Beaches & Restaurants
This year, Park Plaza Arena has become the proud owner of the "gluten free" certificate and is hereby the first hotel in Istria and the only hotel on the Adriatic coast with a complete gluten free offer. From now on, in the a’ la carte restaurant of our hotel guests can enjoy gluten free dishes and be sure that the hotel staff is familiar with the principles of preparing and serving of gluten free dishes. You can enjoy your meal in our a la carte restaurant daily from 12am do 10pm.
We recommend "Coastal Flavours Salad by Chef Kristijan Milanovic"; fresh and healthy salad with calamari and fresh vegetables.
Enjoy your breakfast on the main restaurant terrace with a beautiful sea view. Our chefs will prepare you breakfast with local products and traditional recipes.
Pool Bar & Restaurant Oliva
Pool Bar & Restaurant Oliva is the restaurant of the Park Plaza Verudela Resort and it's placed on the pool with a big terrace that offers beautiful sea view and view of the island Fratarski. Restaurant Oliva offers a big range of food like fish and meat dishes, big variety of season salad, pizza, pasta and much more.
Besides freshly prepared food, Oliva also offers refreshing summer cocktails in a pleasant atmosphere.
You can enjoy in the specialties of this restaurant every day from 10am to 11pm.
Yacht Bar & Restaurant
The newly renovated Yacht provides a modern ambience perfect for a relaxed dining experience. The new design boasts floor-to-ceiling windows and a spacious terrace offering panoramic views of the Adriatic Sea. Enjoy a wide selection of local and international dishes directly by the beach. Open daily 11 – 23h.
Restaurant Milan is located on the edge of the city and offers a beautiful view of Pula’s promenade Lungomare. Milan is a famous restaurant with a big offer of Istrian sea food. Here guests enjoy in a pleasant, relaxed atmosphere traditional Istrian dishes such as "buzara stew" with crabs and a piece of grilled polenta. Apart from Istrian specialties, restaurant Milan offers a large number of famous wines and oils from its own olive groves.
The modernly designed interior provides a pleasant environment both for private and business gatherings, while the staff is happy to host their guests and offers them a variety of finest food.
If you want to relax with homemade food and select wines, we recommend the restaurant Korta in Fažana, which will satisfy all your senses thanks to its excellent location in the center of Fažana, next to the sea.
Thanks to the waterfront location you can enjoy a beautiful view of the Brijuni islands national park while enjoying local food, fresh fish, seafood and quality wines of this region.
The restaurant is open from mid-April to the end of October.
The gastronomy story of the restaurant Gina began all the way back in 1931, when grandpa Ive opened a tavern (today it would be considered an agro tourism facility) and another tavern in the Pula neighbourhood of Šijana.
His daughter Gina continues the tradition and opens the first private snack bar in the former Yugoslavia, buffet “Gina”. This buffet moved its location in 1980 to its present location. Gina’s son, Maksimilian, is managing the present restaurant and he designed the new interior reminiscent of a rustic Istrian tavern. Gina Restaurant offers imaginative meals and combines authentic and modern recipes and groceries from local producers and breeders.
His specialties are well-known in the vicinity, including his cream soup made with fish and Malvasia wine, Dalmatian stew with the meat of Istrian cattle, semifreddo made with lavender with a warm fig and pine nut sauce, ravioli stuffed with crab and topped with a crab sauce, and ravioli stuffed with tuna and topped with a shrimp sauce.
Apart from top dishes, restaurant Gina also offers about fifty wine labels.
Restaurant Alighieri is located in the narrow centre of Pula, on Dante's Square. The restaurant offers a wide variety of Istrian, Mediterranean and continental cuisine in a pleasant ambience. The gastronomic offer of this restaurant is based on seasonal ingredients and fresh fish and seafood.
You can also have breakfast at Alighier. The offer includes omelette, croissants, sweet jam, sandwiches, homemade biscuits and cakes, all in addition to the original Hausbrandt coffee. The restaurant also has delivery in the narrower town centre, and it is also possible to have a take-out lunch which you get in the quality made boxes that will preserve the freshness of the food.
Restaurant "Ribarska koliba"
Ribarska koliba is a restaurant with over 100 years of tradition. This restaurant is also known as the "Taste of the Sea" because of the many fish specialties it offers. It is located at the very beginning of the Verudela peninsula and from the terrace of the restaurant you can enjoy a beautiful view of the marina.
Ribarska koliba enchants its visitors with a pleasant atmosphere and guests can enjoy quality food, top quality wines and professional staff. Here you can enjoy a variety of fish soups, fish reeds and various types of pasta with fish, but also amazing desserts.
For all those who want to try traditional Istrian cuisine, the restaurant Vodnjaka which became a well-known gastronomic name of southern Istria is the perfect address for it. Homemade dishes made according to authentic Istrian recipes are basis of this restaurant's offer.
The main side dish is polenta and this restaurant always offered great prosciutto, beef soup, maneštra (a vegetable stew from Istria), egg omelette with asparagus, home-made pasta (Istrian pljukanci, gnocchi and fuži), but offers also vegetarian meals.
The interior of the restaurant is not rustically as one would expect, but it’s sophisticated and artistically -orientated; theatre dolls and a pianino decorate the interior, and the smell of lavender dominates in space.
The restaurant also has a terrace where pets are welcome.
Restaurant "Stara konoba"
In the very heart of the old city core of Fažana is the restaurant Stara Konoba located. Thanks to the great position, guests can enjoy a pleasant ambience by the sea with a glass of quality Istrian wine while overlooking the sea, ships and old city core.
Stara Konoba offers diverse fish and food specialities of local cuisine such as: fish, shells, crabs, homemade local pasta, Istrian cattle boškarin and much more, all combined with Mediterranean spices. Except the local cuisine you can enjoy continental food such as meat specialities and venison and all this with the sounds of the sea and while enjoying sunset.
This tevern is traditional decorated in Istrian spirit, wood and stone prevail in it, and the whole ambience provides a special atmosphere.
Arboretum pub & burgers
Arboretum is a pub located in Fažana with an offer of more than 50 craft beers from more than 10 countries. Except beer, the pub offers numerous proffers of hamburgers in which you can choose between meat and vegetarian burgers. You can enjoy the delicious hamburgers in a pet-friendly garden full of olive, figs and hazelnuts trees.
What makes Arboretum stands out from other cafés and restaurants on Fažana's seafront is for sure a pleasant and relaxed atmosphere distanced from the urban crowd with a kid's playground for the youngest.
The modern designed pizzeria Tivoli is located in Pula’s neighbourhood Veli Vrh and is a part of the Tivoli sports centre. The pizzeria has a large space, but also a large terrace that also has a small playground with a slide and swings for children.
Tivoli offers a large selection of pizza and also gluten free pizza and various sweets. Despite the fact that the pizzeria has plenty of space, it is recommendable to make a reservation, since Tivoli is very well visited.
Pizzeria Jupiter is one of the oldest and most famous in Pula. Jupiter amazes its guests with delicious pizzas for over 25 years and it is located close to Pula’s amphitheatre. In addition to a large selection of pizza, Jupiter also offers a large selection of grilled dishes, a large selection of pasta and numerous delicacies such as pancakes with Nutella.
The pizzeria is spread over two floors and has a large terrace. Despite such a large space, the pizzeria is always full, which is why it is advisable to book a table in advance.