Alla Beccaccia is not a restaurant you will wander into by chance. Your visit will be based on numerous recommendations and awards, and you will not be wrong. Located in one of the streets in Valbandon near Pula, Alla Beccaccia has become an institution in this region thanks to the constant quality of its gastronomic offer. Their story started completely by chance, when the agricultural tourism, based primarily on visits by Italian hunters, turned into much more. Thanks to the satisfied guests and their word of mouth recommendations, the interest quickly surpassed the borders of agricultural tourism at the time, and thus a tavern was born. However, Alla Beccaccia is not just a tavern – it’s a real business that offers board and lodging to its guests. In the winter you can take their hunting dogs and go snipe hunting.
The visual impression of the tavern’s interior is somewhat dark and reminding of the days of socialism, with images of snipe at every corner. However, the terrace with the view of the sea and the tastefully decorated surrounding area and greenery are very relaxing and pleasant. An additional plus is a pool you can enjoy even if you are just a guest of the tavern, not the entire estate. You can find out more about the tavern and its history from your host Pino, the owner’s kind and talkative father who greets the guests and discusses the menu with them.
Alla Beccaccia is renowned for its meat specialties, mostly game meat and snipe. Mr. Pino’s recommendation is that it is best prepared under the lid. Since it takes more than four hours to prepare this delicacy, if you wish to truly enjoy snipe dishes, make sure to announce your visit a day early.
If you prefer fish, the menu also includes freshly caught fish and seafood. Whatever you choose, you can’t go wrong, but we certainly recommend cuttlefish risotto, dondole buzara as a starter, and grilled wild fish. It’s hard to describe the gastronomical delights you will experience, but you just have to try it. An additional plus for Alla Beccaccia is the home-made pasta, bread and cakes.
The wine list includes wines typical for Istria, but we definitely complement Franz Arman’s wines available by the glass.
Alla Beccaccia tavern is a high price range restaurant. Mildly speaking, we think that their starters are overrated. Mean people would say that they are brutally overpriced. However, if you are on a limited budget, skip the starters and make your palate happy with a unique gastronomical experience, because Alla Beccaccia is a must for every true gastronomy afficionado.
tavern that rightfully belongs to the very top of gastronomic offer in Istria
Pineta 25, Valbandon, 52212 Fazana
+385 52 520 753
noon to midnight, closed in November
30 people inside and 40 on the terrace
snipe and game meat under the lid