The 10 Best Places for Fine Dining in Split

Split restaurants with superb, modern cuisine that fuses the Mediterranean and world cuisines are among the highlights of getting to know Split urban culture. We suggest: 1. ZOI A brand new fine dining restaurant in Split offers a unique experience in an amazing setting; 1700-year-old palace walls with a breathtaking view. The fusion of Mediterranean cuisines with […]

Split restaurants with superb, modern cuisine that fuses the Mediterranean and world cuisines are among the highlights of getting to know Split urban culture.

We suggest:

1. ZOI
zoi3A brand new fine dining restaurant in Split offers a unique experience in an amazing setting; 1700-year-old palace walls with a breathtaking view. The fusion of Mediterranean cuisines with the breathtaking city view makes this place a must visit on your trip.  ZOI is a place to explore a world of senses, a place where music and sounds of the city melt perfectly together, and all your senses are overwhelmed by the beauty of the city.  You can comfortably lounge on an amazing terrace, with a glass of superb wine and bask in the gentle summer breeze.

zoi1zoi2We have tried: excellent octopus and porcini ravioli, fragrant cuttlefish risotto and tender lamb chops. Amazing desserts and great wine list! Treat yourself with a superb dining Split experience and visit ZOI´s – a first-class reputation for gastronomy, gracious and informed hospitality, comfort and beauty.

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2. KINOTEKA FOOD AND BAR

Kinoteka food and bar is settled in the converted 15th-century Gothic palace in the heart of the old town tucked away in the newly transformed restaurant. In definitely one of the most attractive locations in the city.
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Kinoteka food and bar
The idea for the name Kinoteka came from the beloved Split’s cinema named Golden Gate, which is located exactly above the Gate and since 1964 is a favorite gathering place for movie lovers. For this reason, one part of the interior is conceived as a separate hommage to cinema Golden Gate, and space is filled with restored seats from the old cinematic setting. Besides delicious food, they offer a variety of interesting cocktails.

 

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3. MAZGOON – City
mazgoon1Choose a table next to the more than 1700 years old Diocletian palace walls and pick one of the finest meals you can find within city walls. Mazzgoon food has one of the most beautiful gardens in the old town, where you can you can try hand cut boutique dalmatian prosciutto aged 24 months, and enjoy the true taste of Dalmatia.

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Adriatic prawns with seaweed, young lamb with citrus dressing, baby goat with glazed vegetables, seriously good desserts and finest selections of wines and cocktails waiting for you at this gem of a place.

mazgoon2 Mazzgoon is not just a must go for delicious and creative food but it’s a true pearl, an unusual yet harmonious blend of modern and traditional inside the ancient palace.

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4. DVOR – Firule beach
dvorCaffe bar restaurant Dvor is Located at Firule area with an outstanding view overlooking the sea. Dvor is a real getaway from hot city crowds. Only 10 minutes walking from the city center you can have your peacefully coffee and fancy a dessert break enjoying the most beautiful view supported by the best service.
Dvor offers Mediterranean cuisine & traditional Dalmatian dishes prepared on a high level. Very good dressed and seasoned grilled steaks and unusually tasty creamy soups. Various choice of blue and white fish and al dente creamy risotto. Unusual side dishes like chickpeas, chicory, endive, haricot beans, and lentils. Good selection of bottled estate wine.

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They have a lot of local specialties and are using local ingredients. This place is very romantic and is perfect for anyone who wants to enjoy the sunset.

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5. ZORA BILA – Bačvice beach

Chefs Dane and Sandra will amaze you with their culinary vision and passion for preparing the food. It is not uncommon to mention that the hosts are very pleasant and it is clear why people are so fond of this unconventional Dalmatian tavern.

They started off as a pizzeria and brought their pizzas to a very high level. At Zora Bila are not afraid to experiment with the dough and the supplements what their guests have recognized. In their offer of excellent pizza,s you can find green pizza for which they prepared the recipe during one whole year. The restaurant also offers several meals that are always seasonal and change on a dailybasis.

For every day they offer their homemade pasta with pesto, made of wild onion and almond, ricotta, zucchini and cherry tomato. There is no standard menu at this place!
They cook what they find on the market that day, and pay close attention to the quality and freshness of the food and they like to experiment with herbs and flowers.

On the bar you can see fruit liqueurs in the process of making and in an open kitchen you will see how skillful chefs are preparing your meal. The restaurant is settled on Bačvice beach which enables youa great and relaxing view of the sea.
A small place for a great gastronomic delight!

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6. ZINFANDEL – City

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Zinfandel food and wine bar is located in the very heart of Diocletian Palace. The menu is always focused on seasonal ingredients with regular changes according to the current season. Zinfanel’s À la carte menu focuses on quality ingredients, locally-sourced, cooked to perfection, with a modern twist on much-loved Dalmatian classics.

zinfandel With over 100 bottled wines and an extensive range of 30 wines by the glass, they take particular pride in their wine selection. Zinfandel encourages you to sample their wines and take advantage of their educated and professional staff. Zinfandel gives you the opportunity to learn about Croatia’s wine heritage and its influence on today’s world.
You will get a warm welcome, good wine served with it’s backstory and excellent food!

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7. KONOBA NIKOLA – Stobreč city

Nikola Restaurant is very nice small family restaurant founded on the long-standing family tradition and is located only a few kilometers from Split, in a small seaside village of Stobreč. Comfortable and homey environment, adorned with nautical knickknacks and photographs is there for you to enjoy a delicious Mediterranean meal in.

The restaurant is exclusively specialized in preparing fish dishes and specialties. Shrimps, grilled fish, clams, mussels, squid, tuna, scorpion fish and many other specialities. Menu is centered around “catch of the day”, featuring Dalmatian, traditional local cuisine with contemporary twists and simplistic preparation style, using predominantly fresh fish and shellfish.

Whatever type of fish you choose there, be sure you will choose only the highest quality and freshest fish that was just taken out of the sea on that very day. Their magic formula is fish + grill + olive oil + local spices = bonanza.
Reservations are recommended!

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8. AUGUBIO CONGO – City

augubio-congoRestaurant Augubio Congo is in a Mediterranean corner in historical palace only few meters from the Peristyle in the eponymous Augubio villa dating back to the 15th century. Here you can taste Mediterranean food prepared in a traditional way following local recipes but presented in a modern way. The same is a presentation of the space that characterizes the classic style design with a modern twist.
Young chef Željan Radosavljević is preparing every dish with great care. On his menu except fish and Mediterranean specialties, you will find an excellent gazpacho, ravoli stuffed with smoked ham and cheese with truffles and juicy steakes with vegetables. Steak and cheese pieces that you can taste in this restaurant come from the prestigious Belgian beef breeder Josa Leempouta who growns them in his free range farm.

aubio-congo1 No wine lovers will be left uncared-for because there is more than ninety local wine labels, and to mention for all beer lovers there is impressive craft beer offer such as My Antonia and Duchesse.
If you are in Split and you are looking for a place with a great gastronomic offer where you will enjoy without hesitation, then you should visit the restaurant Augubio.

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