Galija

Address: Tončićeva 12, Split, 21000, Croatia
Telephone: 021 347932

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4.3

Split’s best pizzeria – informal, cheap and fun, on the edge of the old town.

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.

Food and drink
4.5
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Service
4
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Food and drink
4.5
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Value for money
4.5
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Ambience
4.2
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Location
4.2
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Food and drink

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.

Recommended dishes

My all time favourite is the margherita topped with slane srdele (salted sardines).

Ambience

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.

Service

The service is friendly and helpful - like most places, it can a get a bit chaotic when busy.

Location

West of the fish market, it's in a narrow side alley on the opposite side of Marmontova Street.

Price advice

Expect to pay 40-85 kuna for a pizza, depending on what topping you choose.

Recommended for

  • Backpackers / Students
  • Couples
  • Families with teenagers
  • Families with younger children
  • Singles
  • Nightlife
  • Shopping
  • Sightseeing
  • No fuss

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