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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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24 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 October 2016

Had a very tasty meal with local wine. Very central location in the side streets just off the main square and lovely to sit outside. Friendly and very helpful wait staff.

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1 Thank Vanessa E
Los Angeles, CA
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65 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 154 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 October 2016

This place was recommended to us by the owner of Tutto Bene in Rovinj. Did not disappoint. They brought us a platter of fresh fish to select and we had that with an octopus salad and a couple side orders. Really well prepared - simple and tasty.

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Auburn, Maine
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63 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 October 2016

We enjoyed the wine bar next door before arriving for our dinner reservation...definitely do that! It was late in the evening and the catch of the day was sold out so we had a limited menu to choose from. Our server seemed preoccupied and tired. In his defense it was late in the evening and late in the season. He... More 

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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16 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 October 2016

Giaxa has a more modern look and feel. We looked at the menu at the door and didn't see many options for a vegetarian but decided to try anyway. Our server was great... but the only think they could do for a vegetarian was a side of potatoes or grilled vegetables and a salad. Many other places will make a... More 

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Leicester
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351 reviews
209 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 135 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 October 2016

Lovely setting in one of the side streets off St Stephens Square. A number of us had the fish stew with beans and that was great. But my monkfish was awful. I asked initially how the sea bass was cooked and when told it was steamed asked about the monkfish - grilled with oil. It came out in the middle... More 

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3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 September 2016 via mobile

Comfy place, with a cute and romantic vibe, good service, and the food is delicious! Would go again anytime I revisit Hvar. The lamb rack is really good.

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1 Thank Lívia G
El Medano, Spain
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 September 2016

Great wine, good service, the food is delicious. We got the monkfish for our main and it was sublime!

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Reviewed 24 September 2016 via mobile

Fish stew was so good, I'm still thinking about it! Service was friendly and attentive. When asked what the fish of the day was, the server goes to the kitchen and comes back with a plate full of fish they caught that day. He was really knowledgeable and explained what each fish was, how the chef could cook it, and... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 September 2016 via mobile

Place looks lovely and glamorous. The staff is welcoming. But the food is overpriced and not responding to description. They don't know what a confit is nor the difference between fish fillets and fish chunks. Wouldn't recommend or eat there again.

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Reviewed 24 September 2016 via mobile

We went to Giaxa our first night in Hvar. We didn't have reservations but only had to wait about 10 minutes for a table. They seated us outside and we had wine while we waited at the little tables in front. Dinner was great, we ordered the sea bass and Gorgonzola beef medallions with gnocchi. It was a fantastic dinner.... More 

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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
Business meetings, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Local cuisine
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?