Marina cuisine is Mediterranean cuisine with Dalmatian specialties. The menus of Marina restaurateurs and local farms are based exclusively on Mediterranean roots and local culinary “customs”.
The gastronomic offer of caterers and farms of Marina is based entirely on the Mediterranean roots and local culinary customs, locally known as “užance”. Cheese and prosciutto from local family farms, salted sardines and anchovies, meat and fish dishes, cooked or grilled – or as the locals say prepared “na gradele”, seafood dishes (shellfish, crabs, squid and octopus) and Dalmatian pašticada are gastronomic delights one should not miss. Those are served with a variety of side dishes: anything from vegetables grown in local vegetable gardens to wild plants, such as wild asparagus, which is harvested in late spring on dry rocky terrain and which is appreciated not only for its special taste, but also due to the quite demanding ways it is picked.
When speaking of traditional desserts, one must mention “fritule”, which are becoming increasingly popular among visitors – sweet round bites of lightly risen dough fried in oil, and a slightly more modest “prešurate”, a fasting dessert similar to pancakes, which has also been regularly prepared in kitchens of Marina since ancient times.
Don't miss visiting at least some of the restaurants in Marina that have a local specialty on their menu. In addition to restaurants and bars, there are also rural households and taverns. Discover them and find your inner gourmet!