I heard so many appraisals about this restaurant. We had our dinner in another place, but somehow we got hungry when we returned to Komiza late in the evening, so inspired by those stories and a few promiles of intoxicating substance in our bloodstream, we decided to visit Jastozera.
Special charming interior, inside old storage for lobsters. You can enter the restaurant - literally! - by small boat from the sea or you can walk in on foot.
Dried fish, fishing nets, old tools and similar items decorate the interior. Superb service, slightly more expensive than other restaurants, but really worth every Kuna.
Variety of excellent wines both from Vis and other Croatian regions.
During summer season, table should be booked in advance, sometimes even a few days in advance.
Favorite Dish: Lobster is the king of the menu here!
We decided to try the simple pure dish, full taste of grilled lobster.
It was served with four sauces, I was a bit skeptic about pink mayo-looking something, but all were really tasty.
Favorite Dish: The lobster was cut into two halves and grilled first on the shell-side, probably with a few drops of lemon and olive oil, then turned and grilled a minute or two on the open side.
If you're staying on Vis Island, hire a scooter and go and visit Darko's in Zena Glava. The welcome you will receive is really warm and its a unique experience. Darko's food is 100% organic, there is no menu as Darko likes you to taste his food and because its organic can serve you what he has available .We ate his goats cheese, olives and hand picked capers for starters. He then served us a wonderful lamb and bean stew followed by baby goat cooked on the embers, all washed down with his home made wine and bread. We even fed his animals!
Favorite Dish: The lamb and bean stew
In the last few years, due to the increased interest of tourists, development of agro-tourism visibly flourishes. You can find these organic smallholdings and restaurants in the villages all over the island. Just drive around and you'll most probably come across one, or even better, ask local people, they will know it for sure. The owners of the apartment I was staying, gave me one recommendation and it was certainly a good choice.
If you want to taste the flavour of pure nature, come to the village Zena Glava, where Darko is waiting for you with his warm hospitality and delicacies of his homestead. In the relaxing domestic atmosphere you will be served fish and other home-made specialities. You will enjoy, among others, non-pesticide fruit and vegetables from the garden, olives and olive oil, goat chees, home-brewed wine vugava and plavac, cherry, blackberry and myrtle liqueur, prosecco and unique herb-flavoured brandy... all accompanied by Darko's warm smile :)
It's advisable to call before.
Favorite Dish: I had a whole octopus with potatoes, carrot, garlic and herbs, roasted peka technique (octopus in the pot) where all the savours mix together and get a unique taste. The meal was accompanied by home-made bread and mixed salad made from organic lettuce, tomatoes, capers and wild leaves. I rinsed with a couple of gasses of red wine. The food tasted heavenly!!
The electricity on the island had gone out due to thunderstorms - the restaurant was candel lit. Light blue walls, dark blue table cloths and dark woods gave the restaurant a simple elegance. Started with freshly prepared octopus salad, followed with black risotto, then mussels. For dessert, flan. Each dish reflected an assured hand in the kitchen. The house white could have been a bit better. As the thunderstorms rolled though and the sky darkened, the candels bathed the restaurant in flickering light. There is outside seating which, when the weather cooperates, offers views of the bay.
Favorite Dish: The mussels were cooked in a wonderful garlic white wine broth - the black risotto was deep and full flavored - the octopus salad had cubes of tender potatoes mixed in.
Konoba Bako is situated in the town of Komiza, close by the sea. Here you can enjoy the traditional seafood, fish specialities like Octopus in red-wine sauce and the curious thing is that you can choose by yourself the fish from a small pond.You will be fascineted entering in the restaurant: a press for making wine, fish nets, lanterns and the antique boat of local fishermen, called Falkusa, will bring you in the past!
Favorite Dish: Absolutely, you have to try octopus in red-wine sauce and the tipical dish of the Island that is a kind of salted cake (in italian we would call it focaccia or torta salata) made with salted fish and caperi. Moreover, the restaurant is so particular because of the private collection of antique and well preserved amphoras and old anchors from various periods.
Located on the island of Vis, set on a wonderful tranquil sandy cove (a rarity in Croatia) beneath palm fronds. Started with savur marinara (20 kn) which was cooked fish that had been marinated in olive oil, lemon and various herbs and marinated sardines ( 5 kn a piece) that arrived under a blanket of capers, onions, olives and a drizzle of olive oil - both dishes greedily devoured. I order 2nd class fish (80 kn, 1 KG) and potatoes, which were lightly mashed and sprinkled with herbs (20 kn) - all washed down with a 1 liter of house white (40 kn).
Treat yourself to this unique restaurant set in a garden among sculptures and palm trees. Though it can be costly, like most restaurant you can find a way to minimize the bill, however, be sure to ask for a menu, or they will decide for you!!
Very romantic, do not go alone, as I did!!
HAd hoped to have lunch here but they only serve dinner. A Scottish couple I had met hiking had eaten here the night before and found the setting magical.