Montenegro‘s cuisine is Mediterranean, with influences from countries such as Italy and Turkey as well as Balkan countries thanks to its geography. Dishes include soups and stews, meat and fish dishes, especially good on the coast and around Boka Bay. We list the top 10 restaurants in Montenegro for traditional tastes.
Konoba Koliba promises to offer ‘everything our ancestors used to eat’. Set in the city of Tivat, at Konoba Koliba guests can choose from a delicious range of traditional meat dishes, including all kinds of wood-fired meats, as well as a varied selection of vegetables and grilled sea-food delicacies. Konoba Koliba also offers homemade bread and lemonade, and fine domestic beers.
Peraska 6, Seljanovo,Tivat, 85320, +382 67 888 189
The Konoba Feral is a family-run restaurant located in the Old Town of the lovely and characteristic Montenegrin city, Herceg Novi in Boka Bay. Konoba Feral is renowned for its traditional, local cuisine, offering both meat and fish dishes as well as soups, pasta, risottos; the fish is especially excellent. Despite its name (which stands for ‘wild restaurant’), the waiting staff are always polite, and the prices reasonable.
Setaliste Pet Danica 47, Herceg-Novi, +382 88 322 232
The Old Winery is not a restaurant, since it doesn’t serve meals, but it makes up for this with its lively atmosphere and excellent drinks menu. Located in the Old Town of Kotor, this wine bar offers a fantastic selection of Montenegrin wines, on which you can be knowingly advised by the winery’s friendly staff. There is also a small bar serving local cheese, ham and olives to accompany the wine. But the real magic about this place is the combination of excellent wines with live jazz, blues and soul and the striking art on the walls.
Stari grad, 85330 Kotor, +382 68 517 417
Konoba Stari Grad is a restaurant in Budva, which prepares exquisite regional dishes. Because Budva is on the sea, it comes as no surprise that Konoba Stari Grad’s specialties are fish dishes, cooked according to traditional Mediterranean recipes. Among these, the octopus ragu is particularly elaborate. For this recipe, the octopus is cooked in a tomato sauce for hours and so a special reservation is necessary to order it. At Konoba Stari Grad, guests can also taste lovely local cheeses, and a special kind of smoked ham typical of the Njegushi region. Throw in a glass of one of the fine wines in the restaurant’s selection, and a delicious meal is guaranteed.
Njegoseva 12, Budva, +382 63 225 410
Perla is a hip lounge and restaurant located in the coastal town of Budva. The restaurant offers such a varied menu of quality dishes that every guest is guaranteed to find something to please their palate. But even more diverse than the menu is the wine selection, presenting a wide range of both local and international wines. But Perla’s telltale sign and best selling point is its cool atmosphere. The restaurant boasts a lavish and modern design, indoor and outdoor settings with terraces looking over the sea, and frequent live music shows by local artists.
Mediteranska BB, 85310 Budva, +382 68 757 575