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Restaurant • Fine Dining

Konoba Zijavica

Restaurant Konoba Zijavica

Hidden in an idyllic fishing village in Croatia, lies restaurant Konoba Zijavica. For foreigners, its name might be difficult to pronounce. Nonetheless, this intimate, pastel-coloured tavern is a popular hotspot among locals food connoisseurs and gourmets.  The restaurant is run by owner, chef & sommelier Stiven Vunić and his wife Tea. Here, chef Stiven prepares marvelous Mediterranean cuisine, including traditional Croatian specialties. Nestled between the sea and the mountains, you’ll find that the pebble beach and azure waves are within sight. It’s a vista that quickly turns your lunch or dinner at Konoba Zijavica into a fairytale-like experience. Especially if you dine on the romantic terrace, which lies directly along the Adriatic coast.

Konoba Zijavica

Mošćenička Draga, Croatia

Stiven Vunić

Stiven Vunić & Tea Vunić
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With restaurant Konoba Zijavica, sommelier and chefs Stiven Vunić & Tea Vunić has upgraded a 40-year-old family tradition: fishing. In the kitchen, he prepares honest and fresh Istrian dishes with a modern twist.


Traditional Croatian cuisine

Stunning sea view

Konoba Zijavica’s cuisine

Restaurant Konoba Zijavica offers a 6-course tasting menu as well as à la carte dishes. On the menu, you can find Kvarner shrimp, Adriatic octopus, and other seafood which is caught by the restaurant’s own fishermen. Expect dishes like marinated red mullet, warm and cold fried codfish, oven-baked octopus, and tasty wild tuna. In addition, chef Stiven Vunić serves traditional Istrian meat dishes and vegetable specialties, like Boskarin beef stew. As a skilled sommelier, Stiven also knows which wine will make for a perfect food and wine pairing. He’ll gladly make you acquainted with the tavern’s excellent wine list.

Mošćenička Draga area

This restaurant’s location is dream-like. Being a small fishing village, Mošćenička Draga is characterized by stone houses with colorful facades, and a tiny harbour that’s crowded with boats. It’s an idyllic and ideal place if you’re looking to escape everyday life. Inside, the tavern is just as cosy, homely and friendly as its surroundings. With a stunning vista of Croatia’s coastline, fine-dining simply doesn’t get any more romantic than this.



Konoba Zijavica Šetalište 25. travnja 2 51417 Mošćenička Draga Croatia


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Opening times

Monday 12:00 - 18:00 18:00 - 22:00
Tuesday 12:00 - 18:00 18:00 - 22:00
Thursday 12:00 - 18:00 18:00 - 22:00
Friday 12:00 - 18:00 18:00 - 22:00
Saturday 12:00 - 18:00 18:00 - 22:00
Sunday 12:00 - 18:00 18:00 - 22:00

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