More experimenting with local Croatian cuisine. The Dalmatian Coast is a lot like Italy (it was ruled by Rome then the Venetians [1400-1800]), but it has an identity of it's own. The city of Dubrovnik remained independent from 700AD-1800 (amazingly) and its food just blew me away. I tried to find only traditional Croatian dishes, wines, and restaurants, and share them with you! Eating the Adriatic - Traditional Dubrovnik Dishes.