Three Michelin stars for Croatia

A new guide for Croatia by the most significant and recognised restaurant guide, was recently published on the Viamichelin.co.uk website, confirming last year's first Croatian and Istrian Michelin star awarded to Rovinj’s Monte restaurant and brought new surprises too!

Šibenik’s Pelegrini restaurant and Dubrovnik’s 360º both received a precious Michelin star, while the list of restaurants with Michelin recommendations, those marked with a spoon and fork, was enriched with 24 new eating houses. This was the result of a completely secret restaurant tour carried out by professional Michelin inspectors who visited restaurants throughout Croatia in 2017.

Istrian leaders Wine Vault, Damir & Ornella, Zigante, Konoba Čok, Marina, Sv. Nikola, Meneghetti, Pergola, San Rocco, Konoba Morgan, Alla Beccaccia and Batelina also confirmed their last year's entry among the recommended restaurants, with Konoba Buščina and Badi joining them this year with the MICHELIN Guide 2018 label.

With this year's selection, Croatia has a total of three restaurants starred with one star and 55 restaurants with Michelin recommendation.

The inclusion of new restaurants in the Michelin selection is a powerful incentive for further continuous improvement of the local gastronomic scene as well as of the great global promotion of Croatia as a top gourmet destination.

» Istria in gourmet guides


Praises from abroad to Istria

  • Best Olive Oil Region in the world 2016, 2017 and 2018

  • Istria 52 Places To Go In 2017

  • 10 Best European
    Wine Destinations 2016

  • 10 Best Wine Travel Destinations 2015

  • World's 2nd Best Olive Oil Region 2010 - 2015

  • Top 10 Valentine's Day Retreats 2014

Already receiving significant earned media in outlets such as National Geographic Traveler Huffington Post and mention in notable guidebooks like Lonely Planet, international journalists and tour operators alike continue the praise heaped upon the Istrian peninsula and all it has to offer making it one of the world's top destinations.