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AAA Inspector Notes
Inspector Pick (Eclectic/Unusual): Just love the cozy Old World mood here. Its doesn't feel like it's New York, but like a small Croatian town with a name you can't properly pronounce.
A delightful slice of the Dalmatian Coast, Villa Berulia might look Italian, but the soul here is Croatian, with a heart that is romantic and service that is refined. Seafood specials, including the traditional buzara stew; chicken breast sautéed in white wine, wild mushrooms and artichoke hearts; and the veal osso buco are all standouts. There are delectable Croatian wines from Istria, which are rarely seen in New York eateries, as well as hearty Italian favorites, at this lovely, old eatery. Opened in the early 1980s, Villa Berulia has served heads of state, dignitaries, entertainers and athletes. But it is the loyal crowd of local diners enjoying romantic dinners or celebrating special events, and who have been coming here for many years, who help make the mood so magically appealing.