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La Giostra


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#276 of 1,545 Italian in Florence
Certificate of Excellence2015 - 2018 Winner

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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
$57 - $170
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Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Italian, Mediterranean
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Credit Cards, Street Parking, Wine and Beer, Digital Payments
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

This little gem was amazing from the minute we walked through the door. The ambience of the restaurants just sets you up from an incredible evening right from the moment you enter. The food was absolutely phenomenal - one of the best from our worldwide...More

Date of visit: March 2019
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

My family and I went here together and we all absolutely loved it! The employees are very nice and their service was wonderful. Everything we had to eat from the antipasti to the main course to the dessert to the wine was absolutely delicious. The...More

Date of visit: March 2019
Thank corinnefindlay
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Wow Meal! STOP everything and book a trip to Florence. If you asked me yesterday where the best food in Italy was, Florence would be on the list, but after my experiences La Giostra has moved to top three. I only say top three because...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank wanderlusting888
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I came here six years ago upon the recommendation of the Four Seasons, and decided to come back on this visit to Florence. As it was last time, it was perfection. We were seated right away, and brought champagne. Several waiters asked if we needed...More

Date of visit: March 2019
Thank Southerntraveller_12
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Excellent wait staff who help each other. Lovely wine decanting experience, and well prepared food and tasting great. Highly suggested

Date of visit: March 2019
Thank jtkrauser
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

We had a lovely meal here but I must confess, it's a shadow of it's former self. Where there was once a giant phone book of a wine list, this has now been replaced with 4 pages of wines that rapidly jump from 30 Euros,...More

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank SCollins01
Reviewed February 9, 2019

food was ok. very crowded and long waiting times. good , but not excellent. service was nice. you have to reserve in advance , but i suggest , to reserve for the first seating at 7.30 . for the second one, it could be ,...More

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank adamosevas
Reviewed February 7, 2019

We dined here with friends. Friendly staff and good food. Good location. Highly recommended. Good price points.

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Davanrn
Reviewed February 5, 2019 via mobile

Every year when we visit Florence I always go to la Giostra for both lunch and dinner. It is a family owned restaurant in Florence that makes delicious the best ever fresh raviolis. My favorite is the au pere ravioli stuffed with a beautiful cheese...More

Date of visit: May 2018
Thank lilyfarmer
Reviewed February 4, 2019

The staff, food and atmosphere was truly outstanding! We were treated like royalty and the bistecca Florentine was cooked to perfection. Our wait staff were a true team and really put on a show in how they served the wine. Gracie. We look forward to...More

Date of visit: January 2019
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December 15, 2018|
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Response from DashOfSalt | Property representative | Reviewed this property |
there is a link on the website, or you can call +39 055 24 13 41
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November 23, 2018|
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Response from DashOfSalt | Property representative | Reviewed this property |
Yes on spot. Not online or bookings.
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Response from DashOfSalt | Property representative | Reviewed this property |
Open for lunch Monday to Friday from 12.00 to 14.30
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