Butchery & Wine Hvar Restaurant (Open all year round)
You came to the Mediterranean fearing you will be feasting only on fish? Than we have to surprise you because Butchery & Wine will be like a Saturday night spent hanging with your old friend at the local bar. The surroundings of this unique island restaurant are surprisingly unpretentious, with a clean, contemporary interior and an enchanting outdoor patio overlooking the Hvar harbor and its thousands shimmering lights. On warmer nights, outdoor dining is available on request on the rooftop terrace.
The steaks are dry-aged on the premises, and you can't go wrong with any of them. If, for whatever reason someone in your party is not a steak lover and would like to opt for a lighter dinner, the fish of the day is done in minimalist Mediterranean style: lightly seasoned with local herbs and grilled with olive oil.
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Riva Fresh Pasta House (Open May – Sept)
Forget spaghetti and meatballs – The Fresh Pasta House is all about fresh ingredients and regional influence. Riva Fresh Pasta House uses extraordinarily fresh, house-made pasta, a few ripe sun drenched local tomatoes and a basil-and-garlic-infused olive oil -- the result being a dish that you can simply not refuse. Dishes such as the pappardelle topped with local pesto made of Aragula and Olive oil and the creamy red tagliatelle with shrimp and salmon sauce are both delicate and hearty. And the best part of it is that you are seated at the best terrace in town, not only is there a buzz within Riva’s surrounding promenade but there’s a general buzz about the place.
San Marco Venetian Terrace (Open May – Sept)
The flagship restaurant of the oldest hotel in Hvar, The Palace is in keeping with the Venetian historic character of its surroundings. The food here is a Dalmatian-Italian mixture, with a good selection of pastas and Adriatic seafood theme running through the mains – although this is one place on the island where you can also get a delicious Italian-style T-bone steak. Desserts are equally top-drawer and the selection of local wines is well worth working your way through.