Dear guests, welcome to Roko catering establishments in Opatija!
Our family's gastronomic tradition commenced in Dalmatia, on the island of Ugljan, where my father Roko Dunatov worked as the head chef. I followed in his footsteps, devoting myself to the catering trade with a great deal of love and enthusiasm.
As an 18-year-old, I received my first culinary training at the Intercontinental Corporation in Zagreb. After that I worked as the head chef in top-class restaurants in Opatija. I continued my professional path as a private business owner in the catering sector, first with the Mimoza bar, and later with Roko Pizzeria, Roko Restaurant and Veloce by Roko, in which I invested my considerable experience and knowledge, all the while honouring the local ambiance and gastronomic tradition of this town.
As the owner and a professional chef, I pay attention to every aspect of my restaurants: I create dishes based on my own ideas, I have developed our own recipes and menus, and I have also given a lot of thought to interior design, in order to provide a complete gastronomic and emotional experience for our guests. When it comes to food preparation, nothing is left to chance: I hand-pick the ingredients which we use; we obtain special seasoned wood for barbecue and grill; and both our pasta and our sweets are hand-made.
We owe our success to years of dedicated work, great effort, visionary ideas and constant investment. Discover our story, check out our offer, and join us in one of our restaurants.
Your chef and owner
Roko Stjepan Dunatov
A restaurant is its food, ambiance and people – both its staff and its guests. In our establishments, a special emphasis is placed on the synergy of all these elements which are crucial for quality and success.
We are not only concerned with how our guests feel in our establishments, but also with the conditions in which our cooks and waiters work. By constantly investing into our business, we strive to provide the best possible working conditions, as the care invested in the preparation of each dish can be felt in every bite.
Ingredients: chicken salad with sauce in a bun
Ingredients: peeled tomatoes, mozzarella, prawns, salmon, arugula, garlic
Appetizer: fish soup; Main course: tuna steak; Dessert: crème brûlée
All our dishes are developed by the restaurant's owner and top-class chef, Mr Stjepan Dunatov.
The sauces and pizza dough are prepared early in the morning, to allow the ingredients to blend together optimally. We make our own bread. We buy our vegetables from the local farmers, and our offer varies according to the season.
Prawns and truffl (tagliattele)
Tasty grilled beefsteak (with grilled vegetables)
Sous vide lamb with grilled potato
John Dory filet in istrian malvasia and capers with peas puree
Daily cake for a perfect ending
We are soon opening a new establishment next to Veloce by Roko, where you will be able to buy handmade fresh pasta and sauces – for all those who wish to cook a quick and high-quality lunch at home – as well as our homemade sweets.
Write to us, contact us, and we would like nothing more than to see you.
Roko is looking forward to your visit!
Restaurant Roko: Opatija, M Tita 116/2
Pizzeria Roko: Opatija, M Tita 114
Veloce by Roko: Opatija, M Tita 110
Restaurant pizzeria Roko: 051 / 711 500
Restaurant Roko: 051 / 712 816
Veloce by Roko: 051 / 704 345