It's location is one of the most beautiful in the walled city, Klarisa sits in the courtyard within Saint Klara Monastery that's one of the best known of the eight women's monasteries in Dubrovnik before being seized by Napoleon and later used as a weapons station. The outside terrace is ideal in late-June through September with its perimeter of creamy stacked-stone buildings and sound of the nearby fountain. Inside, a showy dining room is surrounded in a more modern style with onyx-topped bar that contrasts the historic nature of the building with efficient if not always prompt staff.
A Mediterranean menu with roots in Croatian cuisine begins with house specialties like octopus carpaccio served on arugula, black cuttlefish ravioli and limited array of tossed salads. Main course includes staples from land and sea with Anglerfish medallions with Dalmatian prosciutto and white wine sauce or Veal fillet filled with prosciutto, figs and Gorgonzola.
Historic courtyard conceals one of Dubrovnik's top eateries with modern dining room and fashionable bar.