Apetit

Price guide: Mid-range

Šubićeva 5, Split, 21000

Price guide: Mid-range

Apetit dining room

By Jane Foster, your Split expert

#4 of 8
expert-rated restaurants in Split
Expert overall rating:4.4 out of 5
Food and drink:
4.4
4.4
Ambience:
4.4
4.4
Service:
4
4.0
Location:
4.6
4.6
Value for money:
4.4
4.4
Recommended for:
Couples, Culture vultures, Families with teenagers, Design and architecture, History, Sightseeing

Expert review of Apetit

A chic modern bistro in a centuries-old stone palazzo in Split’s UNESCO-listed old town.

In the old town, on the second floor of the 15th-century Papalićeva Palace, Apetit serves Dalmatian cuisine in a stylish dining room hung with brightly coloured modern paintings. The menu includes delicious homemade pasta and gnocchi, a good selection of creative seafood and meat dishes, plus several vegetarian options. The prices are surprisingly reasonable.

Food and drink: 

The menu is full of tasty ideas, but you might start with krem juha od škampa (cream of shrimp soup), followed by njoki gorgonzola (gnocchi with gorgonzola) or tuna ala pašticada (fresh tuna cooked in sweet wine and served with gnocchi), and a fresh seasonal salad - rukola sa parmezanom (rocket and parmesan) is a firm favourite. Round off with the semifreddo (a semi-frozen mousse).

Recommended dishes: 

The house speciality is rezanci Apetit (tagliatelle with shrimps, salmon and courgettes).

Ambience: 

The dining room is stylish, combining minimalist black and white tables and chairs with green walls and some exposed medieval stonework. You also get subtle lighting and big modern canvasses. However, the atmosphere is informal and relaxed, not the least bit pretentious.

Service: 

The waiters are friendly and attentive, but service can be slow when the dining room is full.

Location: 

It's in a stone-flagged alley in the pedestrian-only old town, between the Pjaca (main square) and Vočni trg.

Price advice: 

It's excellent value - expect to pay around 300 kuna for a two-course meal for two, with house wine.

More information on Apetit:

Price guide:
Mid-range
Type:
Bistro, Restaurant
Food:
Mediterranean, Modern, Seafood
Address:
Šubićeva 5, Split, 21000
Telephone:
021 332549
Website:
http://apetit-split.hr
Serves:
Lunch, Dinner
Opening times:
Daily 10am-11pm.
Accepts Credit Cards:
Yes
Reservations:
Suggested

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