The beautiful Croatian port of Rovinj is often called ‘the pearl of the Istrian peninsula’, but stunning scenery isn’t the only thing the city has to offer. Here, foodies will find a treasure trove of outstanding restaurants cooking up everything from local Istrian eats to fine French Fare, read on to discover the very best.
Traditional Istrian cuisine with a contemporary twist crafted from fresh, local produce is the order of the day at Tipico Old Town; a popular local dining spot opened in 2011. Chef Goran Hlišć cooks up a menu brimming with tempting appetizers like black ink risotto with squid and parmesan cheese or beef carpaccio with sweet red cabbage, balsamic vinegar and Istrian sardines; followed by mouthwatering mains including pork medallions stuffed with sausage and smoked cheese or sea bass with Swiss chard, sesame seeds, boiled potatoes and rocket salad. Leave room for dessert though,Tipico Old Town’s honey and lemon cheesecake is a must-try.
Tipico Old Town, Grisia 32, Rovinj, Croatia, +385 91 349 4006
Taverna De Amicis is a comfortable, welcoming spot hailed as the city’s best-hidden gem since opening its doors last year. Mediterranean cuisine is the focus, and homemade pasta and seafood are Taverna De Amicis’ specialty; think dishes like oven-cooked Adriatic octopus with potatoes and vegetables, local pasta with shrimp or dondole and mussels in white wine. A range of delicious homemade desserts is also served: choose from irresistible sweet treats like panna cotta or apple and cherry cake.
Taverna De Amicis, De Amicis 1, Rovinj, Croatia, +385 98 482 166