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Riva, 21, Hvar, Hvar Island, Croatia
+385 21 742 999
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  • Excellent54%
  • Very good24%
  • Average11%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible5%
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“seafood” (59 reviews)
“fresh fish” (28 reviews)
“mussels” (21 reviews)
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Seafood, Mediterranean, European, Soups, Croatian
Riva, 21, Hvar, Hvar Island, Croatia
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Reviewed 1 October 2015

lovely seaside restaurant. Delicious food especially filet mignon with truffle sauce and octopus salad. Very attentive, knowledgeable staff. Extensive wine list. Best to book in advance.

1  Thank mfcma
Reviewed 29 September 2015

Gariful is a wonderful restaurant right near the end of the promenade on Hvar Island. It definitely offers excellent food and it is a very popular restaurant, so a reservation is recommended. The views of both the water and other dinner guests is interesting. The...More

1  Thank Cathy G
Reviewed 27 September 2015

After reading the reviews we decidec to dine here, but were disappointed by the food and service. I had to send my main back as it was cold the response i received was that i had asked for my steak rare, in my opinion it...More

Thank Stephen B
Reviewed 27 September 2015 via mobile

We booked Gariful for our first night in Hvar. Had a great table overlooking the water and the Pakleni Islands. My wife had a large bowl of mussels to start which were really tasty and I had a delicious shrimp soup. For our main we...More

Thank PaulSarahL
Reviewed 27 September 2015 via mobile

We stopped at here on our last night in Hvar. We did not have reservations but they were not that busy so we got a nice table with a lovely view on the harbor. It's a nice place to sit and people watch ... The...More

Thank Robyn C
Reviewed 24 September 2015

Everything everyone says about this place is true. Everything was great except at the end of the night/meal when we couldn't get any service...no one offered us dessert and it felt like we were the last priority at the place. We finally were able to...More

2  Thank Merrin K
Reviewed 21 September 2015

Food and wine excellent. You must try a Gin Mare gin and tonic. Mediterranean gin infused with rosemary and thyme. Waiter had good wine recommendations.

Thank RLB91
Reviewed 18 September 2015 via mobile

We were in Hvar for the day and just needed a spot for lunch and some drinks. This was recommended by the local tour guide. Service was great. Food was great quality and We all enjoyed our meals - fabulous Greek salad, squid and other...More

1  Thank Sarah H
Reviewed 16 September 2015

We booked this restaurant for our first night in Hvar. The location is beatiful and the setting is amazing... Right on the harbour you get a great few of all the boats. We ordered the Mussels to start which were amazing and the Fish platter...More

1  Thank Carly A
Reviewed 14 September 2015 via mobile

For sure this is a prestige place,but it is prestige place with excellent food. Mostly visited by yacht man and posh showing off people there should not be a reason why you should not visit it. Despite the fact that prices are at least 50%...More

Thank Adriano R
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8 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, View, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Business meetings, 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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