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Situated along Croatia’s Dalmatian coast, Zadar is a charming city steeped in history, much of which can be explored in the historic old city. This lively city boasts a variety of historic gems, like Roman ruins and medieval churches, along with museums and, of course, delicious restaurants. Truly a seafood and fish lover’s haven, its locale provides an abundance of fresh dishes that are sure to please a wide range of palates. The Culture Trip has put together a list of ten tasty spots you should add to your dining list when in Zadar.
If you’ve walked off your main meal or you’re just looking to satisfy a sweet craving, then Slasticarna Donat should definitely be added to your list of tasty options. This sweet shop specializes in creamy ice cream made with high-quality ingredients free from preservatives. A family-owned and operated place since 1978, they offer numerous flavors to try; therefore, you will want to visit this place more than once. You’ll find traditional flavors like vanilla and chocolate alongside other varieties like hazelnut, rum, and yogurt flavors. While it is a popular choice with tourists, locals love it as well, so you know they must be doing something right.
Slasticarna Donat, Trg Sv. Stosije 4, Zadar, Croatia, +385 23 250 829
Another charming spot to sample the area’s Mediterranean fare is Tinel. Named after a room in a home – similar to a living room – where friends and family gather in order to talk, celebrate, and tell stories, Tinel, too, is a place where people can gather in a warm environment. The menu offers a selection of hot and cold appetizers such as tuna carpaccio with arugula, capers and Grana Padano. The grilled squid with vegetables, the lobster on shrimp paste, the lamb chops with a baked potato and rosemary, and the grilled vegetables with mozzarella are all crowdpleasers.
Tinel, Ul. don Ive Prodana 2, Zadar, Croatia, +385 98 975 7130