At the end of July, the Falstaff magazine in Austria compiled a list of the top restaurants worth visiting in Croatia.
After receiving 250,000 votes from more than 19,000 members of the Falstaff Gourmet Club, the list of the best restaurants in Austria also included the top places worth visiting in Croatia and Slovenia.
The list of places that should not be missed in Croatia includes the newly-opened Agli Amici in Rovinj.
Agli Amici, which according to many gastronomic critics and professionals is considered one of the best restaurants in Italy, opened in the second half of June on the Lungomare Plaza promenade in front of the Grand Park Hotel Rovinj.
The restaurant developed from a small family grocery and tobacco store back in 1887. For the past 23 years, this family heritage has been in the hands of chef Emanuele Scarello and his sister Michela, a sommelier and restaurant manager. Agli Amici received their first Michelin star in 1999, and the second one in 2013.
Falstaff describes Agli Amici as a new great place in Istria where food is eaten at an extremely high level and note that this restaurant received the most votes, 95 out of 100, from their readers when it comes to Croatia.
Falstaff readers were also awarded 95 points to Pelegrini in Šibenik.
Pelegrini’s terrace is a real magnet for tourists, so a table reservation is mandatory, and Rudolf Štefan as an excellent chef, the magazine wrote.
Lemongarden on the island of Brač and – as they describe it – Mediterranean cuisine in the modern, eclectic way of chef Ante Udovičić – also was on the list of places not to be missed in Croatia this summer.
They also add that this hotel restaurant offers great desserts and that the wine list is excellent. Readers of Falstaff awarded Lemongarden 94 points.
Last on the list was Marina restaurant in Novigrad, which also received 94 points. Falstaff called chef Marina Gaša a big star of the Istrian gastronomic scene.