It seems that a restaurant menu consisting of pizza-pasta-steak is a safe path towards gaining a faithful following on Zagreb’s gastronomic scene. Recently a new restaurant with such a menu opened on Gotovcev trg square in the place of the former Gardens restaurant. It is called Molto Bistro. It is a new branch of the successful catering empire owned by the family that owns Mu restaurant and the popular The Hole in One pub. Just like we said at the beginning, the menu of this restaurant consists mainly on pasta, pizza, steaks and salads.
Your first impression might be the lack of creativity when it comes to the menu, but here we have an approach that is based on experience. Namely, steakhouse Mu has seriously developed its offer of steak, almost achieving brand status, but now some of the popular beefsteaks have also found their place in the menu on this new location. In other words, they serve pedigree beefsteaks, well-prepared and with price tags from a somewhat higher price range.
Pizza in Molto has thin, crusty dough and quality toppings, so you will not go wrong if you order it. They also offer a great selection of various pasta, some of which are home-made. We tried black ravioli (with shrimp, arugula, cheese and carrot mash) and we can commend their execution, but after a while, the pasta turned a bit rubbery, but that did not bother us since the dish was delicious. The salads are truly refreshing on hot summer days. We especially liked the hot and cold salad with marinated chicken breasts from the grill, with lots of fresh salad and the refreshing cantaloupe with a touch of some fine sheep cheese.
Bistro Molto kept the interior of its predecessor. It is still very modern and attractive, since the Gardens restaurant lasted relatively short. In the summer days, their main advantage is the terrace on the always frequent Gotovcev square, synonymous for fully packed bars, and we hope it will also be synonymous for a for a bistro/restaurant for a quick lunch or informal dinner.
The prices are realistic, within the Zagreb average, meaning that two people can have an unpretentious, yet delicious and nutritious lunch for 150 kuna. The staff is professional, good wines are available by the glass, so there is no reason for you not to visit Molto, especially in the warm summer evenings on the terrace.
a solid restaurant with a standard menu and good cuisine
Vlaska 115/Jakova Gotovca 1, 10 000 Zagreb
01 4664 331
Monday through Saturday 10am until midnight, closed on Sundays
60 people inside and 20 on the terrace
Italian cuisine and beefsteak