Mea Culpa

Price guide: Budget

Za Rokom 3, Dubrovnik, 20000

Price guide: Budget

Mea Culpa outdoor tables

By Jane Foster, your Dubrovnik expert

#10 of 15
expert-rated restaurants in Dubrovnik
Expert overall rating:4.1 out of 5
Food and drink:
4.2
4.2
Ambience:
4.3
4.3
Service:
3.8
3.8
Location:
4.3
4.3
Value for money:
4.3
4.3
Recommended for:
Backpackers / Students, Couples, Culture vultures, Families with teenagers, Families with younger children, History, People watching, Sightseeing

Expert review of Mea Culpa

Within the city walls, this informal pizzeria is popular with locals and visitors alike.

If you’re looking for something tasty, cheap and filling in the Old Town, pizza is your best bet. Back in 1998, the first time I visited Dubrovnik, I ate at Mea Culpa and it was packed with locals. Since then, the number of tables has almost tripled, and as you walk by you’ll now hear a babble of languages from around the globe. The good news is that the pizzas have remained just as delicious and the locals are still eating here too. It stays open all year.

Food and drink: 

The menu features an extensive selection of thin-based pizzas, freshly baked in a brick oven and served on round wooden boards. They also do a modest choice of pasta dishes and salads, plus house wine by the carafe and draught beer. Portions are generous to say the least.

Recommended dishes: 

My favourite is the margherita topped with slane srdele (salted sardines, similar to anchovies).

Ambience: 

It's informal and fun, on a pedestrian-only paved street in the Old Town, lined with tables shaded by white awnings and parasols - it does get very busy in summer so you may have to queue for a table. On chilly winter evenings, you can sit inside - it’s a bit cramped and noisy, but cosy enough with a wooden bar, Tiffany lamps and candles in green bottles with wax dripping down the sides.

Service: 

The staff are friendly but service can get a little chaotic when they are overworked.

Location: 

It's in Široka, on a peaceful paved street running parallel to Placa, close to the Roko House, in Dubrovnik’s medieval Old Town.

Price advice: 

A pizza and a drink should not set you back more than 70 kuna per person.

More information on Mea Culpa:

Price guide:
Budget
Type:
Pizzeria
Food:
Pizza
Address:
Za Rokom 3, Dubrovnik, 20000
Telephone:
020 323430
Website:
http://www.mea-culpa.hr
Serves:
Lunch, Dinner
Opening times:
Daily 10am-midnight.
Accepts Credit Cards:
No
Reservations:
Not possible

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