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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” (46 reviews)
“fresh fish” (30 reviews)
“sea food” (16 reviews)
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Seafood, Mediterranean, European, Soups, Croatian, Vegetarian Friendly
Riva, 21, Hvar, Hvar Island, Croatia
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Reviewed 3 October 2017 via mobile

This resteraunt has great staff , professionally run, excellent sea food. It's pricey but it's also the heart of a tourist town.

1  Thank Tegh S
Reviewed 1 October 2017 via mobile

If in Hvar, visit Gariful. Good service, good food and very nice view. Fish is to recommend, both my hubby and I were very satisfied.

Thank Lisa K
Reviewed 21 September 2017 via mobile

Our best meal in a trip or 3 weeks to Croatia and Monte Negro!!! Very Good Chef!! Best fresh fish and octapus! Amazing presentation and taste! Mediterranean food! Dont miss it!!

Thank amankiin
Reviewed 17 September 2017

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 16 September 2017 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 3 September 2017 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 3 September 2017

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 26 August 2017

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

2  Thank Sretenzivojinovic
Reviewed 26 August 2017 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 25 August 2017

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
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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, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Local cuisine, View, Business meetings, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
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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