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Best restaurants of Croatia – Kapetanova kuća, Ston Mali

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Every time I go to Dubrovnik, or even on a longish trip from Split, I try to stop at “Kapetanova kuća” restaurant for a meal. Famous for oysters and sea food, this restaurant is one of the best known “temples” of south Dalmatian cuisine! Despite some great Dubrovnik restaurants, Ston is still a place of worship among the locals!

Kapetanova kuća

First time I was there, several years ago, I was visiting the nearby Hotel Ostrea on my site inspection of Pelješac region I was with my friend Toni. After seeing the hotel, we simply could not wait to get our hands o oysters and frutti di mare pasta! Here we are at the table with Mr. Željko Kralj, owner of Hotel Ostrea. Great guy!

Toni and Mr. Kralj at the table

With a glass of local Pošip, we were introduced to a fabulous cuisine of Kapetanova kuća! Oysters for starters (best I ever had!) and traditional desserts to end this great lunch with!

Enjoying a great lunch

We had a full plate of traditional cookies and cakes among which, stonski makaruni (cake made of pasta) was unbelievable! Both interesting and tasty! So good that I forgot to take pictures 😦 !

Saying good bye was not easy but it was a very good start to our wine tasting adventure of Pelješac, later that day :))

Kapetanova kuća is a very popular restaurant and, especially for dinners and Sunday lunches, it may be a good idea to make a reservation. It is run by one of Croatia’s best know chefs, Lidija Kralj, who is also a cooking star on national television.
Kapetanova kuća is best known for “black risotto”!

Historic Ston mali is famous for fortresses and walls!

KAPETANOVA KUĆA, Mali Ston
Mali ston, 20230 Ston
Chef and manager: Lidija Kralj

Telephone: (020) 754264, 754210
Fax: (020) 754437
Web: http://www.ostrea.hr
E-mail: ostrea.info@ostrea.hr
Working hours: 09-24

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6 Replies to “Best restaurants of Croatia – Kapetanova kuća, Ston Mali”

  1. I confirm your opinion, Alan. I had the pleasure to stay next door at Hotel Ostrea. Great place to taste excellent local wines together with authentic Dalmatian food. -frank

  2. Bila san u Kapetanovoj kući i probala riblju juhu, rižot i Stonsku tortu od makaruni. To je stvarno nešto posebno! 🙂

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