Where to Eat in Zagreb: The Best Restaurants and Bars

April 8, 2018 Tambra Mccollister

Zagreb got its start as two medieval fortress towns atop hills overlooking the Sava River, and was reborn in the Baroque period as center of business, perfectly located on routes connecting Central Europe to the Adriatic Sea. These days, Zagreb is the heart of contemporary Croatia’s culture, art, sports, and academics, but its history is not forgotten. The unique blend of medieval towers, 19th century palaces, open-air markets, and ancient cathedrals, make Zagreb the perfect city to explore.
Things to do in Zagreb

1. Pri Zvoncu

Vrbik XIII, Zagreb, Croatia Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi Barbecue, European, Eastern European, Croatian, Central European Lunch, Dinner, Late Night +385 1 6198 473
Excellent
60%
Good
33%
Satisfactory
4%
Poor
2%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 259 reviews

Pri Zvoncu

Reviewed By Kemalk_52 - Dubrovnik, Croatia

Classical croatian local food..The place is a insider restaurant and has indoor and outdoor seats. . Affordable tasty food,especially meat dishes and local wines. . Moderate prices and friendly service. . Recommended. .

2. Gallo

Hebrangova 34 | Andije Hebranga 34, 10 000, Zagreb, Central Croatia, Zagreb 10000, Croatia Parking Available, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Free Off-Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Highchairs Available, Accepts Credit Cards Seafood, Mediterranean, European, Croatian, Central European, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner HK$78 - HK$181 +385 1 4814 014
Excellent
67%
Good
23%
Satisfactory
6%
Poor
3%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 358 reviews

Gallo

Since 2002. we are true Mediterranian restaurant in heart of Zagreb ! Only 10 minutes away from Zagreb main square and Croatian national theatre, hidden in Castellum centre with breathtaking garden and perfect match of traditional and modern cuisine you will find Gallo.

Reviewed By MicD30 - Hertfordshire, United Kingdom

There were six of us.
Not the easiest of restaurants to find as it is located in the basement of the Turkish Embassy buildings. The ambience was fine and bright. The staff were professional and generally friendly although at times they appeared aloof. I got the impression that they take customers for granted and pre-assess you on likely spend! The menu was extensive but the food itself didn’t come up to scratch in some instances. Pasta was dry and hard (beyond al dente) and the beef poorly cooked. Two of our party left their mains. Other dishes were fine and plentiful. All in all, it didn’t come up to expectations commensurate with the prices charged.

3. Zinfandel's Restaurant

Mihanoviceva Ulica 1, Zagreb 10000, Croatia Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Valet Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi Contemporary, Croatian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night HK$267 - HK$1,083 +385 1 4566 644
Excellent
73%
Good
18%
Satisfactory
7%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 359 reviews

Zinfandel's Restaurant

Unique environment created at the Zinfandel's and superb cuisine that combines excellent local ingredients with tastes from all over the world are the winning combination for fine dinning experience in the heart of Zagreb. Building up on the Esplanade tradition of the finest cuisine, Ana Grgic, young & charming Chef, is refreshing the local restaurant offer by connecting Zagreb with the Mediterranean and continental Europe. The Zinfandel's menu features delicious, modern and creative dishes based on fish, meat, poultry or vegetables. Each dish is prepared with great care and sense of beauty. All wines have been carefully selected, by country's first Sommelier, to perfectly complement the dishes from the menu. Selection of fine sweets from all over the world is complemented with local delicacies, prepared by Croatia's No. 1 Chef Patissier. Oleander Terrace offers is a popular place for dining outside during spring and summer months, and offers stunning views across the park and city. Restaurant is open seven days a week and serves buffet and a la carte breakfast, seasonal a la carte menu for lunch and dinner, business lunch and Sunday Brunch. A la carte dishes can be ordered from ipad menus or can even be downloaded prior the arrival to check the offer. Restaurant and Terrace can be rented for celebrations, events and weddings. Open: Mon-Sat, 6 am - 11 pm Sun, 6.30 Am - 11 pm

Reviewed By 383JoeM - London, United Kingdom

Service was friendly and efficient. Sommelier extremely knowledgeable about the (rather wonderful) local wines. Try the Tomas orange wine if you haven't already.
Cod tripe unusual and interesting. Tartare steak was done perfectly, the pomegranate dessert - featuring mousse, sorbet and sugared seeds - very interesting indeed. Compliments to the chef. The millie-feuille needs some work to take it up a notch or two.
It's not cheap but it's very good. Enjoy.

4. Le Bistro Esplanade

Mihanoviceva Ulica 1, Zagreb 10000, Croatia Highchairs Available, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Valet Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi Mediterranean, European, Croatian, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night HK$71 - HK$212 +385 1 4566 611
Excellent
66%
Good
24%
Satisfactory
8%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 476 reviews

Le Bistro Esplanade

Le Bistro has a strong heritage and history as the city's culinary innovator. Opened in 1986, as a small French type of restaurant, Le Bistro immediately took an important place in the everyday life of the capital. It was the first restaurant with the glass roof. Le Bistro hostesses were the first in town to wear silk uniforms. Also, Le Bistro was the first place where wine and champagne were served per glass. It is interesting that Le Bistro first served little chocolate with the coffee, and in 1989 Le Bistro was the first place in Croatia to serve the famous Italian dessert tiramisu and celebrate Valentine's Day. Today, this charming renovated restaurant is home to the legendary 'Esplanade Strukli' - traditional dish of Zagreb region - and the best in town! Le Bistro offers light breakfast, excellent coffee, awarded cakes, croissants, Menu du jour at just 22 EUR (3-course menu per Chef's choice with glass of house wine, coffee or tea), seasonal a la carte menu designed by celebrity chef Ana Grgic and seasonal promotional menus. Enjoy Le Bistro during breakfast, lunch or dinner inside or on the green Terrace. Open every day from 9 am - 11 pm

Reviewed By EvaW0000 - Hong Kong, China

It’s located in Esplanade hotel. I like the window seats here. Very comfortable and likes I was in Paris .
Food is very good, especially the risiotto and steak tartar.
The veal is too salty , not tender enough.
Desert is not good . I had tiramisu : which looks good but soso taste. The famous local desert ( bake cheese ) not so yummy . Skip it! Don’t waste time
Food it’s expensive in Zagreb standard but worth coming .
2 adults and 1 kid ( no wine ) around 100 Euro

5. Duksa Pizza

Duknoviceva Ulica 4, Zagreb 10000, Croatia Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi Italian, Pizza, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options Lunch, Dinner, Brunch HK$31 - HK$78 +385 1 2334 556
Excellent
76%
Good
17%
Satisfactory
5%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 426 reviews

Duksa Pizza

Thin crusty pizza, prepared in wood oven. Fresh basil, organic garlic, extravirgin olive oil. Interior that makes you wanna stay. Forever.

Reviewed By Frenki8

This pizzeria, my favourite in Zagreb, never leaves me disappointed. Besides pizza that is always excellent, the staff can't be more polite. ☺ if you like pizza with thin crust and delicous toppings of high quality, this will soon become your favourite pizza, too. ?

6. Vagabund

Vlashka Ulica 90, Zagreb 10000, Croatia Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts Credit Cards Pizza, Mediterranean, European, Croatian, International, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options Lunch, Dinner, Brunch HK$16 - HK$126 +385 1 4641 177
Excellent
64%
Good
29%
Satisfactory
5%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 757 reviews

Vagabund

Vagabund was opened in 1983 and spangles a tradition of 30 years.In Vagabund you can spend pleasent and warm moments, with available prices and kind personnel. Our offering is really big and we try to approach You with traditional way of food making. We started as pizzeria with recipes of one of the best chefs and till today we hold that tradition of delightful pizza which has a special taste. In 2007 we were proclaimed the best pizzeria in Zagreb. We are visited by manny distingushed musicians, academicians, lawyers, doctors, bohemians and manny other. In Vagabund people come to relax and enjoy in conversation and sound of rock music.

Reviewed By Mike L

My wife and I just finished eating here and we both agree that the top rating (at least for pizza) is 2.5 - 3, tops.
She ordered a pizza that included shrimps. What she got was sliced, frozen 'crab sticks'. We went after a long hospital visit and only visited this restaurant because of the high rating here, but please believe me; it was very disappointing.

7. Zrno bio bistro

Meduliceva Ulica 20, Zagreb 10000, Croatia Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards European, Healthy, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner +385 1 4847 540
Excellent
70%
Good
21%
Satisfactory
6%
Poor
2%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 412 reviews

Zrno bio bistro

Croatia's first certified 100% organic vegan restaurant. Zrno bio bistro works with ingredients delivered locally each morning from Croatia's first organic farm, Zrno. We are proud to say that we know where our food comes from as we offer a wide and delicious range of organic food prepared in accordance with vegan standards and macrobiotic principles. Here, you'll also find refreshening and rejuvenating all-organic smoothies, tea, coffee, beer and wine, as well as delicious. sugar-free cakes and desserts.

Reviewed By romanakonjicromana - Zagreb, Croatia

Great vegan food, atmosphere and service.Food is organic and fresh, portions are optimal. They offer very tasty desserts.This restaurant is very good choice for those who likes vegan, organic and macrobiotic well-balanced food. All in all, very nice place to have a healthy meal.

8. Mundoaka Street Food

Petrinjska Ulica 2, Zagreb 10000, Croatia Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Accepts Credit Cards International, European, Street Food, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Drinks, Late Night +385 1 7888 777
Excellent
66%
Good
23%
Satisfactory
7%
Poor
2%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 1 reviews

Mundoaka Street Food

We emphasize High Quality ingredients and freshly prepared seasonal foods with an original street food twist. "Food with Heart and Soul". Our signature dishes (ribs, chicken, cheeseburger) are presented as street food using modern techniques inspired by Mundoaka's love of food, our one of a kind pastries and cakes, and we make everything from scratch with the best ingredients available. We are vegetarian and vegan friendly as well! Mundoaka offers its own exclusive unfiltered craft beer from Spain available in three varieties, plus Otro Mundo Craft Beer from Argentina and an ever-expanding wine list. Our menu changes daily and the unique dishes created by Mundoaka team will simply delight your tastes in a community atmosphere made for sharing great food and great experiences.

Reviewed By ProfessorTravelling - Stavanger, Norway

Overall 3/5
Location and view 4/5
Cleanliness 4/5
Service 4/5
Food overall 3/5
Nudl with shrimps 4/5
Hamburger: 1/5
Interior 3/5
Would I return?Maybe, but not because of the strong food smell from the kitchen and the lousy burger! Bread was soggy, meat was just a hard lump of meat! This has nothing to do with real street food!

9. Plac

Dolac 2, Zagreb 10000, Croatia Delivery, Reservations, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards Barbecue, European, Eastern European, Croatian, Grill Lunch, Dinner HK$24 - HK$55 +385 1 4876 761
Excellent
63%
Good
28%
Satisfactory
6%
Poor
2%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 707 reviews

Plac

Kitchen&Grill Plac is a small diner located just below the most famous Zagreb's market - Dolac. Plac, in colloquial language means market, is offering traditional meat delicacies served with fresh vegetables from Docal market. What makes our offer exceptional is the quality of meat. Plac offers cevapcici, pljeskavica, hamburger and cheeseburger made from only 100% beef from domestic breeding. Charcoal grill allows us to prepare it in the best possible way offering you a special experience of soft, juicy and tasteful local delicacies - such as cevapcici. Do not miss to try our somun bread and refresh yourself with a nice selection of local wines and beers.

Reviewed By Stare04 - Chicago, Illinois

This was my favorite restaurant in Zagreb and the cevapcici is ridiculously good. It is a smaller place with mostly outdoor Seating. It was 100 degrees Fahrenheit when we were there so the canopy was a welcome relief from the brutal sun.
Prices are reasonable, service was great but Plac is a bit hard to find without GPS or knowledge of the area. Make sure you go up the stairs or you'll walk right past it (like we did). Great spot for a quicker lunch or dinner.

10. Curry Bowl

Tkalchiceva Ulica 44, Zagreb 10000, Croatia Delivery, Highchairs Available, Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards Asian, Fusion, Sri Lankan, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options Lunch, Dinner, Brunch HK$31 - HK$94 +385 1 5579 175
Excellent
64%
Good
24%
Satisfactory
5%
Poor
5%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 368 reviews

Curry Bowl

Sri Lankan food themed restaurant is known for its flavor packed dishes that are made using spices, aromatic herbs and coconut. From traditional curry, the famous Sri Lankan deviled and a range of Mediterranean fusion dishes, Curry Bowl will keep you wanting more after you have tried us!

Reviewed By Gisele D

Fried chicken with homemade curry mayo was pretty good, but too small portions.
Kotthu was too dry. As a huge glued ball of everything.
Fried Rice not so good, I eat much better.
Bad and poor food supply, cheap food, no organic eggs or other organic groceries.
Tarace is nice, street is loveley.

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