As a tribute to the zinfandel grape, which originated in Croatia, this food and wine bar has a zin-centric wine list, but doesn’t ignore other regional favorites. Among 100 bottles, about 30 are available by the glass, so it’s a great spot for a taste of Croatia’s wine heritage, whether it’s a basic Plavac or a complex Dingač. Three-tiered platters hold a selection of small bites packed with Dalmatian flavors as well as some with a more global-fusion inspiration. Live music provides an ideal backdrop for sipping on the terrace. A five-course "Taste of Dalmatia" menu features favorites like seared Adriatic tuna, homemade oxtail ravioli, and calamari stuffed with ricotta and semi-dried tomatoes. Zinfandel also serves breakfast, paired with champagne or fig-flavored travarica, a local herb grappa.
By Anja Mutic
Have you been here? Share a tip or a photo with fellow travelers.
Zinfandel in Split
Zinfandel is a great establishment right around the corner from The Baptistery /Jupiter's Temple. Ask the wait staff about wines & wine pairings. Carries a wide range of wines, however I highly recommend the Croatian wines.
By Megan Hudson
In tribute to the zinfandel grape (which originated in Croatia), this bar has a zin-centric wine list—but does not ignore other local and regional favorites. Accompany your drop of choice with live music and three-tiered food platters on the semi-alfresco terrace.
By Anja Mutic