A diet rich in fish, seafood, vegetables and olive oil are the hallmarks of Istrian cuisine. The local raw ham, by the way, carries a protected designation of origin and is just as popular as white truffles, scampi, cheese, honey and olive oil. In Pula you will find numerous excellent restaurants and also the so-called konobas. These are small restaurants that offer typical dishes.
The Kantina restaurant opened in 2015, showcasing Istrian dishes and wines. It is located in the heart of Pula in a historical building from the 19th century. Nearby is the Sergii Arch, which dates back to Roman times. Dishes range from fish and meat specialities to pasta and risotto. The wine list is extensive and with experienced chefs and friendly service, the Cantina meets anyone's tastes.
Stone walls, polished wood and an Istrian-style fireplace create a cosy space for the family-run restaurant. In addition to fish and hearty meat dishes, the menu offers seafood and pasta combinations. The pasta and bread are made in-house. The staff includes a qualified sommelier and the wine list offers around 60 wines, including many local to Istria. The Gina is located directly on the Lungomare beach promenade, near the wooded Stoja peninsula.