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Gio's Cucina

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Vrijthof, Maastricht, The Netherlands
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Although the interior of this restaurant has survived many years, the cuisine is excellent. They don't serve the usual pizze and paste - they even have no menu: the chaf serves a lot of small portions of traditional Italian food, depending on the season and the daily arrivals. Super, delicious and something completely different. Appetizers, first course, antipasta and main... More 

Thank Luc196211
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56 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2016 via mobile

According to their website you can't make any reservation. But when we got here at 6.oo pm we were told they were full due to reservation... When we proposed to sit outside we were told they don't serve there. Weird.

Thank Sjakie S
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2016

We found the atmosphere quite fancy and the food was good but without surprise. The service is very ceremonial, while the dishes are good but simple, while not cheap. However, the food quantity was generous (might explain the price). The waitress was not specially nice. Overall it was ok, but we we didn't really enjoy our dinner, maybe because having... More 

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11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2016

Without reservation, only leaving your mobile number and the estimated time for dining, they call you if a table is available. And there we were no menu to choose from just a nice strarter (caprese and bruchetta etc), 2 primi's to choose from and 3 secundi's to choose from. Served from a large dish they fill your plate and the... More 

Thank tjerk1965
Hengelo, The Netherlands
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48 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2016

Gio's is a very special italian restaurant. It feels like you are dining in your own livingroom. At Gio's they don't have a menu and you can't make a reservation. Gio's serves basic italian disches, but every dish is pure and mouth watering. Every ingredient is of excellent quality and the wines are very good.

Thank only4roy
Leicester, United Kingdom
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43 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2015

Got a table after somebody failed to turn up. They were turning people away all night. No menu just 3 main dishes meat, fish or pasta, I thought it a bit strange not having a menu but it did save a lot of thinking about. they brought a fish starter followed by a pasta course and then medallions of fillet.... More 

Thank scnozzer
Maastricht, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2015 via mobile

Simple, easy to order, good Italian food and friendly service is the perfect recipé to Gio's success...will certainly return again.

1 Thank KANGajay
Hilversum, The Netherlands
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53 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2015

The meal was was great.The formula was simple.Choice of several menu's available with each containing meat,fish or poultry.Prepared in true Italian style to perfection.All fresh ingredients with pure natural taste.Portions served at the table with artistic flair.Friendly service making the guest feel totally at home. Prices fair in relation to quality.Unfortunately one cannot book in advance-so arrive on time !!!

Thank Jake043
Montpellier, France
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5 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2015 via mobile

Yesterday we (a party of 5) visited this restaurant. The atmosphere was very friendly. No paper menus, we were verbally offered the choice between 3 main courses (fillet of beef, lamb, or fish), and 2 pasta intermediate courses (penne with aïoli, or ravioli with ricocotta). The starter was fixed, green salad with bruschetta. We all took the fillet of beef,... More 

Thank PHK0
Eindhoven, The Netherlands
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015

We were impressed when we walked into the restaurant. The decor was cool. But the pasta didn't really taste nice. My aglio olio was tasteless I had to scoop some of the liquid from my husband's vongole pasta, which also was not fantastic. After reading all the positive reviews it was a major letdown. And it wasn't exactly cheap.

Thank sarakhanafiah

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Italian, Mediterranean, European
Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Reservations
Good for
Families with children
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Vrijthof, Maastricht, The Netherlands
  • Location: Europe  >  The Netherlands  >  Limburg Province  >  Maastricht
  • Phone Number: 043-3256275

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?