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Obala Kralja Tomislava 6, Makarska, Croatia
(021) 616829
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Ranked #31 of 53 Restaurants in Makarska
Cuisines: Croatian
Dining options: Reservations
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Antwerp, Belgium
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51 reviews 51 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014

We chose this restaurant as it is one of the few that have no pictures of the food outside the restaurant. Kidding aside, it looks much better than most restaurants in the area, with its nice large terrace area. Good food, very good service, not Michelin star material but very reliable. Like many things in Croatia, a bit overpriced

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

We visit Croatia every year and have been to Makarska often but had never tried Riva before today. After wandering through town we stopped at Riva basically because it has a lovely patio. We were greeted warmly, ordered regional wine, salads, soups and 5 entrees. We were all very pleased with our choices, our service was excellent. We would recommend... More 

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Johannesburg, Gauteng, South Africa
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13 reviews 13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

Wonderful experience! Great atmosphere and superb food. Calamari is a must for a starter and great meat dishes considering seafood is their speciality. Grgic white wine is fantastic!

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11 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

So we had a lovely meal here. Atmosphere was magical, a lovely courtyard setting and a nice table. Highlight was most certainly the service and in particular the manager. Although the wine in the rest of Croatia was a bit average we had a great bottle here called Gjgić Pošip. The food was good rather than great. Although seafood is... More 

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Kolbotn, Norway
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

Quiet courtyard, good host, professional staff and very good quality food. And the best of it all, it was not expensive. We went twice as the quality of the food was so good and the experience was so pleasant. This is the type of restaurant you travel too even if you are staying one or two towns over, it is... More 

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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

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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31 reviews 31 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 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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13 helpful votes 13 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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Address: Obala Kralja Tomislava 6, Makarska, Croatia
Phone Number: (021) 616829
Location: Europe  >  Croatia  >  Dalmatia  >  Split-Dalmatia County  >  Makarska
Cuisine: Croatian

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