"Malo selo" is a small family runned restaurant that has been offering to its guests typical Istrian cuisine for over 30 years. The restaurant is run by the Marušić family, who founded it back in 1988. Parents (Neda and Albino) started this tradition, and children (Daniel and Tea) continued, with the goal of providing all guests with a perfect gourmet experience.
What gives this restaurant a special charm is certainly the family atmosphere and the widely known Istrian delicacies. The local pasta (pljukanci and fuži) made in the way our grandmothers made them, stands out here. Meat lovers enjoy the steak of impressive size and juicy taste. Not to mention, many travel for hours to try the famous aphrodisiac, the "kitchen diamond", known simply as: truffle.
This magnificent mushroom has its home in the beautiful Motovun forest, which is only half an hour drive from the restaurant
Thanks to the project of renovating the old property, a "vintage flair" with original stone walls and an antique (but functional) fireplace has been preserved.
The restaurant has two halls with a total capacity for 64 people; and on warm summer days opened garden terrace.
All the food we prepare is sourced from well-verified and local suppliers. In order for our dishes to maintain their long-standing high standards, we always provide the freshest and most selected ingredients.
Within the tavern, guests have a free parking and a smaller, recently renovated, playground for children.
Colorfull landscape, the chirping of birds, the smell of cut grass makes this place special. And when it gets cold, our guests enjoy the crackling of the fire that turns into a warm symphony that cannot be resisted.
The location itself is ideal since you are about 10 minutes of drive from the beach and close to beautiful towns such as Buje, Grožnjan, Novigrad and Umag.
If you are full of stomach and do not want to drive home, the family also owns a smaller apartment in the nearby town of Kastel, with a beautiful view of the Piran Bay and a 4-star standard.
We invite you to come and experience Istria, from miles away called Terra magica. An area full of untouched nature, historical sights and known to the world as a culinary destination. Near us are the famous oil mills and wineries, whose products we have in our offer.
We are located in the charming village of Fratrija, 2 km from Buje, and only 2 km from the border crossing "Plovanija", on the old road to Buje.