Dining in Zadar's restaurants is a casual affair; you usually don't need to dress up even though the food is more than worth it. Zadar cuisine has become quite sophisticated and best of all, it's most reasonably priced.
Trg Petra Zoranica
Right on Zadar's Five Wells Square, this konoba is the oldest in the city. Naturally, the style of cuisine tends to the traditional preparation of grilled fish and seafood.
Kralja Dmitra Zvonimira 2
The terrace overlooks the romantic Fosa Harbor. The setting makes it more costly but the seafood and excellent Croatian wine never fails to delight.
Modern, classy and spacious, this is a favourite for a business lunch, a romantic dinner or a gentle gastronomic adventure into the heart of Dalmatian cooking. It's also got a nice location on the harbour.
Široka ulica 1
Part of the classy Art-Hotel Kalelargo, this chipper restaurant centers on fresh, seasonal ingredients combined in a modern, light style. And, it's right in the center of town.
Blaza Jurjeva 1
Simple and casual are the watchwords here. The food is good and reasonably priced and the menu spans pizza to pasta to grilled fish and meat. And you wonder why it's always crowded?
It's a little out of town but well worth it. Lamb from Pag Island is renowned throughout the region and in Tamaris, it's spit-roasted to perfection. You can actually taste the salty grass that fed the sheep.
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