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“Good food and great location” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Zinfandel Food & Wine Bar

Zinfandel Food & Wine Bar
Ranked #7 of 349 Restaurants in Split
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Mediterranean, European, Wine Bar, Croatian
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Restaurant details
Good for: Local cuisine, Bar scene, Special occasions, Romantic
Dining options: Late Night, Lunch, Drinks, Brunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Buffet, Digital Payments, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer
Split-Dalmatia County, Croatia
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Good food and great location”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 8, 2014

It is located in the old city core immediately next to Diocletians palace so we could enjoy both the great interior of the place and exterior of the town. Food was very good, no bad remarks there, and staff was very pleasant and kind towards us. Definitely recommended for lunches since they had live music when we were there.

  • Visited July 2014
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Babangida2014
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Zurich, Switzerland
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
“A very pleasant surprise”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 7, 2014

One of the new eateries in Split. A modern place, located in the city center, I expected a tourist trap with the conventional food offering. But I was pleasantly surprised with both the wine and the food. We did only have a selected plate of cold cuts and sea food followed by some deserts. The food was creatively done with few surprises that I would not expect to find in restaurants in Split. So the food was 5/5, deserts 3/5. The service was just fantastic, friendly and very helpful when it came to wines and food. The choice of wines was good, especially of local wines. They do have full dishes but we didn't try those so no idea how good they are. They did look good on other people's plates.
For what we had, the prices were on the high-end of what you find in Split.
Overall, a great place to have some wine and some high-end share food.

  • Visited August 2014
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank Xaxun
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Brisbane, Australia
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58 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
“Probably needs to take wine bar out of the name”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 7, 2014

We happened to be right by Zinfandel with my family and after hearing about it so much from many people thought we would take a break from our shopping and stop for a wine since they would be able to try some great Croatian wines. The tables were less than half full so there were lots of tables, the waitress came over and cheerfully showed us to a table but her manner changed abruptly when she found out we wanted wine and not food, I have never known someone to be so rude about people not eating.

If you dont want people to order wine without meals then maybe dont call yourself a wine bar.

I could handle a mention of food but her tone and comments were insanely rude.

Then while we were waiting for our wines I grabbed a food menu (they had been roughly pulled from the table to show her disgust with us not ordering food) and saw that they had a nice cheese platter with lots of local cheeses. I was considering ordering that for our table to give my family a chance to try some of the great Croatian cheeses. Unfortunately as soon as the waitress brought the wines back she snatched the menu back off our table so I figured I'd skip ordering anything else and get the experience over with.

After all the hype that really wasnt the experience we expected to find.

  • Visited August 2014
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank ShaneGB
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Sydney, Australia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
“Would come back”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 5, 2014 via mobile

Overall a great experience. It was fun tasting different Zinfandel wines and having such great service and knowledge from our waitress. Great atmosphere and an enjoyable night. Only downfall was the dry meat in the pasticada. We love pasticada so that was a little disappointing. The sea bass fillet and veggies served in a bag was delicious though. Overall still a great night!

  • Visited August 2014
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Anne E
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Paris, France
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Lovely atmosphere, delicious food!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 4, 2014

I absolutely loved this place. Food was spectacular, so delicious and staff was so nice and knowledgeable!

  • Visited July 2014
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Kixxi_musik
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