Our story


Our story

Located near Cerrera, the main street of Rovinj, with its rustical elegance, Giannino completely fits the image of that legendary part of town.


to Giannino

It all started in Rovinj, back in the year 1972., when Corrado Pellizzer opened the door of his first fish restaurant Giannino. Corrado,  son of a fisherman, decided to use his vast knowledge about the sea to create and serve food that brings out the full taste of the sea and reminds him of his childhood.

Corrado Pellizzer is responsible for building a tradition that last decades. With his skillful hands and bright spirit, he is among the best chefs of his generation. Even to this day, he cooks with ease and passion.

Together with his two sons Giovanni and Nereo, he manages Giannino and two other restaurants. The incredibly beautiful and romantic Puntulina and newly renovated historic Rio bar.

Tradition that lasts for over three decades.



The capital

of sea food

Restaurant Giannino is known as the capital of fresh prepared fish, our menu depends on the fresh catch brought in each day by local fishermen. Food is prepared in a way that honors local tradition and quality. Above all, we recommend you order our award winning „brodetto alla Rovignese“, and hear the always smiling Corrado tell you “Storia della vita”.

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Restourant Giannino


Restaurant Giannino is one of the best known restaurants in Rovinj. “Giannino” is one of the most important toponyms of Istrian and Rovinj culture of dining.

This is recognized by the gourmet crowd, as they keep returning again and again to the restaurant. “Giannino” ranked in the top 100 Croatian restaurants in 1997, 1998, 2001, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2010, 2011 and 2012.

Reservation and information

Although not mandatory, table reservation is desirable. Reservations can be made via contact form or by calling us on telephone number 052 813 402

Restaurant Giannino has a capacity to accommodate approx. 115 people (70 restaurant, 45 terrace). Method of payment: we accept cash and credit cards. The restaurant staff is able to communicate in three languages – German, Italian and English.