Historic palace offers top gastronomy experience in Hvar

Hours 5pm-late, daily
Phone (385) 021 741 073

Petra Hektorovica 3 Hvar 21450 Croatia


Located in what remains of a 15th Century Venetian palace, Giaxa manages to be one of Hvar's best restaurants even if it doesn't boast a flashy Riva address or brash celebrity following. Behind sandblasted stacked-stone walls that are older than most countries, a jovial sign and rod irons doors lead inside a covered terrace with towering palm tree and muted décor. A more formal interior dining room is wrapped in grand archways and features magnificent masonry columns and terracotta floors that will likely yield your best meal in Hvar.

The Food

A menu infused with local ingredients including seafood caught in local seas and vegetables grown on Hvar, your meal begins with a sensational grilled octopus with crispy salad, swordfish carpaccio with pistachio or homemade gnocchi with scampi and prosciutto. A gourmet twist on Croatian cooking, main course include local grilled lobster or served in linguine with white wine sauce, grilled beef with tomato confit or slow-cooked veal shank in red wine sauce.

Last Word

Historic palace frames one of Hvar’s top eateries and a menu of local specialties within the old city.

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