With so many great restaurants in Istria, fresh and locally sourced food, yummy local dishes, there is no excuse for eating badly in Istria. Istria, Croatia’s most visited region, is the best place in all Croatia when it comes to food and wine.
Dine in Croatia
Through our Dine in Croatia series, we try to give you an overview of dining scene in Croatia, as well as to recommend restaurants we find worth visiting while in Croatia. Like any other tourist country, there are many tourist traps when it comes to restaurants, many of them delivering mediocre food and bad customer service while overcharging for it. With our dining guide to Croatia, you would hopefully avoid these tourist pitfalls.
From regional to international cuisine, local eateries to fine dining restaurants, there are many awesome restaurants in Croatia. Croatian cuisine, just like the country itself, has been influenced by many neighboring countries: coastal region has typical Mediterranean diet based on olive oil, herbs, fresh fish, vegetables and pasta; eastern Croatian diet has been influence a lot by Hungarians, while north and Zagreb region shows lots of similarities with Austria.
A good place to start your search for a perfect restaurant in Croatia is our restaurant guide for main touristy destinations in Croatia. We've put together a post on best places to eat in Split, Zagreb, Rovinj, Istria, Dubrovnik, and Porec.
Croatian food is awesome! Traditional Croatian cuisine is wide and varied, yet it’s hard to distinguish dishes that are exclusive to Croatia. Because, Croatian food has been influenced by tastes and traditions from neighboring countries, and different nations that ruled territory of Croatia throughout history.
Split restaurants are exciting. Anytime we travel south, we make a detour to Split just to try out another restaurant in Split. However, you need to know one thing about restaurant’s offer in Split (and elsewhere in Croatia): 90% of the Split restaurants serve the same menu. It is a grill, pizza, pasta or risotto. […]
I like Split a lot. There is something about this Croatian town and its atmosphere that excites me and it just feels good being there. I like its buzzing seafront promenade, charming neighborhoods of Varos and Matejuska, its bustling green and fish markets, and a historical palace.
I don’t know why it took me so long to put up a review on Villa Spiza, a great little eatery in Split. It’s been on our list of the best restaurants in Split for a long time.
Tavern Buffet Fife Split is one of my favorite places to eat in Split. It’s good, homemade, hearty, fresh, and affordable. Can you ask for more?!