I found this restaurant by accident during a return trip to Cavtat.I visited several times for lunch and dinner and was impressed with the range of the menu and the quality of service each time. If you cant decide what to select from the menu discuss with the staff what it is you are in the mood for and they will create a dish to match.The quality of the food was good and presented well in an attractive way. It wasnt expensive and to sit al fresco with that view was to die for. The waiting staff were friendly and caring.They obviously took great pride in the service they offered and worked hard to create a long lasting positive memory for you to depart with.I thoroughly recommend a visit to the restaurant if you are n town. It is eay to find near the seated gentleman of the Radic monument. I will be going back for sure.
Favorite Dish: I now live inland in the UK so fresh seafood is not often on my menu. I chose simple grilled squid and salad or grilled scampi for this reason. For starters I enjoyed grandma's gnochi and seafood paperdelle too. I never made it to a dessert as I didnt want to overfilll myself and spoil what I had so espresso was my usual close to a great meal.
Cafe bar which is part of the Iberostar hotel, it's terrace is a great place to visit in the evening and a September sunset was particularly impressive for us.
Anyway, the food was pretty good too, nothing fancy a tasty pork steak for me and egg and chips for Mrs B, a couple of cold beers to go with it, just what we wanted and I think should (or when) we return to Cavtat Karaka will be guaranteed a visit.
Friendly, comfortable and very reasonable prices, loved it here!
Right on the bay, a fantastic location, with a terrace on a warm evening for us.
Friendly service and a relaxing and comfortable evening, both enjoyed our meal - the menu is heavily fish influenced and neither of us are that keen on seafood - there are plenty of other choices though!
Restaurant Dalmacija is situated in the square in front of Villa Pattiera to which it belongs. We were only there for a lunchtime snack, but the service was very friendly and helpful, the food was very good and the atmosphere was very relaxed and pleasant.
I didn't eat here but it was recommended. It's in a nice spot at the entrance to the harbour, and had an interesting menu, with a great wine selection. It's a bit more expensive than the average, and the locale looked comfortably stylish, without being too conservative.
A popular outside restaurant at the far end of the harbour front that features mostly pizzas of various kinds. The speciality is the focaccia pizza, which works surprisingly well. It's not amazing, but it's decent, good value and filling.
I enjoyed my dinner here even although the the place had an "end of season, just about to shut for the winter" feel. Only one other table was taken and the rain was pelting down outside.
Must be idyllic on a warm, sunny evening.
Kn 175 (say £25) for starter, main course & a small bottle of white wine.
Favorite Dish: I enjoyed my squid salad and my pork medallions. Oh, and the white wine too.
A lot reviews in the magazines and books of the restaurants in cavtat talk about Leut and Dalmation, but having eaten at the Galija 3 times i was genuinely surprised this one did not get mentioned more. It is a small restaurant at the end of the promenade next to the Franciscan monastry and church but which also has a beautiful patio area overlooking the bay, all candlelit and with a piano player. We ate here on a whim and were amazed at the quality of service and food for the price you pay, its not cheap by any means but it is not as expensive as most of the others and it certainly was as good as them, if not better. The staff were friendly and professional, the service quick and efficient and the food had such brilliant attention to detail, with care in everything on the plate, like the accompnements which are sometimes an afterthought in some places.
I can heartily recommend the veal in a mushroom and pistachio sauce, the deer in a picante sauce and the squid stuffed with feta cheese. The scampi and pork cutlet were also lovely too. Tender meat and ample portions without being overfaced and not too fussy. the wine is also a bit more reasonable here, so if you want a romantic or relaxing meal with fine food and wine, dont listen to all the books - i think this is the best place to go in Cavtat.
Sorry for a second tip on Leut restaurant!
Favorite Dish: We happened to be in Cavtat in 2007 on May the 31th which was the anniversary of both of us (actually, mine was one week earlier but we always celebrate them together). That was of course an opportunity to have a nice meal with a lobster. When we arrived at Leut, there was a huge one, too large for two and small ones.
We asked for a table but they said “sorry, we are booked out by a whole 150 persons group. I insisted that they could find some space on the terrace and they finally agreed (BTW the group arrived while we were almost finished!).
As one red lobster was obviously not enough, we followed one of the Bobić brothers and had also a locust lobster. He was right and it was even tastier than the red lobster!
Of course, we had an excellent white one to wash the lobsters.
After a short rest, we drove to Mostar...
Restaurant Leut is standing in the center of Cavtat, on a small square. They have an outside terrace on the square as well as an inside dining room. They had several living (really moving) lobsters in front of their window. Each summer, we enjoy having a lobster dinner once. We had planned to have a quick meal and drive to Dubrovnik but we could not resist to a nice lobster that waved at us !
It was the first private restaurant in Cavtat and after more than 30 years, it is still run by Family Bobiċ.
Leut is the name of the traditional fishing boat of Dalmatia. Other names are "liburna", "falkuċa" but I am not sure if they correspond to different shapes of boats or from different regions. A Leut is 7-12 m long and its width is 1/3 of its length. The old Leuts had 6 oars and a mast. They are still built with the same shape but are now engine powered.
Favorite Dish: They serve all the traditional Dalmatian seafood but we wanted only a light noon meal (haha !) and took only a salad and a grilled lobster, to share between both of us. And of course a bottle of white wine (that was not for us, that was for the lobster !). It was excellent !