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Giaxa

#13 of 116 Restaurants in Hvar
Certificate of Excellence
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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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346 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 130 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles 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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles 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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El Medano, Spain
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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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5 of 5 bubbles 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
2 of 5 bubbles 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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5 of 5 bubbles 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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 September 2016

As a frequent visitor to Hvar (practically every summer), Giaxa has become my favorite. Modern concept, refreshing and contemporary take on some traditional Dalmatian dishes (pašticada for example) together with mediterrean classics. Lamb rack with white pollenta and mascarpone is my favorite here - if you like lamb. Truly, there are better restaurants in Hvar (the town itself has a... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 September 2016 via mobile

Beautiful sheltered outdoor setting. Fish stew starter was outstanding. Service was friendly and attentive. Booking advised to get a good spot.

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 September 2016 via mobile

We visited with friends in Sept 16. Good food but not worth the amount charged by the restaurant....

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 September 2016

Food was decent. Seafood was fresh and well-seasoned. Good wine list. Staff members were friendly. Nice atmosphere.

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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, Local cuisine, Romantic, 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?