The best restaurants and cafés in Korčula for good food and great value.
This arresting blue-and-white striped pavilion stands beside the roadside midway between Račišće and Kneža, right next to a beautiful pebble-fringed bay. As well as serving local wines and spirits they also have a full menu of food, much of which is cooked on an open grill.
A short drive from Korcula Town towards Lumbarda, Maslina is a no-frills, honest local eatery. Homemade cheese, gnocchi and cakes are supported by pasticada (local meat stew), makaruni pasta, squid and chicken. Somewhere to escape the crowds or the heat on the shaded terrace.
A cute stone house with seating on two floors and a small outdoor terrace serves the classic Adriatic repertoire of grilled meats and seafood, with the additional attraction of dishes featuring makaruni, the local hand-rolled pasta. Standing right next to a Renaissance chapel with loggia, and with Račišće’s pebbly seafront mere metres away, Vala is unquestionably an evocative spot.
Occupying a lovely spot, just behind the small-boat piers that run along the seafront in Kneža, a village 8km west of Korčula, Stane serves up freshly-caught local seafood in a cosy stone house with an open fireplace. There’s wooden-bench seating on the outdoor terrace, and the adjacent children’s playground is a handy way of entertaining the kids.