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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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“fish” (87 reviews)
“sea food” (15 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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Reviewed 25 August 2017

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 23 August 2017 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 22 August 2017

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
Reviewed 21 August 2017 via mobile

We are a family with children 12 and 11 and we went for dinner at Gariful. Beautiful location on the waterfront yet there was some metal fencing outside which slightly affected the view. We had the seafood platter which was an excellent combination of various...More

Thank Baghla18
Reviewed 12 August 2017 via mobile

Good Food. Service splendid. Expensive but so worth it!! Go inside! See the huge crabs in the auqarium in the floor!!

Thank Ulrika O
Reviewed 3 August 2017 via mobile

A beautiful restaurant in a beautiful town. We really enjoyed our meal. Excellent service too. Would highly recommend.

Thank Nurette
Reviewed 2 August 2017

We had lunch today on someone's recommendation and the food is undeniably good. We started with a sea platter to share and followed with a spaghetti seafood and black risotto. The latter in particular was delicious and the spaghetti was also good. I just think...More

Thank Martin O
Reviewed 30 July 2017

Me and my boyfriend were here for dinner during our stay in Hvar. We are a young couple, one of the few croatian-speaking guests at Gariful. That is probably why the staff thought that we had no idea about fine dining. Even though we consumed...More

Thank Martina B
Reviewed 26 July 2017 via mobile

We had a tasty fish but for the price and stuffiness of this place it's not worth it. Really hot paying for the location.

Thank Truthtalk
Reviewed 26 July 2017 via mobile

Very good quality. A bit too much photo shots around the tables, but outstanding service and staff. Not to mention the food quality- outstanding.

Thank 11Kenzo
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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, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Romantic, Groups, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, View, 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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