Top 8 restaurants in Zavala, Croatia

December 5, 2017 Rebbecca Marino

Discover the best restaurant in Zavala, Croatia including Konoba Vrisnik, Konoba Kokot, Restaurant Davor Zavala, Restoran Santa Marija, Eis Caffe Jelsa, Flying Pig, Restaurant Skalinada, Konoba Zavala
Things to do in Zavala

1. Konoba Vrisnik

Vrisnik 5, Jelsa, Hvar Island 21465, Croatia Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol Seafood, Mediterranean, Barbecue, European, Croatian, Vegetarian Friendly Lunch, Dinner, Late Night +385 91 578 7351
Excellent
74%
Good
22%
Satisfactory
3%
Poor
1%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 207 reviews

Konoba Vrisnik

In the core of the sunny island of Hvar, in the small village of Vrisnik, there is the family run tavern Vrisnik. Its domestic ambiance and friendly humoured staff will make you wish to return each and every time again. Its blend of pleasant atmosphere and rich offer of Dalmatian cuisine, prepared in the traditional manner, will make your gastronomic experience memorable. Besides the wide choice of Dalmatian dishes, the Vrisnik Tavern offers you also grilled fish and meat specialties, various meals baked under the lid and homemade sweet delicacies, prepared by ancient family recipes. While enjoying the tranquillity of this place and the unique sound of the fire crackling in the heart, you will feel the scents of some ancient times. Welcome and enjoy your meal!

Reviewed By Chimata-no-kami - New York City, New York

Overall, our experience with restaurants on the Dalmatian coast has been subpar. Usually basic fare, not creative at all, and quite often dubious quality and quantity at inflated prices. The goal seems to be just to rip off tourists without any regard for repeat business. Konoba Vrisnik is an exception, at least in terms of quality of the ingredients and the effort by the owner and the chef. I'd give it 5 stars if graded on a local curve, but 4 stars here for consistency when compared more broadly.
This is not haute cuisine, but well executed Mediterranean fare. The meats and fish are carefully selected and prepared in a simple, yet very tasty fashion. I strongly recommend calling a day in advance and asking what's the best and the freshest for baking "under peka" and order it. Octopus is probably the choicest delicacy prepared this way. Drink the great local wine, especially Plavac Mali (a cousin of Zinfandel/Primitivo).
The setting is inland, but very nice, especially around sunset. Because it is a bit out of the way, the prices are more reasonable, too. Most guests are seasoned Hvar visitors with very few accidental tourists, which one has to like. Members of our party knew the owner, so the service was great, but I can only hope that the same treatment is given to all-comers.

2. Konoba Kokot

Kunichica Dvor 8 | 2 km from Stari Grad, Dol, Stari Grad, Hvar Island 21460, Croatia Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Highchairs Available Mediterranean, European, Croatian Lunch, Dinner, Late Night +385 91 511 4288
Excellent
77%
Good
18%
Satisfactory
3%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 247 reviews

Konoba Kokot

Reviewed By SkyboyTel_Aviv - Tel-Aviv

Our apartment owner has recommended this place for a good, authentic dinner. Same day Reservations wasn't possible due to full occupancy, but next day we order meat (veal and lamb) slow cooking dish.
It was great! Our kinds had hamburger which was really juicy and tasty (didn't know it is possible.. ) in addition, Seating in the garden and smelling wood burning...
Made the whole experience worth it (it is also not expensive ).
Go there.

3. Restaurant Davor Zavala

Zavala | Near Harbour, Zavala, Jelsa, Hvar Island 21465, Croatia Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi Pizza, Seafood, Mediterranean, European, Croatian, Grill, Vegetarian Friendly Lunch, Brunch +385 95 541 5830
Excellent
74%
Good
20%
Satisfactory
4%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 252 reviews

Restaurant Davor Zavala

Dear guests, the history of tourism and hospitality in the Barbic family dates back to 1972 when our grandparents, Kristo and Vinka Barbic, welcomed their first tourists. After them our parents Davor and Vilma Barbic cherished tradition of this work for many years as honorable and honest people. Today, after more than 40 years, the two of us brothers, Krišto and Grgo Barbic, with the help of our parents and the support of our families, strive to provide you with as better service as possible. Although the times are modern, as are we, we still respect the tradition. Feel comfortable and well received in our family restaurant!

Reviewed By sXekid - Central Croatia, Croatia

If you would like to combine trip around the island and good food this place is for you. Located outside from the main tourist spots nearby Zavala this place offers really nice food at affordable (cheaper) prices than in Hvar.
We had pizza, pasta with shrimps and seafood, and pasta with truffle. Pasta was really delicious, homemade and fresh. Smell was fabulous, you can tell it is different right away and that it`s not from the freezer. There is a beach few steps away so you can enjoy it as well. Zavala is a very small place, there is more to see, but there are lots of winery's so try something on the way home.

4. Restoran Santa Marija

Sansovica Dvor 3 | Family restaurant, Dol, Stari Grad, Hvar Island 21460, Croatia Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Highchairs Available, Accepts Credit Cards Mediterranean, Seafood, European Lunch, Drinks, Dinner +385 98 259 177
Excellent
82%
Good
11%
Satisfactory
6%
Poor
1%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 118 reviews

Restoran Santa Marija

Reviewed By Charlotte K - New York City, New York

I had a nice leisurely dinner here on an early summer evening (7 pm). The restaurant was not very busy and I was seated right away. I had the grilled grade 1 fresh fish served with grilled zucchini, peppers and eggplant. I am unfamiliar with how croats grade their fish but the grade 1 I had was very fresh and tasty. I have to say that as good as the fish was, the star of the meal surprisingly was the lovely chargrilled veggies. I also had the white house wine which was okay, as well as a tall glass of elderflower drink which was sooo very good. Ask for extra ice to make it super refreshing!! I really liked my server too, a young man who conversed with me in English. All in, I would recommend this place and I expect I shall be returning over my stay in Hvar.

5. Eis Caffe Jelsa

Riva 1901, Jelsa, Hvar Island 21465, Croatia Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol Cafe Breakfast HK$385 +385 91 150 4282
Excellent
71%
Good
19%
Satisfactory
6%
Poor
3%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 66 reviews

Eis Caffe Jelsa

After a 60 -year-old tradition of ice and sweets , we carry after generations the responsibility for the quality of our predecessors . An ice can the refreshment revive a coffee to enjoy but with us you get more than that. Beautiful sea view , stress free place and soul rest .

Reviewed By drlargepants - Chester, United Kingdom

I spent many a morning here drinking an espresso whilst my son ate ice cream.
Great location with views of the square, harbour and Mainland.
At night it seams to merge with the pizza place next door which is owned by the same family.
Ice cream is excellent, as is the coffee. Beer is ožujsko on tap (brilliant!)

Staff are utterly wonderful, multi lingual and lovely people to boot.
I wish I could transport this place back to the UK.
Highly recommended.

6. Flying Pig

Riva, Jelsa, Hvar Island 21465, Croatia Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Free Wifi, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Full Bar Bar, Gastropub, European, Street Food, Vegetarian Friendly Lunch, Dinner +385 95 554 1179
Excellent
88%
Good
11%
Satisfactory
1%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

5 based on 116 reviews

Flying Pig

BEEF BURGERS (100% beef) / WINGS / SPARE RIBS / PULLED PORK & CRAFT BEER from Croatian local craft Breweries. Flying Pig offers tasty food, charcoal grilled meat, and best Croatian craft beers. The ingredients we use are 100% local beef, chicken and pork meat. Pairing local craft beer with each dish is a must! We keep it short and madly delicious: additive free food, but highly addictive!

Reviewed By LondonJoe666 - Colchester, United Kingdom

This independent burger restaurant has a prime location in the popular port area of Jelsa. It gets great reviews on TA, possibly due to the demographic of it's customers being younger and more active online than patrons of less exciting restaurants.
While I enjoy eating good burgers I rarely find it a memorable experience. I've eaten burgers from all kinds of places in many countries and none of them really improve on what I could make at home. The only place that stood out was the legendary JAKES in Seven Kings, sadly now closed down.
In general though I just don't get what all the fuss is about, ground beef in a bread roll, so what! In a country like Croatia which so much amazing cooking going on and incredible fresh ingredients, especially from the sea, why would I want to eat at a gourmet burger place? Well just to keep the kids happy I suppose!
Having said all that the burgers and fries here are all excellent, well cooked, delicious and served with style and charm. It's just like back home, how dull!

7. Restaurant Skalinada

Zavala 162, Zavala, Jelsa, Hvar Island 21465, Croatia Reservations, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Wifi, Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Accepts Credit Cards Seafood, Mediterranean, European, Croatian Drinks, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner +385 21 767 019
Excellent
88%
Good
4%
Satisfactory
0%
Poor
8%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 25 reviews

Restaurant Skalinada

SKALINADA is a family restaurant, opened in 1990, situated by the sea in the small and quiet village of Zavala on the south side of Hvar island. Skalinada still remains loyal to local tastes of long-term following the usual process of Mediterranean culinary variations.

Reviewed By stockspinney - Pershore, United Kingdom

We had the meal of the day here one evening, the food was really tasty and came very quickly. It was good value and the staff were very helpful.

8. Konoba Zavala

Zavala, Jelsa, Hvar Island 21465, Croatia Reservations Seafood, Mediterranean Lunch, Dinner +385 98 900 8360
Excellent
93%
Good
7%
Satisfactory
0%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

5 based on 14 reviews

Konoba Zavala

Reviewed By journerer - Slovenia

A restaurant offers elaborated selection of dishes.. and everything we tried during our two visits was extremely tasteful. The atmosphere was homely and the personnel very friendly. Oh, and spacious parking place under olive trees...

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