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Restaurant • Fine Dining


Restaurant Pergola

In 1996, owner, sommelier and chef Fabricio Vežnaver opened a classic seafood tavern with his father. And thus, restaurant Pergola was born. In 2010, the family tavern started to change course and evolve into a sophisticated playground for food design. Today, it is one of Croatia’s top gourmet addresses: Pergola is the first Istrian restaurant to be recommended by the Michelin Guide. Furthermore, its cuisine was honoured with 3 hoods and 16.5 points from Gault Millau, and 2 forks and 85 points from Falstaff. But that’s not all: in 2019, chef Fabricio also received the Gault & Millau Chef Award. In Pergola, the ambiance is warm and friendly. After you’re greeted by Mrs. Ljiljana, the chef’s wife, you can take a seat in the elegant dining room with a fireplace. Top chef Fabricio Vežnaver’s exceptionally creative cuisine truly showcases the best that Istria has to offer.


Savudrija, Croatia
G&M 17,5 FALLSTAF 87
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Fabricio Vežnaver

Fabricio Vežnaver
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Restaurant Pergola has slowly transformed over the years, from a traditional tavern into a contemporary food design hotspot. But in his cooking, chef Fabricio Vežnaver’s remains true to his family roots. 

Istrian cuisine

Critically acclaimed

Gault & Millau Chef Award 2019

Pergola’s cuisine

Chef Fabricio Vežnaver’s contemporary and critically acclaimed cooking exemplifies a beautiful fusion of heritage and modernity. In his traditional yet innovative cuisine freshly-caught fish, seafood, Istrian truffles, and premium olive oils play a starring role. You can choose between a 4-, 5-, or 6-course tasting menu that depends on the season, the catch of the day, and the seasonal vegetables from the family’s garden. Expect modern, imaginative, and colourful plates that are thoughtfully presented.   On the wine list, you’ll find Fabricio’s excellent selection of Croatia’s finest red and white wines.

Zambratija area

Restaurant Pergola is located in the picturesque town of Zambratija, near the fishing village of Savudrija and the town of Umag. Here, you’re just a hundred meters away from the sea. An interesting historical landmark is the Savudrija Lighthouse. It was built at the time of the Austrian-Hungarian monarchy and is Croatia’s oldest lighthouse. Needless to say, the view from the lighthouse is stunning.



Pergola Sunčana, Zambratija 2 52475 Savudrija Croatia


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Opening times

Wednesday 18:00 - 23:00
Thursday 18:00 - 23:00
Friday 18:00 - 23:00
Saturday 18:00 - 23:00
Sunday 18:00 - 23:00

Mastercard Priceless Experience

A 5-course surprise menu with Istrian extra virgin olive oils.

€72,- pp

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