Nautika is the most famous restaurant in Dubrovnik, offering popular fi sh specialties as well as unforgettable views of Lovrijenac castle and the old city walls. The terrace is one of the most romantic places in Dubrovnik, too, with its unique location at the entrance to the Dubrovnik history centre, next to the Pile Gate. The owner of Nautika, Mato Đurović, opened the restaurant in 1992 after having accumulated rich culinary experience.
Chef Mario Bunda transforms fresh Mediterranean ingredients into epicurean delicacies every day. ”Your thoughts are created in your mouth,” says Đurović of his life and work philosophy at Nautika.
This restaurant exemplifi es city’s rich legacy as well as the quality and creativity of Mediterranean cuisine. Dubrovnik’s most famous visitors have dined here, including eminent figures from world politics and show business. One of the most famous people to have visited Nautika is most definitely Pope John Paul II.
In nearly two decades of business, the list of famous people who sought out the world’s finest cuisine on their breaks from cruising the Adriatic on their mega yachts is impressive.
It’s the terrace view that beats all, and this is why it is full all summer long. To illustrate the demand for Nautika’s delicacies, every year the restaurant prepares as much as three tons of fresh lobster caught in the Adriatic, off coast of the island of Vis. This is probably because of its famous chef’s choice lobster medallions and attractively-prepared fish and sea salt from Ston. The chef’s work begins where skill and nature end, making good things even better.
Nautika offers the best seafood specialities and an assortment of gourmet classics with a twist, paired with select Croatian and world wines. Nautika is indeed an expensive restaurant, but its special offer, the Mediterranean Meal, with top-notch delicacies selected by the chef, costs a reasonable HRK 100 and even includes a glass of wine.
In addition, Nautika offers three prix-fixe menus – the Chef’s Choice Menu, the Vegetarian Menu and the 7- or 8-course Ragusa Menu – so you can budget your meal without so much as an afterthought.