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Fish Restaurant Proto

Siroka no. 1 | Old City, Dubrovnik 20000, Croatia
+385 20 323 234
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  • Excellent65%
  • Very good20%
  • Average11%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
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European, Croatian, Seafood, Mediterranean, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Siroka no. 1 | Old City, Dubrovnik 20000, Croatia
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Reviewed 1 week ago

In Croatia, including Dubrovnik, you eat fresh seafood. The best is from the fishing boat, to the grill, to your plate. In Dubrovnik, as an example, many of the tourists have just arrived on a cruise ship and their last memory of seafood is a...More

1  Thank aesta
Proto D, Manager at Fish Restaurant Proto, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear Guests, We would like to use this opportunity to thank you for being our guests at Fish Restaurant Proto and for taking your valuable time to share your experience in most fun and interesting writing. We are extremely pleased to learn you were satisfied...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

We dined at Restaurant Proto for the first time during our brief visit to Dubrovnik before a cruise. The restaurant is located on one of the side streets off the main street in the walled old city. It was not too difficult to find it....More

1  Thank N_and_R
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I ate here with my wife, our 4 kids and 2 other families for a special meal in Dubrovnik. My parents and brother had eaten here years ago, highly recommended we do the same and it certainly did not disappoint. It was our best overall...More

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Proto D, Manager at Fish Restaurant Proto, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear Guests, We would like to use this opportunity to thank you for being our guests in the Fish restaurant Proto and for taking your valuable time to give us your feedback on our dishes and service. Our aim is to ensure high guests satisfaction....More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Went with my wife and kids and got a table on the upstairs veranda. As we where there at the very end of the season it was not a problem to get a table but I´m pretty sure you will have to make a reservation...More

1  Thank MManders
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Everything at Proto was five star except for the dessert, hence the overall four star rating. The oysters from Ston were a delight, the fish was delicious and the waiter Nicola did a superb job answering questions, serving and making us feel comfortable. The dessert,...More

Proto D, Manager at Fish Restaurant Proto, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear Guests, Thank you very much for visiting our Proto Fish Restaurant and for sharing the highlights of your experience. We are especially proud of you referring to our team member Nikola who did „superb job“. In our restaurant it is the human touch what...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This restaurant was a perfect dining crescendo to our day in Dubrovnik. Having just walked the wall we were tired and hungry. Proto was recommended by some New Yorkers we met while shopping. We sat in the upstairs room, bright, open and absolutely beautiful –...More

1  Thank ricriordon
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The setting of the restaurant is beautiful, and the staff is very friendly. The food that we had (seafood of course) was beyond expectations as well as the wine list that features superb selection of Croatian (and imported) wines. Absolute winner of the dinner were...More

1  Thank AngelaMatic
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I have always had a great time at Proto restaurant, as I went there for several occasions through past couple of years. The food was always fresh and very tasty, no matter if we had fish or meat. Service is very professional and welcoming and...More

1  Thank ksenijamatic
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

it was a nice and clean restaurant with windows on the second floor, though the windows are opened to the wall on the next building so nothing much to see. The shrimps in the pasta tasted good and it was cooked well but couldn’t really...More

1  Thank Kyoung Min L
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Though principally a fish restaurant they also have 4 different meat choices as mains and offer vegeterian choices as well. Terrace is very good for dinner, the tables at the street level were also not that noisy, as the restaurant is on a side street...More

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Linda B
28 May 2017|
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Response from phillip g | Reviewed this property |
Hi Linda There is no dress code , you can dress up or down and you will not be out of place in either . This is an excellent fine dining primarily fish restaurant and booking is advisable in peak tourist season .
1 April 2017|
Response from Proto D | Property representative |
Dear Guests, thank you for your interest in Proto Fish Restaurant. Please send us an email and we will be happy to send you the menu. Looking forward to your reply, we send our kindest regards, Kosta... More
Leo F
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Romantic
Open Hours
8:00 AM - 8:15 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Siroka no. 1 | Old City, Dubrovnik 20000, Croatia
  • Location: Europe  >  Croatia  >  Dalmatia  >  Dubrovnik-Neretva County  >  Dubrovnik
  • Phone Number: +385 20 323 234
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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.
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