21 Best Restaurants In Split [October 2019]

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When the question of what Split, Croatia is known for arises, delicious food may not always top the list. However, this city actually has an enthralling food culture with different influences from many different parts of the world!

From the budget-friendly street food and bakeries to the more expensive fine dining restaurants with impeccable views to match. There’s a wide selection of interesting eateries to choose from to suit any budget and taste!

We’ve listed some of our favorite restaurants in Split, Croatia to make it easy to select where to go eat, depending on your mood, while you’re here!

Best Restaurants In Split With A View

If you’d like to enjoy a delicious meal with sprawling views to match, here’s a list of some of our favorite restaurants with a view!

#1 – Terraca Vidlica

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Terraca Vidlica (Photo credit – tripadvisor.com )

Set on the rolling hills of Marjan, this lovely cafe, is one of the best places to take in some of the most beautiful views of Split!

The views on this hill, however, are the types of views that you’ll need to work for. There are a number of stairs that will lead you to this dining gem. Once you’re up the hill, you’ll forget about the moderately challenging stairs that led you here to begin with because the views are totally worth it!

This charming spot is not as expensive as you would expect. And you can enjoy a tasty meal at any time of the day here!

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#2 – Brasserie On Seven

Brasserie On Seven www.theguidesplit.com

Brasserie On Seven (Photo credit – theguidesplit.com)

On the doorstep of the Split Riva and promenade, is this charming restaurant with an impeccable breakfast to dinner menu!

This lovely hotspot also makes use of nifty technological devices. They notify the waiters to come assist you with any requests or orders that you may have throughout your stay.

For a lovely meal with a picturesque view of the Riva, this is the place to eat!


#3 – Dvor Split

Dvor Split www.theguidesplit.com

Dvor Split (Photo credit – theguidesplit.com)

For an uninterrupted view of the Adriatic Sea and it’s beautiful surroundings, Dvor is the place you need to see at least once on one of your dining expeditions in Split, Croatia.

Although this restaurant is a bit off-the-beaten-track and out of the city center, we can guarantee that you won’t regret making your way all the way here!

Popular Sit-Down Places To Eat In Split

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#4 – Trattoria Tinel

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Trattoria Tinel (Photo credit – tripadvisor.com)

If you’re looking for flavorful local specialties and more, then this lovely restaurant should meet your needs with its broad-based menu. Taste the authentic flavors of Croatia at this highly recommended restaurant which is a clear favorite amongst locals and tourists alike!

#5 – Stubbornly Different Restaurant

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Stubbornly Different Restaurant (Photo credit – tripadvisor.com)

Enjoy local food with a modern twist at this eccentric restaurant hidden in one of the most unassuming passageways in Split. Known for its exceptional service and attention to detail, Stubbornly Different, is a definite treat while you’re on your culinary journey in Split!

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#6 – Konoba Fetivi

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Konoba Fetivi (Photo credit – tripadvisor.com)

Another firm favorite amongst tourists and locals alike, Konoba Fetivi should definitely make it to your list of places to eat!

At this sit-down restaurant, make sure to order one of the most popular dishes in Croatia, the delicious Cuttlefish risotto. You’ll be able to recognize it with its distinctive black color and unbelievable taste.

Best Fine Dining Restaurants In Split

For a more formal and upscale experience, we’ve listed our favorite fine dining restaurants in and around the city!

#7 – Zoi

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Zoi (Photo credit – tripadvisor.com)

At this impeccable fine dining restaurant, make sure to book your table well in advance to get the best seat in the house, overlooking the marina!

Zoi is one of the top restaurants in Split and it offers well-portioned food in comparison to a lot of fine dining standards!

With modern features and decor,  attentive staff and a charming atmosphere, Zoi will be one of the highlights of your day.

#8 – Konoba Nikola

Konoba Nikola www.inyourpocket.com

Konoba Nikola (Photo credit – inyourpocket.com)

Make sure to make a reservation at this classically furnished restaurant with a limited number of tables available. With a variety of fresh seafood options to choose from and more, the chances of you returning to this quality establishment are very high!

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#9 – Zrno Soli

Zrno Soli www.theguidesplit.com

Zrno Soli (Photo credit – theguidesplit.com)

This upscale restaurant with an equally exciting wine-list and view to match is the perfect place to go for an interesting culinary experience in Split. You can expect a professional setup with tasteful decor and friendly staff at one of the best restaurants in Croatia!

Best Health Conscious Or Vegan-Friendly Food In Split

If you’re health-conscious or if you have certain dietary requirements or restrictions, here’s a list of our favorite eateries to explore!

#10 – Marta’s Veggie Fusion

Marta’s Veggie Fusion www.theguidesplit.com

Marta’s Veggie Fusion (Photo credit – theguidesplit.com)

This vegetarian restaurant has a good reputation because of its freshly made food and super friendly staff!

You can expect Marta’s family-owned restaurant to meet and exceed your expectations for all your vegetarian or vegan dining needs and wants. They also offer delicious smoothies and shakes to have on the go.

#11 – Vege Vegan Street food

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Vege Vegan Street food (Photo credit – tripadvisor.com)

If you’re looking for an interesting mixture of vegan fast food at a reasonable price, be sure to check out this fun street food establishment in Split. This establishment also provides gluten-free options for those with food allergies as well.

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#12 – Superfood Health Food Factory

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Superfood Health Food Factory (Photo credit – tripadvisor.com)

As the name suggests, you’ll be spoilt for choice with the selection of healthy food at this popular food factory!

They provide incredibly large portions that you can easily save for later if you aren’t too hungry when you order. They also offer healthy alternative “cheat-meal” options, like pizza and pasta!

Burgers, Pizza’s And Street Food In Split

If you’d like to indulge in some delicious “junk food”, here’s a list of some of our favorite places to eat!

#13 – Misto Street Food Factory

Misto Street Food Factory www.tportal.hr

Misto Street Food Factory (Photo credit – tportal.hr)

With a casual setting and high chairs and tables, this eclectic restaurant might just surprise the “foodie” in you! For a hearty meal with lots of carbs, head over to the Mistro Street Food Factory near the entrance of Diocletian’s palace.

It’s a very cool place to eat while you’re in Split!

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#14 – Pizzeria Bokamora

Pizzeria Bokamora www.theguidesplit.com

Pizzeria Bokamora (Photo credit – theguidesplit.com)

Delicious pizzas with high-quality ingredients are what you’ll find at Pizzeria Bokamora. With cleverly named pizzas like “Cheezus” and others, this pizzeria is a definite must try for all the pizza connoisseurs who visit Split.

It’s also very reasonably priced with some cool signature cocktails on the menu to enjoy!

#15 – Toto’s Burgers

Toto’s Burgers www.theguidesplit.com

Toto’s Burgers (Photo credit – theguidesplit.com)

For some of the juiciest burgers with a side of delicious fries, visit Toto’s burgers. One of the best places to eat in Old Town! This burger joint might just quench any burger cravings you may have at any point during your trip.

The service is fast and the staff is very friendly and always willing to help, plus, it’s right across the Matejuška port where you can enjoy views of the Adriatic sea!

Best Budget Local Places To Eat In Split

For the more budget-conscious “foodies”, here’s a list of our favorite places to eat!

#16 – Kantun Paulina

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Kantun Paulina (Photo credit – tripadvisor.com)

Known for its amazing Cevapi (sausage burger), Kantun Paulina, a popular Croatian restaurant is a favorite amongst many! At this fast food establishment, you can expect freshly made local dishes at a fraction of the price!.

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#17 – Ba!Će

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Ba!Će (Photo credit – tripadvisor.com)

Ba!Će is a budget-friendly local hotspot with a neat interior where you can order a number of meals at a reasonable price.

It can easily become a firm favorite of yours too if you’d like to avoid the higher-priced restaurants spread out in the city center!

#18 – Giros Travnički Cevap

Giros Travnički Cevap www.restaurantguru.com

Giros Travnički Cevap (Photo credit – restaurantguru.com)

Here, you can expect big portioned Croatian food at a fair price! We’d highly recommend it for a quick, flavorful bite if you’re not looking for anything too formal on our list of our most favorite places to eat out while in Split.

Cafes, Bakeries And Ice Cream Parlors In Split

For the lighter snacks, baked goods or sweet stuff, here’s our list of our favorite places to explore!

#19 – Cukarin

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Cukarin (Photo credit – tripadvisor.com)

For breakfast, nibbles, salads or sweets, make a pit-stop at this authentic restaurant in Split, Croatia. Here, you can grab a comfortable seat as you watch life pass you by!

#20 – Bobis Riva

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Bobis Riva (Photo credit – tripadvisor.com)

If you’re looking for a light snack or meal, Bobis Riva will serve your purpose. You can try out some lovely local pastries, like Burek. Or you could choose to have something more familiar like a croissant.

There’s a wide selection to choose from at relatively reasonable prices!

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#21 – Luka Ice Cream And Cakes

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Luka Ice Cream And Cakes (Photo credit – tripadvisor.com)

This highly rated famous ice-cream and cake parlor is a definite must-try while you’re in the vibrant city of Split!

This establishment is easily one of the best ice cream parlors around! It also has an unusual selection of flavors to choose from. Luka’s Ice Cream And Cakes deserves all the accolades, and you’ll see why once you taste one of their many sweet treats!

Final Thoughts On The Best Restaurants In Split

Split restaurants and its broad food culture may not make the list as one of the top things you need to explore while you’re here. But we’d recommend that you try to navigate it in all its different forms!

From the local dishes to the ones with a twist, you’ll be surprised at all of the different options you can find within its surrounds.

Luckily, the Split eating scene is still very well-priced in comparison to the other Croatia restaurants across cities, like Dubrovnik where the prices are relatively more expensive. So you won’t have to break the bank if you don’t want to!

There are also other things you can do while you’re in Split including exploring the vibrant nightlife which has a variety of clubs, parties and bars to choose from. If that gets boring, you can make your way to the island of Hvar, one of the coolest day trips to enjoy from the coastal city of Split.

Where you stay while in Split makes all the difference. The location you choose will help you navigate the city even better.

Split food is a definite must-try on your Croatian adventure, it might just leave you coming back for more!

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About the Author Aaron Hovanesian

Born in Los Angeles, Aaron Hovanesian is one of the original staff writers for Hotel Jules. Having backpacked the world as a young man, Aaron now prefers to travel the world in luxury, proudly staying in the world's most amazing hotels and properties. When Aaron is not traveling he lives in Western Colorado he can be found brewing his own beer (probably an IPA) or spending time with his two amazing golden retrievers.