What's our story?

it started quite simply...

...with an idea and one empty space...

From our humble beginnings, Agava is becoming one of the most popular restaurants in Hvar, with personalised service and intimate atmosphere. We are a restaurant that believes in home style cooking like Grandma does it, using as many homegrown produces as possible and keeping it local and authentic.

Wedding celebrations in Hvar are a large and important part of what we do at Agava. We have full catering facilities and can offer undeniable quality for weddings and banquets for up to 150 guests. While working with some very demanding clients, we've gained invaluable experience and our past events range from back tie banquet dinners to barefoot beach and boat parties.

Our philosophy is to prepare food as fine or as rustic as it needs to be, always sourcing fresh, local and seasonal ingredients. We're hoping you'll enjoy dining with as, and are wishing you many happy returns!


If you're looking for no fuss, delicious & juicy Dalmatian food, we'll be happy to cook for you!

Our Specialties

local and organic


  1. Tagliatelle with scampi


      (topped in buzzara sauce, with dalmatian herbs and white wine)

  2. Risotto with shrimps


    (in sauce of Mediterranean garlic, white wine and homegrown cherry tomatoes)

  3. Bruschetta with shrimps


    (delicious spiced shrimps & veggies on toast)

  4. Mussels


    (topped in buzzara sauce)

Side orders

  1. Homegrown potatoes


  2. Grilled vegetables


  3. Dalmatian mangold


  4. Olives


Main dishes

  1. Beef tagliata


    (beef stripes served on bed of ruccola salad, sprinkled with grana padano cheese)  

  2. Beefsteak


    (choice of pepper sauce or herb butter sauce, grilled vegetables)

  3. Lamb


    (topped with rosemary and olive oil, grilled vegetables)

  4. Dalmatian meat peka


    (slow cooked meat with veggies and potatoes. Upon request only, deposit necessary, minimum 2 pax)

  5. Dalmatian Fish Peka


    (slow cooked fish, with veggies and potatoes. Upon request only, deposit necessary, minimum 2 pax)

  6. Authentic Hvar Gregada


    (authentic Hvar fish stew, 2 pax portion)

  7. 1st class fish


    (catch of the day, grilled to perfection)     //price for 1kg\\

  8. Adriatic calamari


    price for 1kg

  9. Adriatic scampi


    price for 1kg

What our Guests Say on TripAdvisor…

"We were lucky to be staying in the apartments directly opposite Agava and decided to eat here one evening. We sat outside on the terrace which was beautiful and quiet. As this is a small restaurant it was a very intimate experience. The food, wine and service were all top notch. I would highly recommend this as an alternative to the bustling restaurants in Hvar centre."
Faye H from Belfast, N. Ireland
"If you want great food served with carefully sourced ingredients then this is the place to come to - a short stroll from the bustle of the main town area you really feel you are getting a much more personal service where the staff really care about every aspect of your dining experience . I can nor recommend it more highly and the omelette at breakfast is the best I have enjoyed anywhere in the world."
Badger44 from London, UK

"Absolute recommend; a must visit restaurant while on the island Hvar. All food and drinks are domestic (from the island or inlands of Dalmatia), tasteful, delicious and fresh (from apetizers to dessert). Everything is prepared and served with due care and love. You will not miss either you come there for breakfast, or you have fish or meat dinner. Best shrimps on the island. The owner Željko ensured that we feel like at home creating relaxing and cosy atmosphere at the reastaurant."
Marija from Zagreb, Croatia
"While in our honeymoon, we went to this nice little place near our hotel Podstine. We couldn't have chosen a better place for our dinner, because the fresh sea bass and juicy beef steak with delicious grilled vegetables were best meals we've had so far. Also the chocolate dessert was out of this world! :P The owner of the place was great and the service was excellent! Few tips: You can only pay with cash and you should reserve a table beforehand."
Henry V

We're proud of our wedding catering services! Check our recent feature on Junebug Weddings


Book Your Meal Today!

We are a small restaurant and we enjoy providing warm and personal service. Our philosophy is to avoid frozen food and serve fresh ingredients. Therefore, to avoid disappointed guests at busy peak times, we strongly recommend that you make a dinner reservation and secure a table for yourself and your family or friends. If you have any food preferences, we'll make sure we have them ordered in advance.

Please give us a call or text us on +385 (0)91 622 7788