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There are very few places in and around Bol with a location that can be compared to that of the Taverna Riva, one of the oldest restaurants in this resort, recently with menu and style changes. Slap on the seaside promenade this two-storey venue in an old stone house comprises a bar and pizzeria on the ground floor and a restaurant upstairs. The terrace provides a great view of the port of Bol and the island of Hvar accross the channel. The cuisine here is based on local tradition, with the usual treats such as octopus or meat slow-cooked under a cooking bell, roast lamb and seafood specialties. But what makes this place different to so many others is its more contemporary intrepretations of Dalmatian culinary customs. You can always order a plain, simple and delicious lamb, boiled with potatoes and tomato sauce but also enjoy it in carpaccios or in dishes presented in a style more suited to haute cuisine.