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Riva, 21, Hvar, Hvar Island, Croatia
+385 21 742 999
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  • Excellent52%
  • Very good25%
  • Average12%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible5%
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“seafood” (64 reviews)
“fresh fish” (29 reviews)
“mussels” (23 reviews)
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Seafood, Mediterranean, European, Soups, Croatian, Vegetarian Friendly
Riva, 21, Hvar, Hvar Island, Croatia
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1 - 10 of 385 reviews

Reviewed 4 days ago

I came about 4 at restaurant and although it opened only at 6 the waitress worked without problem. I choose the calamari and the glass of wine. Wine was recommended to me by the waiter; Belezza, was very, very good. Bathroom was clean, equipped with...More

Thank Rea R
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Perfect choice for us!! Great location at the end of the main pier in Hvar. At our waiter's suggestion we had the flounder for two....excellent. Only negative were the oysters....spoiled by Wellfleet back home. Certainly would come back again

1  Thank Tom W
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had not only a great meal here on holiday but overall a great evening. Sitting outside people watching with the evening breeze was a great setting. This restaurant offers a great fresh seafood menu, from picking your own catch that day to the grilled...More

Thank Sam L
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is clearly the best restaurant on the island in every aspect. Located at the end of the harbor pier, it is of very modern and stylish design and lay-out. Fresh fish is displayed on ice outside. Staff is highly professional, best service we had...More

Thank kuede
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Crowded place ( no reason for that ) far overpriced for an average food.Tasteless pasta, average fish, and nervous waiters. With three bottles of wine and little more something like salads at the end of the dinner 780 EUR for 6 people. For one-third that...More

1  Thank Sretenzivojinovic
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Years ago this was probably the best restaurant in Hvar, but those days are gone. I'm not sure whether they've gotten bad, or some other restaurants in Hvar got good. Anyway, the food is correct, and somewhat boring. The grilled fish is still good, so...More

Thank dedalus75000
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We are used to spending for food as live in New York. Though the prices at this restaurant is just doubled because of the view. Came for lunch. The service was friendly and the seafood was good. Just did not feel like being ripped off...More

1  Thank AlcoholProf
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We have been there in August 2017, food was super and they have served us a great wine. I would normally give 5 stars !!! Unfortunately there is a problem with the neighbors a night Club. The music was so loud, the whole atmosphere was...More

Thank Ester P
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We have been there with friends, the place is near by Carpe Diem, than have a very loud music besides. The food was good, but not amazing. It's a nice place , but to expensive for what offers.

Thank Taiza K
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We didn't have a reservation, but they were able to accommodate us within an hour as we walked around. The lineup of seafood on ice outside of the restaurant was undeniably enticing, not to mention our airbnb host highly recommended it too! The restaurant is...More

Thank l4lx
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July 7, 2015|
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Response from Fiona O | Reviewed this property |
Ellie from memory it was approximately 170 kuna. A little more pricey than other places but delicious seafood, incredible service & magnificent, prime position on the harbour! You must check out the underfloor fish holding... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Special occasions, Large groups, Scenic view, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Romantic
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Riva, 21, Hvar, Hvar Island, Croatia
  • Location: Europe  >  Croatia  >  Dalmatia  >  Split-Dalmatia County  >  Hvar Island  >  Hvar
  • Phone Number: +385 21 742 999
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Restaurant Gariful is a small family business with a large international reputation. Situated on the exclusive waterfront of Hvar Town - Lonely Planet’s number five destination for 2012 - Gariful is the island’s most luxurious fish restaurant, renowned for its fresh seafood, outstanding wine and Champagne list, aquarium floor, and complete dining experience. Attracting some of the largest yachts on the Adriatic, Gariful attracts many VIP guests, and 2011 visitors included Prince Harry, Giorgio Armani and Roman Abramovich.
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