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Gio's Cucina

Vrijthof, Maastricht, The Netherlands
043-3256275
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Ranked #15 of 245 restaurants in Maastricht
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
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Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
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  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Any
English first
Brussels, Belgium
Senior Contributor
29 reviews 29 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014

We went to Gio's Cucina for a birthday dinner and had a fantastic evening. The food was excellent relatively simple, abundant but really tasty and really Italian. The antipasti were traditional but really tasty the garlic pasta was delicious and the steak was good to perfection and accompanied with lots of vegetable and some wonderful fried potatoes. Only problem is... More

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Bucharest, Romania
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7 reviews 7 reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2014

Wonderful 3 course meal. The simple choice between 3 main dishes and the fact that all 3 are amazing keeps the restaurant in my top preferances. The food is delicious and everything is fresh. Service is good and the place looks nice. The lack of menu is indeed a great experience.

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London
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43 reviews 43 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2014

This is great place. Quite liberating to have a pared down menu where you get the choice between two pasta dishes, two or three main courses and desert. Everything is cooked freshly and tastes wonderful. They are very generous with their side dishes. The quality of the food is high and the service very friendly.

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JHP_Zuidervliet
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40 reviews 40 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2013

Gio's is a known restaurant in Maastricht. When you go there you will see a lot of locals who like going there. As do I, the food is good the atmosphere is nice but it comes with a few perks. To begin, when you get there Gio's is a place you can't reserve. There is a seat or not and... More

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Stuttgart, Germany
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47 reviews 47 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2013

Simple menu (there is none!) and you can choose between two pastas and three main courses (seafood, lamb or beef). We had the lamb and it was delicious. Although, by the time we had our salad and pasta course we were getting full. The main course with 4 lamb chops was too much. The house wine (Sangiovese) was very nice.... More

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Zwevegem, Belgium
Top Contributor
101 reviews 101 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
81 helpful votes 81 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2013

Gio's Cucina was packed on a Wednesday night - just leave your phone number and we will call you when we have a table. Gio's does not accept reservations but they guarantee you you will have a table! No menu, they will tell you the menu of that day (2 choices prima piatti and 3 choices secundo piatti). Top quality... More

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London
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2013

Excellent service, friendly staff, comfortable table seating not to crowded, crisp white table cloth, set course menu with a glass of wine was approximately €45. For an excellent starter salad, tomatoe with fresh basil and mozzarella cheese. This was marred by a bruschetta soaked in sub standard oil. The two choices of pasta, ravioli in tomatoe sauce was excellent, two... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2013 via mobile

The restaurant has no menu which is a good concept but in the end we got the idea that they charge whatever they want. For example for one glas of grappa we had to pay 10 euro's and the rest of the drinks were not split out on the bill. The food is good and decent but we found it... More

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Maastricht, The Netherlands
Top Contributor
54 reviews 54 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2012

I like this restaurant because of good quality against very limited menu. I think I can be more sure of this restaurant after visiting every quarter to check how menu will change. Overall, I liked the atmosphere, good hospitlity and overiously the taste was very classic good taste. I ordered seafood but I think meat (especially lamb) seems to be... More

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heemstede
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55 reviews 55 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2012

A bustling restaurant where they seem to know you come for the experience of being in an euthentic Italian restaurant . The food on the whole is very good though my lamb cutlets were too overpowered by rosemary. The menu is set with two choices for the entree and two for the mains and the dessert. Our experience was definitely... More

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