The story of

... Zrno Soli


Zrno Soli

Restaurant ... ZRNO SOLI was opened on March 1, 2011 and proudly presents Croatian gastronomy in a unique way. It's located on the first floor of the ACI marina Split with a million dollar view of Split, a 1700 years old city. It exudes elegance and warmth and stops time with it's tranquility and the simplicity of a well known Dalmatian style of relaxing. Here, you'll enjoy long summer nights and warm winter rhapsodies by the sea, surrounded by sailboats and clear Adriatic sea.

"Zrno Soli" became a well known place in the first year it opened, and for several years now Zrno Soli is a top destination for all who live, come to or just go trough Split. A lot of famous guests came to Split, a lot of them came back and became good friends, and some of them are - the queen of Denmark, the princess of Thailand, Guns N' Roses, FC Barcelona management, various prime ministers, presidents, stars etc. We received a lot of comments on social media regarding the food, staff and an unforgettable experience in the beautiful ambiance of the ACI marina, Split's sea gem.
Michelin Guide Croatia 2018., 2019., 2020.

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 for the third year in a row. 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


From the idea to the creation of Zrno Soli, owner Ivo Vrdoljak was lead by one thought - to host and please each guest. The name Zrno Soli, besides salt as an ingredient has a deep meaning. Salt is everywhere around us, salt is life, it's mentioned in the Gospel of Matthew, and life connected to the sea is also connected to salt. His persistance, dedication and great will to run a restaurant created a brand recognized in Croatia but also beyond.


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".
Today, after finishing cooking school and 10 years of working in the kitchen, he is the chef at Zrno Soli and one of the best young chefs on the Croatian gastro scene. He pays great attention to fresh fish, local ingredients and is always in search for a new inspiration. He always highlights that ingredients always have to be fresh, local and prepared with respect.


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 Katarina, 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.