One of the numerous local eateries with lamb and pigs roasting on spits out front, Vila Velebita lies 6 miles south of Plitvice National Park. The menu includes tasty homemade cream of mushroom soup, roast lamb (served by the kilo), and barbecued chicken skewers (with bacon, peppers, and onions). On sunny days, guests sit on the terrace at rustic wooden tables and benches with red and white checkered tablecloths.