Very good location, beautiful view to the sea.
The food is delicious, prepared from fresh food and other sea animals.
Very good wine Refošk.
The best grilled shrimps, shrimpas á la Buzara, battered shrimps.
We arrived very late at Restaurant Neptun as it was already past 3PM but, fortunately, they were still serving dinner.
Open 12PM - 4PM and 6PM – midnight
Favorite Dish: We had an excellent seafood dinner for two:
Ribja salata (seafood salad): 8 €
Dondoli (grilled warty venus shells): 14€
Njoki scampi (gnocchi with scampi): 10€
Fritura (half a dozen small fried fish): 12€
Vino belo (white wine): 9€
More than a restaurant this is a bar and beergarden, by the sea. A great place to relax, unwind, and taste some delicious pre-dinner snacks. Zlatorog beer seems to be really good
Favorite Dish: a platter of yummy local ham left to age in karst caves
This restaurant is really small. In fact it has only a dining room that can accomodate around thirty customers. This place is cosy and the personnel was very kind.
Restaurant Neptun serves meat, fish and seafood dishes.
Favorite Dish: I went there three times. Their fried seafood with french fries was very good and well prepared. Even the rice with seafood was very good.
This was a pleasant cafe at which we dinner when we were in Piran. It is on the waterfront and featured outdoor tables and tables under an awning. The menu had a good variety of meat and seafood dishes. We had prawns, which were very good. The service was excellent, and the restaurant was family friendly.
Great little place run by ex-pat Venetians -- owners very friendly and speak fluent English as well as Slovene, Italian and German and doubtless other tongues. Istrian, Italian and Slovenian dishes using fresh local produce. Cheaper than the tourist trap eateries along the main shore in Piran but cuisine in a different league entirely. Unmissable!
Favorite Dish: Tagliatelle with fresh porcini mushrooms.
There are more than dozen restaurants in a row on the costal part of the town quarter Punta.
Favorite Dish: I didn't stop here for lunch but, in my experience, the food in Slovenian restorants is always of a very good quality.
I suggest you seafood because there are a number of fishermen in the town of Piran and this kind of food must be very fresh.
In Piran, walk along the shore that leads to Punta Madonna to find a long stream of restaurants overlooking the sea, routinely crowded by hearty eaters. Avoiding the first touristy and more expensive spots, head for the ones in the nearby May 1 Square, less showy but cheaper and serving the same quality cuisine. A steaming bowl of fish soup teeming with mussels, langoustines and octopus costs €3.
Service is excellent all over and restaurants remain open all day in the summer to give you the chance to sit and eat non-stop from noon to about half past ten in the evening.
Favorite Dish: Come ready to find a simple cuisine, drizzled with olive oil to preserve the inebriating flavors. Fried shrimp and calamari appear on every table. Don't forget to try the mussels "alla busara", fish soup and seafood risotto accompanied by the legendary white Malvasia, refreshing in the summer. Piran has a microclimate that can yield 285 days of sunshine a year, granting local vineyards the occasional treat of two harvests annually. The local wine is organic and small-batch, and incredibly cheap.
If you don't like fish, the Slovenian cuisine provides the famous cevapcici or savory meats flavored with spicy pepper-based sauce. Local feature apart from the games, the sauerkraut served with fistful dumplings enriched with sausage and rib-roast.
The worthy end of a Piranese lunch is the classic palacinca and the local grappa.
East of the Punta lighhouse, 2 places serve pizzas.
They are Punta & Flora.
There are also a few pubs in this area.
Piran has many seafood restaurants; check along the road : Presernovo nabrezje.
There's also an outdoor market in the small square behind the town hall.
Jestvina Supermarket is opposite Trg Bratsva 8. Opened from 7 am to 8 pm, weekdays; till 1 pm Saturday & till 11 am on Sunday.
Fish is a must, of course. It is generally garnished with tomato, onion and oregano. Mussels, oysters, clams and 'datteri' are also very common on the table. It is to be considered that 'datteri' are not officilly allowed due to the environmental spoilage caused to collect them (they grow IN the rocks).
Please, forget about beer: this is a land of wine. In that region there are just two kinds of wines which are locally grown: Refosk (red) and Malvazija (white). Both of them are good, though not excellent.
These two restaurants a few metres apart are in prime positions along the shore front and capitalise on the ready flow of passers by. The food is reasonable but by Piran standards expensive. However, you can sit outside under cover even in the rain and gaze out to sea.
Favorite Dish: I can recommend the pasta with truffles and the blitva (described in the English translation of the menu as “local spinach”).
This is a very popular place which means that it is OK!
And...situated in the heart of the Old Town.
An excellent pizza, fine pasta dishes they serve and there is a wide choice of fish- and meat dishes.
Add to these positive things friendly staff and a fine ambiance then it is clear where to go to re-fuel!
Favorite Dish: I prefer fish dishes.....
In this postcard you can see a building with 3 huge arches, top right ......
This is a lovely place: view on Tartini Square and view on the Harbour and all that is there and happens there.....
They serve perfect pizzas e.g. and one day I had a sandwich pizza.
I had never heard of such a thing and tried one: wow, it was great! I can recommend that to you.
Their prices are not high at all, service was very fine and you can sit and enjoy your meal inside or outside inder the 3 arches.....
Favorite Dish: The sandwich pizza, definitely!
(Nooooo, not a SANDWITCH, see my GREECE PAGES )
Oh, one more thing....see next tip and you will know that you are at the right place!!
Along the bathing area are loads of seafront restaurants and because Piran is a very popular place and because they all line the seafront, these places are not cheap. I came to this one as I think it was a cheaper option and had lunch but I can’t now remember what I ate! Obviously the menu is heavy on seafood such as Dorade, Bass, Sole (all for 8,000SIT), Lobster (14,000SIT!), Scampi (3,300SIT) and Squid (1,500SIT). They also do meat dishes such as escallops, rump steaks and mixed grills.
after about half an hour, with the smells of the hot and cold dishes carried around on the sea breeze, a kind cat arrived and took place under my chair....
Half an hour (or less) later nr. 2 walked in and last but not least this one with the tip of its tongue between its lips, appeared.....
This would never be tolerated in The Netherlands but here in Piran the waiters were used to it......and we didn't mind.......the more the merrier....
Favorite Dish: The cat and I happened to have the same preference to FISH DISHES, but she, poor animal can't pay and asks me if I have a bite to spare......of course I had....
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