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#12 of 119 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
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Closed now
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Sun - Sat 12:00 pm - 12:00 am
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Belfast, United Kingdom
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94 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Went here not knowing anything about it, nor having read any reviews. Food was fine, but nothing special for the calibre of restaurant which this place is trying to achieve. I had seabass which was cooked well but simply. The issue I had was service. It took nearly 15 minutes to take our order, food came quickly, but when it... More 

1 Thank DBrody
United Kingdom
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22 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

great food and wonderful ambience if you are lucky enough to get a table under the archway of the ancient city walls. Great steaks cooked perfectly . It was the most expensive meal we had in Hvar . Service was good but less personalised than in other similar restaurants we visited.

Thank Kay B
San Sebastian - Donostia, Spain
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39 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We asked the waiter for the cuantity of the food we ordered and they served us too much food. Nothing was specially tasty and the service was good. Maybe too expensive for the food we ate.

Thank MSatrustegui
Belfast, United Kingdom
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31 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The setting for this restaurant was outstanding- would recommend sitting outside at night. Especially for couples, it was very romantic. Food was great-we got the monkfish and catch of the day cooked in the traditional way. It was a pricy meal but well worth it- you got a lot in terms of portion size & great wine also. Service was... More 

Thank LouiseMcA
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Delicious seafood and tranquil, central setting. We loved this place because the seafood was perfectly prepared and had loads of flavour, without being pretentious or overwhelming. The delicious Sea Bass was the standout dish for me, with the octopus starter a close second. The staff were attentive and funny, with good wine recommendations (although the wine was not cold enough,... More 

Thank Tom C
Gauting, Germany
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Excellent fish of the day John Dory and Halibut. The serving staff spoke knowledgeably abput the fish and alos the wines. Excellent service

Thank nleppitt
Berkeley, California
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is one of the two best restaurants on my trip to Croatia (the other being Vinodol, for lamb-on-the spit, in Zagreb). Everything was superb, from the food, to the service, to the setting in a beautiful old palace. The Grigada fisherman's stew was my best meal in Dalmatia. Given the number of excellent and very good ratings for Glaxa... More 

1 Thank wmilanboyd2016
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had such a lovely experience here! Very friendly staff and a unique menu with lots to choose from. They took out a little taster dish while we waited for our meal. House Wine was delicious. Would recommend the hot pasta starter. They had no lamb or beef left on the menu which was a little disappointing but my chicken... More 

Thank EmmaMac204
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78 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This restaurant is recommended. We were there for lunch when it is much less crowded. The restaurant is situated in an old stone building. The food was modern and delicious. The staff was not at the level of the restaurant. It is good value for money. Short wine list but some good Croatian wines by glass.

Thank krivaja
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Quite expensive restaurant, but the price definitely worth it. Our best restaurant during our 10 days in Croatia. Very refined and tasty dishes. Ingredients are fresh and high quality. Both fish and meat (so tender!). Location very romantic.

2 Thank Christophe B

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Mediterranean, European, Croatian
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, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Families with children
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
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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