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Restaurants in Split

Split has restaurants to suit all tastes and budgets these days. Highlights include the fresh local seafood and hearty Dalmatian specialities such as pršut (salted, dry-cured ham), pašticada (a marinated meat dish in fragrant sauce) and crnirižot (black seafood risotto).

The Split restaurants below have been classed into three pricing categories:
Expensive (over 300HRK)
Moderate (150HRK to 300HRK)
Cheap (up to 150HRK)

These Split restaurant prices are for a three-course meal for one, with half a bottle of house wine including tax. Service is not included on bills with 10% service the norm.

Expensive

Konobo Marjan

Cuisine: Seafood

Lauded by locals, this pint-sized joint in the Varoš quarter is known for its grilled fish and impressive selection of Croatian wines. The price tag is a little high by Split standards, but it's worth splashing out for. Be sure to book in advance to secure one of its red-and-white-checked tables.

Address: , Senjska 1, Split, 21000
Telephone: +385 98 934 6848.

Nostromo Restaurant

Cuisine: Seafood

The seafood could not be fresher at Nostromo, the finest seafood restaurant in Split, as it comes straight from the fish market just outside. Choose from a variety of white and blue fish or splash out on an Adriatic seafood platter to share. It comes heaving with grilled fish, squid, mussels and langoustines.

Address: , Kraj Sveti Marije 10, Split, 21000
Telephone: +385 91 405 6666.
Website: http://www.restoran-nostromo.hr

Restaurant Babilon

Cuisine: Mediterranean

One of the oldest restaurants in Split, this established spot serves up perfectly cooked versions of traditional Croatian dishes. The fare is simple, focusing on meat, soups and seafood, but the quality is excellent. Babilon also does a mean pizza.

Address: , Ulica Georgea Washingtona 13, Split, 21000
Telephone: +385 21 344 777.
Website: http://www.restaurant-babilon.com.hr

Moderate

Enoteka Terra

Cuisine: Eastern European

This cellar wine bar, located in Bačvice, is something of a local secret. Enjoy wonderful Croatian vino by the glass as you nibble on Croatian-style tapas at this top Split restaurant. The varied menu features the likes of spicy Slavonian sausage, pršut (air-dried ham), as well as dishes infused with pungent Istrian truffles.

Address: , Prilaz braće Kaliterna 6, Split, 21000
Telephone: +385 21 314 802.
Website: http://www.vinoteka.hr

Restoran Jugo

Cuisine: Dalmatian

Sailing types feast on the terrace of this glass-fronted, 1970s building that overlooks the yachts moored in the ACI marina. The stunning view back across the bay to the Riva and the Old Town more than rewards the walk to the restaurant and the Dalmatian dishes don't disappoint either.

Address: , Uvala baluni bb, Split, 21000
Telephone: +385 21 398 900.
Website: http://www.restoranjugo.com

Stellon

Cuisine: Fusion

Cooking everything from simple pizza and pasta dishes to perfectly cooked steak with truffles from Croatia's Istrian region, Stellon caters to all tastes. Throw in the contemporary décor and relaxed ambience and it is easy to understand its popularity with a young crowd.

Address: Bačvice, Uvala Bačvice bb., Split, 21000
Telephone: +385 21 489 200.

Cheap

Kod Jože

Cuisine: Traditional Croatian

This rustic konoba (traditional Croatian bistro) serves excellent fish and meat dishes. There is something on the menu to suit every budget from cheap and delicious seafood risotto to more pricey local langoustines (scampi). It gets massively busy in summer, though, so make sure to get in early.

Address: , Sredmanuška 4, Split, 21000
Telephone: +385 21 347 397.

Pizzeria Galija

Cuisine: Italian

Customers tuck into delicious brick-oven baked pizzas at heavy wooden tables in this informal, bustling pizzeria, close to the fish market. The central location and wonderfully creative selection of toppings help to make this one of the best pizza restaurants in Split.

Address: , Tončićeva 12, Split, 21000
Telephone: +385 21 347 932.

Šperun

Cuisine: Traditional Croatian

This small, cosy restaurant in Split offers refined local cuisine, with an emphasis on seafood. Its interior is decorated with antiques and modern oil paintings, and the daily special is often a good bet. Come early if you want to nab one of the outdoor tables and stay away from the fresh gilled fish if you're on a tight budget.

Address: , Šperun 3, Split, 21000
Telephone: +385 21 346 999.

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Hotel Adriana

Hotel Adriana is ideal for those looking to really be in the heart of the action. With a perfect location on the Riva waterfront, guests can wake to the smell of the sea. Extras include the decent on-site restaurant and the café-bar out on the Riva, one of the most popular on this pedestrianised boulevard.

Hotel Slavija

The owners claim that the Slavija is the oldest hotel in Split and it may well be. A recent makeover has really improved things and the location is second to none right in the heart of the palace surrounded by bars and restaurants. There are 25 rooms with singles, doubles and triples available.

Le Méridien Lav

This 365-room ultra-luxurious resort boasts top-notch bars, restaurants and leisure facilities that more than offset the 15-minute taxi ride south of Split. It also boasts 17 sea view suites and a beautiful on-site marina which looks great, even if you don't own a boat.

Palace Judita Heritage Hotel

Housed in a stunning ancient building, which draws influences from the Romanesque, gothic and renaissance periods, this is an upmarket central option with spectacular views over the city from its balconies. Renowned service, beautiful rooms and meticulous attention to detail keep Palace Judita popular.

Villa Varoš

One of the few accommodation options in the warren of old streets that make up the historic Varoš district on the edge of Split's city centre, Villa Varoš is also one of the cheapest hotels in the city. It boasts singles, doubles and a couple of apartments that come with their own kitchens.

Hotel B&B Kastel

Hotel B&B Kastel is a real rarity - a great value option within the palace walls. Guests at this super convenient hotel can choose from singles doubles and triples as well as one- and two-bedroom apartments. Some rooms even have good views out over the Riva towards Split's busy port and the offshore islands.