Central Montenegro restaurants

Top Choice Montenegrin in Cetinje

Belveder

Occupying a scenic eyrie, well signposted on the way to Lipa Cave, this wonderful roadside restaurant serves traditional fare including freshwater fish, grilled squid, and lamb and veal slow-roasted ispod sača (unde…
Top Choice Mediterranean in Podgorica

Lanterna

Farm implements hang from the rough stone walls creating a surprisingly rustic ambience for the centre of the city. A selection of meat and fish grills and pasta is offered, but it’s hard to go past the crispy-based…
Top Choice International in Nikšić

Pekara

Its name means 'bakery', but there's more to this wildly popular hangout than bread rolls. While their baked offerings – waffles, cakes and outrageously stacked pancakes – are indeed divine, it's also worth a visit …
Montenegrin in Cetinje

Kole

They serve omelettes and pasta at this popular restaurant, but it's worth delving into artery-clogging local specialities such as Njeguški ražanj (smoky spit-roasted meat stuffed with prosciutto and cheese) or popec…
Seafood in Rijeka Crnojevića

Stari Most

Perhaps surprisingly – given its sleepy village location – Stari Most is one of Montenegro’s finest restaurants. It’s well located on the marble riverside promenade, looking to the old bridge from which it derives i…
Italian in Podgorica

Leonardo

Leonardo’s unlikely position at the centre of a residential block makes it a little tricky to find, but the effort is well-rewarded by accomplished Italian cuisine. The pasta dishes are delicious and reasonably pric…
Mediterranean in Cetinje

TavèRna

Random capitalisation aside, we're big fans of TavèRna's pizza – especially when it's topped with the tastes of the Montenegrin heartland: Njeguši cheese and prosciutto. It's indicative of the pan-Adriatic menu, whe…
Montenegrin in Lovćen National Park

Konoba kod Radonjića

With stone walls and meat hanging from the ceiling, this atmospheric family-run tavern serves up delicious roast lamb as well as the local specialities, pršut (prosciutto) and sir (cheese). Enjoy them along with oli…
International in Cetinje

Gradska Kafana

Situated within the endearingly run-down old Bulgarian Embassy, this local favourite is a top spot for a good-sized meal (Cetinje may not be by the sea, but Gradska Kafana still whips up excellent fish and chips), a…
Montenegrin in Virpazar

Silistria

Restaurants don't come much more swashbuckling than this replica of a 19th-century boat gifted to King Nikola by the Turks, permanently docked by Virpazar's main square. Traditional Montenegrin grilled meat and lake…