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Restaurant • Fine Dining

San Rocco

Restaurant San Rocco

Inspired by the beauty of heritage and history, this family-run boutique hotel and restaurant offers fine dining in a relaxing, homely atmosphere. In 2004, Tullio Fernetich opened the doors of this modern inn. Today, his son, sommelier Teo Fernetich, co-runs the establishment and watches over the exclusive and extensive wine list. The chef serves local and seasonal Istrian delicacies with a contemporary twist. You can enjoy San Rocco’s traditional specialties in the classic dining area or outdoors, on the summer terrace. Here, you have a lovely view of the pool, the garden, and the quiet park that surrounds the hotel restaurant.

San Rocco

Brtonigla-Verteneglio, Croatia

Teo Fernetich

Teo Fernetich
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Teo Fernetich’s family embarked on a big adventure in 2004. Following the strict, local criteria for renovation, they transformed an old family estate into an exclusive holiday resort. Now, the hotel and restaurant are wonderfully run by Teo’s father Tullio, his mother Rita, and his sister Luana who runs their shop in the village.

Floriana Ružić

Floriana Ružić
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Istrian specialties


Boutique hotel

San Rocco’s cuisine

Drawing on traditional recipes, San Rocco serves creative Mediterranean cuisine with a modern twist. The chef works with seasonal and locally-grown products that are typical for Istria, such as truffles, mushrooms, freshly caught Adriatic fish, ham, game, and herbs. The restaurant offers 6- or 7-course tasting menus, which vary according to the season. One of their most popular dishes is the potato cream with black truffles, on a bed of blackfish. As well as the homemade tortellini with Istrian oxen meat. Expect tasty traditional Croatian dishes, mostly prepared in an Istrian-style wood-fired oven. Next to their Istrian specialties and refined selection of local wines, San Rocco also offers a vast array of Istrian olive oils. Each seasonal menu comes with a recommendation on which olive oil to use with the dish of your choice. Good to know: the restaurant organizes wine tastings as well as olive oil tastings.


Hotel restaurant San Rocco is perched on a hill, just a few minutes away from the coast of the Adriatic sea. Located in Brtonigla-Verteneglio, you’re also just a few hours away from Venice, Vienna, Munich, Milan, Florence, and other major European cities. If you want to explore nature, sights such as the Postojna Caves, Plitvice, amphitheater Pula, and Krka National Park (with waterfalls) are within convenient reach.

Boutique hotel

Boutique hotel San Rocco lies in the very heart of the village of Brtonigla, but nonetheless exudes tranquillity. The hotel is surrounded by a large park and an olive grove where you can fully unwind, read a book in the shade, or just daydream and doze off. The hotel has 14 double rooms. The interior features traditional details made of wood, stone, and iron. There are five room types to choose from: Classic, Comfort, Tradition, the Cavallier Suite, and the Vintage Suite. Each room is equipped with a satellite TV and Wi-Fi. Some rooms also have a hydro massage bath and offer a view of the park, the swimming pool, the sea, or the village. As a guest, you’re free to use the hotel’s swimming pool and sauna.



San Rocco Srednja Ulica 2 52474 Brtonigla-Verteneglio Croatia


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Opening times

Monday 12:30 - 18:00 18:00 - 22:00
Tuesday 12:30 - 18:00 18:00 - 22:00
Wednesday 12:30 - 18:00 18:00 - 22:00
Thursday 12:30 - 18:00 18:00 - 22:00
Friday 12:30 - 18:00 18:00 - 22:00
Saturday 12:30 - 18:00 18:00 - 22:00
Sunday 12:30 - 18:00 18:00 - 22:00

Mastercard Priceless Experience

Exclusive dinner for 2 consisting of a 10-course tasting menu paired with 10 Croatian wines in the old wine cellar. (Only on reservation via restaurant).

€130,- pp

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