Istria's West Coast restaurants

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 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 kid's menu. The homemade taglia…
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 between. It also serves decent house wine.
Istrian in Vodnjan


This excellent regional restaurant offers personable service and delicious food in several rustic rooms. Specialities include fuži (homemade egg pasta) topped with truffles, steak with porcini and truffles, and vari…
Istrian in Rovinj


The first restaurant in Croatia to be awarded a Michelin star, Monte offers a choice of three differently themed six-course Modern Istrian menus (one focused on local ingredients, one exclusively vegetarian and the …
Vegetarian in Poreč

Artha Bistro

Vegetarians, vegans and broad-minded omnivores will be spoilt for choice at this meat-free restaurant, tucked away on a side street near the main square. Opt for something Istrian, like the classic pasta with truffl…