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Creskih kapetana 13, Cres, Croatia
+385 51 571 107
11:00 - 00:00
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Freistadt / Österreich
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32 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 October 2016

Nice location along the fishermans-harbour. Good selection of typical mediterranean (Croatian) dishes on the menu, we had 2 times excellent fish (kind of seabass for 2 + calamari fried & grilled). Also to mention the good quality of the standard house wine, which is far better than in the other restaurants on site. We also enjoyed the service and recommendation... More 

Thank Wolfch
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12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 August 2016 via mobile

Went for a light meal of antipasti and spaghetti for two . We went last year often and had always enjoyed it. This year the boss took our order. He was extremely rude and abrupt not even giving us time to order water to go with our meal. Think this was because we weren't ordering the very expensive fish (which... More 

Thank hellenistic
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 3 August 2016 via mobile

Food is acceptable, service however, is bad and unfriendly. Price quality ratio is absolutely not in balance. We can not recommend this restaurant.

Thank BasPrins
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34 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 July 2016 via mobile

The place is situated on the waterfront. It is necessary to make resetvation. But the restaurant is worth it. We ate fish appetizer and for the main course we had the fish menu too, and it was extremely fresh and delicious. The service is excellent and absolutely professional. We drank wine of the house, excellent Malvasia Kabola. Do not forget... More 

Thank Andrija O
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145 reviews
110 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 July 2016 via mobile

Went to Riva ( which is not closed even though some have in Tripadvisor so claimed) as it was recommended by the hotel where we stayed. I wanted to have seafood pasta, but the waiter said that preparing that would take at least an hour. He tried very hard to push us to take mixed grilled fish plate for two.... More 

Thank Kaarina2011
Zürich, Zurich, Switzerland
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127 reviews
88 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 July 2016

This place closed for business on July 1st, and it is really a shame!!! We stopped for lunce on a roadtrip, just by coinsidence, but we had the BEST experience because we did not expect anything. Very good service from a well educated Waiter. Everything was done to the highest European standards and with out any mistakes. Food was just... More 

Thank Tom H
Leiden, The Netherlands
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 June 2016

I went to Riva to celebrate my father's birthday. The two of us shared a delicious, simply prepared branzino (seabass) and mangold while my mother feasted on a bowl full of mussels in white wine sauce. We loved the food - certainly some of the tastiest we ate while on holiday in Croatia. We didn't try any starters or desserts.... More 

Thank Kate E
Montrouge, Ile-de-France, France
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32 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 April 2016 via mobile

Nice lunch with scampies for my wife and beefsteak for me with a beautiful view or crest harbour. Waitress was very sympathetic with us and the children!

Thank Nicolas R
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31 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 February 2016

This well-established place spills onto the harbor side promenade and is many locals choice for fish and seafood: scampi, squid and prawns. The fish is prepared with care and the terrace on the harbor is a great place to watch the sun disappear over the pastel colored townhouses across the way. Order the barbecued scampi.

Thank AlexanderBlack
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2 reviews
Reviewed 10 October 2015 via mobile

Fantastic food and fresh sea food but not be treated as nice as local people. Outsiders or travelers don't have usual treatment compared to locals

Thank Lijie W

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Seafood, Mediterranean, European, Soups, Croatian
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Open Hours
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Creskih kapetana 13, Cres, Croatia
  • Location: Europe  >  Croatia  >  Primorje-Gorski Kotar County  >  Kvarner Bay Islands  >  Cres Island  >  Cres
  • Phone Number: +385 51 571 107

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?