The food is fresh, plentiful and very well prepared. The service is the best in the city. Tomislav, Franjo (english speakers) are my regulars but any server fits the bill. I am generally in the place 3 times a week for lunch and always bring visitors to the city in for dinner.

    Favorite Dish: The menu is very extensive so it's a tough choice to pick a favorite but here goes:
    Teleci Praški, Teleci Samaborski, Sarma, Grah and smoked meat and Telece Pecenje.
    Don't forget to add Sir Vrhnje and finish with Štrukli.

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    "Zagorcu": Traditional in Zagreb

    by Daja123 Updated Mar 25, 2004

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    Restaurant-gostionica Zagorcu is what might be termed typical for this region of Croatia. Expect simple and often quaint interiors, friendly service, a smaller price tag and a very hearty meal.

    Favorite Dish: I suggest you to order some local dishes from Zagreb's region.
    Open 08:00 - 24:00. Closed Sunday.
    The price rates from 45-95kn.

    Gostionica
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    Kaptolska Klet: Finally, some strukli!

    by acemj Updated Mar 9, 2004

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    On my very last night in Zagreb, I finally tried some strukli at this place on Kaptol just across from the Cathedral. Boris met Niksa and I there and basically they watched me eat since they had already eaten. Fortunately, I'm not shy, and I had no problem downing some local specialties in this charming, place complete with threadbare furnishings and wood panelling throughout.

    Favorite Dish: I had a local dish of sausages accompanied by cabbage and then I finally had my strukli. Both were good, if a little filling. Bring your appetite!

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    Try Tkalciceva: Not sure where to eat?

    by acemj Updated Mar 6, 2004

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    If you're not sure where to eat and you're too shy to ask a local, head to Tkalciceva Street and, if nothing else, you'll find a great atmosphere. There are a bunch of great cafes and I can only imagine what the atmosphere would be like in warmer weather.

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    Chez Niksa: Friendly staff

    by acemj Updated Mar 6, 2004

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    Ha, ha! Niksa lives about 300 meters from the hostel that I was staying in, so I went over in the morning in order to get an early start on the sightseeing tour and he made me a good breakfast which was highlighted by some great bread and a fig jam from Croatia. Yum.

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    "Katedralis": Enjoy internationaloatian cuisine

    by montezaro Written Feb 2, 2004

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    This new reopened restaurant is situated right in the heart of the city, in between the Cathedral and Trg bana J. Jelacica.

    Favorite Dish: The whole interior of the restaurant was newly renoved and it offers great ambient. In the hot Summer days or nights you can enjoy eating in the fresh ambient of the restaurant's terrace.
    The restaurant offers international, mostly Italian, and Croatian dishes of moderate price.

    Restaurant Katedralis
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    "Kaptolska klet": Traditional croatian restaurant

    by IngaA Written Jan 29, 2004

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    The restaurant is situated in the very heart of the town, right opposite to the Cathedral and a foot form the main square.

    Favorite Dish: - domace kobasice s zeljem i restanim krumpirom
    - zagrebacki odrezak
    - mjesano meso na zaru
    - grah sa suhim rebarcima
    - kuhano domace vino
    - "karlovacko" or "ozujsko" pivo (beer)

    Kaptolska klet

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