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Riva 32, Stari Grad, Hvar Island 21460, Croatia
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47 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2015

One of the oldest restaurants in Stari Grad - a long time closed, last three seasons gets back its shining reputation. Has a very good chefs and It offers a wide range of dishes from traditional Dalmatian cuisine, especially delicious vegetable and fish dishes. At the start of the season every year in July organizes tasting specialties of the renowned... More 

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Thank Psisko B
Reading, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 September 2015

Of a week on Hvar, where every restaurant meal was generally good, this was the best lunch we enjoyed. A beef tenderloin salad comprising strips of fillet steak with the usual salad assortment was perfectly presented with the steak as tasty and melt in the mouth as fillet can be. A dish of spaghetti with tuna, similarly presented and tasty,... More 

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Thank RumbleH
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 August 2015

Great meal, probably the best on island Hvar. I eat fish Lubin on grill, it was great prepared. And it costs only 80 kunas. Waiter was very polite. Amazig wiew from terrace.

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Thank Zvonimir G
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28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 August 2015 via mobile

Good choice to ear something, good price and wifi for free. Nothing special but the views are very telaxing to the harbour.

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Thank Jordi R
Burlington, Canada
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50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 July 2015

Restoran Vala is right on the small, Stari Grad harbour. The evening we were there, a singer-musician was performing for a crowd in front of the restaurant and luckily for us, he was very good. The food at this restaurant was excellent. My sea bass (the whole fish) was prepared to perfection with a crisp skin and a tender, melt-in-the-mouth... More 

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Thank Judy T
Lowell, Massachusetts
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30 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 June 2015

We stopped in for dinner drawn by the menu and good music, but didn't end up staying. Staff were surly about seating us first in the cocktail area, looked more comfortable, if we were going to have dinner because we would have to move. Then they seemed upset we wanted to read the menus and we had to ask for... More 

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Thank PatLathrop
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42 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 June 2015 via mobile

Tuna Steak was excellent with Chard and Boiled Potato, my Wife's Risotto with Veal was also very good as was the Seafood Spaghetti. House wine very acceptable. Prices very reasonable, decor minimal. Overall a great setting and nice meal.

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Thank TipperaryIrishJohn
Rovaniemi
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 October 2013

After screening various restaurants by the harbour, this one won. Not by the looks, but the variety on the menu. The place turned out to be superb! Food (and wine) was far better than we could expect. Service was pleasant; polite and friendly, waitress spoke very good english. Would definitely return to this place. Extra points for the front-row seats... More 

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Thank Laura S
Saltash, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 July 2013

A plain looking restaurant with no frills on the Stari Grad Riva overlooking the passing boats and yachts of the harbour, we walked around looking at the different menus around Stari Grad and this restaurant caught our eyes for prices and variety. There is lots of seating outside one side is a cafe and cocktail bar and the other side... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Seafood, Mediterranean, European, Croatian
Restaurant features
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Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Riva 32, Stari Grad, Hvar Island 21460, Croatia
  • Location: Europe  >  Croatia  >  Dalmatia  >  Split-Dalmatia County  >  Hvar Island  >  Stari Grad

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?