A paradise for boaters, a cove sheltered with an islet and greenery of trees and macchia on the farthest inhabited Croatian island hides a small hedonistic oasis, the Triton. The restaurant is named after the beautiful seashell. It is decorated simply, with plenty of light, white coloured with marine details, and the proximity of the sea and fresh air blown by the afternoon breeze is something you will always remember.
After drinking rakija called travarica for welcome, it is time you understand what the Triton really is, and it is a very honest tavern that uses to the maximum the freshest food from the sea and the island owing to the well known Lastovo fishermen and the non-ruined island full of fertile fields and delicious vegetables and fruit.
For the start, the very kind hosts will propose classical Dalmatian starters, from octopus salad to tuna salad prepared in a completely unexpected way, marinated prawn and cuttlefish polpette to extraordinary fried prawn. The latter is a real smasher – crispy on the outside, meaty and juicy inside, it perfectly goes with a drop of lemon and local Rukatac, white wine full of scents and flavours from this beautiful green island.
Although the Triton offers sirloin steak and beef steak, a question arises in its own right – what is the freshest sea fish that the young chef and owner will recommend to you? This time, although we really liked the risotto and pasta with just caught seashells, we had dentex baked in salt. The scene that by itself invokes the mouth water is even more pronounced when the owner lets you break the hard cover of salt with a small hammer. And then, only delicacy remains. The skin is removed along with the salt and in front of you, there is just perfectly cooked and not-dried at all top quality fish accompanied with domestic Swiss chard.
The red wine of the house, Triton Plavac Mali / Primitivo 2017 is delicious dry wine that better accompanies red meat – we recommend the sirloin steak – so we still enjoyed Rukatac, from a year older vintage (2016) with the fish. The wine list also has a few “pearls” from nearby Korčula and Pelješac, and with the local varieties of Dingač, Pošip and Grk you can also order Istrian Malvasia.
As for the dessert, you can always find something classical as there are also traditional desserts here, but they usually serve chocolate cake, cheesecake and lemon sorbet. Although we could hardly taste anything more as we were satiated with abundant dishes, the cake proved to be an unmistakable choice.
The Triton can be reached by a yacht or a sailboat directly at its entrance, or by road from the village of Ubli, which will really take you a lot of time if you come from Split. Anyway, as soon as you sit down and look at the sea and feel the aromas from the kitchen, you will be happy that you have come to one of the last undiscovered beautiful destinations that will simply make your summer memorable. Be sure to visit Lastovo and come to the Triton at the most prominent place in Dalmatia, where a pure pleasure is waiting for you.
Contact number: 020 801 161
Working hours: Monday - Sunday 08 - 00
Address: Zaklopatica 15, Lastovo
Price range: 200-300kn