You will immediately be transported back in time with some of the oldest dishes of traditional fishermen’s cuisine served only at Kantinon with its great atmosphere loved by locals and tourists alike. Seafood ragout, Istrian žgvacet (stew) or boškarin ox cheeks slow-cooked for 12 hours are made with fresh, locally grown ingredients. A large barrel still stands in the restaurant as a reminder that this place was once a wine cellar, from which Kantinon got its name. Grab a table on the terrace and enjoy the view of the Church of St Euphemia and the fishing port.
The favourite tavern of locals and tourists alike with old, almost forgotten recipes
In your search for authentic local dishes, wines and atmosphere, make sure you visit the former wine cellar Kantinon
Discover the soul of Rovinj and meet the locals who often come to Kantinon for original and traditional dishes served only here. Cold cuts such as prosciutto, pancetta, Istrian sausages and cheese are served on a wooden board with the finest Istrian olive oil and olives. Alternatively, opt for bonito tartare, Rovinj-style white fish carpaccio with orange, local honey, mint and thyme, or the piatto crudo.
Another local favourite, where Rovinj’s residents drink their morning coffee on the open-air terrace. Café Al Ponto stands in the very centre of the town and offers a wide selection of hot and cold beverages, cakes and ice cream. After your morning coffee with the locals, stop by the vibrant market.