Konoba Mareta: Korcula Town
Situated right in the heart of the old town, just beyond the main square and St Marks Cathedral (on its north side) this restaurant it the quintessence of easting in Korcula Town. From what is at first glance a relatively limited menu they serve a wide range of dishes, from traditional and local Dalmatian recipes, though sea food to more international dishes (including vegetarian options) such as pizza, at rustic wooden tables and benches that line the side streets that surround the Mareta’s indoor seating area.
We came to eat here on the recommendation of friend and ‘part-time’ local who owns an apartment nearby and who described the place not only as the best eat in Korcula but also his ‘local restaurant’. Having been disappointed on several previous visits to the town (when it came to eating at least) we were desperate to get it right on the third time out so took our friends advice, headed straight to Mareta as soon as we were moored up and booked a table for that evening.
Contrary to the worry that the tables are in an awfully public location that would mean a meal with people streaming past our food, we found that by mid evening the side streets at least were surprisingly quiet and we never felt disturbed by none diners (though we were there in the first week of July later in the summer it may be busier). In fact the street location of the the Mareta’s tables is part of its charm, the experience, which along with its relaxed, friendly and courteous services makes it a restaurant worth visiting.
While the food itself was above average, with good portions and a wide selection, it might be said not to have quite come up to the standards of some of the vary best Dalmatian restaurants (such as the Pojoda in Vis, the Insula Augusta on Lastovo or the Ringo at Pribinja) it is however a good-cut above the norm and an experience worth seeking out. Cost wise it is above average, however not as expensive as one might expect from a town centre eatery and one located in the middle of one of the most popular tourist destinations in this part of the Adriatic. We came away thinking that for the experience and the food, we had paid a fair price, not a bargain but definitely not too much either.
A return visit is definitely on the cards...
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Telephone: +385 (0)20 711144
Ulica Svetog Roka 3
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Tuesday, 21 February 2012