About Us

The idea is an old, yet time tested one: create a perfect view where you can see and experience for miles on end the special connection between the clear blue sea and translucent sky and inhale the salty air while enjoying local delicacies prepared with homegrown, organic ingredients and paired up with famous wines from family vineyards.

Sime Caric, the owner with more than 25 years of hospitality experience, accomplished exactly that with this open space eatery opened in 2016. An actual work on Rot restaurant started 5 years ago, 2011, with a first stone laid on the ground, and thousands more to follow, to build this magical place about 300-400 meters down the road from picturesque village of Ivan Dolac, the famous tourist place on the south side of the island of Hvar.

Rot restaurant near Ivan Dolac, Jelsa offers Mediterranean cuisine, prepared to perfection and accompanied with best local wines and liquors for your enjoyment. Our specialties are seafood dishes cooked in traditional Dalmatian manner, as well as slow roasted meets and vegetables. Contact us at 098-944-4729 and 091-566-1173 to reserve your table today!

Working Hours:

Monday 06:00 PM – 11:00 PM
Tuesday 06:00 PM – 11:00 PM
Wednesday 06:00 PM – 11:00 PM
Thursday 06:00 PM – 11:00 PM
Friday 06:00 PM – 11:00 PM
Saturday 06:00 PM – 11:00 PM
Sunday 06:00 PM – 11:00 PM

Our restaurant is located 300-400m from the famous tourist destination Ivan Dolac, on the main road from Jelsa to Sveta Nedelja. We are 3km away from village of Zavala, and 10km away from town of Jelsa.

Photo: Octopus Peka

“Peka” or “Sac,” a specialty of Croatia’s Dalmatian region, is a blend of meat (lamb, veal..) or octopus and locally grown organic vegetables, and baked for hours, over a fire grill, under a bell-like metal dome.

Ivan Dolac, Otok Hvar