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Twenty years ago, the Hapsburg Lorena princes decided to open a restaurant in Florence: La Giostra. The new of a noble family managing with dishes and napkins made headlines, but it was not a surprise to everyone. The friends who were accustomed to gathering around the table of the prince at the castle of Barberino Val d'Elsa, in Chianti, had often suggested him to do that. The restaurants that were supplied with olive oil, wine and other products of the family estate had always been feared of the idea ,as many of their best recipes they had drawn from the Prince own mouth.The son Soldano personally supervises the cellar, and he knew that passion would eventually infect and involve it in a full
PRICE RANGE
$71 - $118,337,400
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Drinks
CUISINES
Italian, Mediterranean, Tuscan
FEATURES
Reservations, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Table Service, Street Parking, Free off-street parking, Wine and Beer, Gift Cards Available
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were blown away by La Giostra- the quality of the food, friendliness of the service and decor was fantastic. The glassware at the table was brilliant. The staff went the extra mile offering us a complementary glass of fizz on arrival and liquor at...the end of the meal. Couldn’t recommend more highlyMore

Date of visit: September 2020
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This place was recommended to us by one of our tour guides for delicious pasta. they were not wrong! I ordered the carbonara with asparagus. They gave us complementary appetizers and prosecco.

Date of visit: September 2020
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

One of the prettiest restaurants I have ever been to. It is absolutely beautiful and the staff were so pleasant and polite. We had a gorgeous little table and nothing was too much for the staff. I have a nut allergy and the owner of...the restaurant assured me my dishes were fine. The food was delicious but honestly it is an experience to be in this restaurant. Couldn't wish for a better restaurant on an Winters evening in Florence... beautiful.More

Date of visit: November 2019
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Reviewed September 18, 2020 via mobile

Recommended from a friend! Good food and nice service. Very tasty pasta and a good t-bone. Worth going to!

Date of visit: September 2020
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Reviewed September 12, 2020

This beautiful restaurant gives you an one of kind experience. The super romantic ambiente with dimmed lights and candles everywhere gives you the feeling of a movie scene. The staff was super friendly and very curteous they explained us all the dishes and offered things...off menu. At the beginning you get a dish from the chef which is super delicious. The wine list is huge. The food was amazing. We had ossobuco and the filet mignon which was like melted butter. Desserts were huge portions. All in all we wish to go back there cause it was unforgettable.More

Date of visit: September 2020
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Reviewed September 11, 2020

Fantastic decor, very friendly staff, and extraordinary food. The stracciatelli was superb, as was the cheese and pear ravioli! This restaurant is certainly well worth a visit!

Date of visit: September 2020
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Reviewed September 1, 2020

Everybody keep talking. Everybody keeps showing up. I know where I’m off to. La Giostra is still the best.

Date of visit: September 2020
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Reviewed April 4, 2020

Our wonderful friends who live in Firenze chose this great restaurant. We were thoughtfully given glasses of prosecco soon after we were seated comfortably. It was a cold evening ,and we arrived before our friends and about 20 minutes before our reservation . This thoughtful...gesture was definitely appreciated . The service was excellent throughout the evening! Soldano, Fabio, Carmelo, Paula, Loredana, and April Joy were very attentive.I especially want to say grazie mille to April Joy who went above and beyond that evening , She knew we were celebrating my birthday ,and the staff sang happy birthday to me , Glasses of prosecco followed ! She was especially sweet and welcoming.We were all pleased with our delicious choices including the risotto catalana, ravioli with pecorino and pear, ravioli salvia, tartara manzo.and tarte tatin. The decor is absolutely lovelytoo. We all enjoyed a beautiful evening together. Grazie mille ! PeggyMore

Date of visit: January 2020
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Reviewed February 24, 2020

This restaurant has a lovely, romantic atmosphere and really great food. We started with a crostini antipasta, all of which were delicious. My husband had the filetto di Lorenzo il Magnifico and I had the asparagus risotto, both of which were great. Lovely space, friendly...staff, wonderful food.More

Date of visit: February 2020
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Reviewed February 19, 2020

My husband booked dinner at this restaurant for our 24th wedding anniversary. This restaurant was amazing and the food was the best we have ever had. My husband let them know it was our anniversary and they seated us at a quiet table by the...window that was perfect. Glad we made reservations early because this hidden gem is definitely the hot spot of Florence. I highly recommend eating here if ever in Florence.More

Date of visit: February 2020
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there is a link on the website, or you can call +39 055 24 13 41
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