Where to Eat in Split: The Best Restaurants and Bars

July 31, 2017 Rosalyn Ihle

The largest city on the Adriatic Coast, seaside delight Split has been under Roman, Venetian, Austrian, French, Italian and Yugoslav control. There is an abundance of restaurants and wine cellars. Sites such as Diocletian's Palace and Mausoleum, the Grgur Ninski Statue and the Cathedral and Bell Tower of St. Domnius justify its position as a UNESCO-designated World Heritage Site. The city's coves offer several lovely beaches, including central Bacvice. Ferries link Split to Dalmatian summer resorts.
Things to do in Split

1. Konoba Nikola

Ivankova 42, Stobrec, Split 21311, Croatia Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi Seafood, Mediterranean, European, Croatian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner, Late Night +385 21 326 235
Excellent
87%
Good
8%
Satisfactory
3%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 552 reviews

Konoba Nikola

Reviewed By dominikjuric1955 - Konjic, Bosnia and Herzegovina

The best dining experience in Croatia so far. Fantastic atmosfere, amazing food and really friendly staff. Highly recommended

2. Kantun Paulina

Matosica Ulica, Split, Croatia Takeout, Serves Alcohol Fast Food, Croatian Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Excellent
69%
Good
23%
Satisfactory
5%
Poor
2%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 485 reviews

Kantun Paulina

Reviewed By Amit_and_Alex - California

This is less a restaurant and more a food stall. There are no tables and people line up to get their sandwiches. The lines can be quite long as the staff grills the meat as needed.
The Sandwich was awesome. We got a Sandwich with Cevapi, a grilled meat dish from Bosnia and Herzegovinia, ajvar, a red bell pepper and eggplant sauce, and kajmak, a Balkan clotted cream. Oh, what would I give to have another Sandwich from Kantun Paulina right now!

3. Villa Spiza

Kruzhiceva 3, Split 21000, Croatia Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Free Wifi Croatian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner, Late Night +385 91 152 1249
Excellent
77%
Good
17%
Satisfactory
4%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 1 reviews

Villa Spiza

No Reservations

Reviewed By chakshi - Bengaluru, India

After a very tiring day traveling across Split we fortunately ended up at Villa Spiza based on the recommendation at Lonely Planet for a dinner. We did not make any advance reservation, hence the chances looked bleak when we arrived. There was a long queue, hence we had to wait almost 45 mins, however had fun while we waited. The 2 ladies managing almost everything (Everything!) served beer while we waited and the time went by watching people across the narrow lane and by the the smell of sea food.
Whatever we selected (Seafood pasta, Mussels, seafood risotto, calamari) were heavenly! The hosts made us feel warm and enjoy our food till the end.. …think we were the last to leave the place! (actually, never wanted to )
Be there.. try Villa Spiza … you will get much more in the 2 hours you spend there!

4. Dvor

Put Firula 14, Split 21000, Croatia Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi Seafood, Mediterranean, European, Contemporary, Croatian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner, Brunch +385 21 571 513
Excellent
71%
Good
20%
Satisfactory
6%
Poor
2%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 1 reviews

Dvor

Opened in 2013, Dvor has become one of the best Croatian restaurants in just three years. Dvor features a serene and intimate environment with spectacular views of Adriatic sea and the nearby Islands of Brac and Solta. The cooking philosophy of chef and part-owner Boris Asanović is the preparation of traditional Dalmatian dishes at a higher level. The menu changes seasonally. In the spring and summer is more based on sea, and in the autumn and winter to the land products. The wine list is based on the Dalmatian wines and wines of other Croatian regions.

Reviewed By tadec5 - Florida

We had a party of 10 and the staff served us smoothly and attentively without problem. Delicious food, creative menu, wonderful wine menu, dark and cozy atmosphere at night with a beautiful view. The restaurant is on the water, and in lovely weather the outdoor Seating looked very appealing. A bit of a distance from downtown, so keeps it from being overly touristy. This was recommended to us and we were not disappointed.

5. Zinfandel Food & Wine Bar

Ulica Marka Marulica 2, Split 21000, Croatia Buffet, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Wifi, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Accepts Credit Cards Mediterranean, European, Wine Bar, Croatian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night, Drinks +385 21 355 135
Excellent
72%
Good
22%
Satisfactory
4%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 1 reviews

Zinfandel Food & Wine Bar

Reviewed By RamblingMac

Great wine selection. Even by the glass the selection is good with over half a dozen reds and another half dozen whites and a few rose available. The food looked and smelled great, I didn't try it. Saturday night had live music. A couple of guys with guitars. They were pretty good. A bit pricey. The bartender was fairly knowledgeable about the wines. All of the staff seemed good.

6. CHOPS GRILL Steak & Seafood

Kamila Toncica 4 | Across the bronze cup sculpture in Marmontova Street, Split 21000, Croatia Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Highchairs Available, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Credit Cards Steakhouse, Seafood, Mediterranean, European, Croatian, International, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch HK$78 - HK$275 +385 91 365 0000
Excellent
65%
Good
25%
Satisfactory
6%
Poor
2%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 1 reviews

CHOPS GRILL Steak & Seafood

CHOPS GRILL Steak & Seafood is a modern steakhouse offering prime meats from all over the world, local fish steaks and some contemporary pastas and salads. The main grill is in the dining area, offering a great view of our grill master in action. It is perfectly located just off the main Marmontova street, and still set in a way that offers enough space and privacy for our guests. Reservations recommended. For groups and private parties please contact us directly. We are open for breakfast (from 8 AM), lunch and dinner daily.

Reviewed By D B - Niagara-on-the-Lake, Canada

Enjoyed our dinner here but was a little cold given it was December. The staff were friendly and the service and food was good. If coming here in winter months, dress warm as although enclosed/covered and heated with warmers it still is outdoors. Would recommend though.

7. Bokeria Kitchen & Wine Bar

Domaldova 8, Split 21000, Croatia Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi Mediterranean, European, Wine Bar, Croatian, Eastern European, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night +385 21 355 577
Excellent
70%
Good
23%
Satisfactory
5%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 2 reviews

Bokeria Kitchen & Wine Bar

Once a cult iron works Mikacic, today a modern Dalmatian tavern. Bokeria will lure You with its colours, Mediterranean flavours and Dalmatian vibe in a unique, vibrant piazza. If You are looking for a place to enjoy the simple, high-quality food and good wines, Bokeria is a place for You.

Reviewed By Reva R - Moscow, Russia

Nice place, well located in the city. we did not book a table in advance, and we found when we arrived. Food - all delicious, quality and fresh products. the only thing that really hindered this loud music, which created an obstacle for conversation. waiters are attentive, try to open the door to every new guest, but not always in time approached the table, you had to call or wait. The place is not cheap for this region, but compared to Moscow or Madrid, this restaurant is very affordable. the menu is small, but quite diverse.
Try, and I hope you like it!

8. Kod sfinge vaneuropske zviri

Buvinina 1, Split 21000, Croatia Full Bar, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi Seafood, Mediterranean, European, Croatian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options Lunch, Dinner HK$94 - HK$290 +385 99 443 8666
Excellent
80%
Good
12%
Satisfactory
4%
Poor
3%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 255 reviews

Kod sfinge vaneuropske zviri

Reviewed By CaliforniaCass - California

Made a reservation after smelling the truffles wafting through the alleyways of the palace. Ended up being the only meal I've really enjoyed in all of Croatia. Home style cooking with a lot of care. Octopus starter is a standout. Also the shrimp ravioli and beef specialty of the house were amazing. Beautiful sauces and gravies good for dipping. House wines good. Server was also class. We will come again.

9. To Je Tako

Ulica Kraj Svetog Ivana 5, Split 21000, Croatia Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi Mexican, Latin, Central American, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night, Drinks HK$39 - HK$165 +385 21 553 021
Excellent
74%
Good
20%
Satisfactory
3%
Poor
2%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 390 reviews

To Je Tako

Authentic Mexican street food paired with Croatian Craft beer & cocktails. Fresh ingredients all around!

Reviewed By Robert L - Friendship, Maine

The owners and operators of To Je Tako provided a private and unique Thanksgiving Event for Americans (and many other nations) living in Split. It was an exceptional meal and directed by those two lovely owners with warm smiles and absolutely perfect service. We felt like a family surrounded with care and joy. Food was excellent. Everybody had a wonderful expat Thanksgiving. A+++

10. Torito Food Bar

Domaldova 2, Split 21000, Croatia Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards Croatian, Bar, Mediterranean, European, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Drinks HK$78 - HK$141 +385 91 171 3551
Excellent
82%
Good
11%
Satisfactory
5%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 270 reviews

Torito Food Bar

TORITO fine food bar is situated in the Diocletian's palace in historical city of Split. Our offer consists of traditional, modern and contemporary cuisine. You will enjoy our good tunes, cocktails and draught Guinness beer with your friends or family. Visit us and share our good vibes because energy never lies!

Reviewed By smartsnake23 - Singapore

First meal upon arriving in Split. Had to find somewhere to eat as our airbnb wasn't ready yet. Glad we came across Torito. Waitress was helpful in recommending food and service was quick. Had the beef which was so tender. Lovely place right in the city center.

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