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Giaxa

#13 of 116 Restaurants in Hvar
Certificate of Excellence
$$$$
Mediterranean, European, Croatian
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Ulica 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
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 15, 2016

I visited in August and still have flashbacks of this AWFUL restaurant. From the entrée to the service to the bill at the very end, it was a huge disappointment. The decor was the only positive aspect of the restaurant, but simply a facade. The waiter was rude, unapproachable, unfriendly and clearly annoyed that we didn't order the most expensive... More 

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Houston, Texas
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 4, 2016

Walking around, trying to find a restaurant for dinner, we went by this lane that had many restaurants. The person standing outside Giaxa tried to lure us in by asking what we wanted to eat. My husband, joking, said "gazpacho" . He said they didn't have it on the menu but he could make some for us. We politely declined... More 

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Thank Corina58
Sydney, Australia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 3, 2016

While walking the back lanes of Hvar a Town we came across Giaxa. They had a lunch special that was to good to refuse. 4 courses for 20kn. We sat in the lane on our own. The lane was quiet that day. Some weird light shade art hanging from the archway above added to the location. Friendly waiter. Thought being... More 

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Sherbrooke, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 1, 2016

We took their special menu of the day ! The hot bread coming with the starter was so good !!! Fish gregada for main was excellent. Desert was a special one from croatia that I can't remember the name... good, but missing one cracker/cookie to go with the amount of mousse/spread. On the pricey side, but good so OK to... More 

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Denver, Colorado
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 23, 2016

This place was recommend to us by a friend and it didn't disappoint. In a cute area of Hvar. We were given olive/tomato bread and gazpacho shot with olives and homemade bread. Then had the oysters from Ston and octopus salad to start then marinated veggies, grilled fresh Omado (?) and red scorpion fish (caught locally), we even got to... More 

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Aromas CA
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 21, 2016 via mobile

We had an excellent if pricey meal. Waiter Matthew was especially helpful, making excellent wine recommendations. A very good splurge restaurant in Hvar.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 21, 2016

Had a very tasty meal with local wine. Very central location in the side streets just off the main square and lovely to sit outside. Friendly and very helpful wait staff.

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Los Angeles, CA
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 151 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 15, 2016

This place was recommended to us by the owner of Tutto Bene in Rovinj. Did not disappoint. They brought us a platter of fresh fish to select and we had that with an octopus salad and a couple side orders. Really well prepared - simple and tasty.

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 13, 2016

We enjoyed the wine bar next door before arriving for our dinner reservation...definitely do that! It was late in the evening and the catch of the day was sold out so we had a limited menu to choose from. Our server seemed preoccupied and tired. In his defense it was late in the evening and late in the season. He... More 

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 8, 2016

Giaxa has a more modern look and feel. We looked at the menu at the door and didn't see many options for a vegetarian but decided to try anyway. Our server was great... but the only think they could do for a vegetarian was a side of potatoes or grilled vegetables and a salad. Many other places will make a... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Mediterranean, European, Croatian
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations
Good for
Romantic, Families with children, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Business meetings
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
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Ulica Petra Hektorovica 11, Hvar, Hvar Island 21450, Croatia
  • Location: Europe  >  Croatia  >  Dalmatia  >  Split-Dalmatia County  >  Hvar Island  >  Hvar
  • Phone Number: +385 21 741 073

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