Hi. My name is Tatjana Mustac and I am a native of Queens, NY. I am a PreMedical student at Queens College, CUNY. I have Celiac Disease and I am a College Ambassador with Nima. I enjoy exploring and trying new restaurants with my Nima Sensor. As per my diet, I am: gluten free, dairy free and plant based for the most part. However, when going out to eat, I enjoy different meals as long as they are Celiac safe.

In this #nimatested guide, I explored the city of Zadar, Croatia. I am a frequent traveler to the city of Zadar since my family and I are from there. Enjoy!

Pizzeria Pizzara

Location: Ul. Katarine Zrinske 1, Zadar, Croatia

pizzeria

Review: After hearing there was a restaurant that offered Celiac safe gluten-free pizza in Zadar, I ran there upon arriving in Croatia. My Nima and I were ultimately disappointed though. The staff was very upset that I questioned the kitchen environment of where the gluten-free pizza was being made. They also did not believe in the accuracy of the Nima sensor. It was not a pleasant experience and I do not plan on ever returning.

 

Restaurant Amico

Location: Kninska ul., Privlaka, Croatia

amico

Review: The staff was knowledgeable on what could be made gluten-free however, they also did not guarantee their kitchen to be entirely gluten-free. Therefore, I was not really surprised with the result of my risotto.

 

Hotel Kolovare

Location: Ul. Bože Peričića 14, Zadar, Croatia

kolovare

Review: The staff seemed to be knowledgeable however, all of the dining options that were provided to me were products that usually contain gluten (e.g. pasta, bread, soup with pasta). I did not get a chance to speak to the dining staff nor chef since I was there for an event. However, I believe there was some confusion with my allergy.

 

Restaurant Špajza

Location: Ul. Špire Brusine 9, Zadar, Croatia

spajza

Review: I visited Spajza after receiving multiple recommendations to do so on my Instagram page (www.instagram.com/tatjana.mustac.health). My Nima and I certainly were not disappointed with this recommendation. The seafood spaghetti was delicious and gluten-free despite it being difficult to see in the photo. The menu was properly labelled and the restaurant has a dedicated kitchen space for gluten-free meals. As compared to other placed in the city of Zadar, Spajza can be a bit pricey for their gluten-free options but it is definitely worth it! I cannot wait to return.

 

Maguro Restaurant & Sushi Bar

Location: Borelli ul. 10A, Zadar, Croatia

sushi bar

Review: I visited Maguro also after receiving multiple recommendations from my Instagram page. My Nima and I were also very happy. The staff was very knowledgeable about Celiac Disease and gluten-free dining. A favorite of mine is their Pad Thai, which is pictured above! I cannot wait to visit Zadar again just to have it!

 

Pizzeria Beck’s

Location: Put Grgura Ninskog 45, Nin, Croatia

pizzeria becks

Review: The staff was knowledgeable on what could be made gluten-free however, they also expressed that they cannot guarantee their kitchen to be entirely gluten-free due to largely being a pizzeria. Therefore, I was not really surprised with the result of my omelette.

 

Bistro Sabun

Location: Ivana Pavla II, Privlaka, Croatia

bistro sabun

Review: The staff was knowledgeable on what could be made gluten-free however, they also did not guarantee their kitchen to be entirely gluten-free. Therefore, I was not really surprised with the result of my risotto.