The village of Livade is the capital of the famous Istrian white truffle, so it’s entirely natural that the area’s largest purveyor, Giancarlo Zigante, would open a fine dining establishment dedicated to the precious subterranean fungi. The decor of Zigante suggests a Spanish hacienda aesthetic, providing a comfortably rustic atmosphere that immediately erases any stress you may have brought along from the city. Enjoy the truffles theme park ride!

Chefs maintain a simple concept of seasonal haute cuisine in which every dish – even an ice cream – features the discreet inclusion of truffle among its elements. The wine cellar is a rich treasury of labels from well beyond Istria. Definitely not an everyday snack but for special occasions when you want to be pampered.


  • Region: istra-i-kvarner
  • City: Livade
  • Address: Livade 7
  • Ambience: Rustic, Romantic
  • Good for: Lunch, Tapas, Dinner
  • Other products: Olive oil
  • Price range: expensive
  • Wine friendly: Yes
  • Pet friendly: Yes
  • Family friendly: Yes
Last visited: 18. Feb 2018.

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