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Ostarija u Vidjakovi

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Seafood, Mediterranean, Croatian
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Brace Kaliterna 8, Split 21000, Croatia
+385 21 489 106
09:00 - 23:45
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Sun - Sat 09:00 - 23:45
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Split, Croatia
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55 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The restaurant is located nearby the Bacvice beach, which is the most important/known sand beach in Split. The location is also convenient to reach the old city of Split, which is just in 5-7 minutes walking distance. The interior of the Ostarija u Vidjakovi (i.e. Osteria/Restaurant of the Vidjak Family) is a sort of a little museum that contains the... More 

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ostarijavidjak, Manager at Ostarija u Vidjakovi, responded to this review

Thank you, hope you come to see us again :) More 

Split, Croatia
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84 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 126 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 December 2016

It's been a bit chilly since the Bura blew into Split so we decided to head out for some good local winter food--Split has some really good konobas...some are closed now, but Ostarija has been a favorite because they have unique local fare like beef knuckle, tripe, pasticada, etc. And the ambiance here is totally authentic--walls lined with photos of... More 

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Thank you very much, hope to see you again :) More 

Split-Dalmatia County, Croatia
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 October 2016 via mobile

Food is fine, big portions, Dalmatian traditional food. Average. ✌🏻️ Pepper was a little extra in food. The service is ok and we don't waited a long time for food.

Thank suzanavuljan
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100 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 September 2016

This is excellent place for celebrating or just to come with friends or family. As it is very popular you do need to make reservations. It is located in the basement of the building and it very nicely decorated on the walls and all around with things from the Split of the old times. Food is very nice and there... More 

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Crewe, United Kingdom
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146 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 September 2016

Great local food with an effient and helpful service. We ate the best meal of our holiday here. The history and pictures in the place added to the experience. Well done thank you.

Thank steve3448
Toronto, Canada
1 review
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 September 2016

Within couple of years the quality of this restaurant dropped down drastically. Food is overpriced for "ostaria". Two waiters who served us were quite impolite, at the end they charged us for the things we didn't order. We ordered tap water, waiter brought us bottled water twice. We returned second one but were charged for it. It was 7 of... More 

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15 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 September 2016 via mobile

Nice relaxed atmosphere with outdoor seating. Waiter remembered us and what we had ordered before. He gave us excellent descriptions of the dishes and great recommendations. Food was excellent and reasonably priced. We've been here twice and would come again.

Thank Eric S
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 September 2016 via mobile

Ambient is nice but i ordered fish and vegetables since i have some digestive problems and they forget to do me veggies and fish which is very expensive was little bit raw.

Thank Maja C
milton keyness
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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 August 2016 via mobile

I'm very surprised at the mixed reviews for this lovely Inn. We had a lunch and two dinners. The food is fresh and tasty and reasonably priced. We tried most restaurants up the city and came back to this one the most because of its food. Give it a try.

Thank Deborah G
Moscow, Russia
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12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 August 2016 via mobile

We just had our team dinner here. Very good food, fantastic environment, cosy.. You will not regret having a quiet dinner here with your partner or a group of friends.

Thank ElenaF007

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Seafood, Mediterranean, Croatian
Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Cash Only, Free Wifi, Parking Available, Highchairs Available
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
09:00 - 23:45
09:00 - 23:45
09:00 - 23:45
09:00 - 23:45
09:00 - 23:45
09:00 - 23:45
09:00 - 23:45
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Brace Kaliterna 8, Split 21000, Croatia
  • Location: Europe  >  Croatia  >  Dalmatia  >  Split-Dalmatia County  >  Split
  • Phone Number: +385 21 489 106
An authentic tavern with real wood floors, lots of antiques, walls covered with legendary Split memorabilia and wonderful food that keeps locals coming back time and again. It's also the only restaurant in Split with a table reserved only for artists! Our main offer is authentic Split-style food not just the freshest fish, grilled or pan-fried, but tasty local pleasures like veal knuckle, baby beef tripe, bean risotto, home made sausages and unqiue desserts like their amazing paradižot. Live local music during the season, weekends in winter. Outdoor summer garden too!

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?