The proximity of the fertile lands provide for a unique blend of Istrian and maritime cuisine. The traditional dishes of the rural outskirts are based on homegrown produce, thriving among the vineyards and olive groves, while the seaside cuisine relies on fish and molluscs. Local homegrown produce is also sold at the farmer’s market during summer. Enjoy the many flavours of Izola!

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Pier of tastes

Culinary events in the »street food« style take place on the Nord pier in Izola and are marked by an excellent gastronomic offer from Izola and the surrounding area. You will also be spoiled by dishes from other countries, inspired by Istria.    

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Farmer's market

The seasonal market »Ruba sz moje njive« (Stuff from my field) offers an opportunity for the local farmers to sell their crops.  It is part of the Kilometer Zero initiative, which has been established for several years and has enriched the gastronomic offer in Izola. The goal of the initiative is to promote the use of produce from the immediate environment and offer support to local agriculture. However, it also ensures that the dishes in Izola’s restaurants are made from fresh and local ingredients. The restaurateurs involved in the initiative undertake to use at least 80 % of ingredient...

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Calamari in sauce with pasta or polenta

The recipe was prepared by the restaurant "Restavracija hotela Marina".

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