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L'Osteria di Giovanni

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Certificate of Excellence2015 - 2018 Winner

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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.
US$28 - US$114
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Italian, Mediterranean, Soups
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
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Reviewed 6 days ago

Ranked highly by Trip Advisor and down the street from out hotel, L'Osteria di Giovanni did not disappoint. My wife loved her Pasta Carbonara.

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank 225,818
Reviewed 1 week ago

My wife and I have visited Giovanni's many times over the years. It has been always crowded, always noisy and always great. Besides the tourist trade it is also a go to place for many Italian families who often occupy long table with two or...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank tuscantraveller332
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Customer service was attentive and personable. Our waitstaff provided helpful guidance in ordering from the menu, and brought us additional appetizers and cookies at the end of our meal. The food was delicious. I would highly recommend this restaurant during your stay in Florence.

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank BethK3232
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I went there with my girlfriend. The staff is super kind and friendly and the food is lovely. Service is super quick and efficient. I will be back for sure next time in Florence.

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Stefano C
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

When we are in Florence (every year) this restaurant is a must. The owners always welcome us warmly, the service is top notch. The food is some the best in all of Italy. We have been coming here for years and I always looked forward...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank daytonatom
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Had read about Giovanni and was excited. Did not disappoint. Very friendly people waiters were engaging and knowledgeable. Our daughter had just finished studying in Italy for a semester and loved the food. Salads to start fine about what expected. Pici with sausage and kale...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank stuartwh1964
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Eating vegan was easy in Florence with so many pasta and vegetable options.This is not a vegan restaurant, but wait staff was very accomodating and steered us towards dishes that were "accidentally" vegan--soup, pasta, bread, wine. Cozy and friendly. Popular place and became crowded so...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank 557dcvegan
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Fresh seafood: tuna steak recommended! Crabs, prawns and calamari also super nice . We come tomorrow!

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Jieqiongwujoan
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Our dinner at Giovanni's was our most memorable meal in Florence. We felt immediately at home by the warm and enthusiastic welcome by the staff and Giovanni himself. To start our meal, a generous amount of fragrant olive oil was poured over crusty bread to...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank fionat2019
Reviewed 17 December 2018 via mobile

I had dinner here for a friend’s 21st birthday. The waiters were the friendliest Italians I’ve met during my trip! Food was really good. We ordered a tiramisu for dessert and requested candles but they served a huge cake instead (just so we could get...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Nicole T
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