Fodor's Expert Review Konoba Batelina
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.
Pula, Istarska 52100, Croatia
- Owner David Skoko, one of the best chefs in Croatia
- Accepting cash only
- Being booked days in advance