Konoba Hvaranin (meaning ‘man from Hvar’) is a miniscule eatery that won’t impress you when you first encounter it but its not meant to either. Konoba Hvaranin is all about the food and not the looks. Hvaranin dish up local fare from the freshest ingredients and have become particularly known for their Hvaranin clams, the best tomato sauce in town with homemade gnocchi and a tribute-to-grandma-like rožata, Dalmatia’s version of crème brûlée. Ask the owner about the latest catch and he will happily exchange a word or two about the fish of the Adriatic.
A three-member family runs it where father conquers the kitchen (put sneaks out to greet guests and have a little quarrel with his son), mom makes desserts, and son runs the front of the house. Hvaranin is a popular joint for the city’s intellectuals and you will often catch a glimpse of a local journalist or writer and to prove they have been there, the wall is scattered with their signed photographs and books.
Address: Ban Mladenova 9
Tel: +385(0)91 5477 946