Acknowledged as one of the best places on the coast, this 22-seat diner is worth booking ahead for. Signposted on Velika ulica, it’s set in a narrow sidestreet near the seafront. Inside, a bare-brick interior is a comfortable setting for fish and shrimp specialities and most of what they serve is raw. Damir and his daughter, the sommelier, run the floor. Ornella runs the kitchen. Desserts include kiwi flan.
Novigrad restaurant culture is surprising top-class. Most noteworthy is Damir i Ornella, although Konoba Čok, Marina and Pepenero are of a high standard too. There are others on Rivarella with a sea-view terrace and a reliable kitchen for popular standards. Several of them are year-round.