We found L'Osteria di Giovanni through TripAdvisor reviews and want to thank the people who recommended it. What an outstanding restaurant! Like many reviewers have already commented, the hospitality here was outstanding. The owners, staff, and even the other customers were genuinely kind and eager to share their food and culture with us. Everything we ordered was out of this world - salad, ravioli, and of course, steak. But the most amazing part of the meal for us was when the patron next to us was trying to identify a liqueur he wanted and after 10 minutes of back and forth with one of the waiters, a bottle of bright green liquid appeared on his table. We were so curious that we asked what it was, to which he asked the staff to get us glasses so we could share the mysterious drink. This turned into a discussion of the many great restaurants we should try in the city, more dessert wine, locally-made cantucci, and another reservation to return to L'Osteria with a friend from California who would arrive in several days' time. Thanks TripAdvisor - what a fantastic recommendation!
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June 24, 2013
Gosh - now we feel better. Depression was getting a hold after the last review, but this is exactly what we want to be. We love it that you enjoyed your neighbour's company, and even shared in a glass of the mysterious green drink!
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And don't thank tripadvisor for the great advice - thank youselves! You are all wonderful, even the ones who tell us the rough stuff!
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