An impeccable blend of attentive hospitality, culinary expertise, and historical reverence, ensuring an unforgettable dining experience for every guest.

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Redefining Fine Dining in a Historical Gem

Nestled against the southern wall of Diocletian’s Palace, ZOI offers an exquisite dining experience within a 1700-year-old setting. Since opening in 2017, ZOI has redefined the essence of fine dining, blending history, innovation, and culinary artistry.

Whether you seek a taste of history, a journey through innovative flavors, or a memorable evening with friends and loved ones, ZOI promises an experience that transcends mere sustenance. Our accolades include prestigious recognitions from Michelin, Gault & Millau, and the HTZ Restaurant of the Year 2022 award.


In the Heart of Split's Historic Splendor

ZOI is situated on Split Riva, along the southern wall of Diocletian’s Palace, near the emperor’s former chambers. This unique location, once home to the emperor’s triclinium, infuses the restaurant with a special historical energy, perfect for sophisticated meals, fine wines, philosophical discussions, and joyful gatherings.


A Journey Through Time and Elegance

Imagine dining where history whispers from every corner, blending ancient banquet echoes with the clinking of modern wine glasses. ZOI offers more than just a meal; it’s a journey through time. The interior harmoniously combines old-world charm with contemporary elegance, meticulously curated to create an atmosphere of refined luxury. The palace wall, stretching the length of the restaurant, is the most captivating feature. Ascend the staircase to the magnificent terrace, where panoramic views of Split’s bustling waterfront, the imposing walls of Diocletian’s Palace, and swaying palm trees create a breathtaking backdrop.


A Culinary Journey Through Dalmatia

At ZOI, every dining experience is meticulously curated to delight the senses and transport you on an unparalleled culinary journey. Our 2024 menu, crafted by Chef Roko Nikolić, pays homage to the rich tapestry of Croatian cuisine, drawing inspiration from the land, the sea, and centuries of culinary tradition. The 7-course set menu “Dalmacija” offers a journey through regional flavors, from land to sea. 

For a more focused culinary exploration, choose the 4-course meat menu “Zagora” or the 4-course fish menu “Obala.” Each dish is crafted with the utmost respect for history and tradition, providing a taste of Dalmatia’s rich gastronomic heritage.

Experience Culinary Excellence Amidst Historic Splendor

Experience the epitome of fine dining at ZOI, nestled against the historic backdrop of Diocletian’s Palace in Split. Indulge in meticulously crafted menus inspired by the rich tapestry of Croatian cuisine, with offerings ranging from land to sea. Immerse yourself in an atmosphere of refined elegance, where every detail, from the historic palace wall to the panoramic terrace views, evokes a sense of luxury and sophistication.

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