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About Us

Giancarlo Zigante has spent his life with truffles, but during the past 25 years he was dedicated to a mission – to familiarize with truffles all those who don’t have the luck to live in the Centre of the truffles world as he does.


The discovery of the biggest truffle marked the beginning of the business success of the company Zigante, today the leading name in the world of Croatian truffles.
The headquarters of the company Zigante tartufi d.o.o., the leading name in processing and selling truffles in Croatia, is located in Plovanija near Buje.
The business building and the plant for processing and packaging products from truffles was formally opened by the President of the Republic of Croatia Mr Stjepan Mesić in June 2008.
The production in the Zigante plant is fully automated and the overall technological equipment and the employees’ expertise are the guarantee for the production of unique products on the basis of truffles which the buyers can enjoy the whole year long.
Chain of our shops brings our products closer to the customer and it also offers them a wide selection of wines and other products of the local gastronomy.
Today the buyers can find Zigante products in all better equipped retail chains, wine shops, specialized shops and Zigante shops which, in addition to their own products, are also offering a wide range of local gastronomic specialities. 


Enable everybody to prepare top quality dishes on the basis of truffles in a short period of time and at affordable prices.
Various possibilities of using truffles in culinary art can be tasted also in the famous restaurant Zigante in Livade.
As the first Croatian restaurant specialized for dishes with truffles, the restaurant Zigante represents the crown of family entrepreneurship business.
Adjoining to the restaurant arerooms Zigante****, modern equipped for a relaxed enjoyment in the flavours and fragrances of the Centre of the truffles world.
As a part of promoting Istrian truffles, Zigante organizes guided truffle searches.
Group searches in the Motovun forest, only one kilometre away from restaurant Zigante, are led by experienced truffle hunters with specially trained tracking dogs.
During 1 hour visitors are instructed about the basics of truffle hunting and the procedure of searching for truffles, and the truffle hunters sometimes reveal some of the secret locations abundant with truffles.