So what ARE the best restaurants in Komiža?
Or maybe you’re in process of booking your trip to the island of Vis (or it’s already booked!) and you’re ready to experience your own little slice of paradise!
Well, I don’t know about you, but for me, part of living in paradise includes eating fantastic food. So this post is going to guide you to what we believed to be the best restaurant options in the little town of Komiža on Croatia’s island of Vis!
Let’s get into it!
Komiža Breakfast Recommendation:
Fabrika is the only place we went for breakfast on the island all three days and it was honestly perfect. It is smack dab in the center of Komiža and you won’t miss it because it has bright colorful chairs around all of the tables.
They have a good variety of breakfast options. All fabulous, reasonably priced, and gave us adequate energy for the rest of the day! Plus, we had the same waiter every single day which is the most “island” thing ever. He was so kind and took wonderful care of us!
Our orders over the course of 3 visits:
- Popeye Smoothie
- Secret Garden Fresh-Pressed Juice
- Avocado Toast with Scrambled Eggs
- Sunny-Side-Up Toast with Bacon
- Chia Yogurt Jar
Komiža Dinner Recommendations:
Alright, let’s move on to dinner! There are three restaurants all grouped together slightly outside of the center of the town (but since you’re in Komiža, that’s only a 2-3 minute walk). Our Airbnb host said these were the best three restaurants, so we thought we’d try one each night!
Fun Fact: Most of the fishermen on Komiža send their fish out to Italy/other areas in Croatia since they’re able to get paid more that way, however, the three following restaurants are restaurants that actually serve local seafood!
We went to Konoba Bako on our first night. This is the most visible of the three restaurants. The seats are right along the water and you have a gorgeous view of Komiža. We got there right around opening time and got one of the best waterside seats in the house.
Dining at this beautiful location called for a bottle of wine! We opted for white and our waitress recommended that we try the Senjanović brand. (and if you read our Vis Guide you’ll remember we ended up checking out their vineyard a few days later!)
While we waited for our dinners, they brought out some bread and tuna spread. (served in a shell – CUTE!) It was pretty delicious! I’m not a big tuna fan so I was surprised I liked this as much as I did. The bread in Komiža is quite unique too – they make it right on the island and it seems to have a reputation! It’s very fluffy on the inside and crispy on the outside. There was olive oil on the table too, which was delightful to dip the bread in as well.
For food, we decided to go seafood! I got Spaghetti with Shrimp and a Buzara Sauce. Buzara sauce is a mixture of olive oil, wine, garlic, and fresh herbs – and it’s a traditional Croatian option!
Steven went with the Mussels and Spaghetti with Buzara Sauce as well. I’m not really a mussels person but I gave them a try – and I have to say, they were really fresh and delicious!
One other special aspect of eating at Konoba Bako is that you can see the archway that was used as a very special filming location from the restaurant next door…
Featured in Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again
This is the moment you’ve all been waiting for… let’s talk about the restaurant featured in Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again! It’s called Konoba Jastožera and it’s located right in Komiža!
Here’s the scene: Bill and Harry just reunited and they missed the last boat going out to Kalokairi for the Hotel Bella Donna opening party.
In a moment of stress, Harry tied himself to a chair to try and figure out their predicament. Bill invited Alexio and all of the fishermen to the party if they could give them a boat ride to the island.
As they ran off to the boats, Harry (still tied to a chair) fell out of this very archway into the water! And then Sky arrived from New York to come fish him out.
That archway is HERE and you can actually eat at that specific table!
There were even photos of Colin Firth and Dominic Cooper from filming right above the table!
Again, a huge reason I am so grateful we were here during off-season (last week of May) was because we were able to sit at the Mamma Mia table! We emailed on Wednesday night to reserve the table for Friday night and there was availability! I could have cried, I was so happy.
But Let’s Talk About the Restaurant Itself!
Regardless if you like Mamma Mia or not, this table is spectacular. You are right on the water (don’t drop any of your stuff!) and you can see the whole town from this spot. There are even fish swimming below you in the clear water. It’s really something special. It’s definitely one of the most romantic dinner tables you could find on the island!
Let’s take a look at the structure of the restaurant! It was built over lobster docks, so the restaurant is raised above water. We even saw some live lobsters there (it doesn’t get much fresher than that!) and found the layout to be so unique. It definitely pays homage to all of the fishermen in Komiža!
Plus, if you’re a big fan of Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again, this view will probably look very familiar to you!
As far as food goes! It was delicious. It was a hard decision because everything looked delicious – but we split calamari, got beef and gnocchi, and truffle pasta! The truffle pasta was truly the best… I’m still thinking about it!
We also got a delicious bottle of Senjanović Plavac Tihe Braće red wine. (At first, we ordered the house red, however, the flavors were not quite to our taste! So the newer bottle was much better.)
This was definitely my favorite night we had – sitting at this table, feeling the magic of Mamma Mia filming gone by, and enjoying the food and views. How does it get any better than this!?
The third and final dinner restaurant is called Konoba Barba and this seems to be a locals’ favorite!
We were recommended to try a traditional Croatian dish called Peka. Peka is slow-cooked Octopus, Fish, or Lamb and vegetables and it takes four hours to make! (we opted for Octopus!) They ask that you order Peka a day in advance since they get all of the ingredients fresh, so that’s exactly what we did!
Peka was spectacular. The herbs, wine, and flavors were slow-cooked and infused into the meat and vegetables, and the octopus literally melted in your mouth. I never thought I would eat Octopus but this was definitely impressive! I feel so lucky that I had the opportunity to try something so unique to the region!
That’s All For Now!
So that wraps up what I truly believe to be the best restaurants in Komiža! We had an absolutely wonderful time at each one and I would go back in a heartbeat!
If you decide to stay for three nights in Komiža (which I highly recommend you do!) these would be the perfect places to go – one for breakfast and one each night for dinner. All great food, amazing views, and such lovely ambiance.
Until next time, here’s to doing what makes our souls shine! 🥂☀️
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