While in Rijeka, we recommend that you try local Croatian cuisine. Yes, you can always try fast food (in that case we recommend you try Surf’n ‘fries which is really good french fries made without oil (as I was said)).
Within walking distance there are a lot of small and cosy places where you can eat a good meal for affordable prices. Here are some of them (tested by us;)).
Kuća istarskog pršuta (Istrian Prosciutto House)
Located between the port and the city market, Kuća istarskog pršuta offers brunch, lunch and dinner and also the possibility of prosciutto and salami tasting as well as daily menus. It has a good selection of wine and rakija.
Address: Riva Boduli 3 • Facebook page
Although this is mainly an Italian restaurant it offers a variety of food from fish to pasta and steaks. Prices are a bit higher than other restaurants but the food is really good and we advise you to try it.
Address: Ulica Ivana Zajca 24a • Facebook page