I love Konoba Vinica Monkovic. We spend our summers in this area and the quality of the local restaurants tends to vary year by year, but never at Konoba Vinica Monkovic. The service at this family-run restaurant is always friendly and attentive and the food is always delicious. There can't be a more pleasant way to dine than next to a river. It's especially nice on a hot day, since it's always cooler by the river.
This is the first place I have seen that carries the local Zinfandel from Konavle. I like the wine and especially like drinking the wine in the country in which it originated.
The beefsteak and mixed grill is delicious, as is the lamb under the bell, although I usually don't plan ahead enought to order it. The grilled vegetables with cheese are good, as is a starter platter of cheese. We always order salad, which is a nice change from the ubiquitous cabbage, tomato and cucumber salad, more refined, with baby lettuces.
The only caveat is to wear some mosquito repellant, since they also seem to enjoy a snack in a beautiful river setting.
Whether you are staying in Durovnik, it is worth a little drive south to Gruda to experience the charm of Konoba Vinica Monkovic.