It’s not a big deal to find where and what to eat in Split. It depends on what kind of food you are looking for, but eating good in Split usually means you should go where locals go.
But if you don’t know where to go than just keep on reading this page and get all tips on where to go and eat in and around Split. In case you are not familiar with food in Split, discover what makes Dalmatian cuisine so special.
Do you know why food in Split is so special and typical representative of Mediterranean cooking? Just In two words the best parts of this cuisine are the simplicity and the naturalness.
Knowing the Split food peculiarity will be a great help to find the must-taste spots for food-loving visitors. Like every city Split has many regional foods that are deep-rooted through its history.
What to eat in Split
From my personal experience as a travel guide, some tourists don’t pay too much attention to what they eat while traveling. The main reason for this are restaurants prices.
Fortunately, if you don’t want to spend too much on food, Split offers so called ‘marenda’ (a brunch in English), a great meal for little money.
On the other hand in the past few years Split has become one of the most popular destinations in Croatia where fast food has a tendency to grow like mushrooms after the rain.
For tourists who really want to discover Dalmatian food as an unique combination of local fresh ingredients, Split has many restaurants that will forever remain as an unforgettable foodie’s enjoyment.
The local specialties I recommend as a 'must-try’ for visitors?
- Pasticada s Njokima – beef stewed.
- Scampi and shells – ‘alla buzara’
- Crni rizot – Black risotto
- Salata od hobotnice – Octopus salad
- Punjene paprike – Stuffed peppers
- Dalmatian Brudet – Fish stew
- Sipa sa bobom – cuttlefish with broad beans
- Soparnik – savory pie with a filling of Swiss chard, onions and parsly
- Slane srdele – anchovies
- Rozata – creme caramel for dessert.
- Polpete u sugu – meatballs in tomato sauce
- Pasta Fazol – Dalmatian beans with pasta
- Przene girice (gavuni) – fried smelts
- Cavapcici – grilled dish of minced meat
- Burek – baked filled pastries with meat or cheese.
- Manistra Usuvo – spaghetti and meat sauce
- Riba na gradele – Grilled fish Dalmatian style
Soparnik is traditional Dalmatian dish, hundreds of years old. Or even older? The most famous and praised is Poljički soparnik from Poljica, region between Split and Omis. Read Mery’s soparnik recipe!