Not only is F-Caffe located along the Riva and so affords guests an outstanding view of the sea, but it is a cafe that locals rave and return to time and again. The kava (coffee) is super and the staff is attentive the minute you take a seat. Cocktails and desserts are also available upon request.
Located just a few steps from the Silver Gate, the three-star Hotel Peristil offers wonderful accommodations in the heart of Diocletian's Palace itself. The cathedral and Peristil are seconds away as well. The small hotel only has twelve rooms total: three singles and nine doubles. Restaurant Tifani offers delicious local fare as well as many international dishes. The location and atmosphere is definitely worth the extra price, and you are treated to traditional a capella performances in the summer. The cozy rooms are luxuriously furnished with a wonderful blend of old and new world.
Even if you are not vegetarian, Makrovega is a dining must while in Split. The food offered is all locally grown and most of it is organic. They offer a plethora of vegetarian options including prepared dishes and even cakes, as well as fresh fruit and vegetables.
Restaurant Boban offers an excellent variety of cuisine including seafood and meat specialties, local truffle dishes, and even frog legs. While the establishment appears massive (the restaurant's capacity is over one hundred), the food is exquisite and worth the extra price tag as the staff is attentive to every detail. The restaurant is located in the Firule neighborhood, so with the beach nearby an after-dinner seaside stroll to the palace would be the best order of business.
Restaurant Adriana rests right on the Riva with the Adriatic caressing the seaside walkway, and is part of Hotel Adriana. Sit back in the comfortable chairs, let the breeze fill your lungs, and enjoy breakfast, lunch, dinner, or just a drink. The staff is very helpful and understanding of both English and Croatian. The cuisine consists of traditional local seafood and meat dishes, some off the grill, all fresh and delicious, cooked to perfection. The local cuisine prides itself in allowing the food to speak for itself, with minimal ingredients, fresh olive oil and herbs as the main seasoning.
Split's Riva is where you can take a seat at any one of the sidewalk cafes and enjoy the sights and smells. From people-watching to boat tours, the Riva is Split's seaside strip that locals and tourists frequent all year long. Here you can also find Hotel-Restaurant Adriana and Caffe Bar St. Riva, as well as the tourist bureau and Splitska Banka (Split Bank).