Widely recognized as one of the best and most amibtious restaurants on the Adriatic, Pelegrini lives up to its reputation. The elaborate tasting menu (955 kn + 600 kn wine pairing) showcases exquisite traditional ingredients of the Dalmatian sea, lakes and fields, transformed into imaginative dishes by Rudolf Štefan's team. The restuarant also offers a 4-course minimum à la carte meal (400 kn), as well as a newly-introduced, inspired platter of 13 bites (899 kn, including wine).
Meals at Pelegrini consist of such creations as the mint-granita-covered oysters, the duck prosciutto with goat cheese and peppers, and the anchovies terrine. The vegetarian options here, featuring Đuveđ frito misto and chickpeas, deserve as much attention as the fish and meat dishes, as do the wines, including a Pelegrini-Bibich collaboration.
Pelegrini succesfuly defies the expectations one might have of food at remarkable urban locations: platters for two are served at the tables outside, with a view of the monumental Gothic-Renaissance-era St. James Cathedral, while the tasting menu is well suited for the atmosphere of the large terrace, atop a cistern with four interestingly-carved wells.