Zadar Restaurants

  • Pet Bunara, Zadar
    Pet Bunara, Zadar
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  • Fish and Barleycorn Soup at Pet Bunara, Zadar
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    Slad: Good value ice cream in the heart of Zadar

    by SWFC_Fan Updated Apr 27, 2014

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    Slad ice cream stand, Zadar
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    Slad is a popular food outlet on Široka ulica (Kalelarga), the wide pedestrianised street that runs through the heart of Zadar old town.

    Half of the outlet is devoted to selling slices of pizza, burek and other pastries. The other half is devoted to selling ice cream cornets. It was for the latter reason that we visited Slad (a couple of times!) during our stay in Zadar in April 2014.

    Slad seemed to be busy whenever we passed, be it early in the morning or late in the evening. It seemed to stay open later than anywhere else in the area; even when the nearby cafes were closing their doors for the night, Slad was still doling out ice cream to a queue of customers.

    Slad is located on the corner of the Roman Forum, just a few metres from the belltower of St Anastasia's Cathedral.

    Ice cream seems to be sold for a near standard price in Zadar, and Slad was no different: 7 Kn (£0.70) for a cornet with one scoop of ice cream. Compared to many places we have visited, ice cream in Zadar is very good value for money.

    Slad offers a wide choice of flavours, including standard flavours such as vanilla, chocolate and strawberry and more exciting flavours such as kiwi, coconut, banana, cookies, cherry, stracciatella, green apple, rum and raisin and After Eight mints.

    On our first visit to Slad, I enjoyed a cornet with a refreshing scoop of Mojito (lime and mint) ice cream. On our second visit, one evening, I opted for the Snickers (chocolate, caramel and nuts) flavour.

    Although the ice cream was very nice at Slad, I must admit that I didn't enjoy it as much as the delicious creamy ice cream served at nearby Slasticarna Donat – although the latter is something of an institution in Zadar, so it's a bit of an unfair comparison!

    Good value ice cream cornets in the heart of Zadar old town!

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    Pet Bunara: Delicious meals near Five Wells Square

    by SWFC_Fan Written Apr 27, 2014

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    Pet Bunara, Zadar
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    We ate at Pet Bunara on the first evening of our stay in Zadar in April 2014. This local restaurant is located just around the corner from Five Wells Square (from which it takes its name) in Zadar old town.

    At the time of our visit, Pet Bunara was ranked number 1 of 87 restaurants in Zadar on TripAdvisor. Given its reputation, and the fact that it was a Friday evening, we were surprised to find it largely empty when we arrived. Having said that, we were fairly early (around 6:30pm) and a number of tables displayed "reserved" signs for later in the evening.

    We made our way through the smart dining room (with neatly set tables featuring wine glasses, ornaments and flowers) and sat ourselves at a table. Whilst walking through the dining room we passed over several sections of glass flooring that displayed some sort of historical stone foundations below.

    The menu at Pet Bunara is very extensive. As with most restaurants in Zadar, the food could broadly be classified under the following headings: entrees, soups, salads, pasta, meat dishes and seafood.

    The entrees included octopus salad, Dalmatian smoked ham and local cheese from the nearby island of Pag. The soups included fish and barleycorn and a soup of the day (which was celery on the day we visited). Pasta dishes included ravioli with scampi and fig sauce, noodles with beef fillet and fig jam and homemade pasta with black truffles. Meat options included beefsteak, filet mignon, rump steak, lamb chops, pork medallions, turkey steaks and duck. Seafood options included squid, scampi, tuna steaks and shells.

    Additionally, there was a page of the menu devoted to "Seasonal, Traditional & Specials". Most of the dishes featured artichokes (which I guess must have been in season), with options such as scampi, John Dory fillets and grilled tuna. Other dishes included Brodetto (stewed cuttlefish), Pasticada (a Dalmatian beef speciality) and North African cous-cous with lamb.

    As we perused the menus, our drinks order was taken (a 500ml draft Ozujsko beer (17 Kn / £1.70) for me) and we were presented with a basket of bread that seemed to be freshly baked and had a thick, slightly sweet glazed crust. It was very nice.

    I started with:

    Fish and Barleycorn Soup - Cost: 25 Kn / £2.50

    A decent sized bowl of hot soup with lots of large pieces of flaky white fish (no bones) and an abundance of barleycorn. I enjoyed it.

    Emma started with Ravioli "Saffron" (98 Kn / £9.80) but then realised that it included scampi which she doesn't like. She asked for it to come without scampi, which meant that it was lacking something; it was just ravioli parcels in a cheese sauce with bits of ham and saffron and didn't really look to be worth the price.

    Emma's parents both had the celery soup (20 Kn / £2.00) which they enjoyed.

    Emma and I both ordered the following from the Specials menu:

    Pasticada with homemade gnocchi - Cost: 75 Kn / £7.50

    The description on the menu sold it to us. Described as a Dalmatian speciality in which the beef is marinated in vinegar, lemon and rosemary for 24 hours before being cooked for 2 hours with carrots, cloves, muscat nuts, red wine and diced prosciutto, it is often served at important feasts such as weddings.

    The hard work of preparing it certainly paid off! The meat was incredibly tender and the sauce was delicious. It reminded me a bit of the barbecue sauce that comes with spare ribs; slightly sweet and sticky.

    The accompanying gnocchi was also very nice and not nearly as stodgy as I remember gnocchi being whenever I've eaten it previously.

    Emma's parents both had the pork medallions (88 Kn / £8.80) which came with mushrooms and roasted potatoes and they both enjoyed their meals.

    We all ended our meals with shots of the local Maraschino liqueur – a Zadar speciality; cherry brandy served in small glasses with ice cubes and two cherries in the bottom of the glass. It was warming, but didn't give the burning sensation that brandy sometimes gives. Really nice, and great value at 14 Kn (£1.40) a shot.

    The restaurant is open daily from 11:00am until 10:30pm, and until midnight during the summer months.

    Delicious food and friendly, attentive service. Despite its reputation as one of the best restaurants in Zadar, its prices are still very reasonable. Highly recommended!

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    Restaurant "Stomorica": traditional Dalmatian cuisine

    by croisbeauty Updated Apr 11, 2014

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    Stomorica is Dalmatian tavern a very specific kind of restaurant which mainly offering traditional dishes based on seafood. It is situated in quarter of Varos which is working class ambiance and so is the tavern, modest and rustical but very clean. Stomorica is in a foot distance from the main square in direction of seafront (riva) of Zadar.
    The restaurant doesn't need to have a fancy look as a guarantee for good food, when in Mediterranean all you need is to trust your nose because bad food never smells good.

    Favorite Dish: My wife ordered "dalmatinska pasticada", I really don't know how to translate it in english, it is big speciality in Dalmatia and very delicious dish and any foreign visitor should taste it. I ordered another speciality which isn't easy to be found in the restaurants, grilled anchovy fish, very fresh and extremely delicious. My wife ordered red wine, cuz it match with pasticada, I took white wine. The complete lunch, including espresso have cost us 250kn, which is around 40 $.

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    Fish restaurant "Foša": Foša, next to the Lion's Gate, the best seafood in

    by croisbeauty Updated Apr 11, 2014

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    Restaurant Fosa
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    Foša is small port next to the Lion's Gate, here you can find one of the most better fish restaurants in whole Croatia.

    Favorite Dish: I strongly recommend this restaurant to those of you who are seafood lovers. Here you can enjoy in every day fresh fish and "frutta di mare".

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    Bruschetta: Local Cuisine, popular with trendy locals

    by suvanki Written Oct 29, 2013

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    Bruschetta Restaurant
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    This place was one that the owner of our apartment recommended for its good quality local food.
    We visited here on our second evening in Zadar - it took us a while to find, and we couldn't believe that we had been so close to it the previous evening.
    When we arrived at this modern looking place, it was quite full.
    We were greeted by a member of staff who asked if we had a reservation - we hadn't. He asked us to stand to one side , while he contacted another member of staff - Within a few minutes we were being shown to a table for two at an outside table at the roadside/sea view. Happy!

    To be continued....

    Fax +385 (0)23 312 915

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    Bruschetta: Popular with locals

    by suvanki Written Oct 25, 2013

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    This restaurant was recommended by the owner of our apartment, as a place serving local Dalmation specialities, and we also found it recommended by our Croatia Rough Guide.
    We finally found this restaurant after having to ask local shop owners for directions. Once we found it, it was quite full- we hadn't reserved a table, but after a short wait, we were shown to a table for two outside, next to the road/ sea view. Hoorah!
    The menu had a good choice of local food/ pizzas ( which I've since read are very good) etc.

    To be continued with more info/ photos...

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    Trattoria Canzona: great gnocchi here!

    by picek Updated May 22, 2012

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    When it was hard to find something opened on Easter Sunday for a lunch, and market was closed too, we had walked some good deal of Zadar and found Calzona, the restaurant in shades of trees and ancient homes! It rained lots, it was quite cold so we were quite lucky to find free table inside - the place was almost full!
    I later read it gets good reviews in one particular guide I found on-line, maybe that's the reason that it gets quite crowded. Nevertheless, you can get a decent meal here at decent price, and okay service.

    Favorite Dish: I have chosen their gnocchi with shreded cheese and ruccola which were good but to my dislike, they had a stripe of chocolate sauce over the dish (see photo) which in my opinion spoiled the overall taste little.
    I guess I should next time ask them not to decorate it with sweet stuff, but did I know it before?

    Among other dishes they have also pizza's, lasagna, fishes.... good choice of food for both vegetarian or meat eater... and place has a lot of decoration, so when you're hungry you have something to observe while you're waiting! Ha!

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  • Tinel Zadar, the Mediterranean Restaurant: Good Mood and Great Food

    by lasica Written May 30, 2011

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    The best time to enjoy Tinel is in the evening, under the candlelights. Yet, the food is great, so one can enjoy it at any time of a day. The tables extend to a narrow local street, just off the main entrance to the old town on the peninsula, that connect the old town's northern gate with the main city square - The People's Square, or the Plaza di Popoli.

    Tinel is a restaurant, but also offers take-away food. You can take excellent pizza, as well as anything else offered on the menu.

    Favorite Dish: Tinel's owner makes a point of enhancing the offering every year, so there could be a better dish on the menu this year, but in 2010 my favorite was beef steak with arugula.

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    RESTORAN "ZADAR": Beautiful view

    by Cidricu Updated Apr 4, 2011

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    Restoran

    Another nice restaurant in Zadar. Taken care that in this city there are 2 restaurants called "Zadar", but the other one is a bit more northern and is actually caled "Zadar Jadera". Anyway, you can't miss this one because its terrasse is open to the sea and while you're eating you can also see the island Preko. If the weather isn't nice, there's a big room inside. This restaurant is also a simple bar for those who just want to have a drink.

    MENU: Hrvatski, Italiano, Deutsch & English.

    ***Last time I ate there: 08/2007***
    ***Number of times I ate there: 1***

    Favorite Dish: They have a large choice of fish and meat dishes and also the possibility to taste local cheese and salumery specialities. Otherwise, try a pizza or a salad.

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    RESTORAN "KORNAT": On the harbor

    by Cidricu Updated Apr 4, 2011
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    From the outside, it doesn't invite you to enter, but once your inside this restaurant it seems you entered another World. The room is very well decorated and looks like a "de luxe" restaurant. Waiters are very professional (for example, if you ask for one fish, they bring you the trey and you choose the one you want). Terrasse in Summer.

    MENU: Hrvatski, Italiano, Deutsch & English.

    ***Last time I ate there: 08/2007***
    ***Number of times I ate there: 2***

    Favorite Dish: All kind of fish dishes and the white wine.

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    RESTORAN "FOSA": Specialising in Fresh Fish

    by Cidricu Updated Apr 4, 2011
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    If it's not the best restaurant in Zadar, it's one of the first ones. When the weather is good you can eat on the terrasse in front of the sea. It's wonderful. Waiters are very professional and friendly. About the fish, it's very good.
    Restoran Foša deserves to be tasted.

    ***Last time I ate there: 04/2006***
    ***Number of times I ate there: 1***

    Favorite Dish: All fish dishes and wines too.

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    Kornat: Nice place you should visit

    by danijelita Updated Apr 4, 2011

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    The modern local type of restaurant with a food nice taste and great service.

    Favorite Dish: all the food is fresh and great cook that is a promise not a story
    during the summer is difficult to find a place so please call and make reservation...the no. is written..

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    street vendors: chestnuts delight

    by picek Written Jan 28, 2011

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    keep yourself warm

    Fried maroni (large chestnuts) come as excellent warm snack on a coldish pre-winter time. Take a walk in town, you'll find them at some corners during the day and not too late in night.
    Several of them by the New bridge (the illuminated construction by the secluded boat yard) where I took this photo.

    Favorite Dish: Maroni - such a nice and simple, warm and tasty snack comes great at night. You'll get them wrapped in paper so you can warm up your hands and take them with you.

    The only question is - were these local or Italian?

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    Bruschetta: nicely decorated for the price

    by picek Written Nov 22, 2010

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    In one of the ground floors, few steps from Forum, there we sat down after easy going explore of old city and its organic fair - at the Bruschetta, foreign named restaurant with renewed modern design of the place. Well, we didn't look hard to find 'nice' restaurants, we didn't follow recommendations, we sat where we saw people eating out on an average, rainy weekend, not far from the coast. We decided to try for its convenience and walking that direction anyways - towards the liceum, by the quay. Menu and prices were at first glance promising, so was the service, but then we were waiting long for lasagnas and pizzas (never come too hungry to eat, haha).

    Favorite Dish: Their lasagna is good choice to eat, they have excellent vegetarian variety which feeds good one person (or two if both are not very hungry). Served in the clay pot, with seasonal vegetables. Roughly 6,25 Euro or 45 Kuna for that.

    I was hoping their bruschetta and salad will be enough so I ordered; when it got served... the decoration was lovely, colorful, but there were only 2 tiny pieces of bread with chopped tomato over top, well... that's really just to make you more hungry. Bruschetta was 18 KN (2,5 Euro), 'salad with mozzarela' was 45 KN (almost 5 euro, khm...). The problem with this 'salad' is also its small size, come on! Look at the pic - four slices of tomato, cheese and ruccolla.

    If you stick to pizzas, you'll do fine - just nothing special. Frutti di mare was 50 KN.

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    Rafael Konoba: An Elegant Meal for the right Price

    by BruceDunning Written Jun 4, 2010

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    Yes, there was that much to eat
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    The food was fantastic, and well prepared, as well as presented nicely.

    Favorite Dish: The steak with "Rafael" sauce-like Steak Diane in US, was most excellent. There was obviously so much, that there was leftovers for two more meals for us.

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