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#23 of 121 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, 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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  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
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Style of life

Luxury and extraordinary..totally different experience in usually traditional forwarded island of Hvar!!Presentation of food superb..very pleasant aperitif bar

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
Tomislav T
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
  • Romantic
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Luxury and extraordinary..totally different experience in usually traditional forwarded island of Hvar!!Presentation of food superb..very pleasant aperitif bar

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Excellent service Lovely setting Lamb with polenta fresh and tasty Paired wonderfully with wine recommendation Stuffed chicken fair middling. Tea cappuccino chocolate sphere all wonderful

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2015

It was a rainy night so we went out without any expectations. The interior of Giaxa is very minimalist with white walls interspersed with parts of original palace stone and a few coloured cast sculptures made by a local artist, dimmed lights and simple but stylish tables and chairs, after a cover of biscuit-style fresh bread and a shot (im... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2015

We ate in the small courtyard to a delightful lunch. Service was attentive and friendly..the fixed meal for the day was excellent and very good value. The pasta with basil was very good as was the fish of the day. The salad was excellent and the dessert outstanding..off a small street but worth the stop.

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Guernsey, Channel Islands
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2015

We ate here twice during our stay, once in the street and once in the courtyard, both of which are beautiful! The staff are great and the food was really good, up there with the best restaurants I’ve been to; beautiful presentation and the bread is to die for!

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Dublin, Ireland
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 313 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2015

Drawn in by the pretty setting and sold on the seemingly good value menu at 190 KN (which included Amberjack as a main course fish I wasn't familiar with but was told it was a white fish with the same texture as Sea Bass by the hostess), I was horribly disappointed by both the food and the service. My olive... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2015

Lovely atmospheric restaurant in the narrow streets of Hvar. Good service, excellent food and good local wines.

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2015

Beautiful setting when dining inside. Restaurant is a few steps down a narrow lane off the main square. Service was very good and friendly. Our party of 7 all enjoyed their food. A little more upscale and pricier than most places in Hvar, but still reasonably priced for the quality. Didn't eat at a lot of places, but the best... More 

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Plymouth, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2015

- Expensive but amazing food - Were served lovely appetisers (without being asked), but got charged approximately £1.50 - Lam rack was outstanding - Caramel moose not that great - Very intimate and romantic setting - Great attentive service - Would definitely recommend

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2015

Very cosy atmosphere. Ordered wine and asked for jug of tap water. Was told "we do not do tap water". So had to order bottled water. We ordered the chicken with mixed vegetables and baked potatoes. Whilst we were waiting we were given very nice bread and a cold tomato juice/soup and a small local delicacy/pie. Vegetables were cold but... 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
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
12:00 pm - 12:00 am

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?