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The restaurant Lanterna na Dolcu (Lanterna at the Dolac Market) opened on 10 September 2010 in the magical atmosphere of an old manor. Two brothers, Tomislav and Ivan, shared the same vision from the beginning – to offer traditional Zagreb food at reasonable prices in a restaurant with a pleasant family vibe.
It wasn’t long before word about the Lanterna restaurant at the Dolac Market spread all the way to London. Every morning, we get ingredients from Dolac ladies called kumice who sell their produce at the market, and we guarantee the freshness of each ingredient used in our food.
Ivan and Tomislav Švagelj
Our menu is a blend of modern and traditional styles. For us, there is no compromise on the quality of ingredients. Our name and reputation serve as a guarantee of a superb culinary offer. Every morning we get our ingredients from kumice, the ladies selling their produce at the Dolac Market. We know that it is not possible to fully appeal to everyone’s taste buds, but what we can guarantee is that you will only be served fresh ingredients bought each morning at Zagreb’s main market, also known as the belly of the city.
The restaurant is located in one of the oldest streets in the city’s old centre, in a basement that is more than three centuries old. The restaurant’s characteristic vaulted brick ceiling creates a unique and warm atmosphere. It is here that exquisite pleasures of traditional Zagreb cuisine blend with the scents of history and the city legends.
Our goal was to combine the modern and the traditional both in our space and in our food, so we browsed through an old cookbook from 1854 we had found in the Zagreb City Museum, looking for ideas. We exclude kept the authentic Croatian tastes in our dishes and added some unique ingredients to all our traditional menu items.
- The restaurant seats up to 40 people indoors (ideal for events and groups)
- From the terrace, open during the summer season and seating 25 people, you can enjoy a view of the Cathedral