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Petra Hektorovica 3, Hvar, Hvar Island 21450, Croatia
+ 385 (0) 21 741 073
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Ranked #14 of 100 Restaurants in Hvar
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Croatian
Good for: Romance, Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
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Good for: Romance, Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
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Brookline, Massachusetts, United States
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

We had a very good meal here consisting of traditional Croatian seafood. Make sure to get the lobster pasta, huge portion and quite good!

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Singapore, Singapore
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16 reviews 16 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

This restaurant made our first evening on hvar truly romantic. The service is very friendly and the food is good. A little overpriced but that's expected since the place is very touristic. The only thing I would mention is that they sell a chocolate souffle in the menu which is a lava cake really, a bit disappointing when you expect... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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81 reviews 81 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

So the big day has arrived and we went to eat here at a beautiful place set behind a white washed 600 year old wall. The decor and the setting was lovely and eating outside in the warm sweet smelling outside air was lovely. All the starters were delicious, the mains we went on the recommendation of the waiter, and... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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44 reviews 44 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

Giaxa suprised me with an excellent food but also with excellent prices. I was really surprised how cheap can be the food in the Hvar's very center. Young, but still very experienced Chef Branko did terrific in terms of food matching, so don't hesitate to try his signature monkfish carpaccio or shark steak with granny smith apple. Seabass is also... More 

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Zurich, Switzerland
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

Food ok, service unattentive and we didn't feel welcome. We were 3 guys and 3 ladies all above 35. Food was ok but we didn't feel welcome as the waiter did only the minimum.

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London, United Kingdom
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Husband and I ate outside, sitting at tall tables and it was very romantic. We had stew with gnocchi filled with scampi. Food was excellent, but MOST of all who we like was their Sommelier IVAN, who recommended great wine with our meal. He was more than polite and kind person, who gave us so many useful information about local... More 

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Chattanooga, Tennessee
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20 reviews 20 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

Six of us had dinner here and it was fabulous!! Everyone had a good dinner. Get reservations, you'll need them! I even started with grilled octopus and it was delicious! And the service was very attentive! When we left after 10 PM there were still people coming in to dine, that's how good it is!

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Atlanta
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35 reviews 35 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014 via mobile

After reading some of the reviews, I have to say that we had excellent service even by American standards - especially for a group of 12! The atmosphere was quite pleasant given that our table was outside in a small courtyard off the narrow streets of Hvar. BTW, most of us were dressed casually in shorts, flip flops, and solid... More 

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Sutton, United Kingdom
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13 reviews 13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

We ate in the courtyard area of the restaurant which has a lovely romantic feel. Food was nice but some of the sauces were a little bland, such as the asparagus sauce over the gnocchi starter. The homemade bread was delicious. Overall we enjoyed the meal.

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Oregon USA
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79 reviews 79 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

In deference to the staff, we visited on an extremely busy night. You could see the strain on their faces. They were trying. But for the price we paid, we had one of the most mediocre to poor meals of our entire trip. The kitchen must have been slammed to the point of fatigue? The meals came out tepid and... More 

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Address: Petra Hektorovica 3, Hvar, Hvar Island 21450, Croatia
Phone Number: + 385 (0) 21 741 073
Location: Europe  >  Croatia  >  Dalmatia  >  Split-Dalmatia County  >  Hvar Island  >  Hvar
Cuisine: Croatian

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