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#14 of 115 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
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Sun - Sat 12:00 pm - 12:00 am
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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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18 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 17, 2016

Probably the best restaurant in Hvar. Tucked down a back street, so easy to miss if you're not careful. Great food and attentive service. We dined 'in the street' which added to the atmosphere. Find it - or miss out!

1 Thank Stephen M
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 5, 2016

This restaurant is situated in the old town in a former medieval palace. It’s charming, and it has outdoor seating, which is great on a warm evening. The meal, typically quality seafood dishes, were excellent, each one tasting fantastic. Portions were modest and well presented. The service was very friendly, waiters generally fast and knowledgeable of the menu. I would... More 

1 Thank RLond
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6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 29, 2015 via mobile

Luxury and extraordinary..totally different experience in usually traditional forwarded island of Hvar!!Presentation of food superb..very pleasant aperitif bar

1 Thank Tomislav T
Corner Brook, Canada
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628 reviews
335 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 169 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 24, 2015 via mobile

Excellent service Lovely setting Lamb with polenta fresh and tasty Paired wonderfully with wine recommendation Stuffed chicken fair middling. Tea cappuccino chocolate sphere all wonderful

1 Thank Nlenigma
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 19, 2015 via mobile

It was a rainy night so we went out without any expectations. The interior of Giaxa is very minimalist with white walls interspersed with parts of original palace stone and a few coloured cast sculptures made by a local artist, dimmed lights and simple but stylish tables and chairs, after a cover of biscuit-style fresh bread and a shot (im... More 

1 Thank teoanicic
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99 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 18, 2015

We ate in the small courtyard to a delightful lunch. Service was attentive and friendly..the fixed meal for the day was excellent and very good value. The pasta with basil was very good as was the fish of the day. The salad was excellent and the dessert outstanding..off a small street but worth the stop.

1 Thank architect
Guernsey, Channel Islands
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144 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 17, 2015

We ate here twice during our stay, once in the street and once in the courtyard, both of which are beautiful! The staff are great and the food was really good, up there with the best restaurants I’ve been to; beautiful presentation and the bread is to die for!

1 Thank mervalino
Dublin, Ireland
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470 reviews
379 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 328 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 13, 2015

Drawn in by the pretty setting and sold on the seemingly good value menu at 190 KN (which included Amberjack as a main course fish I wasn't familiar with but was told it was a white fish with the same texture as Sea Bass by the hostess), I was horribly disappointed by both the food and the service. My olive... More 

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17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 13, 2015

Lovely atmospheric restaurant in the narrow streets of Hvar. Good service, excellent food and good local wines.

Thank Dave C
Charlotte, North Carolina
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312 reviews
180 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 12, 2015

Beautiful setting when dining inside. Restaurant is a few steps down a narrow lane off the main square. Service was very good and friendly. Our party of 7 all enjoyed their food. A little more upscale and pricier than most places in Hvar, but still reasonably priced for the quality. Didn't eat at a lot of places, but the best... More 

Thank Andy C

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?