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L'Osteria di Giovanni

Via del Moro, 22 | Aperto Solo a Cena E Domenica a Pranzo, 50123 Florence, Italy
+39 055 284897
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Ranked #52 of 1,944 Restaurants in Florence
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $32 - $126
Cuisines: Italian
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Good for: Romance, Large groups, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Description: At L’Osteria di Giovanni we not only maintain strict allegiance to traditional Tuscan dishes (including many antique recipes that are not commonly used these days), but we also experiment with new flavours and combinations, whilst remaining faithful to local and season produce. Popular new dishes include smoked duck breast on rocket salad and dressed in balsamic vinaigrette, tortelli stuffed with pear and pecorino, with leek and paprika sauce, pici with sausage and kale, and lamb slow-cooked with artichokes. We stronly believe that your restaurant experience should be unique and satisfying on every front. We look forward to welcoming you one day to L'Osteria di Giovanni.
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atlanta
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2014 NEW

I had the pleasure of eating here. I say pleasure as the service was wonderful. And the food exceptional We recommend it to all.

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Londrina, PR
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49 reviews 49 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2014 NEW

Very attentive people! When you arrive, the waiter give you a frisante wine... Food is amazing, great place!

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Valley Stream, New York
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34 reviews 34 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2014 NEW

This is the first time I have gone to this restaurant in my last three trips to Florence and I will definitely return. We made last minute reservations so we were accommodated but had to wait a bit once we got to the restaurant. We were served prosecco to make the wait go a little faster! The food was delicious.... More

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Singapore
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11 reviews 11 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2014 NEW

This was our first meal in Italy and boy, did it set the standards high! They have an English menu which is extremely helpful. The staff was friendly and they also serve the yummiest fried bread I've ever tasted. Pity I wasn't too hungry that night, if not, I might have gobbled up the entire plate of fried bread. We... More

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CaterinaLatini, Owner at L'Osteria di Giovanni, responded to this review

With no reservation you need to become early! We certainly hope that you will come back as we have so many more great dishes for you to try :-) More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014 NEW

Just a wonderful restaurant experience from the friendly and impeccable service to the delicious food. Two of us ordered Giovanni's antipasto filled with tasty sliced sausages and cheeses as well as a rich and delectable pate. We each had a pasta. Mine was potato-filled ravioli topped with a mushroom and truffle sauce to die for. There were also shaved truffles... More

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CaterinaLatini, Owner at L'Osteria di Giovanni, responded to this review

There is probably nothing in the world like real Italian tiramisù, and we are specially proud of ours. We are so pleased we loved it - reviews like this make our day! More

Los Gatos, California
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100 reviews 100 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014 NEW

I had made our reservation by email, and when we arrived they didn't have any record of it, but quickly sat us at a lovely table. We ordered wine and appetizers which were delicious. The 4 of us each had something different for our entree, I had a risotto, which was good but a bit salty and bland. After dinner... More

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CaterinaLatini, Owner at L'Osteria di Giovanni, responded to this review

Our apologies for the booking incident. Our online booking via our website is usually really efficient, so we are sorry it didn't work on this occasion. But overall we think you meal worked out, so we are really pleased about that! Thank you for commenting. More

Athens, Greece
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014

We went there to celebrate my wife's birthday and we had an excellent time. The food was delicious, the service was prompt, efficient and friendly, and the birthday cake was fantastic. This restaurant offers Italian hospitality at its best.

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CaterinaLatini, Owner at L'Osteria di Giovanni, responded to this review

Great to hear. Thanks so much for taking the time to write it here. We do appreciate it. More

Port Washington, New York
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014

Caterina Latini could not have been more accommodating and considerate. We made a very late reservation as we arrived in Florence on my birthday and it was an immediate of course. Later in the day I requested a later time as we were viewing the Uffizi gallery and Vasari corridor. No hesitation whatsoever. The food was exceptional and the noise... More

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CaterinaLatini, Owner at L'Osteria di Giovanni, responded to this review

The title of your review for us said it all. We aim to make memories. And if we have succeeded in creating a fabulous memory for you we are satisfied. Thank you and Brava Karen! More

Boston, Massachusetts
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58 reviews 58 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014 via mobile

I took my group of nine there for our last evening in Tuscany, and the experience just capped off the trip beautifully. Friendly staff, prompt efficient service, and lovely little unexpected extras such as a welcoming glass of Prosecco as soon as we sat down. And then you was loaded with Tim do dishes, but I was seduced by one... More

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CaterinaLatini, Owner at L'Osteria di Giovanni, responded to this review

High expectations scare the pants off us! So we are doubly pleased it all worked out. Thanks so much for your comments - we will be sharing them with the team. More

Manchester, United Kingdom
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86 reviews 86 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014

Went with a group of 5 of us and got lots of dishes to share. All of them were good, some (especially the tortelli and pici pasta and the filet mignon) were exceptional. The service was efficient and friendly and the restaurant itself had a great atmosphere. Good winelist and had an excellent chianti classico. Highly recommend this place if... More

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CaterinaLatini, Owner at L'Osteria di Giovanni, responded to this review

Fabulous! Dishes to share is always a great idea - lots of new flavours. So so pleased you enjoyed it - and perhaps we might see you again one day. More

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