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Giaxa

#24 of 114 Restaurants in Hvar
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Mediterranean, European, Croatian
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Petra Hektorovica 11, Hvar, Hvar Island 21450, Croatia
+385 21 741 073
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12:00 pm - 12:00 am
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Sun - Sat 12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Breakfast, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Delivery, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Decent food

Good food and decent wine selection, however slightly pricey. Lovely outdoor setting which we enjoyed.

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 27, 2015
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London, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
  • Romantic
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

Good food and decent wine selection, however slightly pricey. Lovely outdoor setting which we enjoyed.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

Known as a good restaurant didn't disappoint us. Food was average but the place and the service was very nice. Great romantic spot for ones looking for some quality

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015 NEW

It is a beautiful restaurant with great food and wine and excellent and attentive waiters. We came twice in a week and had a great meal (pasta with shrimps and bottarga) and some excellent wine. The atmosphere is just amazing!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015 NEW

I have visited Giaxa numerous times since it opened. Many restaurants, especially those catering to tourists, have basically the same menu in Croatia. Not Giaxa. Their kitchen puts a new twist on classics, and often just goes beyond the usual. Examples: instead of the usual Beef Pasticada (a rich, sweet stew) they make a Lamb Pasticada. Their tuna is not... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015 NEW

A little more expensive than some of the others but worth every penny........best high end ding experience we had on the island! The Carpaccio was amazing!!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

It was a lovelly experience in hvar vacation. nice combination for food and the place is very nice too. I liked very much service and I want send my "a presto" to Ivona. Mario Baldo

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

We had a lovely late lunch until the bill came.... I notice there was a charge for 14HRK x 2, I asked the waiter what the charge was, without hesitation he told me it was for the "complimentary" olives, bead, and tomato juice he brought out at the beginning that we didn't order.... And there goes your tip buddy. It's... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

We visited Gaixa with two children aged 12 and 11. The restaurant is in a nice spot not far from the main square and while quiet when we arrived (7pm) filled up quickly. The menu is short and the dishes a bit too complex. We felt the restaurant was trying too hard to be clever when simplicity would have been... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

Giaxa' tagline is "Have you ever eaten art?" I still don't think so, but I did have some tasty scallops! This is modern cuisine. Foams--nuff said. But here, the focus is on the food, not the fluff (case in point, the ginger foam with our scallops was deeeelish). The oxtail was melt in your mouth tender, though I wouldn't have... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

If it weren't for the amazing atmosphere and staff at Luna, the sister restaurant down the street, Giaxa would have been the best restaurant we visited in Croatia. Both were magnitudes above any other seafood restaurants we ate at in terms of food quality and service. The seating at Giaxa is tables outside in the alley that connects restaurants, below... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Petra Hektorovica 11, Hvar, Hvar Island 21450, Croatia
  • Location: Europe  >  Croatia  >  Dalmatia  >  Split-Dalmatia County  >  Hvar Island  >  Hvar
  • Phone Number: +385 21 741 073

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Mediterranean, European, Croatian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Local cuisine, Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Monday
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Tuesday
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Wednesday
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Thursday
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Friday
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Saturday
12:00 pm - 12:00 am

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