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“Special Restuarant” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of L'Osteria di Giovanni

L'Osteria di Giovanni
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Ranked #72 of 2,660 Restaurants in Florence
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $27 - $109
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Restaurant details
Good for: Special occasions, Kids, Large groups, Families with children, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Romantic
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Lunch, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Neighborhood: Duomo
Description: At L’Osteria di Giovanni we not only maintain strict allegiance to traditional Tuscan dishes (including many antique recipes that are not commonly used these days), but we also experiment with new flavours and combinations, whilst remaining faithful to local and season produce. Popular new dishes include smoked duck breast on rocket salad and dressed in balsamic vinaigrette, tortelli stuffed with pear and pecorino, with leek and paprika sauce, pici with sausage and kale, and lamb slow-cooked with artichokes. We stronly believe that your restaurant experience should be unique and satisfying on every front. We look forward to welcoming you one day to L'Osteria di Giovanni.
Perth, Australia
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17 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Special Restuarant”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 5, 2012

My sister and myself visited Firenze in November 2012 and went to this restaurant on the strength of reviews and was not disappointed.
My sister is not happy going off main streets but she agreed was worth the effort.
Service was wonderful and very attentive, you we made very welcomed and special. Waiter suggested main meal - pork, which was magic, a little too rich for myself but did not leave very little. We could not fit in deserts and as it was our last night in Firenze we could not return but hopefully will be back someday.
Not the cheapest, but well worth the price.
Thank you for such a wonderful restaurant.

  • Visited November 2012
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Thank pat h
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osteriagiovanni, Proprietario at L'Osteria di Giovanni, responded to this review, December 6, 2012
How lovely that you tried something new. Take our word for it - everything worth seeing and doing in Florence is off the main streets! We are glad you found us and would love to see you again one day.
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Amesbury, Massachusetts
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“Amazing”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 3, 2012

My children and I visited on Thanksgiving and it was our favorite dining experience in Firenze. Thank you so much for making our holiday away from home absolutely amazing. The American style Thanksgiving dinner with an Italian flair was truly delicious!! The staff was incredible and atmosphere deliteful. I highly recommend this restaurant if you are ever in Florence!!

  • Visited November 2012
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Thank CindiLou52
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osteriagiovanni, Proprietario at L'Osteria di Giovanni, responded to this review, December 6, 2012
You couldn't have said anything nicer if you tried! Thanksgiving has now become a little Florentine tradition. And we know how very important it is to US folks who might be on holiday here. We love it. And we love doing something with an Italian twist whilst respecting your traditions. Thank you so much.
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Farmington, Connecticut
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 180 helpful votes
“Yummy!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 2, 2012

The evening my group of seven friends and I held reservations here, there was a large group of American MBA students celebrating the birthday of one of their group. They discovered during their semester abroad in Florence, that the restaurant was their favorite. Little wonder!
Our party of picky eaters included 2 vegetarians, a vegetable-hater and a person with an allergy to milk proteins. Everyone ended up happy and the cheerful ambiance, the helpful staff and the very yummy food had everything to do with it!

  • Visited November 2012
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Thank bravo-cinzia
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osteriagiovanni, Owner at L'Osteria di Giovanni, responded to this review, December 3, 2012
Thank you! When you work in the restaurant business - nothing phases you any more; dislikes, allergies, whims, pregnancy cravings!! We have seen them all! We are so pleased that your experience was a good one.
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“L'Osteria di Giovanni , Via del Moro 22 , Florence , Italy”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 1, 2012

Another Florentine gem ! Owner an absolute delight who recommended a superb dinner, Not to be missed - Mushroom & Truffle salad.Think you have died & gone to heaven. Great staff & vibe.

  • Visited October 2012
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Thank johnhey
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osteriagiovanni, Owner at L'Osteria di Giovanni, responded to this review, December 3, 2012
Goodness no! No dying and heaven and things please! Partly it sounds as though we might have killed a guest, and partly because if you had, then you couldn't come back - and we count on that! Magnificent that you enjoyed it! Alla prossima!
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Clifton Park, New York
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“Excellent Restaurant near Santa Maria Novella”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 1, 2012

My daughter and I visited your lovely Osteria on November 25th and it was our favorite dining experience in Firenze. My seafood dish was so elegantly presented, and my daughter's rolled veal with aubergine was the tenderest she has ever tasted. We were warmly welcomed and given farro salad and Biscotti in addition to our meal. Bravissimo!

  • Visited November 2012
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Thank Zelinda_12
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osteriagiovanni, Owner at L'Osteria di Giovanni, responded to this review, December 27, 2012
Why thank you! Come back soon!
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