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World of Istria – Restaurants

The region of Istria is especially known for its diverse gastronomic offer. From fine dining, agrotourism to innovative street food stalls, it leaves nothing to be desired for the connoisseur's heart. In the immediate vicinity of the Olivea Luxury Suites you will find a variety of restaurants in the towns of Pula and Fazana. In addition, you will find below a list of restaurants throughout Istria that we have personally enjoyed several times. Due to the very diverse offer of top locations, we recommend that you also inform yourself on the usual Internet platforms. Tip: There is always a great demand for the listed locations, which is why an early reservation (7-14 days) is recommended. Sometimes, with a little luck, a table can be snatched up at short notice.


 

Term Konoba: The term originally stood for cellar, because in the hot summer months the food was protected from spoiling in cool rooms. Today the Konoba stands as a collective term for a simple restaurant. These places are mainly specialized in the local cuisine and offer traditional delicacies.

 

SIMPLE CUISINE


Grill Bar & Steak House Campo / Stinjan / 10min

Local in the small town of Stinjan, which offers freshly prepared meat dishes from the grill every day. The restaurant has a very good price-performance ratio for meat lovers.


Konoba Feral/ Fazana/ 10min

In a beautiful backyard Konoba Feral serves fine dish. The place is especially known for its fish dishes.


Pizzeria Tivoli / Pula / 10min

The pizzeria is located slightly outside the old town of Pula. Here you can get delicious pizzas at a moderate price.


Strandgrill Neno / Valbandon / 10min

On the beach Valbandon directly on the waterfront is the simple grill restaurant Neno. In a cozy atmosphere with a beautiful view of the Brijuni island, simple but freshly prepared dishes can be enjoyed.


HAUTE CUISINE


Konoba Alla Becaccia / Valbandon / 3min

One of the best and most famous "konoba" in Istria. Enjoy great steaks, homemade pasta or specialties from Istria in the beautiful garden or inside by the fireplace.


Valli Fine Bistro / Pula / 10min

Right on the waterfront with a view of the amphitheater you can enjoy probably the most innovative cuisine in the city of Pula.


Ristorante Da Nonna / Fazana / 10min

In the old town of Fazana you can find this small restaurant, which is literally bursting with charm. On the terrace you can enjoy the delicious dishes wonderfully.


Konoba Batelina / Banjole / 20 min

The konoba of a fishermen's family is known all over Croatia and offers one of the best fish dishes in Croatia. Only the daily fresh fish is offered.


Restaurant La Grisa / Bale / 22 min

In the beautiful old town of Bale is the restaurant La Grisa in the hotel of the same name. In this place, from the atmosphere, the locality and the great food, simply everything is convincing.


Damir & Ornella / Novigrad / 50min

If you love fish, you will also love this place. Moreover, you can visit the beautiful town of Novigrad at the same time.


Weingut Villa Meneghetti / Bale / 25min

The wines and the excellent olive oil are made by the owner family themselves. The unique ambience may be called with certainty one of the most beautiful in the whole of Istria.


Stari Podrum / Merisce / 60min

In the immediate vicinity of the Kozlovic winery is this great restaurant, known among other things for its truffle dishes.


FINE DINING


Agli Amici / Rovinj / 35 min

This is the summer restaurant of the famous Italian chef Emanuele Scarello, who received 2 Michelin stars for his restaurant in Udinese. If you are looking for perfection in the culinary sense, you will surely find it at this address.


Monte / Rovinj / 35 min

Monte is the first restaurant in Istria that got a Michelin Star. The property is located in the old town of Rovinj and offers culinary delights.


Cap Aureo / Rovinj / 35 min

Cap Aureo is located in the 5-star Hotel Grand Park. The restaurant has probably the most spectacular view in all of Rovinj. In 2022, Cap Aureo was named Restaurant of the Year.



 

OLIVEA LUXURY SUITES

Located on the southwestern tip of Istria overlooking the Brijuni National Park, Olivea Luxury Suites is the perfect accommodation for exploring this wonderful region.





 

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