Damir&Ornella in Novigrad is always at the top of the gastronomic scale of Istrian restaurants. Not far from the sea and the city center, this small, simply furnished but the very cosy restaurant has been attracting for years clients that love raw fresh fish. The restaurant, run by the couple Damir and Ornella Baletic and their daughter Mattea, keeps its high position thanks to the fresh fish from the daily catch that they get from local fishermen. According to that, they change the menu, but what is constant is their amazing skill to cut and prepare raw fish in front of the customers. The sea bass carpaccio is perfect, as is the raw shrimp seasoned with a few drops of oil. Be sure to try raw squid if on offer that day. Just like a crab. At Damir & Ornella you can also eat delicious pasta with seafood and gnocchi, as well as tasty and delicate risottos. You will be delighted by the blend of the sea bass sashimi with grilled polenta and truffles. A fantastic fusion between Japanese and Mediterranean cuisine! The first-class fresh fish and seafood are the main ingredients for other exquisite seafood dishes. While the mother Ornella is cooking, the daughter Mattea daughter is responsible for the delicious desserts. The most exposed in the family is still the father, Damir, who is mainly in the dining room, where he cuts and prepares the raw fish with incredibly skilful gestures. The menu is accompanied by an appropriate wine list, but wines can also be ordered by glasses. The prices of the tasting menus are certainly justified by the high quality of the food. If you find yourself in Istrian Novigrad, we definitely recommend paying a visit to Damir&Ornella. Be sure to book your table in advance.