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Ristorante da Giovannino

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Loc. Ponte Grande 89/a, 06081, Assisi, Italy
+39 075 813698
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7:30 pm - 9:40 pm
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Hours:
Sun 12:30 am - 2:30 pm
Tue - Sun 7:30 pm - 9:40 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Off-Street Parking, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer
Good for: Families with children, Large groups, Local cuisine
Description: The restaurant Giovannino's is a famil-run restaurant, situated in the...
The restaurant Giovannino's is a famil-run restaurant, situated in the calm of the Umbrian hills 4 kms from Assisi.

Ample free parking lot.

To this day our strong point has been the local specialities: handmade tagliatelle,
meat which we still grill on the open fire
accompanied by Umbria's most famous dish, 'torta al testo', a type of thick,soft,flat bread baked on the hearth. The
'torta al testo' that we make is not the traditional recipe that everyone knows, but is in fact a recipe thought up by Aurora,
Giovannino's wife.
Another very popular dish of ours is coratella, stewed lamb's liver.
Our secret is to prepare good recipes and always use fresh ingredient
avoiding anything which contains artificial colourants or preservatives.
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  • 30
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  • 14
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Dinner with kids

Great food and service. Really cheap too. Kids played table tennis, darts and fussball. Relaxed and happy place. If you have kids go here for sure.

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 22, 2015
Steve K
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3 reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2015 via mobile

Have been here over the last four years whilst staying at villamena. The service is chaotic and slow with a wait for an hour not being unusual which is tough with children. However when the homemade pasta with norcina arrives it is almost worth it. Price is very reasonable.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015 via mobile

Great food and service. Really cheap too. Kids played table tennis, darts and fussball. Relaxed and happy place. If you have kids go here for sure.

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Thank Steve K
Binda, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014 via mobile

Enjoy very good local cuisine at this restaurant, wonderful menu choice, great value,delicious Umbrian food. Great, friendly staff, quiet surroundings. Cute waiter, speaks English.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014 via mobile

I am there now and I have just got my food after two hours of waiting. The food is less than normal and the prices are too high for the quality

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Da Giovannino R, Responsabile relazioni con la clientela at Ristorante da Giovannino, responded to this review

The food is less than normal and the prices are too high for the quality??? I dont know if that day there where many people in the restaurant, but is impossible 2 hours of waiting and the prices too hight for the quality...! I really think that has mistaken, you have reviewed one other restaurant !!! Good-bye More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2013

This authentic Umbrian restaurant wowed us with its traditional food and generous wine portions. From appetizers to desserts, everything was terrific and gave us a great introduction to the foods of Umbria. This was our favorite meal of our two week trip in Italy. The small attached store was a helpful find as we were on our way to an... More 

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Blackpool, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2013

We ate here twice while staying at Villamena just up the road. Service was good and food delicious. We understood it had been run by the same family for 50 years. Busy at weekends so reservations recommended then but during the week it seemed quieter.

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Downpatrick, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2013 via mobile

Was delighted to find this restaurant 1km from Villamena where we are staying It authentic, family run, and frequented by local people Excellent quality and value Planning to return

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Thank HenryHull
Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2013 via mobile

We had dinner here- our family all loved it! Ravioli with sausage & truffle cream!!! Delicious, house wine and home made bread ... Fantastic value, the staff even spoke English after our poor attempt at Italian... We'll be back!

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Thank Ceal0909
Lehi, Utah
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2012 via mobile

After a week in Italy we were starting to think all restaurants had the same menu. Then we found Giovannino outside Assisi. They had a large selection on the menu and everything we had was delicious! The bruschetta, polenta, and pork sausage were all excellent. We wish we had found is place sooner-we definetely would have gone multiple times.

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Thank normishappy
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2012

Had fantastic food here last Wednesday evening and the service was great also. So went back again on Thursday !! Best food we found. Not over priced. Quality food. Great homemade pasta. They also have an exceptional wine list and can advise to suit. Probably the best restaurant t in the area.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Loc. Ponte Grande 89/a, 06081, Assisi, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Umbria  >  Province of Perugia  >  Assisi
  • Phone Number: +39 075 813698

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 12 - 30
  • Cuisine: Barbecue, Italian, Mediterranean

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Large groups, Local cuisine

Description

The restaurant Giovannino's is a famil-run restaurant, situated in the calm of the Umbrian hills 4 kms from Assisi.

Ample free parking lot.

To this day our strong point has been the local specialities: handmade tagliatelle,
meat which we still grill on the open fire
accompanied by Umbria's most famous dish, 'torta al testo', a type of thick,soft,flat bread baked on the hearth. The
'torta al testo' that we make is not the traditional recipe that everyone knows, but is in fact a recipe thought up by Aurora,
Giovannino's wife.
Another very popular dish of ours is coratella, stewed lamb's liver.
Our secret is to prepare good recipes and always use fresh ingredient
avoiding anything which contains artificial colourants or preservatives.
Open Hours
Sunday
12:30 am - 2:30 pm
7:30 pm - 9:40 pm
Tuesday
7:30 pm - 9:40 pm
Wednesday
7:30 pm - 9:40 pm
Thursday
7:30 pm - 9:40 pm
Friday
7:30 pm - 9:40 pm
Saturday
7:30 pm - 9:40 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?