Whether your definition of romantic dinner exclusively involves a view of a sunset over the sea, or you are more of a atmosphere-first kind of person, Split has plenty of options that will leave you scratching your head in wonder of what restaurant to try next. To make life easier for you, we compiled a list of seven fancy restaurants in Split that will provide the perfect setting for a romantic or a special occasion dinner with your loved one. From the jaw-dropping seascape views, to the lively Mediterranean ambiance of the stylish Old Town restaurants, the gastronomic and cultural capital of Dalmatia has a little something for everyone.
The 7 Most Romantic Restaurants in Split (In the alphabetical order)
(Click on the name or the picture to see the restaurant’s details and contact information.)
Since opening back in 2014, Bokeria has established itself as one of the leader of Split’s restaurant scene. The eye-dropping interior and authentic location in one of the livelier corners of the Old Town, gives Bokeria a special kind of urban Mediterranean vibe. Named after Barcelona’s famous La Boqueria market, Bokeria combines the experience of a restaurant with that of a wine bar. With its Mediterranean-centric menu, the place boasts with an extensive wine list that will knock your socks off even if you are just visiting for some wine and tapas. A popular stop for celebrities visiting Split, Bokeria is best suited for those looking to experience the Old Town vibe in a truly fashionable establishment.
Located in a romantic courtyard of an authentic Dalmatian stone house, at the edges of Varoš neighborhood, Ćiri Biri Bela have been topping the local restaurant leaderboards of Google Reviews and TripAdvisor. With an eclectic menu inspired by their chef and founder’s Ćiro Sabljić love for locally sourced produce and the national cuisines of the world, Ćiri Biri Bela boasts with an unique blend of classic Croatian dishes mixed with contemporary food trends. More casual than the other places on our list, Ćiri Biri Bela is best enjoyed by those looking for a romantic night out for two.
Set amidst the pine trees overlooking the tranquil Firule Bay, Dvor is an exquisite international restaurant with a very busy bar. Selected by both Michelin’s Guide and Gault & Millau as one of the best places to eat at in Split, Dvor’s balanced menu balancing includes both meat and fish dishes, many of which have been inspired by traditional Dalmatian cooking. In spring 2021, Dvor’s kitchen has been taken over, with much media pomp, by Hrvoje Zirojević, one of Croatia’s leading chefs. Located in a private courtyard of a late nineteenth century villa, Dvor is a bit removed from the rustle of the everyday life and is best suited for those seeking to escape the crowds of the Old Town and enjoy a private dinner while gazing at a spectacular sunset over Firule Bay.
Nestled in a fantastic fifteenth century courtyard within the heart of the Diocletian’s Palace, on the ancient cardo street between the Peristyle and the Golden Gates, Fig Split is a stylish restaurant serving some delicious food from all around the world. They boast with a limited number of menu items whose inspiration comes from a surprisingly diverse number of world cuisines, which have been popular with the crowds as Fig is high on the local restaurant leaderboards of both TripAdvisor and Google Review rankings. More casual than the rest of the restaurants on this list, Fig is a great place for a romantic dinner for two amidst a magnificent late Gothic courtyard.
An unique fusion of Asian and Mediterranean cuisine paired with some amazing signature cocktails, Kinoteka should be on every foodie’s watch-list. Located in Ulica Majstora Jurja, one of Old Town’s biggest small streets, Kinoteka will dazzle you with their magnificent ambiance where past meets the present, particularly through their spectacular late Gothic courtyard, removed from the bustle of the busy Old Town streets, which provides an ideal backdrop for a romantic dinner for two.
Located in a wonderful Art Nouveau building with a spacious garden originally dating from the beginning of the twentieth century, an otherwise unusual sight in town dominated by a largely medieval Old Town, Perivoj is one of the most uniquely located restaurants in the city and beyond. Its lusciously green garden with a glistening stone fountain that looks like it came straight from a movie scene is a perfect place for an intimate romantic dinner for two.
Located along the southern walls of the ancient Diocletian’s Palace, Zoi boasts with the most beautiful panoramic terrace in town which offers an unique view over Riva Promenade and the port of Split. Their tightly curated menu offers just a handful of carefully selected appetizers, mains and pastas & risottos. At offer are a staggering 84 different wines, some of which are available by glass, as well as an extended list of cocktails, spirits and other alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages. Since 2018, Zoi has kept its place in the Michelin Guide as one of the best restaurants in the country. It truly does not get more romantic than a fancy dinner and a view of the sunset over Marjan Hill from the confines of Zoi’s magnificent terrace.