In downtown Split one would be challenged to walk more than 20 paces without passing by a restaurant. With such abundance of choices we’d like to offer a little help.
The local word for “tavern” is “konoba,” which actually is a restaurant serving local dishes. Here are a few of our personal favorites, the ones we like to visit ourselves.
*Click the top left corner of the map to find their locations:
Konoba “Otprilike Ovako”
Sinovčića ulica 5 – menu changes daily, depending of the daily catch. Or, just ask the owner to prepare what’s best that day, it never disappoints. They cook using only natural local ingredients, “the way our grandmothers cooked.” Open daily for dinner from 17:30-23 h.
Ulica Ban Mladenova 9 – good and reasonably priced konoba, open for breakfast too, daily from 9:00-Midnight
Trumbićeva obala 6 – Across the street from Matejuska harbour, offers a variety of excellent seafood and other traditional dishes for very reasonable price. We tried their fish plate starter, bruschetta with anchovies and pasticada with gnocchi, all very tasty choices.
Ul. Sv. Petra starog 2 – excellent seafood and local specialties, friendly staff, owned by a chef. We loved their lubin (sea bass) and tuna steak, also gourmet “pljeskavica” (minced meat patty)
Toto Burger Bar
Trumbićeva obala 2 – renowned for burgers, fries and beer. Open until midnight.
Križeva ulica 1 – Bosnian style famous meet-fingers “čevapčići” in lepinja bread made fresh right before you, arguably the best čevapčići in town.
Tončićeva 12 – the best pizza in town, our favourite. Good pasta and grill too.
Konoba-Pizzeria “Stari Mornar”
Mediteranskih Igara 9 — away from downtown, but worth a visit beacause of its terrace by the sea, traditional cuisine and tasty wood-oven pizza. Recommendation for seafood lovers: black (cuttlefish) risotto. For meat lovers – try their mixed grilled meat, or “vlaska kobasica” (meaning peasants sausage). Open 9am – 12 midnight
Grill bar “Toro”
Zrinsko Frankopanska 13 — Only outside seating, good grill – we loved ribeye steak and filled “pljeskavica” (burger). Open Mon-Thu 10:30-midnight; Fri, Sat 10:30-1:00am; Sundays 4pm-midnight
Bobis “Dobar Tek”
Zagrebačka ulica 23 – Bakery, open 24 hrs – fresh bread, buns, sandwiches, cookies, burek and other pastry. Also serves coffee to go. Ideal for hungry guests arriving late.
Prilaz Vladimira Nazora 1 – Cafe with the best view in town, on the slopes of Marjan hill overlooking the downtown core with Diocletian Palace. It’s a nice spot for a photo and a coffee. In Summer months Vidilica also serves food.