Most people who visit Korcula in Croatia tend to favour historic Korcula Town. No surprise. Despite having excellent sunsets and the stylish and comfy Hotel Korkyra, Vela Luka doesn’t have the charm of the town at the very other end of the island. It does have Konoba Ribar though.
Dining Style: With stone walls, a beamed ceiling and fishing nets hanging like spider webs everywhere, Konoba Ribar has a cosy rustic feel. The friendly owner sort of mothers you. It’s unfussily comfy.
On the Menu: Very traditional Croatian fare with a mix of meat and seafood dishes. Nothing was fancy, or strayed from the beaten trad food path but seafood risotto, cevapi (grilled sausage like kebabs) and calamari were all tasty, wholesome fare. The cevapi came with a spicy, chunky sauce whilst the calamari was the way I like it – with tentacles. I’m always suspicious of calamari that only comes in neat rings. The house wine was perfectly quaffable.
The View: None to speak of, but the sea and sunset views are right across the road.
Wallet Friendly Rating: Cheap and cheerful; the wallet liked it.
Why Eat Here? It’s simply good value, tasty Croatian comfort food in a friendly konoba.
Where? Obala IV 5, Vela Luka – heading away from the centre of town, the restaurant is just along the road from Hotel Korkyra.
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