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Giaxa

Petra Hektorovica 3, Hvar, Hvar Island 21450, Croatia
+ 385 (0) 21 741 073
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Ranked #10 of 95 restaurants in Hvar
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Croatian
Good for: Romance, Local cuisine
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
Restaurant details
Good for: Romance, Local cuisine
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
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singapore
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31 reviews 31 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

Had dinner here, was seated indoors as it was full outdoors. We were attended by a very friendly waiter who was helpful with recommendations and even let us know to not over order when we ordered the local fish stew which was quite a big portion. He had a ready smile and made our dinner experience a great one. We... More

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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

Great place and one of the few places in Hvar where you can get gregada in single portions. Was one of our more expensive meals on Hvar, buy definitely the best. If you have fresh fish they'll bring all they have out on a tray of ice so you can choose the very fish you want. House white wine was... More

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NYC
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16 reviews 16 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

For our 3rd and last dinner in Hvar, we were lucky enough to pick Giaxa. After the big disappointment of Divino the previous night, we were really looking forward to a lovely dinner- and Giaxa didn't disappoint. Charming table in the stone alleyway with flower boxes lining the archway, good service, tasty amuse bouche of gazpacho and a vegetable tartlette,... More

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London
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

Like many other Londoners we are spoilt for great restaurants in our home town and are used to a very high quality of food and service. Having spent the past 5 nights in Hvar using Trip-advisor to find places to eat, selecting from only those in the top 15, I am surprised to see that this restaurant doesn't rate higher.... More

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San Diego, California
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

My husband and I had an amazing dinner here. The location is very romantic, it's on one of Hvar's narrow streets and the lighting at night is really beautiful. I had the pesto gnocchi stuffed with scampi and prosciutto, and my husband had the prosciutto ravioli with black truffles. They were both amazing! I especially recommend the ravioli with truffles.... More

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Bucharest, Romania
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71 reviews 71 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

This place is beautiful! The location is awesome especially those tables on the narrow alley. The food was superb (best in Hvar I'd say) with the lovely raw fish appetizer, the lobster with pasta, oh my god the bread and pretty much everything else! There was a guy from Split who served us and he was extraordinary and made our... More

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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30 reviews 30 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW

This place is definitely with a visit. Just make sure you make a reservation. The food, service and location were spectacular. I had the sea bass and I think it was the best sea food I have ever eaten in my life. My fiancé loved the chocolate mousse dessert too. I don't really like puddings, but this was excellent. It... More

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Oslo
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21 reviews 21 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW

Giaxa has the reputation as one of the best in Hvar and that is our assessment as well. I would rate it to be in line with Gariful and Park. We had lobster with pasta as main course and that was really great! Wine selection is fine and the waiter was attentive and service minded. You need to book in... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

Really nice setting in the alley. Although there are no vegetarian options on the menu, they gave me several vegetarian options and I had the truffle pasta, which was delicious. Giaxa's homemade bread was really good with the fresh olives. Good wine & great food. Had the chocolate fondant for dessert with berry coulis - it was reaaally good ;).... More

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Bristol
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22 reviews 22 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

A good quality restaurant with outdoor seating in a quiet back alley just off the main square. Eaten here before, and is all you could expect from a good quality establishment.

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