Pag Island is infamous for its wild nightlife, adrenaline-filled festivals, and an array of sandy and pebble beaches, but it is also known for its mouth-watering succulent lamb and its salty sharp cheese produced locally. In order to help you decide which place to eat, we’ve made a list of 10 of the best restaurants on Pag Island.
Whether you’re looking for some mouth-watering seafood, traditional Mediterranean food, or some Italian pizza, we have all those options right within this list. So, without further ado, let’s hop straight into it.
Located in the Northern part of the island, Konoba Bodulo offers some of the best Mediterranean cuisines in all of Pag. This family-owned spot offers a small menu however you won’t find it lacking. Excellent customer service mixed with a warm and calming ambiance and colorful vibrant flowers makes it an even better experience.
From an array of creamy pasta dishes to risotto to perfectly cooked and seasoned succulent meat dishes to fresh seafood and delicious desserts, the restaurant has it all. You must try their Octopus dish and Lamb Ragu if you get the chance to visit because they will transport you to another dimension. They also allow you to bring your pets so take your furry friends along with you.
While ordering your meal, keep in mind that they have quite large portions, so you might need to get some of it packed to take home. However, the price here is a bit higher in comparison to other places located on the Island. If you’re looking for vegan and vegetarian options, then they also offer those so you won’t need to stick to boring old salads alone.
Konoba Didova Kuca
Found in the town of Kolan, Konoba Didova Kuca provides a stunning view of the rolling hills, blue glittering water, and scattered white clouds. Not only is the view heavenly, but the food here will satiate your hunger yet leave you wanting more.
What makes them special are their local Mediterranean dishes with a modern twist, making them relevant and traditional at the same time. Their service time is super quick and they have a very professional workforce. Don’t miss out on their “Brudet of octopus and cuttlefish” along with che for dessert.
Serving warm fresh bread as a starter, Didova is often crowded due to its mouth-watering food, so make sure to make a reservation to avoid any inconvenience at that time. Not only do they have food straight from heaven, but they also have a cute shop for ceramic plates so you can take a quick look around when you visit.
With a typical American fast food interior, red check tablecloths, and white chairs, Trattoria Padre is a cute little place located in Pag. The restaurant is super cozy with a welcoming ambiance that makes you feel right at home.
Offering tons of food options on their extensive menu, they have several items that are known to be an entire journey within themselves. If you’re planning on visiting, you need to try their burrata cheese and tomatoes for your starter with their fuzi with beef, paired with some delicious wine.
They also have extremely friendly waiters with the dutch waiter Alexander being a fan favorite for both the locals and the tourists alike. What’s also a plus point is that parking is available near Trattoria so you can avoid extra hassle.
Bistro Na Tale
Located near the Pag lace gallery (a must-visit on the island), Bistor Na Tale is a spectacular place to dig into some comfort food. They offer vegan, vegetarian, and gluten-free options so people will dietary restrictions can also enjoy their mouth-watering food.
Having an outdoor seating arrangement, they serve succulent meat, juicy seafood, and desserts that will satisfy your sweet tooth. Dishes can be ordered per kg or single servings are also available if you want to try multiple dishes.
Despite the divine food, the price point at Na Tale is a bit high so you might want to keep some extra cash on hand. Not only does the food taste phenomenal, but it also looks straight out of Gorden Ramsey’s cookbook. Remember to try their delicious dessert made from local “skuta” cheese and raspberries!
Starac I More
Situated in Novalja, Starac I More offers a warm welcome to all of its customers upon arrival. Not only is the restaurant filled with hospitality, friendly waiters, and staff, but they also help you pick something according to your liking.
Gobsmackingly delicious food paired with a top-notch visual presentation, makes it stand out even more. If you’re not in the mood for food, you can even delve into their heavenly desserts that are just to die for.
What’s amazing is that they take credit cards which a lot of places here don’t accept, so you can avoid the ATM hassle and spontaneously walk in. The dry-aged steak is one of the best dishes on their menu so make sure to try some of that when you visit.
Trapula Wine & Cheese Bar
Trapula Wine & Cheese Bar not only offers amazing food, but it has an entire bar filled with both local and foreign aged-wine for all the wine connoisseurs to sip on. Sit on the white tiled floor, surrounded by white brick buildings with white window panes, and be transported back to the Roman era.
Though the place is a bit small, it translates well into being cozy rather than overcrowded. A dish that you mish try is their ham & cheese paired with some olives and red wine to fully enjoy the luxurious lifestyle.
Even if you need a snack on the go, their bar offers a large array of options that you can make use of. Serving complimentary freshly baked bread along with playing nice background music elevates the place even further.
Restaurant Bistro Bartol
Offering some of the best food in all of Novalja, Restaurant Bistro Bartol is a must-visit if you’re visiting Pag Island. The waiters and staff are very well informed so they’re able to help people who eat gluten-free, are vegan or vegetarian, to order something that won’t impact their diet.
Their Lamb and Octopus Carrpacio is a popular item on the menu because of the perfectly cooked meat that is well-seasoned and perfectly plated. Since the place is not located in the heart of the city, you can enjoy a secluded dinner with your loved ones.
Not only is their food scrumptious, but they also offer a wine menu that is filled with local wines and some standard options as well. Though, it is important to note that some of the local wines here are a bit pricey.
Sit under the green shed on a rustic wooden bench and enjoy delightful food at Figurica. One of the best restaurants on Pag Island, this place is not only bright and lively, but it also serves hearty warm meals for seafood lovers looking to get a taste of the Adriatic waters.
Not only is the restaurant affordable in comparison to the others, but it also has very high standards and quality of food so you won’t find it lacking. Make sure to book a table in advance since the place gets super busy during the peak season.
The menu also has “Peka”, a traditional method of cooking, that increases the cooking time but it most definitely is worth the wait. You can also buy some of their homemade products on-site and bring them back to your hotel to enjoy later.
Having gigantic portion sizes, eating at Ankora will definitely make your stomach happy. If you’re tired of all the seafood and need a break, this place has some of the best pizzas on the Island with a pipping hot thick crust, amazing Pag cheese, and all your favorite pizza toppings.
This cute and cozy place not only has a great ambiance but is also very Instagramable due to its surroundings. However, there have been some complaints about the waiters being a bit pushy so be mindful of that when you’re ordering.
The staff here is multilingual so you don’t need to worry about translations and communication barriers. It is also one of the more affordable restaurants on the list offering top-notch and high quality food.
Hefty portion sizes and vibrantly plated food dishes are the hallmarks of Konoba Prtoric. Known for their delicious cuts of meat and pašticada, this restaurant should be on everyone’s list to visit.
The place is well-kept and clean and the staff is also friendly so you can always ask them for their specialty items. Positioned between two hills, the restaurant is flooded with people so you’ll need to book a place in advance if you’re hoping to enjoy your meal stress-free.
Not only do they have pillowy gnocchi and tender lamb, but they also have a breathtakingly beautiful view for you to enjoy while you delve into the food. After enjoying your day at the beach Simmuni, this is an ideal place to grab a quick meal.
While Pag is famous for its parties and raves, it is also famous for having some of the best-cooked lambs, freshly plucked seafood from the Adriatic water, local wines, and crisp salty cheese that you should not miss out on.
So, if you’re looking for a place to deep dive into a world full of flavor, we’ve listed the ten best restaurants on Pag island to help streamline your hunt.