Na Ponti bb, Dubrovnik, 20000
- Recommended for:
- Couples, Culture vultures, Foodies, Honeymooners, Mature travellers, Great views / scenery, History, People watching, Romance, Sightseeing
Expert review of Lokanda Peskarija
On the quayside next to the peskarija (fish market), this snappy little eatery serves reasonably-priced traditional Dalmatian seafood dishes at outdoor tables shaded by big white umbrellas. The menu is brief and the turnover speedy, so everything on offer is guaranteed to be fresh.
The menu is limited to just 14 local seafood specialities, including octopus salad, shellfish risotto, black risotto, seafood spaghetti, whitebait, sardines, squid, mussels and shrimps. They also do just one dessert, rozata, Dubrovnik’s take on crème caramel.
I always have the salata od hobotnica (chunks of octopus, potato and onion, with olives and capers, plus lashings of olive oil, lemon and parsley), my favourite Dalmatian summer lunchtime dish. It's worthy of a glass of chilled white wine too.
With its lovely waterside location, Lokanda Peskarija has created a stylish image, combining old-fashioned charm with speed and efficiency. Young waiters wear snappy blue-and-white striped sailor shirts, and the food is served in big black metal pots. It’s ideal for an informal lunch, but also quite romantic at night, with flickering candles on the tables and the gentle creak-creak of the wooden fishing boats moored up along the quay. In winter, the cosy split-level dining room with exposed stonewalls, a wooden beamed ceiling and candlelight comes into use.
The waiters are polite, helpful and attentive – when it gets busy, service is still relatively speedy and there’s a fast turnover of tables. However, do be prepared to queue if you come in high season without a reservation.
It's next to the covered fish market, overlooking the old harbour, just outside Dubrovnik’s magnificent town walls.
Expect to pay upwards of 300 kuna for a two-course meal with house wine for two.
Request the front row on the waterside, unless it's windy.
More information on Lokanda Peskarija:
- Price guide:
- Mediterranean, Seafood, Traditional
- Na Ponti bb, Dubrovnik, 20000
- 020 324750
- Lunch, Dinner
- Opening times:
- Daily 8am-midnight.
- Accepts Credit Cards: