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L'Osteria di Giovanni

Via del Moro 22, 50123, Florence, Italy
+39 055 284897
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  • Excellent68%
  • Very good24%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“biscotti” (242 reviews)
“lemon cake” (30 reviews)
“suckling pig” (50 reviews)
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CUISINES
Italian, Mediterranean, Soups, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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Value
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LOCATION
Via del Moro 22, 50123, Florence, Italy
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Giovanni is still there overseeing the place yet the management and staff have taken his wonderful experience a step further. The dishes are traditional and well portioned. The food is fresh and cooked with love. The staff made us feel like family in a far...More

Thank NJMichaelK
CaterinaLatini, Owner at L'Osteria di Giovanni, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Thank you for noticing our efforts! Our staff always enjoy chatting with wonderful customers like you. We're glad you liked the biscottis by the way!

Reviewed 5 days ago

This restaurant was recommended to us by friends from Kansas City who have been here before. We arrived about 15 minutes early and was seated immediately. The service was very attentive but certainly not overbearing. My wife and I shared the steak Florentine which was...More

Thank enbplus3
CaterinaLatini, Owner at L'Osteria di Giovanni, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

It was a pleasure meeting you as well! At L'osteria di Giovanni, a customer service that is attentive and not overbearing is exactly what we strive for! Thank you for choosing us!

Reviewed 5 days ago

L'Osteria di Giovanni is a high quality operation. The food is really excellent. The Veal Involtini I had was absolutely delicious. The atmosphere was great; the staff seemed to be enjoying it as much as the customers. Certainly the best dinner of our 5 night...More

Thank Chris L
CaterinaLatini, Owner at L'Osteria di Giovanni, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

The Veal Involtini is a popular dish among many of our customers, it is a pleasure to hear that you enjoyed our food. Hope the rest of your time here was just as wonderful!

Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

We first came here based on a google search and article on best pasta in Florence. We ended up eating here twice. For both our visits service was very friendly and meals arrived quickly, on the second visit almost too quick. On our first visit...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

We arrived at the restaurant without reservations and were very lucky to get a table. At first they took us to the back of the restaurant to a table that we didn't like so we ended up at a table in the front section of...More

Thank Librabby
CaterinaLatini, Proprietario at L'Osteria di Giovanni, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

We also think it is absolutely delicious! Thank you for taking the time to share your experience. We hope you come back to Florence and dine with us again!

Reviewed 1 week ago

This gem is just under my daughters apartment, from her window you can hear the pots clanking and smell the amazing aroma coming from downstairs. We went here a few months ago for the first time and love it. Upon our return we spent our...More

Thank Denise D
CaterinaLatini, Owner at L'Osteria di Giovanni, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Thank you for sharing your experience with us! We are flattered that you had such a great time at our restaurant. The zeppole is definitely one of our favourites for our customers too! Here in Florence, we call them "coccoli". We hope your daughter will...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The food was absolutely wonderful. The service was incredible. The waiter was very attentive and helpful with other things to see in the area. We were fortunate to be able to get a seat here but arrived early enough and they managed to get us...More

Thank rebeccachaput
CaterinaLatini, Proprietario at L'Osteria di Giovanni, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you so much for the kind words! Our staff here at Osteria di Giovanni is the best! We are glad you enjoyed your experience. We hope to see you again!

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Of course I've forgotten the Servers name, I think it was Fernando or Francesco, but his service was fantastic, we followed all his recommendations. The zucchini flan was light and delicious, the bread soup bright and fresh, good pepedelli bolognese and the steak, although not...More

Thank Rosalyn G
CaterinaLatini, Owner at L'Osteria di Giovanni, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for taking the time to share your experience! Our serves are like family, we are very proud of them all. We are so glad you had a great experience! You chose a great selection of our dishes! Thank you again!

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Booked based on the good reviews and was kind of disappointed. Over priced for the quality of the food. Seemed like the restaurant was riding on it's reputation and not trying very hard. Lots of tourists in the restaurant, only a few tables had Italian...More

Thank sfkkyy
CaterinaLatini, Proprietario at L'Osteria di Giovanni, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

We are so sorry to hear about your disappointing experience. That is never a pleasant thing to hear from a client. "Riding on our reputation" in a city like Florence, where amazingly good food at very reasonable prices is available in many fabulous restaurants is...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Family owned and our #1 favorite in all of Florence. Recommended by another local telling us this is one of the best places to eat. The best of everything and then the owner stopped by the table with gifts of delicious biscotti and drinks on...More

Thank Stay56295186973
CaterinaLatini, Proprietario at L'Osteria di Giovanni, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

The locals do know good food! We are so happy you love our restaurant. We look forward to seeing you again in the future!

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gabrielleo506
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Response from CaterinaLatini | Property representative |
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Response from Árpád B | Reviewed this property |
I went there because of bistecca alla Fiorentina. If you can , try it
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
USD 28 - USD 113
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Local cuisine, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Business meetings, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Monday
7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday
7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday
7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday
7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Via del Moro 22, 50123, Florence, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Tuscany  >  Province of Florence  >  Florence>  > Duomo
  • Neighbourhood: Duomo
  • Phone Number: +39 055 284897
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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.
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