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Villa Ruza restaurant & lounge bar

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Donje Celo | Donje Celo bb, Dubrovnik 20000, Croatia
+385 20 757 030
Mon 06:00 - 06:30
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Fort Lauderdale
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3 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 February 2016

We had my niece's September 2015 weeding at Villa Ruza. It was definitely the right choice! It is impossible to do this restaurant justice in a review - the description will never match the amazing and lasting impression the real thing gives. It is a haven of peace and is very romantic. From the view, the sunset, the food, and... More 

1 Thank S0308
Peregian Beach, Australia
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31 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 February 2016

I have stayed on kolocep island twice now in the past 2 years and returned to this restaurant for lunch. Fortunately we were staying on Kolocep for 4 days as the restaurant was booked out everyday in advance except for the Monday lunch which we ended up having. We had octopus pec again as we did 2 years earlier for... More 

1 Thank traveltige
Birmingham England
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71 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2015 via mobile

This is not just a place to fuel up. This is an experience that will resonate with you forever. You have to book a small speed boat to get you there and back - how marvellous. Once there the staff are trained to serve and know what they are doing. The menu also demonstrates the chef and proprietors know what... More 

5 Thank eyeonbroadstreet
Dubrovnik, Croatia
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2015 via mobile

No words can describe this place....it is a must. Paradise for all of your sences. Try it you will love it and you will come back for more :-)

4 Thank DubrovnikSailing
Bolton, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 2015 via mobile

Upon staying at the kalamota hotel, the restaurant is around 500 metres away. The setting is beautiful!! We arrived for our meal and taken promptly to our seat by a waiter. Our seat was exceptional with view that looked onto the sea and the mainland that when the sun is setting you can sit, relax and enjoy it. Our waiter... More 

1 Thank 10saralou
Gloucester, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 October 2015

Kitchen long way from outdoor table so cold when received. No atmosphere.Great sunset but very windy.

1 Thank Grafton40
London, United Kingdom
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43 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 October 2015

we booked this as a treat for our last day in croatia, we made a day of it and got the ferry over from DRVNK, got a day pass to spend the day at the kalamato hotel and then booked in for dinner here with a speedboat taxi home. an expensive day but very relaxing after a busy trip. the... More 

2 Thank midgyminx
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 September 2015

A friend recommended that we take a trip over to the island to dine at Villa Ruza, and I am so glad that we did. The restaurant arranged a private speedboat transfer for us which was really cheap between 9 of us, and half the fun of the evening was setting off on the water with the sunset. Once we... More 

2 Thank martinaloeb
Knokke-Heist, Belgium
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14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 September 2015

The restaurant arranged that Nico picked us up to bring us from Dubrovnik to the island. This unique haven of peace and serenity is a very romantic place! The food is delicious, the view is amazing and the staff is really friendly ! Just bring a jacket if there is wind. But totally worth it !

4 Thank margococo
Alberta, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 145 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 September 2015 via mobile

My husband and I took the speedboat (which yes, is very expensive especially when converting to Canadian dollars) but we decided to splurge! We had a lovely evening, the food was great, the service was nice (not exceptional, but good) the view was perfect and i was very impressed with my complimentary birthday cake with sparklers! I woulda gave it... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$10 - US$38
Mediterranean, Croatian, Seafood, Delicatessen
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available
Good for
Business meetings, View, Child-friendly, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
06:00 - 06:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Donje Celo | Donje Celo bb, Dubrovnik 20000, Croatia
  • Location: Europe  >  Croatia  >  Dalmatia  >  Dubrovnik-Neretva County  >  Dubrovnik
  • Phone Number: +385 20 757 030
Seasonal restaurant - Open from April till October.Restaurant&Lounge bar Villa Ruza is situated at the island of Kolocep; the first one of Dubrovnik's Elaphite Islands, occupying a unique location of peace and serenity on a seaside rock in deep shadow of pine trees, at the very entrance to Donje Celo bay.Enjoy your dinner at crescent shape terrace on seashore looking at the most beautiful sunset far away or relaxing in the lounge bar with perfect cocktail!Easiest way to come is either by regular Elaphiti Islands ferry boat "Postira" or by "Adriana" taxi boat service from the Gruz Port. Also you can use "Dinamite" taxi boat service from the Old Town or private pick-up service from all seaside hotels.Don't Imagine! Taste It... Feel It... Experience It...Come and enjoy Villa Ruza!

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