The Pelegrini restaurant in the coastal city of Sibenik and the 360º restaurant in Dubrovnik have recently been awarded a Michelin star and an additional 24 restaurants throughout the country have become "Spoon and Fork" Michelin-rated restaurants, the Croatian Tourist Board (HTZ) has reported. The Michelin company awards stars to restaurants for the quality of service and cuisine. One star means "a very good restaurant", two stars designate "excellent cooking", and three stars acknowledge "exceptional cuisine". In 2017, Michelin inspectors visited restaurants around Croatia.
Now, Croatia has three restaurants with Michelin stars and 55 restaurants with Michelin recommendations.
The first Croatian restaurant to earn a Michelin star was Monte in Rovinj in 2017 and it has retained it also for 2018.
Bib Gourmand labels for restaurants offering "exceptionally good food at moderate prices" have been bestowed upon four establishment in Croatia: Konoba Mate on the island of Korcula, Dunav in the eastern town of Ilok, Vuglec Breg in the northwestern town of Krapina and Konoba Fetivi in the Adriatic city of Split.