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Our story began back in 1998. Since then, Ankora has undergone several transformations. With our ideas, we tried to be ahead of our time. Sometimes we succeeded, sometimes we did not. Through trial and error, we have come to realize that love for tradition, history, and home-grown food is the only right path. Today, Ankora represents an ode to the flavors of the south, the flavors of our childhood!
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
CUISINES
Mediterranean, Croatian
FEATURES
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Table Service, Live Music
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Best restaurant in Cavtat! We enjoyed in food, drinks and excellent service. Our host, Josip was the best! His enthusiastic stories about food and wines made our dinner really inspiring experience. We will come back deffinitely. Highly recommended!

Date of visit: September 2022
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Nikša I, Marketing at Ankora I sapori del sud, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Hello there, Thank you for giving praises to our dedicated staff. It has always been and it will always be about the people for us! We can't wait to host you once again on our beautiful terrace! Kind regards, Ankora

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Dinner at Ankora Restaurant was a highlight of our visit to Cavtat. We met the manager who shared his passion for the innovative Croatian foods they serve. Each dish was a creative twist on traditional Croatian cooking. For people dating to try new flavors and...higher attention to detail, this restaurant is for you.More

Date of visit: September 2022
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Nikša I, Marketing at Ankora I sapori del sud, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Hello there, Thank you for emphasizing our efforts to give traditional cuisine a special touch. We feel pride when we see our mission and vision being recognized by our guests. Kind regards, Ankora

Reviewed 1 week ago

What a wonderful experience our visit to this restaurant gave us.Early evening drinks where complemented by a range of tapas that set the mood. The waiters where very professional yet very personable. The setting is perfect and the drinks delicious. We will certainly be back...again. My girlfriend forgot her glasses and when I returned to get them they had already been put to one side for safe keeping should we return. Well done once again.More

Date of visit: September 2022
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Nikša I, Marketing at Ankora I sapori del sud, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Hello there, Thank you for your kind words. We will use it as a wind in our back to improve our service even further.  We are glad that you have found your glasses. Reading newspapers would be a nightmare without those! :) Kind regards, Ankora 

Reviewed August 21, 2022 via mobile

Great location for people and boat watching. The menu is different to lots of the local restaurants and you can taste the quality of the ingredients. We had the aubergine and the burrata both were lovely and ideal for a light lunch or starter. The...service was easy and unassuming. The wine which was recommended was perfect and light for a lunch time drink and while the aperitivo might seem expensive it was unique with a sprig of rosemary. Planning to o back with my in laws later this week. Definitely worth a visit especially if you are looking for a menu that is a little different.More

Date of visit: August 2022
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Nikša I, Marketing at Ankora I sapori del sud, responded to this reviewResponded August 23, 2022

Hello there, Thank you for your time and the bubbles! We will also be there to live up to your expecations later this week! :) Kind regards, Ankora

Reviewed August 21, 2022

We visited Ankora three times during our stay in Cavtat; twice for coffee and once for an evening meal. Service was always friendly, particularly during our evening meal when the atmosphere was a bit more relaxed. Our food was very high quality, tasty and good...value for money. The menu isn’t the biggest but don’t let this put you off - the chefs know what they’re doing! Would highly recommend.More

Date of visit: August 2022
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Nikša I, Marketing at Ankora I sapori del sud, responded to this reviewResponded August 23, 2022

Hello there, Thank you for your review. Your input means a lot to our team. We have tried to keep our menu as authentic as we can. It indeed is not big but all the flavors are there! With this approach we have stayed true...More

Reviewed August 19, 2022 via mobile

We were in Ankora on the last evening of our week long stay and am so sorry we had not found it sooner. Staff greeted us with a smile, engaged our little boys in conversation and made thoughtful recommendations about the food and drinks. We...have eaten in most of the top 10 rated restaurants in Cavtat and truly Ankora was for us significantly better service. Similarly the food was the best we had- promptly served and incredibly tasty. I think the menu is different to the same fare that seems to be on every other restaurant with little variation between them. Ankora had quality ingredients and everything we had was delicious. The cocktails and wine were excellent. Highly recommended.More

Date of visit: August 2022
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Nikša I, Marketing at Ankora I sapori del sud, responded to this reviewResponded August 19, 2022

Hello there, Wow, coming from you, our guests we can't stress out enough how much it means to us. A lot of time was invested in training and knowledge. Emphasis is on hospitality. We see it as the only way to offer a great experience...More

Reviewed August 13, 2022 via mobile

Excellent service and fine food. 3 adults enjoyed tasting menu between 16-18 two days in one week for only 189 kn per person. It is all about taste and texture and cooking to perfection. Dont let the cafe style seating fool you, they spend everything...on what you get on the plate.More

Date of visit: August 2022
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Nikša I, Marketing at Ankora I sapori del sud, responded to this reviewResponded August 18, 2022

Hello there, We are glad that you have enjoyed our tasting menu. We created it for you to taste as many southern dishes as possible and made it balanced for those hot summer days. We also have a discount on all our cocktails and wines...More

Reviewed August 11, 2022

I don't know where to start, since everything is perfect from start to finish. A lot of effort was put into the decoration of the bar, in every detail. It's nice to see that someone is trying to create and offer something new and different...to others. Cocktails are something special, I have never tried them anywhere, and the cups in which they are served are the icing on the cake. Perfection! The food is delicious, the portions are sufficient, and the prices are reasonable and completely justified. The staff is very friendly, smiling and fast. Keep up the good work.. you are great!More

Date of visit: August 2022
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Nikša I, Marketing at Ankora I sapori del sud, responded to this reviewResponded August 18, 2022

Wow, First of all, thank you for taking your time in writing this extensive review! We greatly appreciate it. It has indeed been an endeavour to create an environment where one would feel at home. We wanted it to be different and every part was...More

Reviewed August 2, 2022 via mobile

We had breakfast at this place. Enough choice, sweet and savory. We had the croissant with strawberry marmelade, chia pudding and choco granola. Tasty and delicious! Lovely staff and a table with view on the harbour.

Date of visit: August 2022
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Nikša I, Marketing at Ankora I sapori del sud, responded to this reviewResponded August 18, 2022

Hello there, Breakfast was always important for us at Ankora. It is a special feeling to have a well balanced breakfast in the peaceful summer mornings looking over at yachts docked in our beautiful harbour. Thank you for pointing it out! Kind regards, Ankora

Reviewed July 29, 2022 via mobile

So good we went back! Amazing food, great service, perfectly situated along the promenade in Cavtat. Would highly recommend if you’re visiting Cavtat.

Date of visit: July 2022
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Nikša I, Marketing at Ankora I sapori del sud, responded to this reviewResponded July 30, 2022

Hello there, Thank you for dedicating your time and writing this review. It means a lot to our team! Have a nice vacation in Cavtat and kind regards, Ankora

Reviewed July 26, 2022 via mobile

Ankora was our base while in Cavtat! Returned daily/nightly for the delicious food and honestly the best craft cocktails in Croatia! The drinks were perfect! I tried all of their specialty cocktails. Sometimes it's the little strings that spark joy like their glasses and glass...straws! I it inspired me to order fresh stemware and glass straws here at home! The service was so friendly. They always remembered us when we returned! Made us feel like good friends/family!More

Date of visit: July 2022
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Nikša I, Marketing at Ankora I sapori del sud, responded to this reviewResponded July 31, 2022

Hi there, Wow! It is encouraging to see that we have inspired you to invest in some kitchen hardware. :) We want to build a community on Ankora’s terrace and we invest a lot of time and effort in building a team that will make...More

Reviewed July 24, 2022 via mobile

Not happy about being charged 35 kna fir a big machiato with some extra milk. Same coffe yesterday further along 17 kuna. "Thats just how it is" they said. Ill ask first next time !More

Date of visit: July 2022
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Nikša I, Marketing at Ankora I sapori del sud, responded to this reviewResponded July 24, 2022

Hello there, We are sorry for the misunderstanding. The milk should be charged only if it is ordered as a drink, not as an addition to your coffee. It was a miscommunication inside our beloved institution and we take full responsibility. If you have time...More

Reviewed July 23, 2022 via mobile

Great menu… the food is delicious and the drinks are amazing. Would definitely recommend going to Ankora while visiting Cavtat. I can’t wait to go back!!

Date of visit: July 2022
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Nikša I, Marketing at Ankora I sapori del sud, responded to this reviewResponded July 23, 2022

Hello there, Thank you for your recommendation. We are happy to know you have liked our concept and we can't wait to have you back at our terrace! Kind regards, Ankora

Reviewed July 8, 2022

Passed by one evening and checked out the menu, the manager kindly gave us a run down of the dishes and the restaurants ethos…we were hooked and stayed for dinner. Booked again several times during our holiday. Boban was a great asset to the staff...and despite language differences we shared jokes . He was very helpful with pairing wines with the food selections. The manager made a point of mingling amongst the tables chatting to the guests. Most important and good to see. Great twists on Mediterranean classics. I can recommend the gazpacho with roasted red pepper and raspberry…yes, raspberry and it works! Lamb is great as is the homemade gnocchi. The semi freddo dessert is amazing. Great assets to the town. Thank you!More

Date of visit: July 2022
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Nikša I, Marketing at Ankora I sapori del sud, responded to this reviewResponded July 18, 2022

Hello there Hilary, It is such a pleasure to see you coming back to us on multiple occasions during your stay in Cavtat. Thank you for noticing that we prioritize communicating our concept and vision with our guests. It is imperative to make people feel...More

Reviewed July 8, 2022 via mobile

Being pregnant and a pescatarian can be tricky during your honeymoon trip. But then, we found ANKORA restaurant in Cavtat, and everything fell into place. We got the warmest welcome by Josip, the manager, who made us feel like home throughout our whole dinner visit....We,in fact, liked the place that much, that we came back the day after, for coffee and lunch. It was a rainy day, so we got the best hot coffee. The food was simply magnificent. The menu is beautiful and every dish is unique. Good recommendations on cocktails too, and options for those who cannot have alcohol. I just wish we had the opportunity to try their breakfast and wine menu too, but that gives a reason to come back and revisit Cavtat and beautiful Croatia. If you visit Cavtat, you HAVE TO try ANKORA.More

Date of visit: July 2022
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Nikša I, Marketing at Ankora I sapori del sud, responded to this reviewResponded July 18, 2022

Hello there Mrs. Pingu, Wow! First of all, thank you for taking the time in writing such an extensive review. We have created our menu to be friendly to all diets and we are glad that you have noticed that. Cocktails were carefully picked and...More

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