Cesarica “Konoba” is in the heart of Old Town Kotor hidden away in a street behind between Pub Dock and Scorpion Bar. We discovered it when we arrived in 2009 and it has been a favorite ever since. It is consistently great; fresh food; warm and friendly service and the cozy ambience. Vaulted ceilings make for a great atmosphere, especially if you are with a group.
Hidden away in the maze of small streets that make up the Old Town of Kotor, it is not easy to find. Not to worry; any local will be able to send you in the right direction. It is very close to the Serbian Orthodox church of St Nicolas which you will find in one of the main squares.
The owner will show you all the old photos of his family on Muo just across the bay from Kotor. He was a sailor before he became a chef. I would highly recommend the black risotto, the squid stuffed with shrimp or the fresh catch of the day; grilled, with Swiss chard and boiled potatoes.
Entirely delightful. Enjoy!
Fresh catch of the Day
There is this lovely little hotel in the historic center Tivat called “Hotel Montenegrino”. It is one of the first small hotels in the town, and judging by old the black and white photos on the wall, it sits in one of Tivat’s most historic waterside buildings just steps away from the waterfront promenade. The interior is classically elegant and distinctly Montenegrin with lots of dark woods. The rooms are simple and clean. The dining room has prominently featured wines, white linens, a fresh fish case and a very well stocked bar. There is some seating outside, and if you get the table by the road, you can people watch while you enjoy lunch or dinner.
The real attraction to this place is its restaurant. It is a well kept secret amongst the local community. While there may be more popular locales in Tivat; where the music is louder; the furnishings more trendy or the menu more elaborate, but this one is one of the finest. Classic, simple and perfect. The food is always delicious and you never have to wait too long. The staff are always friendly, courteous and smiling. Best of all, the prices are incredibly reasonable, especially for a coastal town where prices usually are higher because of the tourist market. You can have a starter, main meal and a glass of wine for all less than 15 Euros.
I would recommend you start with the fresh fish soup; be sure to try the grilled octopus (considered the finest in the bay) and ask them to bring everything family style so you can all share! If you like steak tartar, they are also very good at making it here.
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