Taste Peka Menu and experience the very best this region has to offer.
When visiting Split and planning to eat like a local, there is a short list of must-try traditional Dalmatian foods, but if there is something that should ́t be missed, that would definitely be Dalmatian peka. If the idea of enjoying a true Dalmatian delicacy while dining at the 1700 yrs old Diocletian Palace sounds tempting enough, then head to a traditional Dalmatian restaurant located in the city center and taste a true gastronomic delight. Not only does Diocletian’s Wine House boasts high-quality food, but also represents one of the best restaurants in Split when it comes to delivering a local dining experience and serving traditional Dalmatian food, all carefully prepared and inspired by Mediterranean recipes.
Traditional local delicacy Dalmatian Peka is an excellent way to experience the very best this region has to offer and not to be missed when in Split. Traditional Peka is made from veal or octopus meat with potatoes and vegetables spiced with aromatic herbs. It is prepared in a closed lid pot which is put into the cinder of a fireplace where it slowly cooks for 2 hours combining all the tasty flavors together. The meat becomes so tender and juicy that you will wish to eat it every day. An authentic local product to experience and taste the best Dalmatia has to offer.
13:00. 15:00, 17:00 & 19:00
3 COURSES MENU:
Peka (veal or octopus)
Peka is a form of slow cooking on a wood fire stove. We did a Veal Peka and Octupus Peka. Bother were phenomenal. Also great wine list!!
Try the Peka
We ate delicious octopus Peka here as part of a pre-booked walking tour and tasting. Lovely place, friendly staff and wonderful food. Peka is a local specialty and this did not disappoint. They appear to have an excelllenr wine tasting as well although we were too hot and tired to try it. Located inside the palace walls, this is a little gem.
We first found this lovely restaurant/wine house while wandering the streets trying to avoid the cruise ship crowds. How lucky we were.
We sat on the Roman Terrace and enjoyed a lunch of Dalmatian Platter which was light and thoroughly enjoyable. Cheeses, meats, carpaccio of octopus, olives, tuna pate and fresh bread. The waiter was efficient and friendly and we enjoyed it as it wasn’t overrun with tourists, which I know we are too but it was nice to be somehwere calm, beautiful and serene.
We made reservations to have Croatian Peka and I am so pleased we did. We were welcomed warmly on arrival and when we asked for guidance on the wine to have with dinner it came with knowledge and understanding. We chose a lovely red and it did indeed go well.
I had the Veal and my husband had the octopus Peka.
It was a delicious, homely dinner. The Veal melted in my mouth.
If I’m fortunate enough to return to Split i would definitely visit again.