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Fish Restaurant Proto

Siroka no. 1 | Old City, Dubrovnik 20000, Croatia
+385 20 323 234
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  • Excellent53%
  • Very good23%
  • Average14%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible3%
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“seafood” (130 reviews)
“fettuccine” (30 reviews)
“truffles” (85 reviews)
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European, Croatian, Seafood, Mediterranean, Vegetarian Friendly
Siroka no. 1 | Old City, Dubrovnik 20000, Croatia
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Foolishly, on reading reviews I assumed that this would be a great experience.....I was wrong. Mediocre is an understatement...all pomp and ceremony and in my humble opinion terrible food. Our starters were ok, but my main ....eughhh....stodgy fettuccine that had at at the most 3...More

1  Thank Rockycam
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Wandering around looking for a restaurant in Dubrovnik, this place stands out, beautifully set tables, flowers, staff dressed well, it just looks a cut above the rest. I had the Seafood Risotto start, very very nice indeed, but a big portion, I could have finished...More

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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We both ordered chicken salads for lunch along with a side of chips and two glasses if wine, salads were slightly on the miserable side as we only got a few tiny pieces of chicken! Service was good!

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Reviewed 2 days ago

We had a wonderful meal, two nights on the trot here! First meal was in the little side street and the sea bass with olive tapenade was just fab (which I had again the next night too!) and the second night we came here with...More

1  Thank Gina G
Reviewed 3 days ago

Fish,pasta risotto and more!!! Good wine and frendly staff!! Higly recemend!,, Amra no1! Have bean with friends and definitly come again!!More

1  Thank jamesmackie2017
Proto D, Manager at Fish Restaurant Proto, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days 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 members as „friendly“. In our restaurant it is the human touch what truly makes a...More

Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

We headed into Proto to get away from the scorching heat and crowded streets attracted by the cool breeze coming from the door and ended up having a fantastic meal. The food is great as is the service.More

3  Thank SHandSH321
Proto D, Manager at Fish Restaurant Proto, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Dear Guests, Please allow us say “Thank You” for your visit and for your kind review. We are delighted to read your review and very pleased to hear that your experience with us was a memorable one. Thank you for complimenting our service and cuisine....More

Reviewed 5 days ago

Ate at Proto twice during our three day break in Dubrovnik. This restaurant is located on the corner of one of the main streets, so great for people watching. Sat inside on the first lunch, then outside with heaters watching the world go by. On...More

2  Thank travellernumber29
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

I love this place! We went here on our honeymoon and returned for our second wedding anniversary! The staff are brilliant, food is incredible and the whole venue is just beautiful to be sitting on the roof in the old town!!! Would definitely recommend a...More

3  Thank Becky D
Proto D, Manager at Fish Restaurant Proto, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Dear Guests, Thank you very much for choosing to dine with us and for visiting us on two occasions – for your honeymoon and for your second wedding anniversary. Having you as returned guests is the biggest possible compliment for our entire team. We are...More

Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

This is a typical tourist trap. They have a central location, mediocre food, high prices and lousy service.More

3  Thank Leo_4646
Proto D, Manager at Fish Restaurant Proto, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Dear Mr. Leo, Thank you for visiting our Fish Restaurant Proto. We are extremely sorry to hear about the negative experience during your visit. We sincerely apologise for the inconvenience with service and for food not being prepared in accordance to our high standards. Please...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I had read such good reviews about this place and since it was mentioned in guide michelin we had high hopes. The food was good but did not taste much. Considering the price unfortunately it was not worth it. I had the fish and roasted...More

3  Thank thisisdefeat
Proto D, Manager at Fish Restaurant Proto, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Dear Guests, We appreciate your visit, your comments and the lovely photo of Grilled Fish Fillet (daily catch) which you posted. We recognize also that you had a choice of restaurants. Proto Fish Restaurant upholds a fine tradition of excellence in food, wine and service...More

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Linda B
29 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 .
2 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
Good for
Local cuisine, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Business meetings, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
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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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