Go above (and below) sea level for dinner
Coastal Dalmatian cuisine means dumplings, grilled squid, oysters, risotto with local shellfish, and more. Obviously, seafood fanatics will benefit from Split’s direct access to the sea, so pay a visit to seafood haven Dvor -- because eating wood-grilled Adriatic lobster and sea bass tartare and chasing it with Croatian wine next to the sea is living. Wine tip: ask for a glass of Babic or Malvazija, two of Croatia’s most popular varietals. While Dvor is above sea level, nearby Ma:toni is made to feel like you’re dining deep below the ancient city. Brick walls, low-hanging ceilings, and Medieval-esque chandeliers pair perfectly with homemade pasta and glazed chicken thighs.