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Riva, 21, Hvar, Hvar Island, Croatia
+385 21 742 999
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  • Excellent54%
  • Very good24%
  • Average11%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible5%
Travellers talk about
“seafood” (61 reviews)
“fresh fish” (28 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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1 - 10 of 375 reviews

Reviewed 1 week ago 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 2 weeks ago via mobile

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

Thank Nurette
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 3 weeks ago

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 3 weeks ago

A FANTASTIC FISH RESTAURANT IN HVAR We stayed here several times and always had fantastic food. We can only recommend this restaurant. Thanks

Thank Samuel M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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 3 weeks ago 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
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Gaspachio. Crisp and refreshing. Delicious. Greek salad. Not enough greens, it was mostly feta cheese. It was however the creamiest tastiest feta I've ever had. Mussels. Delicious sauce, the mussels were tiny. But the portion was big. Grilled squid. Absolutely delicious. Grilled extremely well. Oysters....More

Thank Netster11
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This restaurant is perfectly located right in the middle of everything, you can enjoy the view of the sea and boats and crowds of people enjoying their stay in Hvar. The food is amazing, fresh and delicious, a perfect place to try seafood caught the...More

Thank Kreso B
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My wife and I came here for lunch and shared a seafood platter which included sea bream each, a mussel each, a clam each, a langoustine and a squid each. The sea bream was very tasty but I felt they were measly on the rest...More

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