Lika-Senj County, considering its unity and diversity, can be divided into four regions:

Where to eat

Restaurant KAŠTEL

53291 Novalja, Trg Loža 6

tel.: +385 (0)53 662 640

Restaurant Kaštel is located in the centre of the city, first in a series of coffee shops with shaded terraces. The entrance is behind the tower at the corner of the main street and the beginning of the square. The building is over 300 years old and very attractive, especially on the terrace during the hot summer days where it is pleasant without artificial cooling. In the lovely ambience the restaurant offers fish and meat specialties of all kinds wishing to please guests of refined taste (Kaštel medallions). In high season it offers daily menu at reasonable prices. It can entertain large groups of tourists that will surely carry with them pleasant memories of experiences of the taste and odour of the island of Pag. The restaurant is open from June 1st to September 15th.

Hotel-restaurant BOŠKINAC

tel.: +385 (0)53 663 500

faks: +385 (0)53 663 501 /

Boškinac is settled on high ground at the top of Novalja fields, on the road between Novalja and Stara Novalja, under a thick pinewood and reaching Zaglave, a traditional pasture for sheep grazing.
The hotel is suitable for large and small private and business gatherings in a relaxed atmosphere. On the first
floor there is a restaurant with a lovely terrace, reception, lobby, bar and a multimedia room appropriate for small seminars, workshops and team building programs for up to forty participants. On the second floor there are seven ­spacious rooms with a salon, bar and bathroom.
The restaurant offers a harmony of taste and
odour based on the combination of domestic season food with regional herbs and spices. Guests can delight in the slow food offer following the Boškinac philosophy and the tasting of the best house wines. The offer includes Croatian and international cuisine and besides domestic wines there are also foreign ones. The restaurant is open to all guests and visitors who wish to feel the charm, advantage and uniqueness of the Mediterranean insular cuisine.
The tavern complex is
in an interred ground floor thus creating a whole with the winery. The rustically ambience of the front part of the tavern offers ­traditionally prepared food combined with chosen wines. Regional food is offered such as Pag cheese, Dalmatian ham prosciutto, salted and marinated anchovies combined with wine. The front wall consists of niches where ­bottled wine is kept. Dalmatian ham hangs from the wooden ceiling beams and on the side shelves there is Pag cheese of strictly selected producers. Various types of brandy, from fig-brandy to herb and grape brandy are offered. The amiable personnel are always at your service and will skilfully represent the peculiarities of the cuisine and wine offer.



53294 Lun, Lun 3, tel.: +385 (0)53 665 038

Tovrnelle is another restaurant located not far from the sea in the Lun cove, opposite from Jadran. There is a vine-clad terrace that is a real delight for guests in search of natural ambience. The friendly host will recommend excellent traditional food from the menu prepared by his recipes which make him recommended by many anonymous guests and some European guidebooks.

Restaurant - pizzeria MOBY DICK

53291 Novalja, Obala Petra Krešimira IV b. b.

tel.: +385 (0)53 662 488

Among the many restaurants, coffee shops and pizzerias in the main street in Novalja this restaurant, which is a pizzeria at the same time, must be singled out by its sign on an arch of white stone with a whale sculpture over the entrance. The large terrace is sheltered from the sun by parasols. In the restaurant the pleasant staff will offer a wide choice of food and drink from its permanent offer. The home specialities are: Pag cheese, Dalmatian prosciutto with homemade wines, grilled food, meat and fish plates, fresh seafood, a large variety of pasta and risotto. You will surely be marvelled by the offer 33 types of pizzas available from the baker’s oven. There are many types of various types of beer and domestic and foreign wines as well as spirits.

Bistro - pizzeria No 5

53291 Novalja, Obala Petra Krešimira IV br. 5

tel.: +385 (0)53 662 226

Walking down the main road in Novalja you will probably stop somewhere at the middle attracted by the aromas coming from the terrace of this restaurant which will delight you with its fantastic menu ranging from simple home meals to demanding à la carte meals. The amiable host and his personnel are at your service ready to offer the best from their cuisine. You will be very satisfied with the food prepared by experts and will surely come back if again visiting Novalja. The restaurant is open all year.

Restaurant RIVA

53291 Novalja, Primorska B1

mob.: +385 (0)53 661 965

It is among the first restaurants opened on the waterfront. In the summer months a table has to be ordered in advance or you have to wait in line for some time. The reason for this may be due to the smiling personnel and its slogan “fresh from sea to table”. The satisfied guests that once taste these fish specialties always come back as regular guests. The choice of food is very rich among fish and meat specialties, Pag cheese, homemade Dalmatian ham and for dessert pancakes with wine chateau. Leave the choice of wine to your host.

Restaurant STARAC I MORE

53291 Novalja, Braće Radić

tel.: +385 (0)53 662 423

Braće Radić Street is a continuation of the main street that diverts right form the waterfront. The restaurant is located at the beginning of the street. You will notice it right away for its boat ambience and its name Starac i more (The Old Man and the Sea). Sitting on the terrace among wooden remnants of an old sailboat and spread fishing nets you will feel as if sitting on the deck of a boat and the accompanying food will be in accordance with the sea ambience. There is a variety of food offered, cooked in various ways: grilled, boiled, baked in salt. All seafood specialties are offered: octopus, crab, cuttlefish, scampi, squid - all fancily prepared and served with a smile. The choice of wine is excellent for it offers more than 20 types of bottled wine of which some are served by the glass, and also four types of champagne that can be ordered by the glass. The restaurant is open from May 1st to October 1st. Working hours are from 12 a.m. to 12 p.m. All credit cards are accepted.

Restaurant STARI MLIN

53291 Novalja, Obala Petra Krešimira IV

tel.: +385 (0)53 662 275; mob.: +385 (0)98 1620 538

It is located at the very beginning of the road leading into Novalja. Its roofed terrace under a natural shade offers ambience that reminds of times past. There is an abundant variety of food offered, from seafood to meat prepared the old and the new way, to excellent wine choice of homemade and bottled wines.

”85” Tavern

53291 Novalja, J. Kunkere 4

tel.: +385 (0)53 661 319

If strolling by the narrow streets of the old part of the city you will come by Tavern 85 which opens its door on Easter and closes on October 1st of every year. In a lovely shaded place surrounded by flowers you will relax and choose from the many traditionally prepared fish or meat meals offered.
Open from: 11a.m. - 2.30 p.m., 5 p.m. - 11.30 p.m.


53291 Novalja, Obala Petra Krešimira IV

tel.: +385 (0)53 661 697

Steffani cannot be missed for it is in the very center of Novalja. Once you have tasted the food curiosity will bring you back to try something new. There is always something new on the menu for it changes according to the season of the year. Therefore its nickname “small bistro for big gourmand delights” suits it completely. It is difficult to resist to the rich choice of asparagus and snails in spring, or a light scampi or seafood risotto, Pag cheese or pasta with tasty sauces prepared and combined by the imaginative cook. Winter asks for heavier food and Pag cheese, Dalmatian ham prosciutto, salted anchovies and dried octopus are the best choice. The wine offer is excellent for the restaurant owns a wine cellar called Boškinac, the only one of its kind in Novalja.

Restaurant LANTERNA

Stara Novalja, Drljanda b. b.

tel.: +385 (0)53 651 219

At the end of the road leading to Stara Novalja, in the last cove that once was a ferry landing, the restaurant Lanterna is waiting for you at the very waterfront. It is well known to all who have a boat or come from the direction of the sea. In the port that is protected from winds boats can be moored at temporary berths right in front of the restaurant. The genuine ambience is a combination of a pleasant holiday with swimming, sun tanning and eating, all in the same place. There is an excellent choice of fish, seashells, fresh scampi for which you can see for yourself that they have been freshly taken from the sea. There is also something for those that are not fish lovers but inclined to eat a pizza, pasta or risotto after which they can again take a dip into the sea. The restaurant is open from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. from the beginning of June to the end of September.

Restaurant ARKA

Stara Novalja 159, tel: +385 (0)53 651 125; mob: +385 (0)91 5301 603

This unique restaurant is located by the sea in the middle of the cove in Stara Novalja. The point of direction for reaching it is the tourist office whose signpost can be seen from all directions. Walking along the waterfront “lungomare” you will not be able resist and not sit on the large terrace where kind hosts await with their exquisite culinary offer. Besides excellent Pag cheese of its own production the restaurant offers sea specialties that one would never believe to be eatable as, for example, sea-urchins which you avoid in the sea during the day will be a delight when offered as appetizers and the sea egg of which you may never have heard must be tasted for it is qualified as a special aphrodisiac. There are also the traditional fish and meat meals, buzara made of seafood and sea snails salad. All is prepared with the love and devotion of Sekana Pekanić, the main cook.


53294 Lun, tel.: +385 (0)53 665 079

mob.: +385 (0)91 560 7485

Bonaca Tavern is a pleasant surprise for the eye and palate. It is located on the road leading from Novalja to Lun. The house with the tavern has a large terrace under the shade of olive trees and parasols where many types of food are offered. The family restaurant has a daily offer of fish from its own catching grilled in its yard, seasoned with the well-known Lun olive oil. There are also meat specialties in the offer - steak, chops with various salads and side dishes. While waiting for your food to be set you can enjoy in the pictures and sculptures exhibited in the gallery restaurant. They are masterpieces of the artist and one of the tavern owners, Darko Šegota. At the same time the sounds of a guitar and the penetrating voice of the owner coming from the other side of the tavern will attract your attention and complete the atmosphere of this small Dalmatian village. The tavern is open during the summer months from 12.a.m. to 2 a.m.


53294 Lun, Lun 37

tel.: +385 (0)53 665 053; 665 007

Jadran is a small tavern in the lovely locality of Lun, at the very end of the island of Pag. The tavern seems to have always been in the village and at the service of its inhabitants during the summer months. The terrace overlooks the sea and is a place where you can enjoy the homemade specialties you order and quench your thirst with a view of the sunset and the boats and sailboats setting in the small port in the cove in front of you.

RIVA Tavern

Metajna 129

tel.: +385 (0)53 667 135

Metajna tourist village is located at 12 km from Novalja, in a sheltered cove on the north-eastern side of Pag Island. During the tourist season there are 7 open restaurants in the village. They all offer home-specialties and à la carte food. One of them is Riva that is open all year. It is well-known not only for its home-specialties but also for the performances of music groups that take place there during the summer season. In the restaurants you can taste the following specialties: all types cephalopods, fish and shellfish, all fresh and directly from sea to table. There is, of course, Pag lamb, Dalmatian prosciutto and Pag cheese along with homemade white wine Žutica, marc brandy or sherry, depending on the food.