Poreč is full of Italian-themed eateries, few of which go the extra distance when it comes to the quality and variety of what’s on offer. Things may be about to change with the opening of Patak (‘The Duck’), headed by a chef with over 15 years’ experience in London restaurants, and known locally for presiding over the highly regarded (but now closed) Propeler Pizzeria in Motovun. At Patak, pizzas are the still the main item but the menu is much more broadly-based, with a good choice of pastas, salads, burgers and steaks. The owner has a duck farm, which explains why – somewhat unusually for Poreč - confit of duck and duck breast make it onto the list of mains. Located a short walk north of the Old Town, on the way to one of Poreč’s main hotel and beach zones, Patak has a large shaded terrace, a neat and contemporary front room, and a back room decorated in konoba-style.