Konoba Varoš

Price guide: Mid-range

Ban Mladenova 7, Split, 21000

Price guide: Mid-range

Konoba Varoš

By Jane Foster, your Split expert

#1 of 8
expert-rated restaurants in Split
Expert overall rating:4.6 out of 5
Food and drink:
4.7
4.7
Ambience:
4.3
4.3
Service:
4.1
4.1
Location:
4.4
4.4
Value for money:
4.2
4.2
Recommended for:
Couples, Families with teenagers, Families with younger children, Mature travellers, Nightlife, Relaxation

Expert review of Konoba Varoš

A cosy restaurant serving classic local fare just outside Split’s old town.

I love having dinner here and it's a place I'd recommend to any first-time visitors to Split. It’s close to the centre, warm and welcoming, and popular with locals. It serves excellent traditional Dalmatian seafood and meat specialties, with just a touch more class than most of its competitors. Everything is guaranteed to be fresh and tasty, so you can’t really go wrong.

Food and drink: 

Begin with a Dalmatian classic such as crni rižot (black risotto), tagliatelle sa škampima (tagliatelle with shrimps) or škampi na buzaru (shrimps cooked in olive oil, garlic, white wine and parsley). Then move on to the fresh fish, which varies depending on the previous night’s catch, but might include orada (gilthead bream), brancin (sea bass), tunj (tuna) and grdobena (monkfish). Meat-eaters should try the pašticada (beef stewed in sweet wine and prunes and served with gnocchi). Opt for the house wines (red or white) served by the carafe.

Recommended dishes: 

I always have the frigane lignje (fried squid) served with a garlicky mayonnaise sauce. Delicious.

Ambience: 

The dining room has heavy wooden tables and benches, wood-panelled walls, paintings of ships at sea, and a ceiling hung with fishing nets. There are no outdoor tables, so it tends to be quiet at lunchtime, but fills up fast at night, when candlelight adds a warm and cosy glow inside.

Service: 

The waiters are welcoming, professional and attentive. As long as there are no queues outside, they’ll happily let you sit here and enjoy drinking a second round of wine after you’ve finished your meal.

Location: 

Between the old town and Marjan, it's at the bottom of Varoš, a residential area made up of old stone fishermen’s cottages, where you’ll also find Villa Varos.

Price advice: 

If you choose fresh fish, expect to pay around 500 kuna for a three-course meal for two, with wine.
 

More information on Konoba Varoš:

Price guide:
Mid-range
Type:
Bistro, Restaurant
Food:
Mediterranean, Seafood, Traditional
Address:
Ban Mladenova 7, Split, 21000
Telephone:
021 396138
Website:
http://konobavaros.com
Serves:
Lunch, Dinner
Opening times:
Daily 11am-11pm.
Accepts Credit Cards:
Yes
Reservations:
Suggested

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