Restaurants in Split: Movi, You Gotta Try It

Daniela Rogulj

A fairly new member to Split’s culinary scene is Movi, opening its doors back in June of 2013. Nestled between Firule and Zenta on Put Firula 47, Movi specializes in building a unique creative style of modern Mediterranean cuisine at affordable prices. Their menu ranges from pizza to homemade pasta, mixed meat dishes and an extensive list of appetizers. They have a seasonal wine list and serve local beers.The cooks are exposed in an open kitchen so as to constantly be interacting with patrons of the restaurant, adding to the contemporary culinary experience Movi exudes. Movi is a combination of ideas, cultures, and techniques, bringing you gastronomic pleasure. We hope you aren’t reading this hungry, it only gets better from here!

For starters Movi offers a sizeable selection, ranging from octopus salad, beef or monkfish carpaccio, bruschetta and spicy chicken liver or tuna pate. We were lucky enough to try the tuna pate and it was out of this world. Not to mention the generous portion size! The tuna pate was served alongside pizza bread and soft butter and it was surely enough for 2-3 people. We also tried their farmer’s salad, which is a mixture of greens, seasonal vegetables, feta cheese and bacon, and it was dressed to perfection. One of the best salads in Split!

Next we tried their Domestic pljukanci (Istrian noodles) with shrimps, marinated tomatoes, zucchini and fresh basil. This dish was a real winner and definite favorite amongst Movi guests. Another admirable portion size, this can definitely be shared (and should be because everyone will want to get a taste).

Another wonderful thing about Movi: the pizza. Movi’s pizza is baked in a woodfired oven and is similar to Napoletana style pizza. We ordered simply with a Margherita and this was nothing but simple – it melts in your mouth! The other delightful feature? Movi offers a plethora of oils for your pizza, ranging from chili, garlic, and rosemary and we have to admit they were the perfect addition to an already stellar pizza.

Movi also offers first class fish, grilled squid and scampi, and a lengthy list of meat options. Their pomfrit are also fried to perfection (we had to sneak in an order).

All in all, Movi has created an animated environment complete with jovial staff, high quality food and happy bellies. We highly recommend Movi for your next meal, and be sure to pre-book in the summer as it gets busy!

Learn more on the official Movi website.


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