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Obala Kralja Tomislava 6, Makarska 21300, Croatia
+385 21 616 829
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New Milton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 22, 2016

We were recommended to this restaurant by some friends,and was not disappointed when we arrived,we were told to reserve a table as the restaurant is very busy in the evening.I had fresh fish and my wife had a vegetarian dish with lovely wine.Helpful and friendly staff and very romantic setting.Highly recommend.

Thank jantre
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 25, 2016

The waiter we had was very attentive, and helped with the selection of the fresh fish (caught same day) and also prepared the fish at the table.

Thank Thomas T
Boston, Massachusetts, United States
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 106 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 14, 2016 via mobile

We went to the Riva for dinner after reviewing the menu during an afternoon stroll in Makarska. The tour guide on Sail Croatia's Eleganza ship recommended the restaurant. And, although we thought we would have a light meal, our dinner, from a complementary appetizer through a farewell brandy was magical. We chose a variety of main dishes: fish ravioli with... More 

Thank Gail G
Zadar, Croatia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 12, 2016 via mobile

The food and ambient is just nice. Its a quiet restaurant. The spot is also nice and the Servicepersonal is friendly.

Thank Verorix
Farnham Common, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 6, 2016

This was definitely on the higher scale of food and service. We had personal attention from our waitor Milan. Food was fresh and we picked a whole sea Bream for 4 people. A great choice. This restaurant does specialise in fish . The menu had some great choices as most eateries here seem to have the same menu . It's... More 

Thank Tracie H
Nottingham, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 27, 2016

My husband and I visited while on our holiday, we sat outside and the weather was fine, the welcome was very pleasant and our order of prawn cocktail, Parma ham followed by beef was very good. The service a bit slow and the table next to us was smoking guests which was not so plesent. The food was cooked just... More 

Thank Coronation11
Stockholm, Sweden
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65 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 24, 2016

This place has a really nice yard and have nice and professional staff and decor. As opposed to the numerous tourist traps along the beach this place feels more authentic. The price level is considerably higher than the beach restaurants, biut do they deliver? I'd say "it depends". I had a red snapper that was nicely grilled and really tasty,... More 

Thank Swede74
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 24, 2016 via mobile

Fabulous food, fabulous setting, fabulous value, fabulous night and most of all fabulous staff....absolutely fabulous :)

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 12, 2016

The Riva restaurant specialises in meat and fish. Lovely garden setting, tables are well spaced and the ambiance is just right. A good menu, reasonably priced and the waiter usually makes his recommendations when he brings it. The quality of the food is fantastic - even though stayed half board in our hotel, we ate here twice. We had 4... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 3, 2016 via mobile

Regarding the quality of the food, I cannot comment anything except : simply excellent (even the deserts were very tasteful, and we know how hard is to find this in Makarska Riviera). Service was the same: very nice waiter, who was able so speak very good English and Deutsch; he showed us the fresh fish, and described some of the... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Seafood, Mediterranean, European, Croatian
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Large groups, Local cuisine, Families with children, Romantic, Kids, Business meetings, Special occasions
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Obala Kralja Tomislava 6, Makarska 21300, Croatia
  • Location: Europe  >  Croatia  >  Dalmatia  >  Split-Dalmatia County  >  Makarska
  • Phone Number: +385 21 616 829

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?