Restaurants in North-western Istria

The choice of restaurants in northwest Istria is rich and varied. Whether you want a quick bite in a small tavern, an evening out in a posh restaurant or you wish simply to enjoy a cosy home atmosphere in a restaurant offering local specialties, there is something for everyone. All restaurants of the region can be found in the list below. We have also a separate page which is dedicated to the best restaurants of northwestern Istria.

List of: Restaurants

Amfora Ribarnička 10 52466 Novigrad +385 52 726 298 See on the map
A modern and romantic restaurant by the sea has 3 indoor halls, one roofed and two open terraces, from which you can watch incomparable sunsets. The restaurant is known for dishes with fish and seafood. The wine card comprises more than 100 wines from Croatia and the world.

Specialties: fish and seafood

Additional information:
Restaurant type: Fish restaurant
Own car park: Yes
Email: info@uo-amfora.hr
A casa Grupija 13a 52475 Savudrija +385 52 737 101 See on the map
Istrian villa with a large terrace (60 seats by the pool and olive trees. Three interior theme halls with a fireplace (Istrian, hunting and fishing).

Specialties: fish and local specialties, home-made sheep cheese and prosciutto, seasonal Istrian dishes.

Additional information:
Restaurant type: Fish and local specialties
Own car park: Yes
Email: info@restorani-mani.com
Web: www.restorani-mani.com
Antonia Crvena Uvala 11 52475 Zambratija +385 52 759 565 See on the map
Tavern Antonia is located near the beach, in a small fishing village of Zambratija, near Umag. A pleasant ambiance with a beautiful garden and a long family tradition offers various fish and meat specialties. It organises all types of family celebrations (birthdays, baptisms, wedding receptions, anniversaries).

Specialties: fish and local specialties, home-made sheep cheese and prosciutto, seasonal Istrian dishes.

Additional information:
Restaurant type: fish and meat specialties.
Own car park: Yes
Email: roberto-prelogar@hotmail.com
Web: www.restoran-antonia.com
Astarea Ronko 52474 Brtonigla +385 52 774 384 See on the map
Situated along the main road leading from Buje to Novigrad. Offering local dishes and seafood specialties, a wide selection of wines and grappa; the interior is furnished in rustic style.

Specialties: Lamb prepared under a baking lid, grilled fish, blak risotto.

Additional information:
Restaurant type: local specialties
Own car park: Yes
Email: astarea.brtonigla@gmail.com
Web: www.konoba-astarea-brtonigla.com
Badi Seafood Restaurant Umaška 12, Lovrečica 52470 Umag +385 52 756 293 See on the map
A restaurant with creative fish dishes and Istrian delicacies, truffles, oil, olive oil and quality wines. A beautiful terrace with air-conditioning, freshener.

Specialties: fish in bread, fish in oven, fish in salt, tagliatelle “Badi”, Piato “Badi”.

Additional information:
Restaurant type: Fish restaurant
Own car park: Yes
Email: info@restaurant-badi.com
Web: www.restaurantbadi.com
Bassanese Kaštel 125 52460 Buje +385 52 777 280 See on the map
The restaurant has a long family tradition. It offers traditional dishes at affordable prices in a pleasant ambiance with a summer terrace.

Specialties: dishes with truffles, meat specialties and fish.

Additional information:
Restaurant type: Local specialties
Own car park: Yes
Email: info@bassanese-kastel.hr
Belveder Karigador 51 52466 Novigrad +385 52 735 199 See on the map
The restaurant is located between Dajla and Karigador. It is especially known for fish specialties and is at the very top of western Istrian gastronomy. . Most guests arrive from Italy. The restaurant is closed on Tuesdays

Specialties: fish and seafood

Additional information:
Restaurant type: Fish restaurant
Own car park: Yes
Email: dalibor.sirol@gmail.com
Bruno Bašanija 6 52475 Savudrija +385 52 759 592 See on the map
Bruno tavern in Bašanija near Savudrija has been offering fish specialties adapted to the season and daily catch for more than 40 years. The tavern is opened from April to September, and they work on weekends and by order for the remainder of the year.

Specialties: lobsters, scampi, shells and fish from the Adriatic Sea.

Additional information:
Restaurant type: Fish restaurant
Own car park: Yes
Email: bruno.romano.zubin@gmail.com
Buščina Buščina 18 52470 Umag +385 52 732 088 See on the map
The tavern is located in the village of Buščina, between Umag and Plovanija, near the Slovenian border. It aims to preserve the autochthonous values by offering the guests imaginative home-made dishes made with fresh and local produce, as well as top-quality wines and selected olive oils.

Specialties: home-made prosciutto, cheese and cottage cheese, cuttlefish, shells, scampi and flounder, asparagus, truffles and boškarin meat.

Additional information:
Restaurant type: istrian specialties
Own car park: Yes
Email: info@konoba-buscina.hr
Web: www.konoba-buscina.hr
Čok Sv. Antona 2 52466 Novigrad +385 52 757 643 See on the map
Čok tavern in the centre of Novigrad is the destination of lovers of sea delicacies and has been the ownership of the Jugovac family for many years. The dishes are prepared with fresh and natural produce. Closed on Wednesdays.

Specialties: fish and seafood

Additional information:
Restaurant type: Fish restaurant
Own car park: Yes
Email: sergio.jugovac@pu.t-com.hr
Damir & Ornela Zidine 5 52466 Novigrad +385 52 758 134 See on the map
The restaurant is located in the old town core of Novigrad. It offers exclusively fresh Adriatic fish. High quality fish is prepared raw, the so called “Mediterranean sashimi”. The restaurant offers intimate atmosphere with only six tables and all attention is paid to the guest and food preparation.

Specialties: fresh raw fish

Additional information:
Restaurant type: Fish restaurant
Own car park: No
Email: cittanova@net.hr
David Kaštel 120c 52460 Buje +385 52 777 090 See on the map
Restaurant David prides itself in long-standing experience. It serves traditional Istrian specialties, and the ambiance is designed in the Istrian style. You can taste home-made pasta, meat roasted in the fireplace and seasonal produce (mushrooms, asparagus and truffles).

Specialties: pasta with truffles, dishes with poultry, lamb and venison.

Additional information:
Restaurant type: Local specialties
Own car park: Yes
Email: iris.lukez@hotmail.com
Dešković Kostanjica 58 52429 Grožnjan +385 52 776 315 See on the map
Diana Kempinski Adriatic Alberi 300 52475 Savudrija +385 52 707 152 See on the map
The Diana restaurant Diana is located within the Kempinski Adriatic hotel, right next to Savudrija. At the very entrance into the restaurant, there is an elegant glass showcase with the best wine bottles. The entire space gives out sophistication and elegance, and the ceiling is decorated by the starry sky made from Swarovski crystals.

Specialties: grilled fish and meat, specialties with white and black truffles enriched with excellent home-made olive oil. The dishes are enriched with fresh herbs cultivated in the hotel garden.

Additional information:
Restaurant type: Fish, meat and local specialties
Own car park: Yes
Email: dijana.adriatic@kempinski.com
Web: www.kempinski.com
Furia Smilovići 145 52460 Buje +385 52 779 001 See on the map
The Furia tavern offers a warm ambiance and traditional Istrian dishes. It also has a rich offer of Istrian wines.

Specialties: dishes with truffles, venison, asparagus, mushrooms and grilled meat.
Giovanni St. Rosello 30a 52466 Novigrad +385 52 757 122 See on the map
A family restaurant with a tradition dating back to 1938. What is interesting is that a server in the restaurant is an Olympic winner, Giovanni Cernogoraz, and it offers traditional Istrian specialties. The restaurant is closed on Tuesdays.

Specialties: fresh fish, seafood risotto, noodles with lobster and apple pie.

Additional information:
Restaurant type: Fish restaurant
Own car park: Yes
Email: cernogoraz@net.hr
Igor Kaštel 120e 52460 Buje +385 52 777 131 See on the map
Long-standing family tradition. The restaurant is a member of the “Tartufo vero” club. It offers “slow food”: eight to ten courses with truffles, accompanied by top quality wines. Apart from specialties with truffles, it also offers meat and fish delicacies.

Specialties: delicacies with truffles.

Additional information:
Restaurant type: delicacies with truffles
Own car park: Yes
Email: restaurant.igor@yahoo.com
La Parenzana Volpija 3 52460 Buje +385 52 777 460 See on the map
The tavern is located on the cycling trail of the same name, a former railway route. It offers traditional dishes prepared under the bell or in an open fireplace.

Specialties: dishes with truffles, autochthonous Istrian cuisine.

Additional information:
Restaurant type: Local specialties
Own car park: Yes
Email: info@parenzana.com.hr
Lovac Kaldanija 31 52460 Buje +385 52 777 094 See on the map
Lovac bed and breakfast is located on the main road towards Buje. On the Parenzana cycling trail (with a bicycle area), 120 seats with a terrace, surrounded by an olive grove, with 8 air-conditioned rooms.

Specialties: home-made pasta with venison and home-made cakes.

Additional information:
Restaurant type: Local specialties
Own car park: Yes
Email: palic.muriz@pu.t-com.hr
Lungomare Karpinjanska bb Novigrad 385 52 649 331 See on the map
Lungomare restaurant and pizzeria is located only 20 metres away from the beach and is an excellent place for lunch on the beach or dinner after a day in the sun.

Specialties: pizza, pasta, grill

Additional information:
Restaurant type: Restaurant and pizzeria
Own car park: Yes
Email: cittar@gmail.com
Malo selo Fratrija 1 52460 Buje +385 52 777 332 See on the map
The tavern is located in the small village of Fratrija, on the old road for Buje. Guests have ensured parking and a children’s playground at their disposal.

Specialties: home-made bread and prosciutto, pastas with truffles and boškarin, beef steak and other grilled meat.

Additional information:
Restaurant type: istrian specialties
Own car park: Yes
Email: nedamarusic@gmail.com
Web: www.konobamaloselo.hr
Ma-Ni Marino Bembi 3 52470 Umag +385 52 751 222 See on the map
The restaurant is at the centre of Umag, in the old town core. The restaurant’s ambiance is Istrian, with an old fireplace and antiques. Double rooms are offered within the restaurant. A beach and the tourist train are located nearby.

Specialties: home-made specialties and fresh fish and shells daily.

Additional information:
Restaurant type: Fish and local specialties
Own car park: No
Email: marino.paretic1@pu.t-com.hr
Web: www.restorani-mani.com
Mundoaka Savudrijska obala bb 52470 Umag +385 52 867 472 See on the map
Mundoaka means, "The World is Here". Our philosophy at Mundoaka is simple: Food prepared with Heart and Soul. Our approach is total freedom to create with our "Farm to Table" concept.

Specialties: TUNA TATAKI, HOMEMADE TAGLIATELLE with shrimps and black Istrian truffles, MUNDO GLAZED RIBS, CREAMY FENNEL and LEMON RISOTTO, EMPANADA de MUNDOAKA

Additional information:
Restaurant type: International Fusion Dishes
Own car park:limited
Email: info@mundoakastreetfood.com
Web: www.facebook.com/mundoaka.umag
Marina Sv.Antona 38 Novigrad +385 98 90 492 See on the map
The restaurant is located on the first floor of the yellow family house situated across the entrance to the “Nautika” marina. The Marina restaurant is a modern, elegant, exclusively fish restaurant, without a fixed menu – the offer completely depends on the fresh fish catch.

Specialties:creative fish dishes in courses, depending on the daily fresh fish catch

Additional information:
Restaurant type: Fish restaurant
Own car park: No
Email: : dbursic75@gmail.com
Marino Kremenje 96/b 52460 Buje +385 52 779 047 See on the map
It is one of the top 10 restaurants in Istria. It prepares traditional Istrian dishes according to old recipes. It offers wines of its own production, under the label Kabola, among which yellow muscat is especially highly admired.

Specialties: dishes with truffles, asparagus, mushrooms and venison.

Additional information:
Restaurant type: Local specialties
Own car park: Yes
Email: restoran.marino@yahoo.com
Montižel Montižel 59 52429 Grožnjan +385 52 776 212 See on the map
Morgan Bracanija 1 52460 Buje +385 52 774 520 See on the map
The restaurant can serve up to 50 guests, and during summer the guests can enjoy the outdoor terrace in the shade of hundred-year-old oaks. The restaurant offers traditional recipes and seasonal produce.

Specialties: fresh dry curd cottage cheese and špaleta on oil, asparagus, home-made pasta, venison.

Additional information:
Restaurant type: Local specialties
Own car park: Yes
Email: konoba.morgan@gmail.com
Web: www.konobamorgan.eu
Mulino Škrile 75 a 52460 Buje +385 52 725 300 See on the map
The restaurant is located in a gallery above the game hall. The restaurant is of the open type and everybody is welcome, whether they play or not. On weekends and holidays, the ambiance is additionally lightened up by live music. The Mulino restaurant has 100 seats, and the Tropicana hall has 70.

Specialties: traditional Istrian dishes

Additional information:
Restaurant type: Local specialties
Own car park: Yes
Email: mulino@mulino.hr
Web: www.mulino.hr
Navigare Sv.Antona 15 Novigrad +385 52 600 400 See on the map
A modern restaurant located within the Nautica Marina and Hotel offers Mediterranean cuisine prepared in a modern way. A great selection of fish and meat dishes and wines. Guests can enjoy the beautiful view, as well as watch the food preparation in the open kitchen.

Specialties: Mediterranean specialties

Additional information:
Restaurant type: Mediterranean specialties
Own car park: Yes
Email: info@nauticahotels.com
Nono Umaška 35 52470 Umag +385 52 740 160 See on the map
Nono tavern is located in the settlement of Petrovija in Umag, at the main road for Buje. Decorated in the rustic style with 60 interior and 50 exterior seats. It organises various family celebrations and festivities. Along with the delicious home-made cuisine, visitors can enjoy the tour of a small farm with domestic animals.

Specialties: home-made Istrian prosciutto, corn kernels (bobići), home-made pasta with asparagus or truffles, dishes with Istrian cattle – boškarin, Nona cake.

Additional information:
Restaurant type: Fish, meat and local specialties
Own car park: Yes
Email: konoba.nono@pu.t-com.hr
Web: www.konoba-nono.com
Nino Bužinija 21 Novigrad +385 52 758 051 See on the map
Nino tavern is located on the road from Buje to Novigrad and often serves as a resting point. Domestic atmosphere, friendly staff, quality service and local specialties are responsible for the success of this tavern. Guests from Slovenia and Italy visit often.

Specialties: Istrian prosciutto and cheese, beefsteak with truffles

Additional information:
Restaurant type: Istrian specialties
Own car park: Yes
Email: konoba.nino@gmail.com
Olivia G. Verdi 6 52460 Buje +385 52 772 050 See on the map
Pepenero Porporela bb 52466 Novigrad +385 52 757 706 See on the map
Pepenero restaurant is one of the best restaurants in Istria and is opened throughout the year. This is a place of superior gourmand pleasure, a modern cuisine with a dominantly fish menu. The restaurant has 30 seats.

Specialties: marinated scampi, foamy scampi soup, ravioli stuffed with sea bass, sole carpaccio with honey.

Additional information:
Restaurant type: Fish restaurant
Own car park: Yes
Email: pepenero@pepenero.hr
Web: www.pepenero.hr
Pergola Sunčana 2 52475 Zambratija +385 52 759 685 See on the map
Pergola tavern is located in Zambratija near Umag and offers exclusively fish delicacies adapted to the season. The tavern which has been in the family tradition since 1996 offers old recipes of home-made cuisine in a creative way.

Specialties: prawn meat with grilled bolete on arugula bed, scampi and asparagus risotto, fish baked in bread.

Additional information:
Restaurant type: Fish, meat and local specialties
Own car park: Yes
Email: icio72@live.com
Pjero Kremenje 99 52460 Buje +385 52 779 200 See on the map
Pod voltom A. Babića 52460 Buje +385 52 772 232 See on the map
Porto Salvore Savudrija 5 52475 Savudrija +385 52 759 213 See on the map
The restaurant is located in a small fishing port and features a large covered terrace (60 places) with a view on boats and the sea. Inside the restaurant there is a nicely decorated dining room which provides further 30 sitting places.

Specialties: Fish caught by restaurant owner from their own fishing boat as well as fish caught by other local fishermen. Especially recommended are baked scallops and shellfish, grilled sole and Adriatic squid.

Additional information:
Restaurant type: Fish restaurant
Own car park: Yes
Email: ljanko@inet.hr
Web: www.porto-salvore.com
Radešić Punta 80 a 52460 Buje +385 52 776 001 See on the map
Rino Momjan 23 52460 Buje +385 52 779 170 See on the map
San Leonardo Trg Slobode 6a 52460 Buje +385 52 773 292 See on the map
Gourmet restaurant San Rocco Srednja ulica 2 52474 Brtonigla +385 52 725 000 See on the map
One of the best restaurants in the region is located in the romantic ambiance of the San Rocco hotel. It is a fruit of research based on tradition, talent and passion of the imaginative and inventive cuisine. The restaurant is a member of the prestigious international organisation Jeunes Restaurateurs d'europe.

Specialties: seasonal and imaginatively prepared food

Additional information:
Restaurant type: Local specialties
Own car park: Yes
Email: info@san-rocco.hr
Web: www.san-rocco.hr
Sergio Digitronska 21 52460 Buje +385 52 772 005 See on the map
The restaurant is located at the exit from Buje to Slovenia, with a summer terrace (40 seats) and two indoor halls (30 + 40 seats) The outdoor terrace with 16 seats is open only during the summer season.

Specialties: Istrian original seasonal specialties and a wide selection of delicacies (carpaccio, octopus, various shells).

Additional information:
Restaurant type: Local specialties
Own car park: Yes
Email: sergio.urbac@pu.t-com.hr
Sergio Šaini 2a 52466 Novigrad +385 52 757 714 See on the map
Sergio tavern is located only around 200 metres away from the sea, right next to the beach and the marina, offering peace, relaxed atmosphere and the benefits of silence. The interior is in rustic style, with a fireplace dating back to 1700 and a ceiling built entirely out of wood, creating an especially pleasant atmosphere. On the beautiful terrace covered in greenery, you can taste their best home-made specialties combined with top quality wined.

Specialties: fish and Istrian specialties

Additional information:
Restaurant type: Fish, meat and local specialties
Own car park: Yes
Email: hotel-makin@mail.inet.hr
Web: www.hotelmakin.hr
Sidro-All ancora Mandrač 5 52466 Novigrad +385 52 757 601 See on the map
Fish restaurant in the centre of Novigrad, right next to the sea, overlooking the port. The restaurant with the terrace has more than 30 seats. Apart from the fish, the restaurant’s menu also includes steak.

Specialties: mixed grilled fish and spaghetti with lobster and seafood.

Additional information:
Restaurant type: Fish restaurant
Own car park: Yes
Email: sidro.ancora@gmail.com
Sinković San Mauro 157 52462 Momjan +385 52779 033 See on the map
Stari Kaštel Kaštel 85, Buje Buje +385 52 777 011 See on the map
Stari Podrum Most 52 52460 Buje +385 52 779 152 See on the map
In the Arglie river valley, below the Momjan castle, there is the Stari podrum family tavern, at the location of the first Istrian liqueur factory, in the picturesque landscape. This family restaurant will simply delight you with its traditional recipes.

Specialties: seasonal soups, grilled mushrooms, pastas with truffles, grilled beefsteak with truffles

Additional information:
Restaurant type: Local specialties
Own car park: Yes
Email: stari.podrum@gmail.com
Web: www.staripodrum.info
Tabasco Bolnička 8 52466 Novigrad +385 98 420 314 See on the map
Located in the peaceful part of the centre of Novigrad, the Tabasco tavern will welcome you with autochthonous Istrian dishes.

Specialties: specialties with truffles and sea delicacies

Additional information:
Restaurant type: Tavern
Own car park: No
Email: ibeleticko@gmail.com
Taverna Hotel Coral Katoro bb 52470 Umag +385 52 701 000 See on the map
Mediteran tavern is a part of the Meliá Coral hotel, located in the settlement of Katoro, right next to the sea. It serves various Istrian delicacies based on meat and fish, with top quality wines and olive oils. Romantics can enjoy the offer specially designed for couples – dinner on the beach with candles and appropriate decorations.

Specialties: tagliata with boškarin and truffles, fish in salt, home-made mushroom nuggets in Istrian herb sauce, olive oil and top quality wines.

Additional information:
Restaurant type: Fish, meat and local specialties
Own car park: Yes
Email: melia.coral@istraturist.hr
Web: www.istraturist.com
Tončić Čabarnica 42 52428 Oprtalj +385 52 644 146 See on the map
Toni Siparska 8 52475 Savudrija +385 52 759 570 See on the map
Toni restaurant was opened in 1970 and is located in Zambratija near Umag, near sea. It is best known for its offer of fresh prepared fish dishes. Apart from the fish, the restaurant offers local specialties with seasonal produce such as asparagus, which go ideally with wines of regional wine makers.

Specialties: raw scampi cocktail, carpaccio, grilled fish, zucchini flower stuffed with prawn, fish in salt.

Additional information:
Restaurant type: Fish and local specialties
Own car park: Yes
Email: toni@pu.t-com.hr
Web: www.restaurant-toni.eu
Vila Vilola Umaška 2A 52475 Savudrija +385 52 759 940 See on the map
The restaurant is located around 50 m from the sea, with a large summer terrace, a large hall and an Istrian tavern in the basement.

Specialties: daily fresh produce and rich offer of seasonal dishes and specialties.

Additional information:
Additional information: istrian specialties
Own car park: Yes
Email: info@villa-vilola.hr
Web: www.villa-vilola.hr
Villa Rosetta Restaurant Maruzza Crvena uvala 31 52475 Savudrija +385 52 725 710 See on the map
“Maruzza” restaurant at the Villa Rosetta hotel is a pleasant and elegant restaurant by the sea. Traditional dishes, prepared with some creativity, are turned into modern creations without losing the characteristic flavours of the Istrian climate.

Specialties: simply prepared dishes that respect the originality and freshness.

Additional information:
Restaurant type: Fish, meat and local specialties
Own car park: Si
Email: info@villarosetta.hr
Web: www.villarosetta.hr
Vinerino Ul. Drušković 52474 Brtonigla +385 52 774 417 See on the map
The rustically furnished taverna is located in the center of Brtonigla. The gastronomic offer is focused on traditional Istrian cuisine.

Specialties: Istrian prosciutto, pork loin, sausages, bacon, and traditional Istrian dishes.

Additional information:
Restaurant type: Local specialties
Own car park: Yes
Email: nerino.visintin@pu.t-com.hr
Web: www.vinerino.com

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