Tončićeva 12, Split, 21000
- Recommended for:
- Backpackers / Students, Couples, Families with teenagers, Families with younger children, Singles, Nightlife, No fuss, Shopping, Sightseeing
Best for Dining alone - Expert review of Galija
Galija is my favourite pizzeria in Split - a perfect choice for Saturday lunch after shopping at the market. Their pizzas are on a par with those you’d eat in Italy, which is why it’s always packed. Locals love it, and visitors too. The owner, Željko Jerkov, is a retired basketball player who was on the team when Yugoslavia won the gold at the Moscow 1980 Olympics. His daughter, Mia, now plays for the Croatian women’s national team.
Galija offers a long list of pizzas ranging from classic margherita to seafood (topped with fresh mussels and scampi). They used to do pizza only, but now also have a limited choice of tasty pasta dishes and wonderful colourful salads. For drinks, choose from house wine by the glass or draught beer.
My all time favourite is the margherita topped with slane srdele (salted sardines).
The dining room is informal and cosy, with wooden tables and benches, and a long wooden bar lined with stools. There’s a big brick oven in the corner, so you can see the cook at work. They also have several small high tables with stools opposite the bar, ideal for guests eating alone. There’s no outdoor seating, but you can ask for takeaway.
The service is friendly and helpful - like most places, it can a get a bit chaotic when busy.
West of the fish market, it's in a narrow side alley on the opposite side of Marmontova Street.
Expect to pay 40-85 kuna for a pizza, depending on what topping you choose.
More information on Galija:
- Price guide:
- Italian, Pizza
- Tončićeva 12, Split, 21000
- 021 347932
- Lunch, Dinner
- Opening times:
- Daily 10am-midnight.
- Accepts Credit Cards:
- Not possible