Your Guide to the Unique Foodie Experiences in Split

Daniela Rogulj

Split is quickly becoming known as a gastronomers dream. While foodies can take their pick from traditional konobas to burgeoning new eateries, today we’re giving you a taste of Split sure to make the foodies drool.

Zinfandel Food & Wine Bar: Located in the heart of Diocletian’s palace, Zinfandel Food & Wine Bar serves contemporary Croatian cuisine and tapas. They also offer over 25 wines by the glass! 

What to try: This spring, try their pumpkin risotto with duck confit made with ”carnaroli” rice, orange & roasted pumpkin or their “sous vide” veal pappardelle served with kale, crispy onions & toasted chestnut. 

Zora Bila: Located outside of the city center in Žnjan, Zora Bila is known for having one of the best pizzas in Split, themed food nights, and an ever-changing 5-course menu.

What to try: Look out for their “Hedo Wednesdays” to enjoy a surprise 4-course menu made by the chef, or catch “Street Food Saturdays” for creations such as open tacos and homemade burgers.

Corto Maltese Freestyle Food: Located in the Old Town around the corner from the fish market, Corto Maltese serves quirky and fun food creations.

What to try: Almond crusted sea bass with cauliflower and broccoli puree, and beluga lentils. 

Mazzgoon: Located within Diocletian’s palace, Mazzgoon offers rich and traditional food with a modern twist.

What to try: Their winter menu included organic beef ribs in a Vietnamese BBQ sauce placed on a bed of red cabbage and homemade rice crackers – what will the summer menu have in store?

Chops Grill: Located just off of Marmontova street, Chops Grill is your go-to steakhouse in Split.

What to try: While Chops is famously known for their incredible selection of meat, real foodies will go straight for the Chops’ Wagyu beef! We think you should too.

Artičok: New to the restaurant scene last year, Artičok is located just a short walk outside the palace walls.

What to try: The winter menu offered a Vietnamese pho soup, and last summer’s menu included sea bass and carnitas tacos, and beef bao. What will this season bring?

Bokeria Kitchen & Wine: A restaurant loved by both locals and tourists, Bokeria is located in the heart of the Old Town.

What to try: Tuna tostada tacos with chili honey mayo and crispy onions

Torito Food Bar: Another new member of the Split restaurant scene last year, Torito Food Bar is known for their tapas and famous burger.

What to try: Japanese steamed buns with pork belly or BBQ pork ribs


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