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Riva

Obala Kralja Tomislava 6, Makarska, Croatia
(021) 616829
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Ranked #32 of 47 restaurants in Makarska
Cuisines: Croatian
Most recent review
- Jul 12, 2014
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English first
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014 NEW

Was blown away by the tuna steak here - the waiter was fantastic suggesting the food and wine we all chose and we were happy we took his suggestions! Fresh, flavorsome and really picturesque setting.

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Knutsford, United Kingdom
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21 reviews 21 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014 via mobile

We had two meals at Riva in mid June. The first was a great family evening with good but not exceptional food but really good service. The second evening was a disaster as we got in a dispute with the staff over the quality of the fish. In the end we just paid and left. We won't be back. We... More

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014 via mobile

I ordered fresh fish, wich costed me THREE times as much as a relugar dish, and that was just for the fish! I ordered some vegetables as a side dish. The fish actually tasted really good in itself, but the skin was not cooked crispy. The vegetables was overcooked and tasted pretty boring. My friend's dish had VERY overcooked, grey... More

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

Our meal at Riva was memorable because we received professional and friendly service as well as excellent food.The food ordered,including fish, was fresh and beautifully cooked. The waiter was able to recommend appropriate local wines to complement the meal. Well worth seeking out on the waterfront.

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Luanda Province, Angola
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2014 via mobile

total disaster...ordered first clash fish,3 of us in group of five-what we have been served was nothing but a shame...quality of fish - below any standard....size of portion-enough for the smurfs member,eventually.... that is all happening after our visit two days ago-when everything served was correct,tip we left was enough to make waiter happy even in manhattan....but poor judgement by... More

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Uppsala, Sweden
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2014

Best seafood and big portions. Meat was also great. A little bit more expensive than other restaurants ut still non-expensive. Friendly staff. They had childseats which a lot of restaurants in Makarska do not.

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east sussex
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34 reviews 34 reviews
75 helpful votes 75 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2014

Superb food, lovely ambience and if you eat indoors NO SMOKING! This was recommended by our guide and we were so grateful. We'd had enough of the Croatian habit of smoking like chimneys and had a thoroughly relaxing and enjoyable evening. French onion soup (almost a meal in itself) followed by a perfectly cooked chateaubriand (which actually came as two... More

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London, England, United Kingdom
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44 reviews 44 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2013

Terrible restaurant, never received such bad customer service anywhere before. I work in the the travel industry and teach customer service and was appalled at the service given. Considering this restaurant was recommended to us by our Sail Croatia rep, we were appalled. I would never spend my money there again, which is a shame as my food was delicious... More

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Painesville, Ohio
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37 reviews 37 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2013 via mobile

Waitress was attentive, suggested a good wine and took my friend to choose her fish. One of my friends had mushroom soup, we both had salad and my other friend had the fish. The food was good and filling. Our waitress was helpful with our selections. Outdoor seating was clean and attractive.

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Auckland
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56 reviews 56 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2013 via mobile

So good we ate here twice. The service is fantastic and Ivan, our waiter, was outstanding. The best we have encountered. The location is lovely with a leafy courtyard or the option to sit inside. You can choose fresh fish which we actually saw being delivered and placed in the cabinet. A great place and well worth the visit.

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