We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Taverna riva

Certificate of Excellence
European, Greek, Croatian
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
Frane radica 5, Bol, Brac Island, Croatia
Website
Improve this listing
Add hours for Taverna riva and help diners know when to go.
+ Add hours
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Late Night, Breakfast, Reservations

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 169 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 79
    Excellent
  • 50
    Very good
  • 23
    Average
  • 10
    Poor
  • 7
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Nice but expensive

We had snacks here and though pleasant I did feel it was rather pricey compared to other restaurants in Bol. For example a cheese board was a few tiny thin strips of one cheese that tasted like parmesan and was £5. It is in a lovely location on the front but there are many lovely restaurants on... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 16, 2015
AMCB041217
,
Oxford, United Kingdom
Add Photo Write a Review

169 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Rate and write a review
Roll over, then click to rate
  Click to rate
Date | Rating
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Norwegian first
  • Polish first
  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
  • Swedish first
  • Any
English first
Level Contributor
6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

Ate here twice as good service , lovely terrace over harbour and excellent fish. Tune and swordfish fillet simply done ,but as good and fresh as anywhere. Good wine recommendation.

Was this review helpful? Yes
London, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015

We were recommended this restaurant by our hotel because it's one of the few with a terrace view over the harbour. The location is brilliant and the setting romantic /intimate with mainly couples dining here. We went for a late dinner and had the delicious sea bass steak and pistachio chicken (the fish options are expensive). The service was fantastic... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Level Contributor
7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015

Touring Croatia on my boat we stopped of in Bol and checked TA for a good restaurant, saw the bad reports and decided to give it a go as the device was criticised mostly. Well I have to agree poor service forgot to bring the water then the lemon and also the vegetables with the main course. They were more... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Pari, Italy
Level Contributor
6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

Love to eat here. Never disappointed. Vesna is so professional and human. She works for 4 persons. Always with a huge smile. although she is always very busy she always finds some time to chat with you. I am impressed with this amazing lady. She deserves 5 stars for the great service.the food is amazing. Presentations are great too. Will... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Preston, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

We had the fish platter for two as a main. Couldn't fault it for quality and certainly no scrimping on quantity. Desserts were splendid. Well worth paying the little extra over the other local restaurants; beats the others on trip advisor with a higher rating by a country mile!!

Was this review helpful? Yes
Oxford, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
36 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

We had snacks here and though pleasant I did feel it was rather pricey compared to other restaurants in Bol. For example a cheese board was a few tiny thin strips of one cheese that tasted like parmesan and was £5. It is in a lovely location on the front but there are many lovely restaurants on the front here.

Was this review helpful? Yes
London, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

We were recommended this restaurant by our airbnb host, and ended up going back both nights we were in Bol. The food was fantastic, be sure to get the prawn risotto or the steak! AMAZING! services was good but waiters were not as friendly as you would expect being american. Other than that, our experience here was fantastic! The food... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Level Contributor
21 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

I was invited by group of friends to this restaurant on nice summer night. Ambient was nice and calm. Our stay in this restaurant started not so well. We were unattended by any of the waiters for more then 10 min. Finally we get Menu but then waiter changed and we order starter.This part was very bad and unpleasant for... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Oslo, Norway
Level Contributor
9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2015

Taverna Riva has one of the best positions in the City Centre of Bol. This is an "upper class" restaurant serving excellent food and wine. In high season you should book a table a day or two in advance. They serve top quality meat, lamb and beef steak is super. If you love grilled fish, various shellfish - please try.... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Nottingham, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2015

This was recommended by a Croatian from the mainland. It's more expensive than elsewhere but there are still reasonably priced dishes. We had 2 starters , 4 main courses ,1 beer and water for £43......and it was delicious......Definitely the best tasting food we ate in Bol .

Was this review helpful? Yes

Travelers who viewed Taverna riva also viewed

 

Been to Taverna riva? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Frane radica 5, Bol, Brac Island, Croatia
  • Location: Europe  >  Croatia  >  Dalmatia  >  Split-Dalmatia County  >  Brac Island  >  Bol

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: European, Greek, Croatian

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Taverna riva staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?