The story of

... Zrno Soli


Zrno Soli

Restaurant ... ZRNO SOLI was opened on March 1, 2011 and today is one of the top Croatian restaurants. Our guests soon dicovered that we pay special attention to our food (always fresh fish and always something new) and to our service. We think that the ingredients always have to be fresh, local and prepared in a way that all the benefits stay in it.

After we opened, you could say we started a gastro revolution in our town, and the guests at Zrno Soli say it's not just local but global! We're trully happy that the guests recognized the effort and ambition on each of our plates and the family approach that makes them feel at home. We love our job and we don't know how to do it any other way.
Michelin Guide Croatia 2018. / 2019.

Since March 1, 2018 we've been included in the Michelin Guide Croatia for 2018., and have received a recommendation from the world-renowned institution. We're delighted that they recognized and included us in the list for Michelin Guide Croatia. Certainly, it gives us the wind in our sails and even bigger motivation and desire to work harder to make our restaurant, but also Split, more famous on the world's gastronomic map. It's a big challenge to keep the recommendation, but also to go a step further towards the first Michelin star. We believe in ourselves, as our guests believe in us.
Proud owner


Ivo Vrdoljak, restaurant owner, since early childhood up untill adolescence had three whishes - to become a football player for Hajduk, for God to give him the wife of his dreams, and to have an exclusive restaurant. Soon all three whishes came true.... Zrno Soli is definitely one of those restaurants, the love of his life Mrs. Jelena is always by his side, and despite not being a football player for Hajduk the dream is fullfiled because the restaurant Zrno Soli became the proud sponsor for the beloved club. His persistance, devotion and great will to run the restaurant created a brand recognized not only in Croatia, but beyond it.


Born in 1993.,he fell in love with the kitchen and everything related to it early on, but as he had more than one love he didn't go for gastronomy but instead at the age 14 went to the seminary to become a priest. As we all know God makes other plans so he eventually ended up on another path, in a world he loves and feels in it like a "fish in the water", but he never forgets the "God" part in him or in others. Today, at the age 25, he is the chef in our kitchen and one of the best young chefs on the Croatian gastro scene, but first of all, a good friend to everyone around him.


Our "little" family is consisted of young people and some a little older but young at heart, that have been with us since the begining. From the kitchen, our main magicians, the waiters, to our Kate (Katarina Ĺ evo), the one in charge of our whole company and in the end our main pillar, owner Ivo Vrdoljak, we can say that we all live the life of Zrno Soli everyday. A big THANKS to everybody ...


We offer a special experience to our guests in our "hidden" oasis of peace, V.I.P. room and V.I.P. terrace. We are proud of the fact that we can offer our guests an exclusive in a private room or terrace, which no one has in Split.
We've hosted numerous engagement parties, romantic dinners, business meetings and welcomed a lot of important guests in these rooms.
In the summer of 2018 we're going to enrich our oasis of peace and make all your important events more memorable.