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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%
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“pear ravioli” (167 reviews)
“antipasti” (133 reviews)
“pasta” (256 reviews)
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00:00 - 23:59 Hours
Italian, Mediterranean, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Borgo Pinti 10/18 Rosso, 50121, Florence, Italy
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La Giostra is a beautiful, cozy restaurant that offers a wide selection of delicious meats, pastas, seafoods, antipasti, etc. The staff is extremely accommodating and friendly, & you can tell that they are truly grateful for having you. We got an antipasto on the house...More

Thank msbongiovannix
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

No question, 5 stars to La Giostra!! Couldn’t hope for better food, service level and atmosphere. Try balsamico meat, buratta and tiramisu. Best tiramisu ever!

Thank Gina Eilén F
Reviewed 4 days ago

A very tough reservation to get, so book early in advance of your trip. We were lucky to get a table for 8, and we all ate like kings. I came to dinner exhausted from roaming Florence all day and not too hungry after a...More

Thank Nick L
Reviewed 4 days ago

Food was the best we had on our whole trip! The barratta was unlike anything we have ever tasted - it was perfect! They gave a wonderful appetizer on the house which was an added bonus. A bit pricey but well worth it for the...More

Thank Lori S
Reviewed 4 days ago

Great menu - great food - great service - what's not to love! There was a slight delay in being seated and we were given a glass of bubbly to compensate which was a nice touch. I ordered off menu and was happily accommodated. The...More

Thank lara749
Reviewed 5 days ago

We ate at La Giostra about five years ago, and we have been raving about it ever since. We went back to Florence at the beginning of the month, and we ate here twice. Their menu is in Italian, but the servers speak fantastic English...More

Thank DragonflyBeach
Reviewed 5 days ago

We loved La Giostra! The food was excellent, the staff was friendly and helpful, the location was good for us, and the atmosphere was also great. I definitely recommend this restaurant. This was actually one of our favorite restaurants during our week in Italy this...More

Thank Eileen P
Reviewed 1 week ago

If you are in Florence this is a must! The waitstaff was excellent and we followed our waiters recommendations and everything we ate was delicious!!

Thank 2amys2015
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Everyone we know who has visited Florence has eaten at La Giostra, and now we know why. It’s one of those restaurants that you have to go to at least one time when you’re there. It’s a very friendly restaurant and the staff is efficient...More

Thank MissS85
Reviewed 1 week ago

Went here off the recommendation of several personal friends and TA. I was extremely disappointed overall. First, we showed up on time and our table wasn't ready. We had to wait 20 minutes past our reservation time. The sat us down and gave us menus...More

Florentia, as it was called by Latins, is permeated by
an eternal beauty spread in all corners of the city.
The historic center is characterized by the immensity
of the Duomo, able to transport tourists into the
brightest age of Florence: the Renaissance. Who does
not know the Brunelleschi Dome, San Giovanni
Baptistery and the Giotto’s Campanile? Everything is
enclosed here and it would be easy to imagine the city
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10 September 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
26 September 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!
10 August 2016|
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Street Parking, Wine and Beer, Digital Payments, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Child-friendly, Romantic, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
00:00 - 23:59
00:00 - 23:59
00:00 - 23:59
00:00 - 23:59
00:00 - 23:59
00:00 - 23:59
00:00 - 23:59
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Borgo Pinti 10/18 Rosso, 50121, Florence, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Tuscany  >  Province of Florence  >  Florence>  > Duomo
  • Neighbourhood: Duomo
  • Phone Number: +39 055 241341
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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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