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“Best Italian Restaurant in Maastricht - actually the best Italian restaurant in the whole of Holland!” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Gio's Cucina

Gio's Cucina
Vrijthof, Maastricht, The Netherlands
043-3256275
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Ranked #22 of 266 Restaurants in Maastricht
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
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Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
Soest, The Netherlands
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64 reviews 64 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 20 cities Reviews in 20 cities
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
“Best Italian Restaurant in Maastricht - actually the best Italian restaurant in the whole of Holland!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2012

This little family run restaurant is truly one of my favorite restaurants in the Netherlands. We actually visited Maastrict last weekend just as an exuse to go here to have dinner here again! The prices are in the high end of the spectrum (we paid about 100 € for 2 people), but the food is truly amazing and the atmosphere is relaxed. The cook really knows what he is doing. You deserve to go here at least once in your life.
The restaurant does not offer reservations, so be early! They don't have a menu, so the dishes vary.

  • Visited April 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
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English first
Brussels, Belgium
Senior Contributor
29 reviews 29 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
“True Italian One!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2012

Very expensive but you will not be disappointed with several services and excellent wine.
Early arrival will almost guarantee you a good table. Do not miss it if in Maastricht!

  • Visited March 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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London, United Kingdom
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10 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“Excellent and friendly atmosphere”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2012

This family Italian restaurant is rated no.3by locals just below the much more expensive prestige establishments. I was reluctant to try it at first but was very pleasantly surprised. The food was extremely flavoursome and ideally cooked. Antipasti followed bt delicious panzetti ravioli, tender lamb and a good desert and drinkable house wine. In terms of value for money Gio won hands down against the more expensive Mediterraneo or Giardino fella Mamma.i

  • Visited March 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Leiden, the Netherlands
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30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
“Taste of Italy”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2012

Cannot fault the experience, great food (limited menu though) and always very busy. You cannot book beforehand but go there get your name and number on the list and enjoy a drink on the square.

Visited May 2011
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Maastricht, The Netherlands
2 reviews
“The chef's choice”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2012

In this nice restaurant you don't have much choice. The chef's only prepares a few different options every night. But that is no problem, because they are all excellent. And there is a nice atmosphere.

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