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Seafood, Mediterranean, European, Croatian
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All reviews sea bass grilled octopus steak lava cake seafood fresh fish fries truffle spider crab nice dinner ate here nice location red wine food and wine lovely view great restaurant first night
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Came here on a reccomendation and had absolute beautifull evening. Waiter was so helpfull and caring. He reccomended us to start with tuna tartare and oyster carpaccio and it was splendid!!! We ordered fish platter for main course which was so rich that we unfortunatelly...didn’t have room for dessert. Great music choice and very cozy atmosphere! Coming back for that dessert!More

Date of visit: August 2022
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Good location and atmosphere. We had an appetizer with cured meat and burrata which was great. The waitor suggested a superb local white wine. For main we ordered a spider crab gnocchi, recommended by the waitor, and were VERY disappointed. The gnocchi had the texture...and taste of store bought gnocchi and the dish was missing some acidic element to balance it. Too sweet and creamy. The desert, a tiramisu, was quite good. The place was super busy and the service was not the best.More

Date of visit: July 2022
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josipeterovic, Owner at Taverna riva, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear Simon, We appreciate Your review. We are glad you have enjoyed our atmosphere and almost all our dishes. :) But we are very sad to hear You didn’t accept well one of our original dishes. Spider crab gnocchi which, indeed has a sweetish nature...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This restaurant had Amazing food and great service! The servers were so friendly and I would 10/10 recommend

Date of visit: July 2022
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The seafood and service here are exemplary! It truly justified the title of the best restaurant in Bol! As I really enjoyed fish meals my whole life and I always thought I know quite a bit about how to prepare it, few days before coming...here to dinner I have bought first class fish to prepare it myself. As I noticed few comments about prices here, given the prices on the market, I would say they are pretty reasonable here, even more when you discover how tasty fish can be!!! The only bad thing is that I have new standard of great fish meal and that I don't have motivation anymore to prepare it myself! My wife was also over satisfied with her buzara and she had lava cake for dessert which was little crunchy from the outside and creamy inside, just as it should be! Next summer we plan to visit north of the island but we already know we will stop here for dinner!More

Date of visit: July 2022
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josipeterovic, Owner at Taverna riva, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear Ivan, It was such a pleasure to read Your review! It really means a lot to us when we know that we have accomplished our mission. This also keeps us motivated to continue doing what we love. Furthermore, we hope You won’t give up...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Went to this restaurant with family and friends and they started scamming us from the get go. They gave us 2 bottles of red wine that were 5 TIMES the price of the bottles that we ordered (ordered €50 bottles and they gave us €350...bottles) but with similar names, later claiming that the ‘other finger’ had been pointing at the more expensive one. This is despite one of the wines being at the top of the page and the other being at the bottom making it impossible for 2 fingers to point at the time time. When we confronted them about this they said ‘it’s fine you can afford it, you ordered champagne’. A very rude statement. Definitely would not recommend going to this place unless you fancy being scammed.More

Date of visit: July 2022
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josipeterovic, Owner at Taverna riva, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear Caitlin, We are sorry that You had urge to repeat the review for the same situation for the third time. We will repeat that scamming people with more expensive wine is not something we can benefit from as we deeply care about our guest’s...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great food (had Rumpsteak and spinac Gnocci) Romantic and cozy ambiente. Waiters were very attentive. Cute croatian music band.

Date of visit: July 2022
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

great experience, the restaurant is beautiful with an extremely beautiful view of the sea, the staff is very friendly and the food is delicious

Date of visit: July 2022
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Scammers from the outset. I should have realised as soon as the waiter offered Dom Peringnon (2300 kn)or Cristal (4200 kn) as a substitute for a bottle of Veuve Cliquot (820 kn) even though they had other popular champagne on the list for circa 750...kn - 920kn. We enjoyed our meal with a couple of bottles of local white and two Croatian reds, Babic Markus which we had ordered from the list by pointing it out to the waiter at 580 kn a bottle. So we were more than little surprised to find the waiter giving gifts to us BEFORE he gave us the bill which had 2 bottles of ‘Franz Ferdinand’ Babic Markus at 3300 kn per bottle!! Not what we had ordered and certainly in our budget. When we complained the waiter claimed the we had pointed to the ‘other red’ with another finger whilst pointing to the one we wanted and then had the audacity to say ‘ you ordered champagne so you can afford it’ Having now read other reviews about this establishment ripping people off it is my advice that you stay well clear. They are literally planning to rip you off.More

Date of visit: July 2022
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josipeterovic, Owner at Taverna riva, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Dear Peter, Our first and only mission is to give our guests great food, experience and the very best in service when they visit us. Scamming people by giving them more expensive wine which they did not order is definitely not our mission as we...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The view from the terrace was stunning! We wanted to eat fresh fish and it couldn’t be better! I reccommend this place to everyone!

Date of visit: June 2022
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Meal was good. Grilled octopus was well made.m. Stuff was nice. Prices were way over average. Not as seen on photos year before. View at the harbor is very nice.

Date of visit: July 2022
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Reviewed June 25, 2022

From all the restaurants we have visited during our recent trip to Croatia, Taverna Riva is definitely on top of our list. From the fantastic services to the well selected and elaborated dishes prepared with talent and passion by no one else but the business...owner Josip. We would definitely come back and recommend the place to all our friends.More

Date of visit: June 2022
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Reviewed June 24, 2022

Classic upselling strategies made our experience at this restaurant unpleasant. A waiter under pressure to empty our wine bottle to get us to purchase another. A menu that offers fresh grilled fish for 650K omits the fact that price is per kilogram. Expensive water and...desserts. Food quality is acceptable, but these issues made a return visit unlikely.More

Date of visit: June 2022
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josipeterovic, Owner at Taverna riva, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Dear Mark, We are very happy that You have recognized the quality of our fish and a bit surprised with this review as we immediately reacted and charged You the price without counting the fish weight. Please receive our deepest apologies for not noticing the...More

Reviewed June 16, 2022 via mobile

The food was good but for what it was it was a bit expensive. The sausage was really meaty and tasted great, but it was really just some fries and a sausage so for the price it was really not worth it. Some sauce or...vegetables would add to the grade.More

Date of visit: June 2022
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Reviewed June 6, 2022

We went here on our first night in Bol and it was incredible! I had the grilled tuna and my partner had crab gnocchi and they were both delicious. The service was excellent, there was a musician playing which created a lovely atmosphere.

Date of visit: June 2022
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Reviewed June 5, 2022 via mobile

Visited this restaurant for lunch and had a great food in Beautiful atmosphere. For starters we had tuna tartare and octopus salad, both tasty and delicious. Forming courses we had differen meals but all very good. Our waiters were nice and friendly and we had...a great time there. For sure we will be back!More

Date of visit: June 2022
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  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 4.5