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Riva, 21, Hvar, Hvar Island, Croatia
+385 21 742 999
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  • Excellent55%
  • Very good24%
  • Average10%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible5%
Travellers talk about
“seafood” (57 reviews)
“fresh fish” (27 reviews)
“mussels” (21 reviews)
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Seafood, Mediterranean, European, Soups, Croatian
Riva, 21, Hvar, Hvar Island, Croatia
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11 - 20 of 350 reviews

Reviewed 10 October 2016

Upon a recommendation, I went here with friends and loved it. It is lovely for dinner and the sunset.

Thank NYCtraveler417
Reviewed 8 October 2016

The view is fine, personnel helpful and charming. The fresh fish & shellfish is indeed top notch. The wine list is impressive when it comes to non-croatian wines. worth a visit IF you are in Hvar

Thank Trippthoughts
Reviewed 7 October 2016

We picked this place as the views are wonderful and we thought the food would be great. Overall, the food was ok but it wasn't cheap and the service was meh. Maybe for a glass of wine and appetizers, but not worth the cost.

Thank Keels O
Reviewed 3 October 2016 via mobile

Finally I found well made scampi on the grill. Pulp carpaccio was OK. Oysters were fresh and tasty, but not excellent. Wine selection is OK. We landed on a Posip which was not bad. Service was very professional. The view on the water was very...More

Thank pieroinusa
Reviewed 2 October 2016

I'm not sure how we ended up here, but myself and a few friends had a great dinner here. The oysters we had really stood out, searched all over the rest of croatia to find something similar and they just didn't compare. Everything else was...More

Thank Ben S
Reviewed 2 October 2016 via mobile

I started with the Greek salad, which was very fresh, a great starter. My husband ordered the seafood spaghetti, very tasty. I ordered the shrimp pasta. It was loaded with perfectly cooked shrimp and had 2 scampi thrown in for good measure. The restaurant is...More

Thank girltravels53
Reviewed 1 October 2016 via mobile

We are lucky enough to have visited Gariful twice now and we weren't disappointed either time. The setting on the sea by the harbour is perfect, the service is proficient but not overbearing, the food is out of this world - simple, fresh fish caught...More

Thank Mandy H
Reviewed 28 September 2016 via mobile

We went to this restaurant recently. The food is quite expensive compared to other restaurants. I ordered mussels and my partner had chicken breast - the mussels were delicious but the chicken breast although tasty looked quite bland - could have been nice to add...More

Thank RebeccaM88
Reviewed 28 September 2016

An upmarket restaurant with an enviable position on the waterfront. The service was superb and the food excellent. The wine is expensive though.

Thank dianasmith67
Reviewed 26 September 2016

Gariful is classic. Well known not only in Croatia. Perfect place for fish dinner, literarlly 5 meters from the sea. Service was really great, starters (tuna carpaccio, octopussy salad), fish for the main course on high level. White wine too, it was famous Kozlovic's Malvasia,...More

Thank dan f
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Hi! Can you tell me what the price is roughly for a main meal here please? thanks! :-)
7 July 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, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
View, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Groups, Local cuisine
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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