Top Choice Seafood in Pula

Konoba Batelina

The superb food that awaits at this family-run tavern is worth a trek to Banjole village, 3km southeast of Pula. The owner, fisherman and chef David Skoko, dishes out seafood that’s some of the best, most creative a…
Croatian in Pula


Around 3km northeast of the centre, near the motorway junction, this small restaurant promises little from the outside, but once ensconced at one of its hefty timer tables, the food is a real treat. The Croatian dis…
Istrian in Pula


This low-key eatery near Camping Stoja draws in a local crowd for its well-prepared Istrian mainstays, cosy decor and lovely sea views. Try the cream fish soup with malvazija wine and the lavender semifreddo with a …
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…
Seafood in Pula

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This simple seafood joint in a residential area is some 15 minutes' walk from the central market (part of it uphill). It buzzes with locals at lunchtime, who come for fresh fish dishes. The marinated sardines are to…
Istrian in Pula


Locals swear by the real-deal home cooking at this no-frills spot. It’s cheap, casual and cash-only, and there's a reassuringly brief menu that focuses on simple Istrian cuisine. It's a bit of trek out of town – to …
Mediterranean in Pula


An exclusive vibe, seasonal specialities, four sommeliers and an olive-oil expert on staff all create one of the city’s best fine-dining experiences. The five-course fish menu is well worth it should you have a few …
Sandwiches in Pula


Best for a quick and wholesome bite, this tiny sandwich-and-salad bar serves a mean ham-and-cheese toast plus tasty vegetarian/vegan dishes (think spinach and chicory quiche), traditional Croatian savoury pies such …
Market in Pula

Central Market

Fresh produce market with considerably better fruit and vegetables than Croatia's supermarkets.
Pizza in Pula


Respectable Croatian thin-crust pizzas and decent pasta dishes served on the upstairs terrace.