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US$6 - US$30
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Wine Bar, European, Croatian
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After-hours, Drinks
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Sponsored by: MoNIKa's Wine Bar

Top 3 Reasons to Eat Here

1. Wine tasting
1. Wine tasting
"having your own personal wine sommelier!"
Hilda K
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2. Experienced Sommeliers
2. Experienced Sommeliers
"She is super knowledgeable about wines and very personable. "
Hilda K
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3. By the glass selection
3. By the glass selection
"The wine was good and a big selection of wine by the glass."
Dianne R
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Very good local wines, very good service and the cheese plated are delicious! I got here by accident and I’ve spent here a few hours, following to Martko, the bartender’s professional advice and enjoying the company of the beautiful female bartenders at the bar. The...next day I went again! :-)More

Date of visit: September 2021
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A hidden gem - wonderful wine, wonderful service, wonderful evening(s). One night we stopped by just for a drink, which was fab. We booked then and there for the paired wine tasting for the next night and this was one of the highlights of our...trip to Split/Croatia. Nik was so passionate and knowledgable about the wines and the process of making them. He made great recommendations for the rest of our trip and it’s lovely to support a local, family-fun business. Mattco (surely not the spelling!) was brilliant with the wine list, so funny, and helped us to find some incredible wines. We arrived a bit early on the first evening, and at first the service seemed a bit unwilling but we soon realised that this was a language/cultural difference in sense of humour. Honestly 10/10, and going here would make us more likely to pick Split as a return destination.More

Date of visit: September 2021
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Terrific little place if you love wine as the name suggests! Really knowledgeable staff and the kings charcuterie board was delicious!

Date of visit: September 2021
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Nik (co-owner) is the dude to contact, if you want to get to know a little about croatian wine. Do not think you will be able to remember the names of the wines or the producers, so if you are really digging deep, take your...notes...More

Date of visit: July 2021
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A great choice of wine with some interesting homemade options, like wine chilled under the sea for 6 months. Very helpful and knowledgeable staff. I would reccomend it to any wine lovers.

Date of visit: August 2021
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We loved our trip here, my partner isn't the biggest wine drinker, so after explaining what we liked, Nik casually brought out two amazing wines that we both loved. We had a great evening (I recommend the large cheese board with goats cheese) and the...staff are all super friendly and keen to help you find something you like even if you're new to wine. Definitely recommend & we'll be back, puno ti hvala!More

Date of visit: August 2021
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Reviewed 11 August 2021 via mobile

I had been wanting to visit this wine bar all week as it had such good reviews, I was looking forward to asking for wine recommendations. However it turned out to be the only place in Split I visited in which my experience was unwelcoming...and unfriendly. Perhaps they were having a bad night for some reason, in which case I sympathise. I wouldn't have bothered writing this review, except that it really stood out, in a week's stay in Split, as the only bar or restaurant I found in which the service was cold, inattentive and unwelcoming. I'm glad to hear that other people had a better experience, and have to assume I just caught them at a bad time.More

Date of visit: August 2021
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Reviewed 10 August 2021

We heard Monika’s was a good wine bar, based on reviews. But we were really very impressed with both the wine and the very gregarious and knowledgeable owners, Nik and Monika. We had a few different reds, starting with their house blend, which was good,...easy to drink, but we were looking for something stronger. Nik hooked us up with their own “Darth Tannitus.” It was heavy, which we liked. Then we tried the Lapis Rubrum and Zlatan Plavac. Both were strong, but balanced. Loved the whole experience and will go back again the next time we’re in Split. You have to try this place if you like good wine!More

Date of visit: August 2021
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Reviewed 9 August 2021

Place where its about the wine and people and not only about their money. Owner and waiter are made for this. Step by and have a perfect experience!

Date of visit: August 2021
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Reviewed 9 August 2021 via mobile

We were at the bar two nights in the row and if we were staying any longer we would come back every single evening! Wines were some of the best we have ever tried and hosts were next level. Highly recommended!

Date of visit: August 2021
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Stirling20
21 January 2020|
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Response from monikapH7717ZP | Property representative |
Hello and tnx for your inquiry. Wine tasting is a guided tasting from a sommelier and winery manager so you get a hands on experience and get to taste 6 wines paired with tapas, plus a bonus wine in the end. Price is... More
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gherkinsruleyeah
26 October 2019|
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Response from monikapH7717ZP | Property representative |
Hello, Yes, we open at the begining of April 2020, just a few days before Easter. Do you have nay specific idea in mind? Would you like to book a wine tasting experience? Kind regards, Monika
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finnbelfast
30 August 2019|
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Response from monicamJ1906YM | Reviewed this property |
I’m not sure. We just ordered by the glass on the recommendations of the staff. It’s a small place and the staff is great. You can also order nibbles.
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MoNIKa's Wine Bar is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 5
  • Service: 5
  • Value: 5