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Travelers' Choice2023
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Croatian, Healthy
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Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Drinks
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0.1 miles from Palazzo di Diocleziano
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Amazing find Amazing food cooked in front of you. The tastes were a real change to many restaurants in split. Really nice people a warm welcome was lovely. It’s small 7 places at the bar and one table. If you have to wait, it’s worth...it!More

Date of visit: May 2024
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We ate here after a local guide advised us to go. We had cheese starters followed by meatballs and pasta with prawns. All delicious, filled you up without feeling stuffed. Great food in a very happy environment, staff sang as they cooked the meal in...front of you. 100% would eat there again.More

Date of visit: May 2024
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We went to Villa Spiza, the food, service and atmosphere was unbelievable. Fresh local food delivered everyday, so the menu changes every day. Staff were extremely accommodating and friendly. This is a must go to restaurant.!

Date of visit: May 2024
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We knew this place was special as soon as we walked in. It was extremely relaxed, welcoming and homely, and everything we ate (from a menu which changes every day based on what ingredients they have in) was cooked perfectly They don’t take reservations so...you may need to queue a bit!More

Date of visit: May 2024
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We were happy to walk up and find a table for 4 inside this highly rated restaurant. Unfortunately, we had a very poor experience, both with the food and service. Our orders were taken quickly, but we never got the attention of the staff again....We ordered the burrata which was very good, but the other dishes were marginal at best. The pasta dish tasted like a salt lick and the sides that accompanied the sea bass were bland and poorly presented. We didn't receive some of the things we ordered and the waitress (who we had to go and ask for the check) unapologetically crossed them off the bill. We're a pretty forgiving group and tried to make the best of it, but it was very, very disappointing. Cash only. Good luckMore

Date of visit: May 2024
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Amazing hidden gem - fantastic fresh food cooked in front of you. Friendly staff and delicious wines. Menu changes each day - you cannot book a table but it is worth waiting for, we went early (7pm) to avoid the queues 👌🏼

Date of visit: May 2024
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

This small, humble restaurant serves well thought out, delicious food. We dined here twice during our stay in Split & Hvar. The lamb & pea stew served in traditional Croatian style, is the best thing we have eaten in our 10 day trip across Italy...and Croatia. Wonderful food. Service is good. Good wine selection. Cash only, no credit cards. Three course meal with good wine for 2 cost about €100. Definitely worth the splurge if you appreciate well prepared food. Portion size is excellent across all three courses. Our host Recommended this restaurant and we are so glad we tried it.More

Date of visit: April 2024
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Reviewed March 19, 2024

This place is fairly well known if you do research on where to eat in Split. Several travel shows feature this place, as well as guide books. They're known for having no menu, only daily handwritten features...and only take cash. We were there in the...offseason so they had reduced hours. I believe the day we went they were open from 12:00 - 3:00. The interior is quaint and charming. The waitress we had was pleasant and helpful. My wife got some vegetable soup followed by something called boiled beef. My daughter got the pasta bolognese, and I got the meatballs. We ended with some tiramisu and a piece of chocolate cake. The pasta, meatballs and desserts were good; not great, good. The boiled beef was, in a word, disgusting. We didn't know what to expect, but it wasn't what we got. When it came out it looked like it had a lot of fat on it. Ok, we can cut that off. I noticed my wife wasn't eating it so I took a piece, chewed on it a bit and spit it out. The 'fat' was rubbery...I couldn't cut it off the meat and I couldn't chew through it. It was just plain gross. We're glad we were able to try this place, but in hindsight I find it to be very over rated. We would not go back here again, and would definitely not recommend it based on the average food that we did eat, and fatty beef dish we did not.More

Date of visit: March 2024
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Reviewed January 6, 2024

Like an inn with typically cooked dishes, sufficient and very good. Friendly and smily welcome. However, ask for the price of drinks before ordering. A 1/2 liter carafe was charged to us at the price of 2/3 of a bottle or 4 glasses (4x12.5 cl)....You can order by the glass, you will be charged for the arithmetic quantity of the bottle (6x12.5 cl). For French people, this was unusual. Despite this, it was a great experience.More

Date of visit: December 2023
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Reviewed October 22, 2023

I went here after seeing it on a Rick Stein programme and it did not disappoint, there is the old kitchen area where you can sit and across the alley they have a newer open resturant area. I was in the old kitchen area which...was awesome. They hand you a handwritten daily menu which is cool, so you know their food is fresh. It ws very reasonably priced too.More

Date of visit: October 2023
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Reviewed October 17, 2023

The absolute best! This place is not fancy, and just to the point, and the point is fantastic food and amazing, friendly service. We even had a glass of wine with our waiter! Truly wonderful people! Go early as people line up outside as they...do not take reservations, but I highly, highly recommend the wait and it does go by fast.More

Date of visit: June 2023
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Reviewed October 16, 2023

Cozy restaurant with great dining and family-run Croatian authentic. Elegant but informal, very friendly and inviting place. Note; no reservations and cash only. We went early and lucky to get in and VERY glad we did. Wonderful meal, and the absolute best Tiramisu I've ever...had for dessert!More

Date of visit: October 2023
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Reviewed October 8, 2023 via mobile

The service is great. They are super busy all the time but our waitress was so nice and so was the rear of the staff. We sat in the room were they cook right in front of the guests so it was interesting to watch...the "kitchen" operation. The food is very good and the cheapest red wine on the menu was excellent. We went at 3:00 for a late lunch and didn't have to wait in line. Wait times for lunch and dinner are about 2 hours and they do not take reservations or names. You must stand and wait. We wanted to go for dinner the night before around 8 pm. But it was a 2 hour wait.More

Date of visit: September 2023
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Reviewed September 28, 2023

I had tuna steak and it was indescribably delicious.. i ate tuna in various places, but here I liked it the most! Staff was very friendly and the whole place is very cozy and welcoming! I recommend it 100%.

Date of visit: September 2023
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Reviewed September 9, 2023 via mobile

Simply perfect, very tasteful, tiramisu is the best in this part of the world. We had eggplants, prawns and tuna. Glas of Pošip Nerica

Date of visit: September 2023
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Response from teresayiz | Reviewed this property |
Yes absolutely they also have seats cross the alley. Very busy at lunchtime too.
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They have Pasta Veggie (eggplant,zuchini,mushrooms, paprika..) and also Pasta Pesto Genovessi (Basil, pinjoli, nuts, parmezan..). Sometimes there is also roasted Veggie with cheese aside. You can also ask if they have... More
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Villa Spiza is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travelers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4.5
  • Atmosphere: 4.5