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Don’t be fooled by the 1980’s interiors that take you back to a long lost era in Croatian history, Konoba Pimpinella dish out wholesome interpretations of traditional fare. Konoba Pimpinella is located in the Zenta neighborhood on a residential street on the ground floor of a family house. Just follow the signs to Restaurant Boban and you’ll find this unpretentious local hangout with a tight terrace in the front.
The waiters are a bunch of fun guys who just want to make the best of their workday and hence give you a wide smile and service with a fun-loving attitude. On my last visit with quite a large group, we asked the waiter to choose the menu of the night and with pride and ownership he served up a delicious cold seafood platter. The clams with a creamy potato mash wereparticularly popular and the two textures just melted in your mouth.
Second up was a pasta trio including the popular black cuttlefish risotto, shrimp risotto, and ravioli in cream sauce. The waiter paired the dishes with an unconventional and rare choice; a 2005 Matošević Alba Robinia Antiqua. This matured acacia aged Istrian Malvazija was just a bomb for the senses with orange, bacon, and complex tertiary aromas dominating. This is a perfect example that goes to show the aging potential of Croatian wines.
Wine talk aside, Pimpinella is one of the most popular for the local crowd from all walks of life; from prime ministers to shopkeepers. Their prices are fair and the food hearty and don’t miss their lunch-time tuna pašticada on Fridays.
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