Duje



Traditional
Dario Mihovilović
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The Matijašević family has been running a restaurant for over 25 years. It’s located at the south side of Gripe’s small hall, which a place where Split’s basketball has achieved its legendary success stories. What used to be a pizzeria has turned into one of Split’s most famous restaurants. With traditional cuisine “spiced up” with modern trends of international cuisine, wines from all around Croatia and a great number of foreign labels, business deals are made, family events are celebrated or you can just enjoy the food for the fun of it. It’s as if the sophisticated interior and intimate atmosphere have been made for you to delve into the magic world of Dalmatian specialties.

You can have a traditional aperitif just like residents of Split do as you eagerly await the waiter who’s carrying a basket with fresh fish. In addition to homemade rakia and viljamovka, žutuja will also catch your attention. This bright yellow rakia is made from about a dozen medicinal herbs with anise being the main ingredient. It’s hard to keep yourself together once you have a look at the starters, especially if you see traditional cuisine as a way to get to know the area you’re in. The famed Dalmatian prosciutto, a wide range of cheese, shrimp pâté, smoked tuna prosciutto - not an easy choice. Thinly sliced tuna on rucola and caper salad decorated with balsamic vinegar and a slice of orange just invite you to add some olive oil from Marjan’s southern slopes and take a sip of refreshing white wine. You can continue with a house specialty such as monkfish in wine sauce or truffles and traditional pasta, for example, makaruni. Monkfish with truffles is a kind of dish that merges Istria, a region known for this delicious and valued mushroom, and the Adriatic. Even though truffles can be found in Slavonia and near Zadar, it was Istria that turned them into a world-renowned brand.

At restaurant Duje pasta is made to traditional recipes passed on from our grandmas. In addition to Dalmatian varieties, they also offer Istrian pljukanci that are shaped by rubbing dough in the palms of your hands. If you’re into larger pieces of meat, Duje will not disappoint you. Stuffed beefsteak on a skewer with pancetta, prunes or pistachios and shrimp are just some of the examples that illustrate how ingenious and skilful they are at combining ingredients in this cult Split restaurant.

Author of photography: Miranda Čikotić

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Contact number: + 385 21 548 100

Web: restoranduje.hr

E-mail: mail@restoranduje.hr

Working hours: Monday - Sunday: 10:00 - 24:00 h

Region: Dalmatia-Split

Address: Slobode ul. 16A; 21 000 Split

Capacity: 100

Price range: 100-200kn

Restaurant description:

The Matijašević family has been running a restaurant for over 25 years. It’s located at the south side of Gripe’s small hall, which a place where Split’s basketball has achieved its legendary success stories. What used to be a pizzeria has turned into one of Split’s most famous restaurants. With traditional cuisine “spiced up” with modern trends of international cuisine, wines from all around Croatia and a great number of foreign labels, business deals are made, family events are celebrated or you can just enjoy the food for the fun of it. It’s as if the sophisticated interior and intimate atmosphere have been made for you to delve into the magic world of Dalmatian specialties.
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