We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Gio's Cucina

Improve this listing
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Your filters are still active.
There are no pins in your viewport. Try moving the map or changing your filters.
Get directions
Vrijthof, Maastricht, The Netherlands
043-3256275
Add hours for Gio's Cucina and help diners know when to go.
+ Add hours

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 96 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 48
    Excellent
  • 37
    Very good
  • 6
    Average
  • 3
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
True Italian food no pizza

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.

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 18, 2015
damaze74
,
Maastricht
Good for:
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
Add Photo Write a Review

96 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Date | Rating
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Any
English first
Maastricht
Top Contributor
72 reviews 72 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 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.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
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 

Was this review helpful? Yes
NC
Top Contributor
82 reviews 82 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
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 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Groningen, The Netherlands
Contributor
18 reviews 18 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

The food was excellent, not a lot of choice but who needs that when all dishes are so good. The service was very gracious and welcoming but not accurate at all, mistakes were made with every course and with the bill. Well, no harm done, we hade a wonderful evening. Starter, pasta and meat dish together for Eur 37,50. Tiramisu... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Amsterdam, Noord-Holland, Netherlands
Senior Contributor
38 reviews 38 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

Great Italian place and food. We arrived at 19.30 and got a table at 21.15. Picked the ravioli and penne, perfect choice. The main meat dish was great as well. The service was ok, not the most friendly or accurate, we were missed with ordering drinks. Couldn't pay a tip (no cash) and not possible to pay the tip by... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Brussels, Belgium
Senior Contributor
36 reviews 36 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 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 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Bucharest, Romania
Contributor
18 reviews 18 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 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.

Was this review helpful? Yes
London
Top Contributor
50 reviews 50 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 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.

Was this review helpful? Yes
JHP_Zuidervliet
Senior Contributor
42 reviews 42 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 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 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Stuttgart, Germany
Top Contributor
56 reviews 56 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 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 

Was this review helpful? Yes

Travelers who viewed Gio's Cucina also viewed

Maastricht, Limburg Province
Maastricht, Limburg Province
 
Maastricht, Limburg Province
Maastricht, Limburg Province
 

Been to Gio's Cucina? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Register now for free — and start getting automatic notification of new reviews, responding to traveler feedback, adding new photos to your listing and much more.

Manage your listing
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

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

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Gio's Cucina staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?