Accomodation for foodies: Hotel Amfiteatar has it’s own restaurant, street food, vegan house, cooking classes…

There is no place in the world like Hotel Amfiteatar. At least we can think of. Did you hear about one hotel that has restaurant, street food, vegan place, cooking classes, gluten free menu and diet app?

Gastro fanatic behind the story

Deniz Zembo is one of the most recognized and rewarded chef in Croatia. He is cooking lover with experience over 30 years in gastronomy. Turning point was stay in London, where he opened and managed own restaurant for years. After that experience he brought the molecular gastronomy first in Croatia with famous restaurant “Le Mandrac” in Volosko.

Nowdays, he runs the Hotel Amfiteatar and it’s hospitality concepts like Restaurant Amfiteatar, Zembie’s street food, Vegan House and Istria Cooking.

Find out more about his concepts in the rest of the blog.

A la carte restaurant

Restaurant Amfiteatar has a casual concept which offers best mediterranean and istrian food with affordable prices.

The food offer consist from a different type of dishes like rump steak, meat plate, fish, octopus, pasta, risotto, burgers…What is interesting it’s one of only a few places which includes gluten free options in Pula and Istria in general.

It has a great atmosphere with big outdoor terrace and view on roman Amphitheatar and sea shore.

Street food with vegan and gluten free options

They are not ordinarty street food which offer great burgers and excellent craft bear. They incorporated a lot of local

tortillas, salad and sweets with great craft beer. Vegans should be more than welcomed since there are interesting dishes for them specially designed from one of the chef. Explore more on their website.

First vegan restaurant in Pula

Vegan House is first specialized vegan restaurant in Pula and Istria.

It offers various types of meals such us “vegan meat”, risotto, dumplings or maybe you can choose local dish polenta.

Vegan House meets the various dietary needs of its guests. They are serving special menus for guests with diabetes, celiac disease or other food intolerances and allergies, e.g. gluten-free.

Cooking classes and food tours in Istria

Istria Cooking has the largest range of cooking classes and food tours in Istria. Their activities allow you to have an unforgettable experience full of knowledge and fun, during which you will feel like a typical Istrian.

If you don’t want to cook on vacation, they also offer catering and rent a chef as a service, regardless of whether you want it in a vacation home, yacht, or similar.

Menu includes mediterranean, istrian and international cousines which includes special diets like vegan, vegetarian, gluten-free, halal, koser…Find out more on this link.

Istria Wonders: your Istrian guide

Istria Wonders provides a guide for your vacation with recommendation for accomodation, art and history, restaurants, outdoor activities, travel and business services and things to do in Istria and Croatia. It is first specialized tourism portal for Istria on English.


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