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A Guide To Croatia’s Michelin Star Restaurants

One of Croatia's Michelin Star Restaurants
17 Apr

A Guide To Croatia’s Michelin Star Restaurants

Known as a gastronomic wonder in Europe, Croatia is blessed with rich and diverse cuisine with influences from across the continent. Famed for its fresh local cuisine and warm and hospitable nature, dining in Croatia is a special experience sure to be enjoyed by people from all walks of life. But for those that are looking to celebrate a special occasion or simply enjoy the innovation and special flavors that fine dining has to offer, Croatia has you covered here as well.

In this guide we have taken the time to showcase Croatia’s Michelin Star Restaurants, as well as highlight everything from where they are located to what’s on the menu.

Monte, Rovinj

Located within a charming cobbled courtyard of Croatia’s ultra scenic Rovinj, Monte is dedicated to the immense flavors available in its local region of Istria. Combining innovation and tradition, Monte was the very first restaurant in Croatia to receive a Michelin Star.

The menu is a colorful ode to chef Danijel Đekić’s joyful upbringing in Rovinj. In fact, the restaurant itself is situated in his childhood home.

Explore the Monte website here.

Agli Amici Rovinj, Rovinj

The sublime location of Agli Amici Rovinj allows visitors to absorb the scenic vista of Rovinj’s old town while sampling the very best in Istrian delicacies. The gourmet menu takes influence from the region of Istria and adds elements of Italian influence from its sister restaurant in Venice.

Sustainability, passion and exploration are the core influences on chef Emanuele Scarello’s menu, and it shows with every mouthful of his gastronomic triumphs. It is no wonder that the restaurant earned its star within just one year of opening.

Explore the Agli Amici Rovinj website here.

Draga di Lovrana, Lovran

You would be forgiven for not having heard of the quaint Croatian village of Lovran. However, hidden in the streets of this diminutive seaside settlement is a restaurant serving up some of the most delectable dishes in the country.

Draga di Lovrana takes culinary influences from the Adriatic Sea that it overlooks. Spectacular seafood brought in that day by the fishing boats moored below, paired with local Croatian wines and a panoramic view of the aquamarine seascape below. Dining at Luka Goleš’ gourmet eatery is an experience that you will never forget.

Explore the Draga di Lovrana website here.

Nebo, Rijeka

Overlooking the unspoilt visage of the island of Cres, Nebo is a truly sublime gastronomic experience. The fare here tells the story of Croatia’s history through an array of spectacularly creative dishes encompassing meats, seafood and vegetables that are synonymous with Croatian dining.

The rooftop setting makes for an incredible backdrop while you eat, and the beautifully executed wine list ensures that you experience a true journey through a range of flavors. Chef Deni Srdoc has succeeded in presenting what it is to transform ingredients into an experience.

Explore the Nebo website here.

Alfred Keller, Mali Lošinj

The quaint, peaceful streets of Mali Lošinj may not be the first place you’d expect to find a world-class dining experience. However, Michelin Star restaurant Alfred Keller has made its home among the town’s charming alleyways.

The restaurant takes pride in its simplicity, boasting just one menu offering to its evening guests. The restaurant is founded on classic French cooking techniques, but expands its flavor scope to encompass selected notes from around the globe. 

Explore the Alfred Keller website here.

Noel, Zagreb

The only Michelin Star restaurant in Croatia’s capital, Noel serves up an array of contemporary dishes drawing inspiration from Europe’s most desirable cuisines. The six-course tasting menu is seasonal, taking inspiration from the freshest ingredients available at the time of your visit. 

Chef Bruno Vokal has brought an element of his youth to the feel of Noel, with soft lighting and modern furnishings making for a welcoming atmosphere. The restaurant also possesses an incredible range of wines from Italy, France and, of course, Croatia.

Explore the Noel website here.

Boškinac, Novalja

Set among incredible sloped vineyards on the island of Pag, Boškinac combines a serene environment with an ambitious menu. The kitchen team takes his interpretation of traditional island cuisine and adds a modern spin on the theme.

Expect delicately prepared seafood, hearty meat courses and an incredible wine selection. Guests also have the option of staying in the on-site hotel, making for a luxury Croatian getaway that you will never forget.

Explore the Boškinac website here.

Pelegrini, Sibenik

A celebration of Croatia’s wide-ranging culinary history, Pelegrini promises to bring gastronomic elation to all who visit. With a focus on small producers and the very freshest ingredients, the four course menu takes guests on a journey through Croatia’s culinary heritage.

Chef Rudolf Štefan carefully selects where every element of every dish is sourced from and shares this information with his diners. Just as Croatia has taken cultural influence from others throughout its history, the dishes here are inspired by Venetian, Turkish, French and Austro-Hungarian cooking.

Explore the Pelegrini website here.

LD Restaurant, Korcula

Located on the Korčula seafront, Chef Marko Gajski celebrates traditional food from the sea as well as a seasonal menu featuring bold flavors. The restaurant is located inside Lešić Dimitri Palace on Korčula island, with its inspiration coming from the Adriatic Coast.s serene gardens both above and below sea level.

The focus of the restaurant is harnessing ingredients and produce that come from around the island of Korčula on a seasonal basis. Visitors can experience al-fresco fine dining while enjoying the serene views across the bay as they enjoy the very best of Korčula’s local produce.

Explore the LD Restaurant website here.

Restaurant 360, Dubrovnik

Located in a UNESCO Heritage Site and accessed by what appears to be a secret door in the town walls of Dubrovnik, your experience at Restaurant 360 starts off in fine fashion. Once inside, ou will find yourself on an unexpected yet expansive outdoor terrace that features some of the finest views across this beautiful city.

As the only Michelin Star restaurant in Dubrovnik, Executive Chef Marijo Curić’s vision is based on innovating the favorite dishes from Dalmatia and Dubrovnik and fusing them with a modern cooking style. The result is visually stunning dishes that boast serious taste and explore new worlds of flavor.

Explore the Restaurant 360 website here.

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