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.
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.
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.Kuhari i sommelieri restorana nositelji su brojnih međunarodnih priznanja za svoj rad, a među ostalim nagradama, Zigante je 2005. osvojio prvo mjesto u kategoriji „Dobri hrvatski restorani“. Stoga ne čudi da ovaj restoran u malom istarskom selu posjećuju gosti iz svih krajeva svijeta.
In addition to the unique menu, the restaurant Zigante also offers the organization of business and family lunches and dinners as well as tastings. Adjoining to the restaurant, in a renovated Istrian stone house, are the modern equipped four-star Zigante rooms for a comfortable vacation in a typical Istrian rural place. There are also package offers including various specialties on the basis of fresh truffles and many other surprises for a complete experience of the world of Istrian truffles in addition to accommodation.