Fodor's Expert Review Konoba Batelina

$$$$ Pula Seafood Fodor's Choice

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 fresh-caught but totally delicious appetizers, often created from what Anthony Bourdain, on his visit here, described as "trash fish." Specialties include fish tripe brodetto or scampi risotto, shark-liver pâté, bonito tartare, cuttlefish stew, and tuna carpaccio. The best way to experience Batelina's creative cuisine is to sample many of their unique tapas-style dishes.

Don't go by the menu: just ask for a little bit of everything and let the chef be creative.

Seafood Dinner $$$$ Fodor's Choice

Quick Facts

Čimulje 25
Pula, Istarska  52100, Croatia


Known For:
  • Owner David Skoko, one of the best chefs in Croatia
  • Accepting cash only
  • Being booked days in advance
Restaurant Details:
Rate Includes: Closed Dec.–mid-Jan., and Sun. No lunch, No credit cards, Reservations essential

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