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  • Čimulje 25 Map It
  • Pula
  • Seafood
  • Fodor's Choice

Known for

  • Owner David Skoko, one of the best chefs in Croatia
  • Accepting cash only
  • Being booked days in advance

Published 05/20/2009

Fodor's Review

This quirky, innovative restaurant is considered by many locals—and foodies around the world—to be the best seafood restaurant in Croatia. Run by a family of fishermen, Batelina is popular for its delicious appetizers, often created from what Anthony Bourdain, on his visit here, described as "trash fish." Specialties include fish tripe stew, shark-liver pâté, bonito tartare, cuttlefish stew, and fish carpaccio. The best way to experience Batelina's cuisine is to sample many of their unique dishes. Don't go by the menu: just ask for a little bit of everything.

Restaurant Information


Čimulje 25, Pula, Istarska, 52100, Croatia

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Restaurant Details:

  • Closed Aug. and Dec.–mid-Jan., and Sun. No lunch

Published 05/20/2009


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