Histria Da Mario
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Under the ownership of Mario Fabrisa for the last 25 years, the Histria Da Mario on the main road that skirts Funtana shows the extent of Fabrisa’s experience in the hospitality trade. A veteran of the Plava Laguna group in Poreč, Fabrisa opened this restaurant where a string of others now operates, so intense competition encourages him to push the envelope as far as the menu is concerned. Steak Motovun-style with truffles, rabbit stew, spicy Istrian lasagne and, for vegetarians, mushroom lasagne, all differ from standard offerings. Platters might be the way to go, either for seafood or meat, carnivores particularly well catered for here. Quality Istrian wine, a Kozlović from Buje, say, may accompany. All takes place on an expansive, leafy terrace, with nearly three times more space than the comfortable interior put to good use if the evening turns chilly.