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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.
PRICE RANGE
US$30 - US$119
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
CUISINES
European, Tuscan, Central-Italian
FEATURES
Reservations, Seating, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service
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Reviewed 8 October 2020 via mobile

Excellent place to visit. By far the best Octopus dish I have had. Great friendly service by Matteo. Highly recommend

Date of visit: October 2020
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Reviewed 4 October 2020 via mobile

Nice restaurant in an off-side street close to the Centre. Very attractive atmosphere. Good various menu and good quality food. Excellent service. Geared more to locals than to tourists

Date of visit: October 2020
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Reviewed 20 September 2020

We had a lovely dinner here, staff incredibly friendly and the food great. We shared the porcini mushroom pasta to start and it came already split into two plates, which was a nice touch, and it was great. Simply prepared by someone who clearly knows...More

Date of visit: September 2020
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Reviewed 20 September 2020 via mobile

We came with a group of 4. We all had a variant of the steak. It was amazing. It was perfectly prepared and the meat was dry aged, which gave the meat an extra flavor. The waiter on the other hand was a little bit...More

Date of visit: September 2020
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Reviewed 13 September 2020 via mobile

We visited this week on our return to Firenze and had another great meal (rabbit was perfect) as one always has at Giovanni's. Greeted as usual with great friendliness by owner and staff. Such a shame that Covid-19 has affected business and that the restaurant...More

Date of visit: September 2020
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CaterinaLatini, Owner at L'Osteria di Giovanni, responded to this reviewResponded 17 September 2020

You have no idea how much we miss that queue! Obviously covid has hit us (and everyone else in Florence) very hard economically, but we also miss the chit chat, a little chaos, meeting new people, some fun confusion! Life may never be like it...More

Reviewed 6 September 2020 via mobile

We had a lovely evening at L’Osteria di Giovanni and were made to feel very welcome from the moment we entered the restaurant. The food was just delicious. We both had the starter with cured meats, pate and bruschetta, the portions for this starter are...More

Date of visit: September 2020
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CaterinaLatini, Owner at L'Osteria di Giovanni, responded to this reviewResponded 17 September 2020

Paul we are absolutely delighted that we were able to create a great memory for you. That is our main goal. We hope that you can be back one day to create some more. Thank you so much.

Reviewed 10 August 2020 via mobile

Me and my family had a great evening there. The complete staff was very nice, super organized and spoke very good English. The owner hosted his guests with passion during the whole evening. Food was excellent - and we tasted a lot. We will be...More

Date of visit: August 2020
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CaterinaLatini, Owner at L'Osteria di Giovanni, responded to this reviewResponded 18 September 2020

So glad you enjoyed everything. We love to create memories and we think we did this time!

Reviewed 29 July 2020

Such personal service, such superb food, such a treat to taste skilled cuisine. You get the feeling that you are so very welcome, and Giovanni and his family are so welcoming, they really want you to love your time in their restaurant; nothing is too...More

Date of visit: July 2020
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CaterinaLatini, Owner at L'Osteria di Giovanni, responded to this reviewResponded 18 September 2020

Of course! Vegetarians need to have good food too! Glad you enjoyed it!

Reviewed 18 July 2020

Made reservations a few days in advance for dinner on a Friday night, though it probably wasn't necessary during COVID times. The restaurant is located in a somewhat unassuming building on a side street and is clean, well-decorated, and the lighting is perfect. The Staff...More

Date of visit: July 2020
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CaterinaLatini, Owner at L'Osteria di Giovanni, responded to this reviewResponded 18 September 2020

Ah you chose well - a Florentine steak! Our pasta we don't actually make ourselves but we buy it from local artisan producers who just make small quantities - and make it really well! Pici we actually go and buy from Siena (it's where they...More

Reviewed 7 June 2020

This was my sixth lunch at Osteria Giovanni and it was great to find them open just three days after the end of Italian Lockdown 2020. Whether our visit was during a busy summer weekend or, in this case, an exceptionally quiet Saturday after being...More

Date of visit: May 2020
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CaterinaLatini, Owner at L'Osteria di Giovanni, responded to this reviewResponded 17 September 2020

Six visits! We are proud. And we are so pleased that we have managed to hit the spot each time. Thanks so much for these kind words. In these especially tough times, they are much appreciated.

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CassJ113
4 June 2019|
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Response from tuscantraveller332 | Reviewed this property |
I do not know when it is served. It has not always been on the menu when we have been there, mostly I recall in the spring. The last times in September and December it was on the menu.
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  • L'Osteria di Giovanni is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
    • Food: 4.5
    • Service: 4.5
    • Value: 4
    • Atmosphere: 4.5