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L'Osteria di Giovanni

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Via del Moro, 22, 50123 Florence, Italy
+39 055 284897
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7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Sat - Sun 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Reservations
Description: At L’Osteria di Giovanni we not only maintain strict allegiance to...
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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  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Great service!

We didn't book ahead but there were plenty of tables, waiters very attentive. We were given sparkling wine and some fried bread as we were seated which was delicious. We just had pasta dishes, which to be honest, we've had better. Perhaps if we'd had off the grill we may have been more impressed... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 31, 2015
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Derby, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Doing business
  • Special occasions
  • Local cuisine
  • Large groups
  • Romantic
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Derby, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW

We didn't book ahead but there were plenty of tables, waiters very attentive. We were given sparkling wine and some fried bread as we were seated which was delicious. We just had pasta dishes, which to be honest, we've had better. Perhaps if we'd had off the grill we may have been more impressed, but we fancied pasta that night!... More 

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New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

A must in Florence!! Incredible food, service and value. The pasta dishes were spectacular (pappardelle bolognese, tagliatelle funghi, spaghetti with lobster) as were the secondi (seared tuna, pork, veal) and a wonderful complimentary plate of cookies and frozen limoncello. Molto bene!!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

Wonderful atmosphere, service and food. Great advice on wine. Very popular with locals but small so make a reservation.

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

You will permit that it makes us laugh when people say "small"! Everything is relative. We are on the large side for the Florentine restaurant and can seat 160! But we understand that in other countries that is a low number. "Tuscan Bliss" - sums it up we think! You had a good positive experience, and that is our goal.... More 

Minneapolis, MN
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

Not enough time to try all recommended restaurants for our trip. Picked this one as it was also a short walk from hotel and easy to find. It gave a family style feeling, for both service and food. So it felt like being at Buca's. Had the Bistecca alla Fiorentina. The center was more on the medium side, but overall... More 

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

Well we think you enjoyed it despite the 3/5! We hope so. Thank you so much for commenting - we love reading them all! More 

Belfast, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

It always seems to be the same when I travel in that no matter where I am staying I am always convinced that there are greener fields further afield and so I trudge around the various cities in the desperate hope of locating Heaven itself. It is always towards the end of my stay that, a little more fatigued and... More 

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

How lovely that we were your "green fields"! Thank goodness to found us eventually after all your seeking further afield. It's very special for us when we manage to make a great positive memory for someone - we love that. Come back again one day now that you know where we are and we will see if we can make... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015 NEW

First night in Florence, we came here for dinner. Incredible value for money and the food was simple but tasty. We had a soup (Ribolitta) and a pasta for €13. Extremely happy eating here

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

We are not perfect, but we love that you think we are! More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015 NEW

We went here during our trip to Florence and were lucky enough to eat in the wine cave downstairs.. the staff was so attentive and friendly, the food was delicious and we rated it as the best restaurant of our 3 week trip around Italy!! Thanks to all the staff and Luca especially :)

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

We will pass your thanks on to Luca! He will be delighted. Thanks so much for taking the time to comment here - we love reading all of them! More 

Franklin, Tennessee
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

Great food and atmosphere. We were led to an area through very short old doors. The building is very old and interesting. Its definitely an Italian family owned restaurant. Charming and the people are very nice. My family enjoyed the visit.

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

Yes, some very short doors! Our building is indeed about 500 years old - people must have been shorter in those days! We are so glad you enjoyed it - thanks for taking the time to tell us. More 

Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

This was one of our best meals in three weeks in Italy. The restaurant was recommended by a family member who ate there years ago and raved about it. The evening did not disappoint - such charming service and wonderful food. Highlights: the squab, the rabbit, the veal chop (possibly one of the most delicious pieces of meat I have... More 

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

Well thank you to your family member with such a fabulous memory. We are so pleased you enjoyed your meal - that means the world to us! More 

4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

Very nice place, warm reception, attentious staff and very good food. I recommend and would come back.

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It would be great to see you again! Thanks so much for writing here. More 

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Additional Information about L'Osteria di Giovanni

Address: Via del Moro, 22, 50123 Florence, Italy
Phone Number: +39 055 284897
Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Tuscany  >  Province of Florence  >  Florence>  > Duomo
Open Hours:
Sunday 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm  12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Monday 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm  12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 27 - 110
Cuisine: Italian, Pizza

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Via del Moro, 22, 50123 Florence, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Tuscany  >  Province of Florence  >  Florence>  > Duomo
  • Neighborhood: Duomo
  • Phone Number: +39 055 284897

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 27 - 110
  • Cuisine: Italian, Pizza

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Doing business, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Large groups, Romantic

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.
Open Hours
Sunday
7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Monday
7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday
7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday
7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday
7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm

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