There are many excellent restaurants but solely Zigante is fully dedicated to creating unique dishes with truffles rising the Istrian tuber to the position it deserves.
Restaurant Zigante was opened with the goal of presenting guests the possibilities of using truffles in culinary art and it is the first Croatian restaurant specialized for dishes with truffles. Located in the very centre of Livade, in close proximity to one of the most fertile natural habitat of truffles, Zigante has a location like not many restaurants worldwide.
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Throughout the year the restaurant is offering a carefully designed menu based on fresh truffles, created primarily in accordance with the harvest season of Istrian truffles. Thus dishes with fresh black truffles are offered throughout the year while the one with the rare white truffle are prepared solely between October and December. The unique meals are accompanied by a well-stocked wine shop with many domestic and foreign wines.
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The restaurant chefs and sommeliers are holders of many international awards for their work, and amongst others, in 2005 Zigante won the first place in the category “Good Croatian restaurants”. Therefore it is no wonder that this restaurant located in a small Istrian village is visited by guests from all over the world. The chefs and restaurant sommeliers are the recipients of many international awards for their work, and among other prizes, Zigante won the first place in the category "Good Croatian Restaurants" in 2005. So it's no surprise that this restaurant in the small Istrian village is visited by guests from all over the world.