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Giaxa

#14 of 116 Restaurants in Hvar
Certificate of Excellence
$$$$
Mediterranean, European, Croatian
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Ulica Petra Hektorovica 11, Hvar, Hvar Island 21450, Croatia
+385 21 741 073
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12:00 - 00:00
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Sun - Sat 12:00 - 00:00
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San Francisco, California
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213 reviews
118 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We went to other higher rating restaurants in Hvar but they were all closed although TripAdvisor indicated they are open for business. We are very happy we chose this one afterwards, the interior is very interesting and yet very cozy The wine selection is excellent and the food were cooked very simply and delicious, nothing overpowered the food Just excellent

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1 Thank Eric J
nashville
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39 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The restaurant is beautiful, and yes, as some other mentioned, it is pricey. But well worth it. With a perfect set up, great staff and amazing food, it should be pricey. Great local wine, oysters from Ston, locally caught lobster.... All delicious... We will visit again....

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1 Thank albatros63
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This was our favourite dinner during our one week stay in Hvar. Everyone was very welcoming and friendly and we even got a table without a reservation (it was end of September and it was still very busy). We had catch of the day and the fish was superb. If we ever come back to Hvar we're definitely coming back!

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1 Thank Antonio D
Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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17 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The food is incredible and its location fantastic. Service always impeccable! Giaxa is one of the top restaurants in the island!!!

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2 Thank OtavioVilarinho
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 December 2016

I visited in August and still have flashbacks of this AWFUL restaurant. From the entrée to the service to the bill at the very end, it was a huge disappointment. The decor was the only positive aspect of the restaurant, but simply a facade. The waiter was rude, unapproachable, unfriendly and clearly annoyed that we didn't order the most expensive... More 

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6 Thank Adriana C
Houston, Texas
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70 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 November 2016

Walking around, trying to find a restaurant for dinner, we went by this lane that had many restaurants. The person standing outside Giaxa tried to lure us in by asking what we wanted to eat. My husband, joking, said "gazpacho" . He said they didn't have it on the menu but he could make some for us. We politely declined... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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238 reviews
141 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 November 2016

While walking the back lanes of Hvar a Town we came across Giaxa. They had a lunch special that was to good to refuse. 4 courses for 20kn. We sat in the lane on our own. The lane was quiet that day. Some weird light shade art hanging from the archway above added to the location. Friendly waiter. Thought being... More 

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1 Thank John M
Sherbrooke, Canada
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47 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 November 2016

We took their special menu of the day ! The hot bread coming with the starter was so good !!! Fish gregada for main was excellent. Desert was a special one from croatia that I can't remember the name... good, but missing one cracker/cookie to go with the amount of mousse/spread. On the pricey side, but good so OK to... More 

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Denver, Colorado
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96 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 October 2016

This place was recommend to us by a friend and it didn't disappoint. In a cute area of Hvar. We were given olive/tomato bread and gazpacho shot with olives and homemade bread. Then had the oysters from Ston and octopus salad to start then marinated veggies, grilled fresh Omado (?) and red scorpion fish (caught locally), we even got to... More 

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1 Thank WhyVonneM
Aromas CA
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92 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 October 2016 via mobile

We had an excellent if pricey meal. Waiter Matthew was especially helpful, making excellent wine recommendations. A very good splurge restaurant in Hvar.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Mediterranean, European, Croatian
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations
Good for
Romantic, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 - 00:00
Monday
12:00 - 00:00
Tuesday
12:00 - 00:00
Wednesday
12:00 - 00:00
Thursday
12:00 - 00:00
Friday
12:00 - 00:00
Saturday
12:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Ulica Petra Hektorovica 11, Hvar, Hvar Island 21450, Croatia
  • Location: Europe  >  Croatia  >  Dalmatia  >  Split-Dalmatia County  >  Hvar Island  >  Hvar
  • Phone Number: +385 21 741 073

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