As the daughter of one of Croatia’s most legendary chefs, Ivana Gamulin was inspired to follow in her late father’s footsteps. Villa Spiza, a countertop eatery within the palace walls, is where Ivana and her sister stir up Dalmatian soul food with fresh ingredients purchased at the market. The menu changes daily depending on what is available, and features regional specialties like seafood risottos and pastas, fried calamari, and just-caught fish. The loving attitude toward cooking and low-key family vibe together attract bohemians, backpackers, and best of all, regular locals—always a good sign. Service is friendly, but come prepared to wait: It's not fast food.
Being raised by one of Croatia’s most legendary chefs inspired Ivana Gamulin to follow in her late father’s footsteps. Villa Spiza is a countertop eatery where Ivana and her sister stir up local soul food with fresh ingredients from the market. This loving attitude to cooking creates a family vibe, attracting bohos, backpackers and urbanites.