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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, Croatian, Vegetarian Friendly
Riva, 21, Hvar, Hvar Island, Croatia
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Reviewed 18 May 2016

The location of this restaurant is its best asset with fantastic views of the sea and the pakleni islands. The seafood selection is good and fresh. An enjoyable dinner overall.

Thank mmv0703
Reviewed 17 May 2016

Delicious spaghetti carbonara, the best grilled calamari I've ever eaten. It was grilled on a fire built into the wall right near where we were sitting. View of the sea couldn't have been lovelier. Lots of fresh fish choices displayed on ice--all from right offshore....More

Thank haifasharon
Reviewed 12 May 2016 via mobile

Any type of sea food this is the place to eat. Beautiful scenery and nice ambiance. Service is top notch

1  Thank Miodrag M
Reviewed 8 May 2016

If you have to see beautiful sea and islands visit Gariful and try fresh fish and fresh sea food. This is very popular place and you have to make a reservation

Thank nebojsastanoj13
Reviewed 5 May 2016 via mobile

Small restaurant on the side of the harbour. Sea food menu is quite extensive, wine list proposes local products in a nice selection. Peaceful view on the islands, a bit more noisy when ferry boats are coming...

Thank Stéphane C
Reviewed 1 May 2016 via mobile

I came here for lunch during a day trip to Hvar. The waiter was very polite and attentive and even let me charge my phone :) the restaurant is at a beautiful setting, right on the Riva yet away from the busy area. I didn't...More

Thank Iris A
Reviewed 27 April 2016 via mobile

Great! Food is excellent ! Atmosphere is wonderful!!! I recommend it to al couples and young people to try :))))!!!!!!!

Thank Sa O
Reviewed 24 April 2016

The restaurant is beautifully situated on the harbour at Hvar. The outside area is very smart and sunny. Food (lobster + spaghetti carbonara, clams) was outstanding. Friendly waiters happy to chat but still efficient.

Thank John R
Reviewed 24 April 2016

Over a weekend break we ate here twice. That's how good it is. Location - short walk from St Stephens Sq. Restaurant - Exterior overlooking the harbour. Interior there's an aquarium under the floor with the catch of the day swimming about. Staff - Micho...More

Thank Quint B
Reviewed 21 April 2016 via mobile

The best steak I have had in a long time. My friend had the catch of the day and it was to die for. We had lobster caparcio and tuna tartar. I would sell my soul for helpings of those every day. Just delicious. Good...More

Thank Valerie T
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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
View, Romantic, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, 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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