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Osteria da Giovanna

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Via Anconetana 164 | Loc. La Pace, Arezzo, Italy
+39 0575 360153
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  • 62
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  • 18
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  • 3
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
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We mistakenly booked a B&B that was not in Arezzo centre but this restaurant was recommended and did not disappoint. Full of local diners and serving typical Tuscan fare. The owners daughter had worked in London so spoke fluent English but tolerated my attempts at speaking Italian with good grace... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed September 27, 2014
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English first
New York City, New York
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33 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

Giovanna, the mater familias still makes fresh pasta every morning while her daughter Giuliana runs the kitchen and son-in-law Paolo is in charge of the grill.Granddaughter Giulia serves and oversees the two dining rooms. Everything is delicious, and the prices moderate. Good local wines are reasonably priced. There is a warmth and homey feeling to the place, a reflection of... More 

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Grenoble, France
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170 reviews
96 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

What can I say about this place..... Go. Enjoy. Be amazed. It's literally a house on the side of the road, understated, hardly a sign to say there is an osteria here. Mum and dad run the place, mum and grandma cook, dad does the wine and the meat and the daughter does most of the service and all of... More 

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UK
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58 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014

We mistakenly booked a B&B that was not in Arezzo centre but this restaurant was recommended and did not disappoint. Full of local diners and serving typical Tuscan fare. The owners daughter had worked in London so spoke fluent English but tolerated my attempts at speaking Italian with good grace. Great value and good food that just missed out on... More 

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RI
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74 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

We arrived in Arezzo after an overnight flight to Florence from the USA. We really were not looking for a meal out but our B & B host highly recommended this restaurant and called in a reservation. We arrived, non Italian speaking, first time out of the USA, weary travelers and were made to feel like family. The waitstaff was... More 

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Amsterdam
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2013

One of my favorite, family run, restaurants in the outskirts of Arezzo. The food is authentic, wonderful and always a joy. I love the family and they are as much part of my reason to keep coming back. Amazing selection of wines (and for those who prefer: a nice selection of specialty beers). In my opinion: for those who do... More 

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2012

Lived in Arezzo for 4 years and the food was excellent no matter what you ordered it was excellent. Wine list is exceptional one of the few places in Tuscany where you will find New Zealand wines on the list! The family are extremely friendly and the service is exceptional if you are near Arezzo or are visiting a must... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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32 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2012

Osteria da Giovanna was recommende to us by our very able guide, Sara, of Very Tuscany Tours. We ate there on a Tuesday evening and the restaurant was bustling with happy locals. The food was delicious and the service very good. Definitely worth checking out. Very authentic and non-touristy.

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Slough
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17 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2012

Had a couple of evenings at Giovanna. Food was good and there was an extensive wine list. Local speciality dishes worth investigating. Sorry to say my Italian is non existent but waitress was very helpful in translating. Not an imposing restaurant but definitely worth a visit if in the area. We were lucky to get in on Friday night as... More 

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Seattle, Washington
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2011

Had a business lunch there with a colleague who is from Arezzo. Beautiful Tuscan dishes with the perfect glass of wine. Osteria da Giovanna is definitely my 'goto' restaurant in Arezzo. Say hello to Luca the sommelier there when you go. In 2009 he was selected as the top sommelier in all of Italy.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Via Anconetana 164 | Loc. La Pace, Arezzo, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Tuscany  >  Province of Arezzo  >  Arezzo
  • Phone Number: +39 0575 360153

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Italian

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