The Top Restaurants In Hvar, Croatia

Hvar
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Uniqua Hardy

Part of the central Dalmatian archipelago, Hvar is the longest island in Croatia, known for its lavender fields, hillside vineyards, and delicious delicacies from the Adriatic Sea. In between wandering the ancient marble streets, exploring the beaches and discovering the hidden underwater coves, try one of Hvar’s 10 best restaurants.

Macondo

Macondo is located in an alley down from the main square. It has a cozy fireplace as well as outdoor tables for a charming open air dinner, perfect for people watching and immersing yourself in the Hvar atmosphere. The menu includes some of the most fresh seafood and fish dishes in town, but the restaurant is known specially for their gregada dish: a local fishermen’s stew made with with sea bass, onions, garlic, potatoes, and wine.

Konoba Menego is a family owned tavern in the ancient part Hvar. The tavern specializes in traditional Croatian cuisine, with an emphasis specifically on the Dalmatian region. The location had been formerly been used for generations as a wine cellar and was the family home of the owner’s mother. Despite restoring the property, the restaurant’s interior has been purposely decorated to reflect the history and traditions of the family: Dalmation folk music playsin the background and staff dress in national costumes. Try the cold Dalmatian specialties, including sheep cheese in olive oil, domestic breads, drunk figs, and anything on the menu with wine grapes.

Passarola

Passarola is a fine restaurant located just beside the cathedral in the old part of the city Hvar. The menu mixes international flavors with ancient and new Croatian dishes, including handmade lobster pastas, a modern gredada fish stew, and seafood risottos with excellent wines. The atmosphere is intimate, relaxing and sophisticated, and there’s often live music performances.

Restaurant Zori

If you’re up for exploring and want to dine in breathtaking surroundings, Restaurant Zori is located on the paradise island of Sveti Klement. A short taxi boat ride will take you straight there from Hvar. Zori’s menu includes creative interpretations of traditional Dalmatian dishes, along with a wine list featuring a selection of some of Croatia’s most prized wines. Zori is an upscale restaurant with a relaxed but sophisticated atmosphere and the outside patio is perfect for lunch or dinner overlooking the sea.

Lungo Mare

Lungo Mare is a small but popular family restaurant serving Croatian cuisine, including fish and seafood, meat with garnishes, soups, cold salads, and vegetarian dishes. The dishes are cooked on a large grill on the charming outdoor terrace and all vegetables come fresh from the owner’s own garden. Desserts include ice cream and pancakes as well as local treats like rožata custard pudding, and semifreddo with almonds.

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