Time Out says
‘A world of its own’ is the motto of pricy Valentino, Rovinj’s most celebrated drinkerie, opened way before the boom in Croatia – way before an independent Croatia itself, in fact, in 1989. Back then, the owners knew that Valentino’s dramatic location, washed by the waves near Rovinj harbour, would bring results. Keeping things classic and old school, they gradually encouraged customers to plonk themselves down on the rocky waterfront, offering brightly coloured cushions and ever more authentic – and expensive – mixed drinks. These days, Valentino is officially a ‘cocktail & champagne bar’, bubbly accounting for as much trade as bloody Marys. Step off the seaside street, lose the crowds and commune with nature, your cocktail and your companion.