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Where to eat in Konavle?

Looking for a culinary adventure off the beaten path? Look no further than Konavle, a hidden gem nestled in the southernmost part of Croatia. Konavle is renowned for its rich cultural heritage, stunning landscapes, and most importantly, its delectable cuisine. Whether you’re a food enthusiast or simply looking to indulge in authentic Croatian flavors, Konavle offers an array of dining options that will tantalize your taste buds.

In Konavle, dining isn’t just about filling your stomach—it’s a journey through tradition and history. One of the must-visit spots is the charming village of Čilipi, where you can experience a traditional Croatian feast known as “peka.” Picture this: succulent meats and vegetables slow-cooked to perfection under an iron bell, resulting in flavors that will transport you to foodie paradise.

Seoska kuća Čilipi

Seoska kuca is an establishment run by the Novakovic family. The establishment is located in Čilipi.It is a perfect addition to organized excursions and offers an insight into the village life, both as it once was and as it is today.
Majority of food and drink offered at Seoska kuca are produced on the estate. Among these, it is especially worthwhile to mention home-made cheese and prsut (smoked ham), dried figs, wine, olive oil, grappa as well as various liquors and prosek (sweet wine). These products, along with the experience of visiting the estate, make the best possible souveneer.

For seafood lovers, a visit to the coastal village of Cavtat is a must. Here, you can feast on freshly caught fish and seafood dishes prepared with local herbs and spices, all while enjoying panoramic views of the Adriatic Sea. Don’t miss out on trying “brudet,” a hearty fish stew that’s a favorite among locals and visitors alike.

Konoba Konavoka

For a taste of Konavle’s coastal flavors, head to Konoba Konavoka in the picturesque town of Cavtat. Overlooking the azure waters of the Adriatic Sea, this restaurant specializes in fresh seafood dishes prepared with locally sourced ingredients. From grilled octopus to black risotto infused with squid ink, every dish here is a culinary masterpiece. Be sure to save room for their homemade desserts, like the irresistible fig tart.

For a taste of history, head to the quaint town of Gruda and dine at one of its traditional taverns. Indulge in dishes like “peasant-style” roasted lamb or “pasticada,” a slow-cooked beef stew infused with red wine and Mediterranean herbs. Pair your meal with a glass of local wine, and you’re in for an unforgettable dining experience.

Konoba Vinica Monković

In the heart of Konavle, in little village Ljuta, in protected landscape of river Ljuta, is situated Konoba vinica – “Monković”. For all real gourmands they offer authentic Konavle’s and Dubrovnik’s dainties. Visit Konoba Vinica and enjoy in traditional homemade specialties, homemade wine and pleasure atmosphere near the river Ljuta.

Vinica Monkovic restaurant
Vinica Monkovic restaurant

Konavoski Dvori

Step back in time at Konavoski Dvori, a traditional restaurant located in the scenic village of Duba Konavoska. Housed in a restored watermill dating back to the 18th century, this rustic eatery offers a glimpse into Konavle’s rich cultural heritage. Feast on classic Croatian dishes like “ćevapi” (grilled minced meat), slow-cooked stews, and freshly baked bread, all served in a warm and welcoming atmosphere. Be sure to explore the surrounding gardens and riverbank after your meal for a truly enchanting experience.

Konavoski Dvori "peka" dish
Konavoski Dvori “peka” dish


Kameni Mlin

Perched on the edge of the idyllic Molunat Bay, Konoba Kameni Mlin offers a dining experience unlike any other in Konavle. Housed in a beautifully restored stone mill dating back to the 16th century, this charming restaurant combines historic ambiance with delicious cuisine. Specializing in fresh seafood sourced directly from the Adriatic, Kameni Mlin delights guests with dishes like grilled squid, lobster spaghetti, and seafood risotto, all expertly prepared with a touch of Mediterranean flair. With its breathtaking views and culinary excellence, Konoba Kameni Mlin promises an unforgettable dining experience for visitors to Konavle.

Kameni Mlin interior
Kameni Mlin interior


Koračeva kuća

Immerse yourself in the rustic charm of Konavle at Koračeva Kuća, a hidden gem located in the village of Gruda. This traditional stone house turned restaurant offers a cozy and intimate atmosphere, perfect for savoring authentic Croatian cuisine. Koračeva Kuća takes pride in using locally sourced ingredients, including fresh produce from their own garden and meats from nearby farms, ensuring each dish bursts with flavor and freshness. From hearty stews to grilled specialties, every bite at Koračeva Kuća tells a story of Konavle’s culinary heritage. Don’t miss their homemade desserts, which provide the perfect sweet ending to your dining experience. Whether you’re seeking a romantic dinner for two or a family feast, Koračeva Kuća promises an unforgettable taste of Konavle’s traditional cuisine.

Koraceva Kuca
Koraceva Kuca

Experience the flavors of Konavle, Croatia’s best-kept culinary secret. From traditional feasts in Čilipi to seafood delights in Cavtat, and historic taverns in Gruda, Konavle offers a gastronomic journey like no other. Don’t miss out on the chance to indulge in authentic Croatian cuisine amidst stunning landscapes and rich cultural heritage. Bon appétit!

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