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Dining Out in Trogir Old Town, Some of the Best Food on Our Trip

Perfect Pork Medallions and Gnocchi at Don Dinos in Trogir

Don Dino’s in Trogir Old Town

After returning from our sailing trip of the Dalmatian Coast on our 38-foot catamaran and waiting out a fantastic thunderstorm, we decided to head into Trogir Old Town to look for a good meal. I wasn’t entirely set on what the good meal had to be, I had been pretty happy with the pizza all over Croatia, but I was not against having a nice fancy meal if we could find something worthy. Even with a near deserted town following the thunderstorm, we were able to find an excellent restaurant with some incredible food, Don Dino’s.

Restaurant Don Dino was perfectly situated in the middle of it all. While it didn’t have a view of the water, or anything in particular, its location was plucked right out of a European novel, tucked right in the middle of a seaside town. There was a large tent-like roof over our head keeping the 50 to 70 diners dry on the warm but drizzly evening still under the influence of the after effects of the storm. There were large and small tables all nicely decorated and adorned with real cloth tablecloths, no paper for this place. We were seated at a comfortable table for 4 right in the middle of everything. It was a great atmosphere. We had great waitress who was trying to overcome her embarrassment from 5 minutes before when she entertained us with some suggestive dancing in the neighboring gelato shop (where she was getting change) as we checked out the desserts before being seated. Much to her surprise, the hostess seated us at her table. Ah, serendipity…

Our waitress was extremely helpful and guided us to some amazing selections. We ended up choosing rack of lamb with tibouli, pork medallions with gnocci, beef stew and mashed potatoes, and lamb stew with risotto. None of our choices were bad. Everything was perfect. The meats melted in our mouths and the accompanying side dishes and sauces only added to the experience. We saved some room and ordered some delectable desserts to top off this unforgettable meal. This was truly the perfect end to the perfect week of sailing the Dalmatian Coast.

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