Love, love, love Istria! Seriously, when it comes to food there is no better place in Croatia to visit. We’ve been in Zagreb recently, and although there are some great restaurants in Zagreb, bustling with people, nothing compares with Istrian restaurants.
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.
Vrh might be a barley pronounceable name, but it’s a great restaurant worth seeking out. Located in the village of the same name, this family-run restaurant is loved by locals and foodies for few things: for tartufo vero, or a real Istrian truffle (including praised white truffle); for boskarin peka (braised Istrian ox), laid-back atmosphere, […]
While entire Istria, due to its shape, is easily reachable by car and well connected, Rabac for some reason seems always too far from anywhere. But nothing can get us move better than the good food can. And Rabac region doesn’t lack in good restaurants.
Although we live in Porec, we realized the other day that here on our blog we almost have no posts about Porec. I guess it’s like traveling in your backyard, it’s just there, and you feel you can visit it anytime, and then you end up never visiting places that are so close to home. […]
I’ve heard all kinds of comments about the restaurant Blu Rovinj: from favorable comments praising Blu’s food to calling it pretentious place with mediocre food. But there is one thing about the restaurant Blue that everybody agrees about – Blu has the best location in Rovinj.
Restaurant Peteani (ex. Riva in Plomin Luka), opened in 2016 in a lovely, family-run design hotel Peteani in Labin. The same family run a restaurant Riva in Plomin Luka for many years, but closed it prior to opening their new venture in Labin.