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“Gorgeous restaurant, lovely atmosphere and great food!” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Giaxa

Giaxa
Petra Hektorovica 3, Hvar, Hvar Island 21450, Croatia
+ 385 (0) 21 741 073
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Ranked #14 of 100 Restaurants in Hvar
Cuisines: Croatian
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Good for: Romance, Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
Manchester
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41 reviews 41 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 17 cities Reviews in 17 cities
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
“Gorgeous restaurant, lovely atmosphere and great food!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2013 via mobile

We dined here on one of our last nights in Hvar and it was by far one of our best meals from the whole week.

The restaurant is located on a lovely back street with nice lighting and a romantic atmosphere!

The staff were very friendly and the service was impeccable. Our wine was topped up! We were given an amuse bouche and plenty of freshly baked bread!

The restaurant is more fine dining than others. The menu is small but has all of the traditional Dalamatian dishes on there. We shared a delicious fish platter to start and I had monkfish for the main course which was again of very good quality. It was reasonably good value considering the quality and service compared to other restaurants.

I would definitely recommend here, we had a fantastic time.

  • Visited September 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Montreal, Canada
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35 reviews 35 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 13 cities Reviews in 13 cities
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
“Top notch”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2013

My husband and I had supper at this restaurant one evening. It was very good. He had the oysters, I had the gnocchi., followed by the catch of the day. All was well prepared, with fine ingredients. It is obvious the chef takes his food seriously. This was surprisingly good.

  • Visited September 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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“Perfect food, atmosphere and staff!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2013 via mobile

A lovely back street restaurant with plenty of ambience and the best sea bass I have ever tasted. The service felt like fine dining but for normal prices. We were welcomed by friendly staff and were treated well throughout the meal. Forget the sea front restaurants and visit Giaxa!

Visited September 2013
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new york, ny
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“Best restaurant of croatia trip!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2013

We spent 10 days in Croatia and after a couple days we were already tired of "Croatian" food. Every menu was the same! We loved everything about Giaxa. The food was very good as well as the atmosphere and service. Wasn't too expensive either. Would definitely recommend

  • Visited September 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Atlanta, Georgia
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14 reviews 14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
“Romantic setting, great service & food”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2013

We got here at a busy time, and could have waited for a table outside, but opted to sit right away inside. The whole place is romantic, and we were surrounded by contemporary artwork, and the background of a centuries old palace. We shared an appetizer of warm bread, olives, and fantastic cheeses. Our main courses were a lightly grilled tuna steak with a crunchy herb topping, and boiled vegetables. Delicious! We also had a grilled chicken breast with vegetables as well. Dessert was a white & dark chocolate ice cream. Overall, fantastic place, and a must visit for anyone looking for a great meal in Hvar!

Visited September 2013
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