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La Giostra

Borgo Pinti 10/18 Rosso, 50121, Florence, Italy
+39 055 241341
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  • Excellent65%
  • Very good20%
  • Average7%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible4%
Travelers talk about
“pear ravioli” (168 reviews)
“antipasti” (136 reviews)
“pasta” (263 reviews)
Open Now
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM Hours
CUISINES
Italian, Mediterranean, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$$$
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Borgo Pinti 10/18 Rosso, 50121, Florence, Italy
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Reviewed 2 days ago

The atmosphere is electric with a bit of a romantic vibe. The host/owner charismatic, charming and gracious. Ask him for recommendations as he knows the menu and wine selection... after all... he selected it. The food is terrific as is the wine...world class! The service...More

1  Thank danielburd
Reviewed 3 days ago

There is a reason to book two or three days in advance or you will not get in and that is this place is to be appreciated. Excellent food and gracious hosts with an outstanding ambiance.

1  Thank Robert H
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My wife and I visited here for dinner to celebrate our anniversary. It was ideal for such a celebration with a quiet atmosphere, great lighting on the ceilings, and good food. We were also surrounded by wine bottles along the walls. The waiter brought us...More

Thank Tim B
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

When we arrived at La Giostra, we were a bit frazzled due to bus mishap. I booked a table at the recommendation of a friend, hoping that we had similar for tastes. I wish I remembered our server's name, he was fantastic. After arriving late,...More

Thank M T
Reviewed 1 week ago

Delicious food and they will make you anything you want! I just felt like some Antipasti and they made me plates of cheeses and meats. Delicious! But......MAKE A RESERVATION!

Thank pameladianebrown
Reviewed 1 week ago

The restaurant is fairly small but that makes it even more charming. Filled with fairy lights and pictures of the famous people that have been there, we are so glad we found this place to eat on our last night in Florence. Funnily enough, the...More

Thank 103emma
Reviewed 1 week ago

We have been to La Giostra on every trip to Florence! We find the food consistently amazing and we love the atmosphere and vibe of the restaurant. You can be sure that Soldano will stop by your table to make sure you are the happiest....More

Thank Festival_Creative
Reviewed 1 week ago

My husband and I went to Florence this past week and a friend recommended this restaurant. We were a little afraid because when we walked in we saw only tourists at every table. But, it ended up being our favorite restaurant!! Everything is delicious!!! Andre...More

1  Thank daniela m
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Came in for lunch when the kitchen was closing and waited for us. Everything was delicious from the antipasti courtesy of the house to all the dishes; risotto, ravioli pomodoro, ravioli with pecorino and pear and finally a must for dessert, the Merenda Sissi.

Thank FanaticoBuenaMesa
Reviewed 1 week ago

I had made reservations here based on the reviews of many people I know. The restaurant did not disappoint! First, I would recommend making reservations if you are traveling during the peak season like we are. Upon arrival, we were escorted right to our seat...More

Thank Kristen C
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not know the Brunelleschi Dome, San Giovanni
Baptistery and the Giotto’s Campanile? Everything is
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Barnesms
September 10, 2017|
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Response from Dash S | Property representative | Reviewed this property |
Open for lunch Monday to Friday from 12.00 to 14.30
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nancys941
September 25, 2016|
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Response from John F | Reviewed this property |
It is a short cab ride or a long walk. It is right around the corner from the Teatro Della Pergola. You should be able to mapquest that and see where it is located. It is a great restaurant, enjoy!
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ccap0
August 10, 2016|
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Response from Dash S | Property representative | Reviewed this property |
Please check with us requesting info via email
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
$50
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Street Parking, Wine and Beer, Digital Payments, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Romantic, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Monday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Tuesday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Wednesday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Thursday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Friday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Saturday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Borgo Pinti 10/18 Rosso, 50121, Florence, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Tuscany  >  Province of Florence  >  Florence>  > Duomo
  • Neighborhood: Duomo
  • Phone Number: +39 055 241341
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Description
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 time job. The passion started in Vienna, when the grandmother used to takie the nephew in the kitchens of the castle -and the servants away-, showing him a "big magic": the sourdough of kraphens.. A fantastic spell that charmed the young prince, destined for a life to browse old manuscripts of recipes, anecdotes, and suggestions to prepare the traditional dishes of the Hapsburg Lorraine's.."The sciences are not as Minerva came all armed from the brain of Jupiter, are the daughters of time", here is the secret of La Giostra. We expect a typical kitchen and you will taste new flavors, ancient hundreds of years. The flavors of a Tuscany Lost, when still the place ,where the restaurant is now located, covered by arches sixteenth century in red brick hosted the tournament in Piazza Salvemini, that is the reason of the name . Where shiny horses rested, today there are just sixteen tables, at which sit couples in love, beautiful women, celebrity guests, sometimes entire theater companies ... All united by the love for good food and the pleasure of a refined hospitality: in a "homley", home, warm and informal.. Merit of the prince's son, first of all. Merit of flattering reviews from the specialized press. Merit of the historic chef Ubaldo Tonarelli, Florentine doc who is now joined by a number of new talents. Merit of Liliana, who every morning kneads pappardelle noodles and ravioli, bolognese style, with all the freshness of the ingredients freshly picked. A 'merry band of dispensers of joy ... "Because food is necessary and choosing is a privilege, but cooking is art".
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