Mlin Montanari Restaurant

  • Šibenik Region

In 1850, Šibenik saw the opening of a steam mill, the first of its kind in Dalmatia. Owned by the Italian, Giovanni Montanari, this mill was the largest industrial facility in Šibenik during the 1850s.

According to preserved plans, the expanded Montanari factory by the sea was a large complex comprising seven buildings. The central building was the largest and used for residence, accessed directly from the shore. The production complex was inward-looking and was accessed from the east via an internal road where horse-drawn carts laden with grain approached. During unloading, horses were stabled. The ground floor housed the production facility with a prominent steam engine, powering a press, i.e., round stone blocks for grain grinding. The complex also had two boilers used in pasta production.

In the same place, in the oldest part of our town, near the Šibenik cathedral, you’re warmly invited to join us at the beginning of our story…

The dishes we serve in our restaurant capture the simplicity of traditional cuisine made from fine ingredients.

Our restaurant is part of Šibenik’s gastronomic heritage.


Šibenik Tours

In Šibenik region, their trips take you on an enchanting journey to the breathtaking Krka National Park, where you can marvel at the stunning waterfalls and explore the park’s mesmerizing nature trails. Additionally, you can discover the cultural treasures of Šibenik itself, including its magnificent cathedral and charming old town.

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Šibenik region Beaches

We handpicked 5 beach destinations in Šibenik area. Check out the whole list by clicking the button under our Top 5, or click on the beach and get directions to each spot.