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Gio's Cucina

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Vrijthof, Maastricht, The Netherlands
043-3256275
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
As good as being in Italy

I was introduced to this restaurant by the manager of the Hotel we were staying at in Poswick. What a jewel! The best, by far, Italian food I have eaten outside Italy (And Im Italian!) As a warning, you cant pre-book, turn up early and reserve a table. The food is excellent and the atmosphere great

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 24, 2015
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  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
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English first
London, United Kingdom
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21 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

I was introduced to this restaurant by the manager of the Hotel we were staying at in Poswick. What a jewel! The best, by far, Italian food I have eaten outside Italy (And Im Italian!) As a warning, you cant pre-book, turn up early and reserve a table. The food is excellent and the atmosphere great

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Maastricht, The Netherlands
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12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

Heard a lot about Gio's, but never been there. Good heaven, this was really fantastic. You can choose only one menu with 2 different starters and 3 different main courses. So hardly any choice . Which makes life easy for you, for the staff and certainly for the kitchen. So the white brigade could indeed concentrate on this menu. We... More 

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Boca Raton, Florida
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25 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

Visited with a group of colleagues/friends, the food (multi-course) was fantastic, the service excellent, starting with the chef/owner. Totally recommend it, inside and outside seating.

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Niteroi, RJ
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47 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015

the food was excellent, the people were very nice, the service was very good The restaurant is located on the vrijthof the beautiful square in Maastrcht

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11 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

Great Italian restaurant at hot spot Vrijthof Maastricht situated at the less crowded side of the square. Gio (with nicely soft Maastrichts G) personally explains the menu of the day, a compact choice of main menu as well as antipasta. The rest of the 4 course dinner is fixed but consists of excellent Italian ingredients. Correctly served by his Italian... More 

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Paramaribo, Suriname
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015

Very delicious Italian food with a nice concept that the food is being put on your plate out of a larger boel by the waiters. Very expensive though and you don't get a menu card.

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Hong Kong, China
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015

Three of us went. Quite impressed. Not your typical Italian restaurant with a menu full of pasta and pizza options. They offer set menu with options to pick your starter from two options and main from three options. Friends and I ordered different dishes. All options were excellent. Very authentic Italian taste at reasonable price - 38 eur per head.... More 

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Maastricht
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85 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

The menu is simple : basically you can choose fish or meat and they do the rest. So good food for good price and not too many choices. You cannot make any reservation though so come early if you want a table because it is usually fully booked.

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9 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

It's only with fixed menu, 3 dishes, the price is a bit higher than the average restaurant in Maastricht but it is worth it!!! It has an amazing combination of flavours and tastes, from the initial salad to the meat with all the side dishes. The staff is very friendly and caring, everything is well cared while you're on the... More 

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NC
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

This was such a great find. It is on the main square in Maastricht but really doesn't have a sign so you have to seek it out. They do not take reservations so we showed up at 5:30 when they opened. There were all these people going in so we were worried we wouldn't get a table. We decided to... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Vrijthof, Maastricht, The Netherlands
  • Location: Europe  >  The Netherlands  >  Limburg Province  >  Maastricht
  • Phone Number: 043-3256275

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Italian

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