Istria restaurants

Top Choice International in Central & Eastern Istria

Restaurant Zigante

Foodies from afar come to this destination restaurant belonging to Istria's top truffle company, located a few kilometres below Motovun in the village of Livade. Expect five-star fancy dining, with truffles as the s…
Top Choice Istrian in Pazin

Konoba Vela Vrata

Located 5km northwest of Pazin in the hilltop village of Beram, this rural tavern serves some of the best handmade pasta, gnocchi and truffle dishes you'll taste in Istria. In winter the interior is a cosy affair; i…
Top Choice Seafood in Istria's West Coast


Both situated by and helmed by a Marina (hot-shot chef Marina Gaši), this inventive restaurant serves seafood dishes that manage to be both playful and sophisticated at the same time. The serves are a manageable siz…
Top Choice Seafood in Pula

Konoba Batelina

This family-run tavern is well worth a trek to Banjole, 6km south of central Pula. It only serves seafood, and it's some of the best, most creative and lovingly prepared you’ll find in Istria. There's no menu; inste…
Top Choice Istrian in Motovun

Konoba Mondo

Just before the outer town gate, this little tavern with a small side terrace serves imaginatively conceived and poshly presented Istrian mainstays, many featuring truffles. And if you just can't get enough of truff…
Top Choice Istrian in Poreč

Konoba Daniela

In the sweet little village of Veleniki, 5km east of Poreč, this rustic, family-run tavern is known for its steak tartare, huge beefsteaks, ravioli stuffed with mushrooms, and seasonal Istrian mainstays. Finish up w…
Mediterranean in Poreč

Sv. Nikola

Gazing out towards the island of the same name, St Nick's is the swankiest restaurant on the waterfront strip but it's not remotely snooty – the service is charming and there's even a kids menu. The homemade tagliat…
Mediterranean in Pula


It's worth a trek to this nondescript residential area, about 1.5km southwest of the centre, for stylish decor, but more importantly, finely executed Mediterranean fare with a creative touch. There are daily special…
Istrian in Pula


An upmarket vibe, seasonal specialities, clued-up sommeliers and an olive-oil expert make this hotel restaurant, in an oddly dingy part of town, one of the city’s best fine-dining options. Various set menus are offe…
Pizza in Rovinj

Pizzeria Da Sergio

It's worth waiting in line to get a table at this old-fashioned, two-floor pizzeria. It dishes out Rovinj's best thin-crust pizza, with a huge range of toppings to choose from. It also serves decent house wine.